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?
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
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
I’ve started a new feature on Tumblr this week, posting a great pop song every day whether it’s a new fave, an old classic or something totally random that I just fancied sharing. This week’s picks: September – Party In My Head Agnes – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Aura Dione – Geronimo Lifehouse –… Continue reading My Songs of the Week
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
Petter & September – Baksmälla (Listen)Release schedules in Sweden are a bit like a lucky dip. New singles often seem to appear from nowhere and there tends to be little reasoning to their timing. For example, why do bands frequently release new singles at the same time as their Melodifestivalen entries will be released? It… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Representing the USA: Jesse McCartney – ShakeIt’s amazing to think Jesse McCartney was in a BSBs rip-off boyband back in 1999 and 11 years later he’s still young enough, at age 23, to be a popstar. He could have been Justin Bieber 8 years ago, when he left dodgy boyband Dream Street, but he was… Continue reading International Video Challenge