Top of the Poptastic!

Here are my top 30 songs of April: 1. Alphabeat – 10,000 Nights (UK release)2. Private – We Got Some Breaking Up To Do3. Yelle – Je veux te voir4. LadyGaga – Just Dance5. BWO – Barcelona6. Charlotte Perelli – Bullet7. Cassie – Is It You (UK release)8. Annie – Girlfriend9. Taio Cruz feat Estelle… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!

The Next Big Thing?

The Clique GirlzOK, this is scary: one of them was born in 1996! When you also know their names are Destinee, Paris and Ariel, you’ll be forgiven for being very dubious, but this group’s songs are not too bad compared to some Disney acts. Their rock sound is at least a little more convincing than… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?

International Video Challenge

Representing Iran/Jamaica: Arash ft. Shaggy – DonyaArash seems to be heading somewhat towards international success, since his current single features Shaggy and his next one features Eve and Lumidee. They seem strange choices since I wouldn’t really say Arash was an r’n’b artist, and I can’t see his Europoppy style becoming successful worldwide, but who… Continue reading International Video Challenge

New Pop on the Block

Firefox AK – Once I Was Like You (Audio)Swedish female electro-popper Firefox AK is a bit like Norwegian favourite Bertine Zetlitz, but her songs often have something of a melancholy side to them, and therefore she’s never made anything quite level with the likes of Ah-Ah, Fake Your Beauty or 500, for me. This new… Continue reading New Pop on the Block

The Next Big Thing?

Ace YoungIt’s this time of year, when American Idol approaches its exciting climax, that even its most forgotten alumni take their turns at achieving success. OK, so Ace isn’t quite the most forgotten (how could I forget his amazing name?), but I hadn’t thought of him for a while, and I doubt many people are… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?

New Pop On The Block

Vanessa Hudgens – Sneaker Night (Audio)Of all the HSM-ers, Vanessa’s the one who’s released the most serious music, actually placing herself in competition with acts like Rihanna and Cassie. I think this is very much in the vein of Jamelia’s 2nd album, or Robyn’s 3rd. I like it a lot, but she had 2 better… Continue reading New Pop On The Block

Hilarious news of the day

In June a Disney TV movie called Camp Rock will be released starring the Jonas Brothers. No surprise there, but I just read that Joe Jonas (I would laugh, but I do have a friend called Kristjan Kristjansson) is playing a character with a “bad boy rocker image”. Considering his membership of the Jonas Brothers,… Continue reading Hilarious news of the day

New Pop On The Block

Sara Bareilles – Bottle It Up (Video)I posted Sara’s single Love Song on Into The Groove back in August 2007, and since then it’s gone on to be a deservingly huge hit in America. This is her follow-up, but I must say I’m not half as impressed. It’s not infectious at all, just sounding like… Continue reading New Pop On The Block