I often like to go into Borders and read through the latest issue of Music Week – I can’t afford to buy it and it only takes ten minutes to read, so there wouldn’t be much point. It’s a very interesting read, though, as you get lots of behind-the-scenes info about the current trends in… Continue reading Popping the Question: What is this ‘commercial pop’?
Month: July 2008
A Tribute to K-otic: the best reality TV band to ever exist
I realised the other day that I haven’t written about K-otic in a while, and that is a travesty because they were one of the best girl-boy groups in pop history. I was totally obsessed with them (and Sita, who was in the band but went solo) for a while, and even learnt some Dutch… Continue reading A Tribute to K-otic: the best reality TV band to ever exist
New Pop on the Block
Arash ft. Rebecca – Suddenly (Watch)I haven’t heard a more desperate attempt to capitalise on the success of a past hit since Lou Bega’s thankfully well forgotten follow-up to Mambo No.5. A few years ago, Swedish-Iranian Arash released a brilliant single called Temptation with Rebecca on vocals, one of the best summer Euro hits of… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Dirrrty Pop Meets… The Saturdays!
As the new girl band on the block, how do you plan to steal the crowns of Girls Aloud and the Sugababes?We are not trying to steal anyone’s crown. We just want to be as successful as those great girl bands. We really respect them. Being on tour with GA is an inspiration to us.… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Meets… The Saturdays!
Where are they now? : Reality TV popstars
Same Difference – X Factor (2007)Hooray! My favourite X Factor contestants ever are releasing a single in November, and will appear on X Factor’s first live show to perform it. The single will be a cover of Breaking Free from High School Musical, along with a new song as a double a-side. They’ve been recording… Continue reading Where are they now? : Reality TV popstars
Which of these songs are best? Rihanna – Disturbia Jordin Sparks Ft Chris Brown – No Air Cyndi Lauper – Into The Nightlife Madonna – Give It 2 Me Alphabeat – 10,000 Nights Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning Solange – I Decided (Freemason’s Remix) The Saturdays – If This Is Love Sara Bareilles – Love… Continue reading Untitled
Lazy days, summer nights
It’s the holidays again and time for those of us still in education to do as little as possible for a few months. However, I always get bored of this quite quickly, so here are my poptastic suggestions to keep you busy for a bit. 1. Watch the Backstreet Boys’ latest UK tour on MSN… Continue reading Lazy days, summer nights
DP:UK (a live performance special!)
This week I’ve decided to focus on live performance videos, because when you’re following bands who are mainly famous abroad, you sometimes miss out on this side of pop fandom, but with the invention of YouTube that’s no longer necessary. http://www.youtube.com/p/4F8000975AB7AC94 Amy Diamond – Mamma MiaWhen I went to live in Sweden, I had to… Continue reading DP:UK (a live performance special!)
New R’n’B on the Block
Rihanna – Disturbia (Listen)After the total non-event of Take A Bow, Rihanna is definitely making up for it with this ace new dance-pop track. It’s clearly aiming to appeal for fans of Don’t Stop The Music as it’s quite dancey, but also reminds me of Lady Gaga. Hearing the average reggae-pop track that was Pon… Continue reading New R’n’B on the Block
Oh no she didn’t!
I have a new enemy in the form of Miranda Cosgrove. She’s a singer (although that’s debatable!) and the star of a Disney show called iCarly, obviously hoping to be the next Hannah Montana, and her tactic is a wise one: covering some of the best songs from European pop in 2007. Unfortunately (for her… Continue reading Oh no she didn’t!