Pop: Lyric Sheets: 1998 - A Drear Year
A brief glance back at a fairly uneventful year in pop music
Friday 18 December 1998
Try asking next December
What was big in Ninety-eight?
I bet you won't remember
Costello paired with Bacharach?
It should have worked - I rushed, I paid
It gathers dust upon my rack
The most expensive musak made
Return to stage for Plant and Page
Blur, Oasis treading water
Up to scratch but nothing new
Boy bands, girl bands, factory fresh
Fast-track plans, identi-hits
Sleekly coiffured, choreographed.
Now available as kits
Other chart-space allocations
Share and Cher-alike
Please send my congratulations
Decent tunesmiths all on strike?
Of the three Canadians
Dion, Morissette and Adams
Two have names like vintage cars
One is sir and two are madams
This year's talent, mostly Welsh
First prize to... of course, The Manics
- Melanie plus four mechanics
Welcome back, Massive Attack
Wind up clock, put on pyjamas
Cold and Bouncy by High Llamas
There’s revolution in the air, but one lady’s not for turningTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rihanna 'nude pictures' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned PR disaster
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Downton Abbey fans outraged at Kindle sponsorship adverts
Cilla, episode 2, ITV, review: Sheridan Smith continues to shine as the young singer
Kendrick Lamar announces new song 'i' following leak
Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned PR disaster
Top Gear to launch in France after Jeremy Clarkson banned from driving on roads
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God