Robyn is finally back in the UK charts after a 9 year absense! And back in the top 10 for the first time in a decade, with the physical release still to come so a top 5 or no.1 is still in reach. It’s amazing to think back to when I bought the cassette of… Continue reading Exciting Things
My favourite singles during July… 1. BWO – Save My Pride (yes it’s old but somehow forgot it in previous months!!)2. Darren Hayes – On the Verge of Something Wonderful3. Danny – Play It For The Girls4. Ola Svensson – Natalie5. Groove Armada – Song 4 Mutya6. Alphabeat – Fantastic 67. Girls Aloud – Sexy!… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
One of the reasons I still like buying CDs is that I love reading the credits in the sleeve. Having been an avid pop fan for about a decade now (I should really celebrate that sometime), I recognise many of the names that regularly appear and like to keep track of which songs share writers… Continue reading And there’s more where that came from…
It is written by Max Martin. Now all is clear. This is exciting not just because a new Max Martin song is coming out in the UK, but even more so because it suggests a return to pure pop music for our great Swedish lord of songwriting! His work of the last few years has… Continue reading I knew I wasn’t mad to like the new Shayne single!
You’re about to play the V festival, so how do you plan to win over potential new fans who catch your set?I don’t think we’ve got any special tricks up our sleeves, we’re just going to be ourselves and hopefully that and the music is enough to win people over. Hopefully. What was it like… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Meets… The Tigerpicks!
Representing Australia: Natalie Imbruglia – GloriousThere’s no big change of direction for Natalie here (apart from a new hair-cut which is very Amelie), but the song is catchy and enjoyable, so I don’t think it matters. I think this is one of her best tracks actually. She’ll retain the fans from her previous work and… Continue reading International Video Challenge
It seems the teen-poppers (and rockers) of Europe have decided to make their moves on the UK charts – will they succeed? I think it could go any way. Lucky Twice – Lucky (Video)Although the video is delightfully cute, this song is just verging on insipid for me (although I much prefer the verses to… Continue reading The European Invasion
The TigerpicksIf you’re anything like me, you’ll be instantly intrigued by this band when you see the next two words: Richard X. They’re the latest act to be working with him, and with them also being referred to as the Mancunian CSS, there was little doubt from me that they’d be great. And sure enough,… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Cajun Dance Party – AmylaseThis song is deceptive. I caught the end of it on the radio and quite liking it I jubilated at finally ‘getting’ Cajun Dance Party. Sadly it was still not to be, as I listened to the rest and the song revealed the full extent of its rubbishness. This band make… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
Ross Copperman – Found You (Video)I had previously stated that All She Wrote was as good as Ross would ever get, but this one’s actually starting to really grow on me. I think it started when I realised how much it sounds like it should be a single by a Swedish Idol boy, although it’s… Continue reading New Pop On The Block