Here is the top 100 in full, compiled into a handy YouTube playlist. I’m sure I’ll change my mind about what order they should have been in, but what I can say is that they all deserve to be here and all deserve to be discovered if you’re not familiar with any of them already.… Continue reading The 100 Most Poptastic Singles of 2012
It was very close between the top two songs this year, but in the end I went for this one simply because it will annoy more people. What is life if you can’t shake up a few bores? If I don’t get any complaints about this choice I will be sorely disappointed. Bring it on,… Continue reading And the no.1 most poptastic single of 2012 is…
Before I announce my no. 1 most poptastic single of the year, here is my final monthly chart, my 15 favourite singles of December 2012 compiled into a YouTube playlist for your enjoyment: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw0LjVTuPux-_dKqmlqbj47QYlxfFxc4y] Janoskians – Set This World on Fire Samantha Jade – What You’ve Done To Me Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko – Stay… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
The 5th Most Poptastic Single of 2012 Girls Aloud – Something New Where’s something borrowed and something blue? Released: 16th November Writers: Brian Higgins, Wayne Hector, Tim Deal, Matt Gray, Carla Marie Williams Trivia: I recently read Cheryl’s book My Story, and the section about her upbringing was surprisingly fascinating. One interesting fact from a… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2012 – Part 5
The 10th Most Poptastic Single of 2012 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe Part pop star, part frog Released: 30th March Writers: Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Tavish Crowe Trivia: Call Me Maybe may be considered 2012’s pure pop anthem, but it was actually produced and co-written by the whiney lead singer of one… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2012 – Part 4
The 15th Most Poptastic Single of 2012 Ditte Marie – Overflow No expense spared on that microphone Released: 19th January Writers: Mike Eriksson, Johnny Sanchez, Hanif Sabzevari Trivia: Overflow may be brilliant but it is quite an unlucky song. First it missed out on representing Denmark in Eurovision, then it was covered by the awfully-named… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2012 – Part 3
The 20th Most Poptastic Single of 2012 Jhameel – White Lie You’ve lost an earring, Jhameel! Released: 5th January Writer: Jhameel Trivia: I asked Jhameel for an interesting random fact about White Lie and he said “The song was written in about an hour, I was just having some fun in the studio, and almost… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2012 – Part 2
2012 is almost over, and looking back over the year it’s definitely had its highs and lows. While some of the biggest artists of the year have been total bores (Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran etc), 2012 has also seen the return of the one hit wonder, which brought back the silly side of pop. Once… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2012 – Part 1
Happy Christmas from me and Poppy! Hope you get all the CDs/iTunes vouchers/concert tickets/overpriced pop merch you asked for from Santa. This is my last post before Christmas so I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has supported This Must Be Pop this year, whether you came to the gigs and meetups, signed up… Continue reading We wish you a poptastic Christmas!
I know you’re obsessed with Christmas at the moment, but I need you to put a date in your diary for January. Unless we all die in the Mayan apocalypse, I will expect you to be in attendance at the first This Must Be Pop industry meetup of 2013. We’ll be back at the LVPO… Continue reading Hold the mince pies – This Must Be Pop’s industry meetup is back!