if you are too young to remember the late 80s, or young enough not to question, you might be under the illusion that stock, aitken and waterman were cool. they were never cool.
almost no one over the age of 13 would have admitted to liking any of their music, apart from the artists who glossed over their involvement – princess, i do mean you.
all of saw’s artists had a story. kylie and jason were aussie soap stars who denied being an item, sonia was from liverpool and had starred in bbc comedy ‘bread’, rick astley had been a teaboy…etc
some of the music, surprisingly, stands up 20 years on. the reynolds girls, the twins and stefan dennis did not make this list. funny that.
bananarama – venus
big fun – can’t shake the feeling
brother beyond – the harder i try
dead or alive – you spin me round
jason donovan – nothing can divide us
kylie minogue – je ne sais pas pourquoi
lonnie gordon – happenin’ all over again
mel and kim – flm
pepsi and shirlie – goodbye stranger
princess – say i’m your no1
rick astley – whenever you need somebody
sonia – you’ll never stop me loving you