The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2021: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version)

What a strange year for music 2021 has turned out to be. If it wasn’t unusual enough that my top 10 features a live version, two remixes and five performers in their 70s, I’ve ended up with a no.1 that’s a 10-minute-long ballad. Not only that, but an extended version of a song that I… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2021: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version)

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2021: Part 2

The countdown continues, from 5 to 2… 5. Mabel – Let Them Know Released: 18th June Writers: Mabel McVey, Rachel Keen, Samuel George Lewis, Uzoechi Emenike Trivia: Mabel says the inspiration behind this song was the New York drag and ballroom scene, as depicted in Paris Is Burning, Pose and RuPaul’s Drag Race. She captured the… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2021: Part 2

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2021: Part 1

Yes, it’s time for the annual tradition where I re-emerge to tell you what I’ve been listening to this year, before returning back to hibernation, pleasantly reminded of my love for pop music. Over the next 2 days I’ll count down from 10-1, sharing some fun facts about the songs and why they made the… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2021: Part 1

The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2020: Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

Songs 2-4 switched places endlessly while I was compiling my top 10 this year, but the no.1 never changed. In fact, I was 99% sure Rain On Me would be my no.1 from the first time I heard it. There was a lot riding on this song and Chromatica as a whole when it was… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2020: Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2020: Part 2

The countdown continues, from 5 to 2… 5. joan – want u back Released: 18th June Writers: Steven Rutherford, Alan Benjamin Thomas Trivia: It took me most of this music video to realise that there are only 2 members of joan, not 6, and they had used some visual trickery to turn themselves into triplets. All… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2020: Part 2

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2020: Part 1

After the bizarre year we’ve had, I feel like I should be writing about a strange year in music, but aside from the lack of gigs and a few albums pushed back, it’s actually turned out surprisingly normal. Compiling my top 10 this year, I found that it was made up of the same mix… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2020: Part 1

The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2019: The Highwomen – Crowded Table

It feels a bit wrong choosing this as the most poptastic single of 2019, because it’s more country than pop, but it would be equally wrong not to put The Highwomen in the top spot because they are by far my most listened-to act of the year, and I can’t miss an opportunity to make… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2019: The Highwomen – Crowded Table

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 2

The countdown continues, from 5 to 2… 5. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up Released: 18th January Writers: Kamille, Mabel, Steve Mac Trivia: This song basically has the same concept as Telephone by Gaga and Beyoncé, which I (very rightly) chose as my no.1 most poptastic song of 2010. Let’s hope for more sassy call-rejecting anthems… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 2

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 1

As you may have noticed, it’s been very quiet around here this year. At the end of 2017 I made a career change to work on something I’ve always been passionate about, helping brands and organisations to understand and better engage young people. In fact, it’s something that had always been important to me when… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 1

The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2018: Zedd ft. Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

This year it was difficult to choose my no.1 most poptastic single as it was very close between the top five, but re-watching this video from The New York Times ultimately convinced me that The Middle deserved the top spot. The video explains how Maren came to be the featured vocalist, after the producers had… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2018: Zedd ft. Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle