The Pogues

Seven Essential Songs To Survive Christmas

Matt Roper | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Roper

Who can resist a Christmas song in which the two lead singers brand each other in the midst of an argument with such epithets as "scumbag", "arse" and "an old slut on junk"? Not me.

A fairytale for Christmas? No Thanks

Ian Watson | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Watson

"Is it a good song? Well of course it is- don't be stupid!" That was me and me having our annual Christmas argument about a song that is both rousing and poetically written, and that takes a different look at a holiday that's normally so delicious, wobbly and sugar-coated it could pass for an M&S crème brulee.

REVEALED: The Song That Most Makes You Think Of Christmas!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

We asked our readers to vote for the song that's most guaranteed to make you come over all festive, and there is a standout winner. VOTE: The Film...

Why Christmas Brings Out the Singer in Us

Helen Astrid | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Astrid

There's no doubt that this time of year offers more opportunities to stretch our vocal prowess whether singing in church, joining in a few impromptu carols at the local train station or yodeling along to Julie Andrews on Christmas Day after a few glasses of port. In fact, it's almost impossible to avoid the strains of festive songs whether we're in the supermarket, on public transport or at a street corner.

The Libertines at Hyde Park Was a Much Needed Injection of Rock and Roll

Lisa Higgins | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

There were crowd crushes, there were flares, there were naked guys climbing up towers and there were bloody noses. But aside from all the ominous scenes and injured gig goers that have dogged the headlines since Saturday, The Libertines at Hyde Park was a much needed injection of much-missed rock and roll.

The Best Music to Lose Your Job To

Grant Feller | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

A year ago I lost my job, felt sorry for myself for 48 hours and then got back on the bus and started my own phenomenally successful (almost) media consultancy. My latest playlist selection was, I thought, entirely random. But today I realised it's not - it's all about me. Or at least me and work - losing, winning and everything in between.

How Has Michael McIntyre Upset The Pogues?

WENN | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael McIntyre has been banned by Irish rockers The Pogues from mocking their hit song Fairytale of New York in his stand-up routine. The band's ...

The Most Played Christmas Track Revealed

WENN | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Pogues' Fairytale Of New York is Britain's most played Christmas song of the century. The festive track, featuring late singer Kirsty MacColl, ...

A Very Grim Fairy Tale

Ian Watson | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

Why should I care what the hell the boys in the NYPD Choir are singing about? The fact is that most 'Irish-Americans', in spite of dropping the word Irish into half of all sentences, couldn't find Europe on an atlas, let alone Ireland.