With Lindsay Lohan about to be crowned the new Meryl Streep with her sure-to-be triumphant return to acting in Liz & Dick, I think it's only fair her much-maligned younger sister gets a second shot at stardom. Ali is clearly the La Toya of the Lohan clan. Her stunning beauty and haunting vocals were too much for Hollywood the first time around. The skeletal songbird was mocked for looking post-menopausal at the age of 15 and she was accused of getting more plastic surgery than Madonna. So cruel and heartless! Not that Ali's career was a total failure. The now successful model (according to her bio) was memorably vacant in the reality mess otherwise known as Living Lohan and she had a flawless, if short, music career.
I don't care what anybody says - Lindsay Lohan was an amazing pop star. Both of her albums were epic and I still salivate at the prospect of one day hearing her scrapped third opus featuring "Bossy". While Ali never experienced the same success as her sibling, I think she was just as gifted. After releasing a Christmas album as a 12-year-old, the forgotten Lohan shook pop music to its very foundations with 2008's "All The Way Around". Written by hitmaker Kara DioGuardi, the track is a slick mid-tempo faux-urban ballad. Think JoJo when she still made good music. Her vocal is smooth and I'm still hypnotised by the glorious chorus. The song was supposed to launch Ali as a pop star but it stalled outside the Hot 100 and even its number 22 chart placing in Slovakia - no shit - couldn't save her album from being lumped on the shelf next to Her Name is Nicole. Revisit this modern classic (below) and join me in praying for a long-overdue comeback.