Bleeding Love is written by Jesse McCartney? JESSE MCCARTNEY??? He has never even had a good song by himself – how did he manage to write one as amazing as this for someone else? It is a complete mystery. He was in Dream Street, for goodness sake. I am entirely in shock! In related news,… Continue reading NO WAY!
I was just catching up on the state of the UK charts, and noticed quite an interesting pattern. Since downloads have been included in the charts, they had become quite strange and indecipherable – it was impossible to know, when a new song entered the charts at 30, for example, if it was going to… Continue reading Ch-ch-changes
Blake LewisHe and his great pal Chris (combined they were known, quite brilliantly, as Cake) were my definite favourites on American Idol this year, although I also loved the eventual winner, Jordin. In fact, it was surely the most satisfying final 5 on any reality show, since I supported all of them and hated none.… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Of course they were already my personal favourites, but this week’s performance sealed the deal: justice will only be served if Same Difference win the X Factor! I never dared to dream that someone would sing High School Musical on ‘songs from the movies’ night, so I was extraordinarily excited when not only did someone… Continue reading The winner of X Factor 2007 is found!
Gummy Bear – Jag är en Gummibjörn (Watch)This is one of the weirdest novelty songs I have ever heard. First there was a hideous song (similar to Crazy Frog) about gummy bears in the Swedish charts, and now it has been replaced by one in Swedish. It is rather surreal, but quite handy for practicing… Continue reading New Svenskpop On The Block
I am listening to some of the new Britney songs on YouTube, and I wonder if anyone else has the same problem as me with the song called Radar. In the parts where she repeats “on my radar”, I find myself absent-mindedly singing along “gonorrhea”. I hope this is not her attempt to use subliminal… Continue reading I hope no-one can hear me right now
MaeSharing their name with many British teenagers’ grandmothers is perhaps not the best start, and this lot are just as uncool (in my eyes), but in an entirely different way. They sound like Fall Out Boy, but a slight MOR version. Brink Of Disaster is like their version of Sugar We’re Going Down, but more… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Justin & Beyoncé – Until The End Of Time (Listen)So, two super-famous popstars, responsible for some amazing hits in the past, team up for a duet. Normally I’d be really excited, but looking back to other recent examples of this happening, it’s not really a recipe for brilliance. Think Walk This Way, or Beautiful Liar… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
I’ve always said that Shayne Ward would do very well to cover a Darin song, but it seems, rather unexpectedly, Leona has beaten him to it! Looking at the list of known tracks for her new album Spirit on Wikipedia, I saw the name Homeless, the same as a ballad from Darin’s last album Break… Continue reading A surprising twist of events!
I think The Streets’ version of Your Song is the worst cover I’ve ever heard. Absolutely awful!