For the ladies
Our resident Kiss92 DJ/journo pays tribute to his fave gals to mark the recent International Women's Day
I love International Women's Day.
The most important people in my life are all female.
There's my wife. There's my editor here at The New Paper. There's my colleague Maddy Barber at Kiss92.
They are my Big Three although all three are in fact very tiny.
Kiss92 is for women and my morning show, Maddy, Jason And Arnold In The Morning, is the most popular English breakfast show among women here.
Anyway, I think I've done enough sucking up to the fairer sex here. Here's my list of favourite female artists.
Latest album: Blondie 4(0) Ever (2014)Best ever song: Rapture (1980)
Blondie emerged from New York's underground punk scene and found global success with killer singles like Call Me and Heart Of Glass. Frontwoman Debbie Harry is like a diamond - at 69, she still sparkles.
Latest album: Valnicura (2015)Best ever song: Birthday (1987)
When I was in university in the early 90s, Björk was my goddess. I particularly loved her work with The Sugarcubes and adored her first solo album Debut. The 49-year-old is still going strong.
LANA DEL REY
Latest album: Ultraviolence (2014)Best song ever: This Is What Makes Us Girls (2012)
If the US ever dies, this is the song that would be played at the funeral. Del Rey captures the wonders and horrors of America. Summertime Sadness and Born To Die are the aural equivalent of watching a David Lynch film.
Latest album: 50 Words For Snow (2011)Best song ever: Babooshka (1980)
In the 70s, Bush was the most imaginative, drawing from literature and history to create songs of unparalleled sensitivity and intensity. Having not performed live since 1979, the 56-year-old came back last year with sold-out shows in London.
Latest album: Mountain Battles (2008)Best song ever: Safari (1993)
The Breeders found huge success in the grunge era with their second full-length LP Last Splash (1993). Frontwoman Kim Deal, 53, reminds me of my mum. Enough said.