Well, that’s a title I never thought I’d write (unless listing pop acts who have undeservedly fallen down the dumper in recent years) but it’s true – the world has gone Sarah Whatmore mad! Well, the music channels anyway. In the past few days I have seen When I Lost You once and Automatic 3… Continue reading Sarah Whatmore Mania
Annie – Heartbeat Released: 28th FebruaryF Fact: Annie’s single Chewing Gum was the no.2 most poptastic single of 2004.Best bits: 1. Feel my heartbeat trembling to the beat2. Majestic sound, round and round and round 3. There was a time, everybody was around and I was dancing with you
The indie bores at Pitchfork have finally seen sense and written about the acetastic Swedish group, The Ark! They did compare them to The Darkness, but it’s still a step in the right direction. How about a feature on Bodies Without Organs next?
Rachel Stevens – Negotiate With Love Released: 28th MarchForeign Fact: This was written by Swedish pop legends Vacuum!Best bits: 1. Could you turn down the track a little bit, please?2. What is it you don’t understand, respect is all that I demand3. Well, let me tell you, dear
Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl Released: 23rd MayFoul Fact: Gwen’s latest single, Luxurious, missed the top 40 altogether! Admittedly it is the 2nd worst song on her album, but it’s GWEN! This just should not be allowed.Best bits: 1. This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!2. A few times I’ve been around that track, so it’s not… Continue reading The 14th Most Poptastic Single Of 2005
I don’t think anyone really deserves to be Xmas no.1 this year, but here is a rundown of who’s having a go and their chances of success. I’ve never understood betting odds, so I’m marking them in the far more sensible percentages instead. Crazy Frog – Jingle Bells/Can’t Touch ThisSurely even 3 year olds are… Continue reading Popping The Question: Who Will Be Xmas No.1 2005?
Scissor Sisters – Filthy/Gorgeous Released: January 3, 2005Fashionista Fact: This year the Scissor Sisters designed their own charity wristbands, which you can see here.Best bits: 1. I’m a classy honey kissy huggy lovey dovey ghetto princess2. You’re an acid junkie college flunky dirty puppy daddy bastard3. Oh you’re so filthy, and I am gooooorgeous
The Modern – Jane Falls Down Released: 14th NovemberForgetful Fact: I still haven’t written about when I went to see The Modern live last month, but I will do it soon I promise.Best bits: 1. Days go by and she waits for him2. I picture her, she’s all alone3. There are voices behind the wall,… Continue reading The 16th Most Poptastic Single Of 2005
IntroThe first intro GA have used and it’s a quietly spoken electro affair, leading to… ModelsI love the tempo of this one, so fast and jerky. You can’t dance to it normally. It’s very 90s – somewhere between Love Shack and the fabled girlband Crush. I absolutely love it.10/10 BiologyIt’s funny how this song didn’t… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Review: Girls Aloud – Chemistry
One of the most sought-after pop producers of the 00s so far has been Richard X. His career began as a remixer, particularly known for his “mash-ups”, including a mix of Adina Howard’s Freak Like Me vocals on top of the backing track of Gary Numan’s Are Friends Electric. This remix became popular and was… Continue reading Thank You For The Music