Five years ago I was obsessed with European pop music. Mainland Europe was excelling at both the traditional Europop (or more accurately Eurodance) sound and all the other genres that make up pop. But nowadays I’m as likely to find my new favourite song in the UK or US as in the Swedish, Dutch or… Continue reading Popping the Question: Is it time for Europe to reclaim Europop?
Future Pop is a weekly email featuring the hottest new pop songs and artists that you need to know about. Sign up here then read on, listen up and make sure you tweet me @poptastic to let me know what you think of my picks! This Must Be Pop Live Thanks to everyone who came… Continue reading This Must Be Pop brings you Future Pop! (Issue #29)
Tomorrow the final of Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s Eurovision qualifiers, takes place and as usual it’s set to be a fight to the finish between some great pop songs… and a few that you must need to be Swedish to see the appeal of! Last year I had fun reviewing each Melodifestivalen semi-final by giving every performer… Continue reading The MF Awards
The 20th Most Poptastic Single of 2011 Parade – Louder Tie-dye is back! (maybe) Released: 13th MarchWriters: Alan Sampson, Kuk Harrell, George Hannides, Anthony HannidesTrivia: This isn’t Jessica’s first experience of being in a girlband. Neither is it Sian‘s. Or Emily‘s!Best bits: 1. Turn it up louder, louder, louder-oh-ohoh2. Hold that bass under my feet,… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 2
This week’s Melodifestivalen was a bit of a triumph – I liked 6 of the 8 songs and all 4 that went through to the final/Andra Chansen were among my favourites. That’s a pretty rare occurence! So who won which award this week? NB: I’ve only linked to videos on the songs that didn’t make… Continue reading The MF Awards – Part 2