The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s: it’s the sincerest form of flattery, and I am sincerely flattered – Robin Carmody, sick of my constant failed promises of an 80s singles list (does anyone really need to know what I think about Frankie Goes To Hollywood?) has started his own, and has hit on the cunning wheeze of writing about records as and when he feels inspired, which is certainly more sensible than my gruelling daily slog was.

He’s covered seven singles already, and I won’t spoil things my saying which they are.