Chelcee GrimesI tried to get Liverpudlian 18 year old Chelcee to audition for a project I was working on about a year ago and sadly it never happened, but I’m very pleased to see she’s now signed to RCA and her MySpace is filled with amazing very 2011-sounding urban-pop tracks! They have a great energy… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Representing the USA: Hunter Hayes – Storm WarningWe’ve had Aussie Bieber, Black Bieber and even a Band of Biebers, and none of them have so far had anywhere near the success of the original Biebs. However, I think Hunter Hayes, who shall henceforth be known as Country Bieber, might stand a chance of outdoing them… Continue reading International Video Challenge
Icona PopOne of the criticisms I often make about the more indie side of electro-pop music is that they have a tendency to overdo it a bit with the random noises, which can make the songs quite cluttered and distract from their melody and structure. I feel this way to some extent about Icona Pop,… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
One thing which I often complain that the UK is missing is attractive young male solo artists. In Sweden, this complaint could never be made, and I think that’s actually a token of how much more gender equality they have achieved. I believe that the reason why male artists who appeal to young girls are… Continue reading Swedish Pop Heartthrobs: A Beginner’s Guide!
Jordin Sparks – I Am Woman (Listen)I’ve been a big fan of Jordin since her Idol days, and No Air and Battlefield are among my favourite songs of the past few years, so I couldn’t wait to see what she would do next. Unfortunately, as her brilliant last album wasn’t a huge success, this inevitably… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Marit Bergman – Adios Amigos (2004) You may think I’m just a pure pop girl but actually when it comes to Swedish music I love the indie-pop just as much as the Rix FM fodder. This rawkus duet between Marit and a fellow Swedish indie-popper, Cecilia Nordlund, is one of the best examples, with brilliant… Continue reading The Hits That Never Were: An A-Z
Here is my slightly belated list of my favourite new singles of April 2011… 1. Lady GaGa – Judas2. Wolf Gang – The King And All His Men3. Cash Cash – Victim of Love4. Soundgirl – Don’t Know Why5. Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song6. Jennifer Lopez – Papi7. Willow Smith – 21st Century Girl8.… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
Soundgirl – Don’t Know Why (Watch)I was so pleased when I heard that new UK girlgroup Soundgirl had covered Carly Simon’s super-catchy 1982 hit, as I always thought it was a shame that early 2000s Danish singer Natasha Thomas’ version never made it over here. Thanks to the genius of Xenomania writer Miranda Cooper, Soundgirl… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Over the years of running this blog and my other blog Into The Groove (which I sadly have stopped updating due to lack of time) I’ve discovered and shared loads of great pop songs, and I always think it’s a shame that all the people who’ve started reading the site more recently won’t know about… Continue reading The Hits That Never Were: An A-Z