Having been a teenager in the U.K. in the '70s, George Alan O’Dowd (better known to the world as Boy George) saw pop music very differently than how it’s perceived today. But there was one major common denominator. “For me it’s always about songs,” he tells Billboard. Of course now George, who just finished a successful reunion tour with his mates in Culture Club, is thinking all the time about pop music as one of the judges on The Voice U.K. The Culture Club singer -- who has a new album in the works with the band -- shares his thoughts on the best pop groups of all time.
1. Siouxsie And The Banshees
"All of my artists are people that embody their work to the extent to even the way they look is part of it and what they think and what they eat and what they read is such a part of it. For me it’s such a package I don’t think you can pull any of those things away. You can never imagine anyone singing what Siouxsie sings, even her covers. You cannot imagine anyone singing “Spellbound” and doing it successfully."