Unfashionable but great
The Arts team lists their top things that are considered to be uncool but are actually pretty great
A very terrible rom-com from 1987 which involves a mannequin coming to life and the music of Belinda Carlisle. Fantastic.
Victoria: “Everybody Dance” – Chic
Disco seems forever frowned upon, but who can resist these synths and handclaps?
There’s no better way to spend a Monday evening shouting at the telly. Always followed by Only Connect, which is bound to make you feel even more stupid.
Ioana: Nicolas Cage
Is he a good actor, is he a bad actor? Does it even matter? Who else has successfully played an unstable one-handed baker that falls in love with Cher? I rest my case.
Ioana: “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” – The Police
And all of their songs, really. My mum loves them and so do I.
“Come On Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Two key changes, three speed changes; too-rah-oo-rah-eh!
Lottie: Paul McCartney’s Wings
The band The Beatles could have been.
Tom: “If There’s Any Justice” – Lemar
Fame Academy aside, I’ve never gushed over vocals so much in my life. Silken. I would be your man.
Tom: “Vertigo” – U2
I don’t like Bono, I don’t like The Edge, I don’t even know the other two, but I know that they know how to write a riff.