Essays Archive

2 Jul 2020

Whatever Happened to Rick Astley?

Perhaps no singer has dominated pop culture in such a unique way as Rick Astley. He burst on the scene in 1987 with his love-it-or-hate-it dance single “Never Gonna Give You Up,” retired a millionaire six years
8 Jun 2020

Whatever Happened to Corey Hart?

In 1984, all Americans wanted to know was why Corey Hart wore his sunglasses at night (The best excuse, according to the lyrics, is to “keep track of the visions” in his eyes). The mysterious synth-heavy song
28 May 2020

‘We Built This City’: Why All the Hate?

“We Built This City” gets a bad rap. There, I said it. It’s not even Starship’s worst song. Nevertheless, it’s a standard on everybody’s Worst Songs of All Time lists. “We Built This City” was perfectly content