Category 1990s

10 Best Sam Phillips Songs

There are two prominent Sam Phillips in popular music. This list isn’t about the Sun Records producer who worked with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Rather it’s about the idiosyncratic female singer-songwriter who launched her career in…

10 Worst Songs of the 1990s

It’s easy to look back at the 1990s with rose-coloured spectacles, assuming that the charts were dominated by respected and cutting-edge acts like Nirvana and Nas. But like every decade, plenty of less illustrious artists sold truckloads of records. This…

10 Best Sting Songs

Sting Ten Summoners Tales

Sting’s reputation is a little shaky as a solo artist – after leading The Police to the status of the biggest band in the world in 1983, he pursued a high-brow, jazzy direction in his solo career. When I first…