Earlier this year, I wondered if the concept of the novelty hit was completely dead. It’s been years since a cartoon or puppet had a no.1, charity singles are now sung by choirs of mums or awkward groups of UK urban acts, and there has not (yet!) been an attempt to turn The Inbetweeners into… Continue reading Popping the Question: Does 2012 herald the return of the novelty hit?
Brazilian singer Michel Teló has already reached no.1 with his single Ai Se Eu Te Pego everywhere from Belgium to Colombia, and he is now preparing to conquer the U.K. charts. Although the song was originally released by Universal Brazil, it's been licensed by Syco for the U.K., and rather randomly a rap by American… Continue reading Future Stars: Michel Teló (Syco/Universal Brazil)