Here are my top 30 singles of June: 1. Erik Hassle – Isn’t It Obvious (UK release)2. Eric Saade – Break of Dawn3. Ola – Overdrive4. Darin – Can’t Stop Love5. Taio Cruz – Dynamite6. Fefe Dobson – Ghost7. Maroon 5 – Misery8. Scissor Sisters – Fire With Fire9. Love Generation – Love Generation10. Alexandra… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
One Night Only – Say You Don’t Want It (Watch)One Night Only have to be one of the most generic, unremarkable guitar-pop bands of the last few years. I thought they’d given up on music altogether until I heard that they had a new single coming out, presumably off the back of the lead singer… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Bruno MarsSince his success has so far come from guest appearances on other artists’ hits, I’ve known Bruno’s name for months now but only today bothered to look into who he actually is. What sparked this interest, you may wonder? The new video for Billionaire, his song with Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, shows… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Marina & the Diamonds – Oh No! (Watch)I was a bit surprised that this was chosen as the next single for Marina, as it hadn’t particularly stood out to me on the album, but when combined with this glorious video it now makes perfect sense. This is the kind of song Amy Studt might have… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
This month marks the seven year anniversary of this blog, and it’s amazing to consider how much the musical landscape has changed in those years. In 2003, “pop” was a dirty word. Nowadays bands even pretend to be pop when they’re not! While in 2003 the worst musical crime was for the singer not to… Continue reading Popping the Question: What’s next for pop?
Charismatic Swedish beauty Eric Saade caused an international furore (well, a large Facebook group) with his appearance presenting the scores for Sweden in Eurovision last month so who knows what could have happened if he had actually been chosen as the Swedish entry. Maybe we’d all be trying to befriend Stockholmers instead of Hamburgers just… Continue reading It’s Saade, so Saade…
Taio Cruz – Dynamite (Listen)What went wrong with Taio Cruz? His first album was excellent. He launched his second album with a song that was even better than anything he’d done before. Then I listened to the rest of the album and there really wasn’t even one song worth releasing as a single. He must… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Here are my top 30 singles for May… 1. Lady Gaga – Alejandro2. Hurts – Better Than Love3. Rebound! – Hurricane4. Pixie Lott – Turn It Up5. Hera Björk – Je ne sais quoi6. Noisettes – Ever Fallen In Love7. Kylie Minogue – All the Lovers8. Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up9. Lena Meyer-Landrut – Satellite10.… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!