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
Against All Odds, A Moment Like This? That’s My Goal!
The X Factor final is nearly here and there are many rumours going around about what song the winner will release as their single. For ages a Gary Barlow-penned track seemed likely, but now that we have the finalists it’s pretty clear that this won’t be suitable. Damien Rice’s Cannonball has also been rumoured, but… Continue reading Against All Odds, A Moment Like This? That’s My Goal!
There’s a new girlband in town!
Here’s what Google knows about them so far: 1. They’re called WooWoos. There doesn’t seem to be a The involved.2. One of the members is Tasie Dhanraj, a 19-year-old actress from the Nickelodeon kids’ show House of Anubis.3. Another member is Nicky Mac, also 19, who has been singing with rather good dance group Cicada… Continue reading There’s a new girlband in town!
New Pop on the Block
Soundgirl – Don’t Know Why (Watch)I was so pleased when I heard that new UK girlgroup Soundgirl had covered Carly Simon’s super-catchy 1982 hit, as I always thought it was a shame that early 2000s Danish singer Natasha Thomas’ version never made it over here. Thanks to the genius of Xenomania writer Miranda Cooper, Soundgirl… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
The Next Big Thing: an A-Z of 2011 – Part 4
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