Something I often think about is whether it’s better to have bad pop music in the charts or no pop music at all. While it would be awful to see no pop acts in the top ten (as was regularly the case in the early/mid-’00s) I think it’s even worse if the chart is full… Continue reading Popping The Question: Is Bad Pop Better Than No Pop?
Every day I post an amazing pop song on my Tumblr and call it my Song of the Day. Here are this week’s picks: Katie Sky – Paradise The Saturdays – Get Ready, Get Set One Direction – Up All Night Alexandra Amor – Superstar The Pipettes – Boo Shuffle Jordin Sparks – Tattoo (Jason… Continue reading My Songs of the Week
Take That, Westlife, Five, Busted, McFly, JLS. They all tried to replicate their British success in the USA and not one of them succeeded. I’ve decided to investigate why the Yanks don’t care for British boys, and why the Brits keep trying regardless. Last night I chanced upon some clips from the TV series America… Continue reading Popping The Question: Can a British Boyband Make It In The USA?
Representing the UK: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful At first I was really disappointed with 1D’s debut single. Knowing they had all the world’s best pop writers submitting songs for their debut album I was expecting the most exciting, fresh sound of any boyband around – the 2011 equivalent to *N Sync, perhaps.… Continue reading International Video Challenge
Mr Little JeansThe new… Sally ShapiroApart from the fact that she’s signed to Neon Gold and has a name that suggests a bit of gender confusion, Mr Little Jeans is pretty much your typical Scandinavian twee-pop singer. Her sound is a bit electro-poppy, but so is everyone’s these days. However, there’s something about her music… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: an A-Z of 2011 – Part 4