The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 4

The 10th Most Poptastic Single of 2011 Rihanna – We Found Love Head of a superstar, body of a chimney sweep Released: 22nd SeptWriter: Calvin HarrisTrivia: Much like Example, the main problem with Calvin Harris is his attempt to be a popstar himself. This is proof that he’d be much better off behind the scenes,… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 4

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 3

The 15th Most Poptastic Single of 2011 Beyoncé – Best Thing I Never Had Who knew Beyoncé lived in a barn? Released: 1st JuneWriters: Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds (Babyface), Larry Griffin, Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Caleb McCampbell, Patrick Smith, Shea TaylorTrivia: When this song was first recorded it was more upbeat and 90s-influenced. You can hear… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 3

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 2

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

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 1

Another poptastic year is almost complete, so it’s time for my annual countdown! To qualify the song must have been released somewhere in the world as a single this year, and must not have featured in the top 100 of a previous year. Now, let’s begin! The 25th Most Poptastic Single of 2011 September –… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2011 – Part 1

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 5

The 5th Most Poptastic Single of 2010 Robyn – Indestructible Released: 13th Dec (UK)Trivia: This video marks the moment, nearly 13 years ago, when I first became a fan of Robyn. I remember the moment bizarrely clearly. There was something which immediately resonated with me, which I now know was the combination of a Max… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 5

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 4

The 10th Most Poptastic Single of 2010 Darin – Lovekiller Released: 13th July (Swe)Trivia: Lovekiller was also the name of the new album Darin released in 2010, which went to no.1 and went gold in its first week. It was an especially important success for Darin as the album marked a change in sound for… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 4

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 3

The 15th Most Poptastic Single of 2010 Tove Styrke – Million Pieces Released: 25th June (Swe)Trivia: Tove’s music is basically a mainstream version of your typical Swedish indie-pop, and considering mainstream and indie Swedish pop are both amazing then of course a combination of the two will be great! Million Pieces was written by Lykke… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 3

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 2

The 20th Most Poptastic Single of 2010 Robyn – Fembot Released: 16th April (Swe)Trivia: This was never released as a single in the UK but it was the first single from Body Talk in Sweden, which meant I could include it in my chart! This song always makes me think of British pop’s fembot princess,… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2010 – Part 2