The Most Poptastic Singles of 2018: Part 2

The countdown continues, from 5 to 2… 5. Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game Released: 12th January Writers: Future, Shellback, Max Martin, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift Trivia: When putting this list together, I forgot that Delicate (my other fave song from Reputation) was also a single in 2018, so  let’s call that… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2018: Part 2

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2018: Part 1

Compiling my annual list of  the  year’s most poptastic singles always makes me reflect on what has changed in music in the year gone by. It feels like the music industry has been totally upended over the past few years, as the way we consume music has been revolutionised by the rise of streaming and the… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2018: Part 1

The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2017: CNCO & Little Mix – Reggaetón Lento (Remix)

While I enjoyed the  success of Despacito this summer, I couldn’t let myself believe that it would open doors for other Spanish-language crossover hits. After all,  we’re still waiting for a K-pop group to follow PSY into the top 10, over five years later. However, it turned out that Latin pop would be the saviour of… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2017: CNCO & Little Mix – Reggaetón Lento (Remix)

The 2nd Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Justin Bieber & BloodPop® – Friends

Released: 17th August Writers: BloodPop®, Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter Trivia: I liked this song until I realised what it reminded me of: a Melodifestivalen winning song by a cute boy with a silly dance routine. And then I loved it. Best bits: 1. Actually, don’t answer that 2. And if it ends, can… Continue reading The 2nd Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Justin Bieber & BloodPop® – Friends

The 3rd Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?

Released: 3rd September Writers: Shellback, Max Martin, Ali Payami, Taylor Swift Trivia: …Ready For It? is the most poptastic track on Taylor’s new album, but I think Endgame is the one with the biggest hit potential (not just because it features Ed Sheeran). I’m sure it will have its moment in 2018, as I suspect… Continue reading The 3rd Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?

The 4th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Cam – Diane

Released: 27th October Writers: Cam, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker Trivia: This song has all the ingredients for a country banger: a rousing melody, layered harmonies, a cheating lover and an impassioned performance. I loved Cam’s 2015 debut album Untamed, and I have a feeling that her upcoming follow-up is going to be even better. Best bits:… Continue reading The 4th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Cam – Diane

The 5th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses

Released: 5th July Writers: Joel Amey, Joff Oddie, Theo Ellis, Ellie Rowsell Trivia: I first heard this song while walking around Ikea and loved it so much, I had it on repeat for the whole visit. As such, I will forever associate it with flatpack furniture and meatballs. Best bits: 1. I look at your… Continue reading The 5th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses

The 6th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Sofi Tukker ft. The Knocks, Nervo & Alisa Ueno – Best Friend

Released: 12th September Writers: Sofi Tukker, James Patterson, NERVO, Alisa Ueno Trivia: This song is like an electro-pop Band Aid… except instead of raising money for charity, its key purpose was to sell iPhones (and be performed by the poo emoji). New York duo Sofi Tukker brought together an international collective of DJs and singers to create the ultimate… Continue reading The 6th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Sofi Tukker ft. The Knocks, Nervo & Alisa Ueno – Best Friend

The 7th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)

Released: 17th April Writers: Poo Bear, Marty James, Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Erika Ender, Daddy Yankee Trivia: Despacito is the most streamed song in history, the longest-running Billboard no.1, and the first Spanish-language US no.1 since the Macarena. The original music video, which doesn’t even feature the Biebs, is the most viewed YouTube video of all time. It was… Continue reading The 7th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)

The 8th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Rhys – Too Good To Be True

Released: 22nd September Writers: Jörgen Elofsson, Rhys Trivia: Rhys is the latest pop protegée  of Jörgen Elofsson, a former member of the Swedish production team Cheiron (alongside Max Martin). After the Cheiron days he colluded  with Simon Cowell to  give pop music a bad name, providing  generic ballads for Idol winners and Westlife, but he  can… Continue reading The 8th Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Rhys – Too Good To Be True