I was faced with a choice, at a difficult age. Would I write a book, or should I take to the stage

Tuesday, August 17


1. Cousins!

(Because her new song "Hymn" is simply lovely. Enthusiastic But Mediocre have a little to say on the matter presently, which is frankly how we found out about it and subsequently decided to Rank The Tinas.)
Rating: 5 x Gretel Killeens

EDIT: 1.5. Thomsen!

(We almost FORGOT Finlay from out of Home and Away and The Pop. But we learned recently that:
* She was born in Denmark!; and
* She has a sister with the name "Sussi"!
And that's good enough for us. She doesn't quite knock Tina's Cousins from the top though, as she hasn't recently punched out any pop-trance singles, that we know of.)

2. Turner!

(Because of a song from the olden days called "What you get is what you see".)


3. Arena!

(Because although she is something of a disgrace these days, all French ballads and having her lips done, we will never forget the days of the "Strong as Steel" album - unlike Tina herself, who pretends her career began with "Chains".)

4. Yothers!

(Because of the above photo.)

Is there a Tina we should have included? Tell us! We get the feeling that there is something missing from this post (not that that's ever prevented a hearty "click" on the Blogger "Publish" button before).


At 1:00 pm, Blogger Crystal Gallagher-Starr said...

I have a feeling you may want to edit this before the Pop Girls see it.

At 1:05 pm, Blogger Fop said...



*frantically makes amends*

At 6:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if you had left Tina T off this list, you would have at least got a very firm but fair Tina T style TSK!

She's our favourite Tina for sure...and we ever released her version of "Underwater Love" she'd be the worlds!

Not that in some eyes, she isn't already!


At 11:33 pm, Blogger Guy said...

I still remember Tina Arena's clip to "I Need Your Body" - she was so pale, and, how shall I put it, bouncing somewhat. Even though I own most of her albums (thanks to pressure from obsessed fan friend), I still think she's a bit of a twit, mostly cause she refers to herself in the third person in interviews.

Tina Cousins, however, I love, and I can't even explain why. Forever was a great song...

At 5:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tina Arena's lips are real - they're clearly there from her Strong As Steel days. FOr a moment of parodic genius, see Gina Riley's early 90s Fast Forward take-off of "I Need Your Body" - "I've got these boobies, god I've got these boobies, running free. I didn't have this problem singing songs when I was three..." FOr the record, if you'd released Strong As Steel, you'd probably try and pretend you hadn't either...(Simon)

At 6:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tina Arena's real name is Pina Arena. Does this affect the order?

At 12:21 am, Blogger Edward O said...

Oh yes! And a later verse:

"I've got this body, this bloody body, running free!"
(and, while pointing at her breasts:
"They are releasing... a brand new single.. without me!"

At 10:10 am, Anonymous Grant said...

I think Tina Arena has done very well, considering that she's still here after what? 30 years or so? It does not hurt that she blossomed to a beautiful chanteuse we know today. Not to mention her glorious voice. :)
Back in the 'Strong As Steel' days, people can label her all they want but Tiny Tina's not a one-hit wonder now. Good for her!


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