Now it’s time for part 2 of my review of Norway’s Melody Grand Prix. Again, click here to watch along with me. Semi Final 2 (Bodø): Queentastic – Absolutely Fabulous As you will have no doubt guessed by now, this band are drag queens, and their music is every bit as camp as you would… Continue reading Melodi Club
Britney Spears – Toxic 13th March 2004 As I’m sure you’ll have noticed, brilliant no.1s have been a pretty rare occurence in the last 2 years – I’ve only included one song each from ’04 and ’05 in my top 25, and this is the song I’ve declared the best of 2004. It’s also quite… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
Will Young – Leave Right Now 6th December 2003 This song was ‘make or break’ for Will and luckily he more than survived. Will is known for his ballads and love songs, but he managed to do something here that was just a bit different and it worked marvellously. With this single Will became an… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
1. After many months of believing Ashlee Simpson “danced to” L-Lo’s boyfriend, I have finally realised that she actually “didn’t steal” him. Yeah right Ashlee!2. Dork, whoever he is, has 5 sons, not 4 as I previously thought. Either that or a new one has been born since last week. Did they think we wouldn’t… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned From Saturday Morning TV
Last year I had great fun reviewing the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix (their Eurovision selection show) final, so now I have decided to review the semi-finals of the 2006 programme. You can watch it all yourself here. Semi Final 1 (Alta): Trine Rein – Here For The Show A “mature” lady in an unadvisably short… Continue reading Melodi Club
I have set up a Poptastic YouTube group for you all to join. Watch the videos and feel free to add some yourself. So far there’s assorted Alcazar, Elena and other Eurovision aceness, with much more to be added later. What’s brilliant about YouTube is that it’s not dominated by Americans – every well-known artist… Continue reading What’s On Your Tube?
Beyoncé – Crazy In Love 12th July 2003 This is the only single that could seriously be called r’n’b in my whole top 25, so Beyoncé should feel very privileged to have my love. Admittedly, this is as poptastic as r’n’b gets (and far more poptastic than many pop songs), but at least it shows… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
t.A.T.u – All The Things She Said 8th Feb 2003 It may have been the girl-kissing which got t.A.T.u to no.1 but I’ll still count it as a triumph for fabulous Eastern Euro-pop. t.A.T.u, their tough, emotional song and all the furore around them created an image of modern Russians as mysterious, extreme and a… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
Girls Aloud – Sound of the Underground 22 Dec 2002 This is by no mean’s my favourite GA song, but it shows what a great band they are that this piece of pop genius is still nowhere near their best. When it was first released I was shamefully anti-Aloud, simply due to my fierce hatred… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!
Daniel Bedingfield – If You’re Not The One 7th December 2002 Daniel may have become quite the laughing stock of pop music since being in it long enough for his “personality” to be revealed, yet this cannot take away the fact that he has made some amazing pop music, this being the very best example.… Continue reading A Decade Of Poptastic No.1s!