Pop corner


AILBHE MALONEcontinues her quest for pop justice

TRACK OF THE WEEK: All the Lovers. Kylie’s back. More in the vein of The Oneand I Believe in Youthan, say, Spinning Around, All the Loversshows Kylie in tip-top form. Pop Corner has listened to the song an embarrassing amount of times, and is still gobsmacked by how amazing it is.

** Lady Gaga has now set her sights on the world of millinery. Our gal Gagz has applied for an internship with hat designer Philip Treacy. All together now: “You and I could write a top hat romance.”

** Louis Walsh has waded in on the Girls Aloud saga (are they splitting up or staying together?), opining that: “They don’t have to like each other, they just have to work together. No girl band really gets on well, because they all want to be the skinniest, they all want to be doing lead vocals and they all want to go out with the most famous footballer.” Pop Corner does not endorse this view, and suggests that Louis goes back to what he’s good at: putting boy bands on stools.

** VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Lady Gaga, Elton John, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Shirley Bassey, Debbie Harry. Singing Don’t Stop Believing. This is possibly the greatest thing on the internet. Not only does it feature Gaga wibbly-wobbly-wondering on heelless shoes, it also manages to make Shirley Bassey redundant and to wipe out Sting’s face. No small feat. http://tinyurl.com/ justasmalltowngaga

** Beyoncé is to step into the exhilarating world of home furnishings. Elaborating further on the House of Deréon line (which she began in 2004 with her mum), Bey will design “branded duvet covers and sheets”. It could be a sweet dream, or a beautiful nightmare.

** Frankie of The Saturdays has pulled a Mel C and only gone all indie on us. The pixie-cropped poppet’s vocals can be found on the new Kids in Glass Houses track Undercover Lover. All the time she spent listening to guitar music with Dougie McFly has rubbed off on her.