The ‘definitive’ ranking of every Hilary Duff single

HILARY DUFF HAS A RECORD DEAL. (source: hhgifs.tumblr.com) To celebrate this momentous day in history, here’s a list of her singles. In order of greatness, obviously. 13. Little Voice (UK: DNC/USA: DNC) Not terrible, just a bit boring. Props though for the outfit in the video, which is the definition of mid-noughties Disney star chic. 12….

Why the best new music is coming from Sweden

2014 will mark the fortieth anniversary of ABBA winning Eurovision for Sweden. The band romped home to victory that night with the song ‘Waterloo’, which then went to Number 1 in 10 countries. Not only that, but it was the start of ‘ABBA’, the pop culture phenomenon. Why were ABBA so successful? Ivan Hewett, of…

Who the hell is Kacey Musgraves?

She beat Taylor Swift at the Grammys – is Kacey Musgraves Country’s next superstar?                        (source: Mercury Records) It’s half way through the 56th Grammy Awards. By this point, Beyoncé has already done the chair routine, Katy Perry has pole-danced around a broomstick and Robin…

Seven songs that are doing better than Kylie’s ‘Into The Blue’

(image: Parlophone) I don’t mean to alarm anyone but we’re in the middle of a pop emergency. Kylie’s ‘Into The Blue’ is at twenty-three on iTunes. Twenty-three isn’t necessarily a catastrophe, but it’s Kylie. And the song is a strong nine. This wouldn’t be such a disaster if there were twenty-two nine-point-fives above it, but…

What should Lady Gaga do next?

It was all going so well, wasn’t it? When Lady Gaga unveiled plans for her ‘ARTPOP’ album back in July (!), she teased an album and app that would ‘bring the music industry into a new age’. Fast forward to March and the album campaign has been an almighty mess. From singles not really being…