The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2021: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version)

What a strange year for music 2021 has turned out to be. If it wasn’t unusual enough that my top 10 features a live version, two remixes and five performers in their 70s, I’ve ended up with a no.1 that’s a 10-minute-long ballad. Not only that, but an extended version of a song that I… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2021: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version)

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 2

The countdown continues, from 5 to 2… 5. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up Released: 18th January Writers: Kamille, Mabel, Steve Mac Trivia: This song basically has the same concept as Telephone by Gaga and Beyoncé, which I (very rightly) chose as my no.1 most poptastic song of 2010. Let’s hope for more sassy call-rejecting anthems… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 2

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 1

As you may have noticed, it’s been very quiet around here this year. At the end of 2017 I made a career change to work on something I’ve always been passionate about, helping brands and organisations to understand and better engage young people. In fact, it’s something that had always been important to me when… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2019: Part 1

The Most Poptastic Singles of 2018: Part 2

The countdown continues, from 5 to 2… 5. Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game Released: 12th January Writers: Future, Shellback, Max Martin, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift Trivia: When putting this list together, I forgot that Delicate (my other fave song from Reputation) was also a single in 2018, so  let’s call that… Continue reading The Most Poptastic Singles of 2018: Part 2

Future Hits: You know this ain’t the clean version

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK. Tracklisting: Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game Troye Sivan – My My My Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You Jason Derulo ft.… Continue reading Future Hits: You know this ain’t the clean version

The 3rd Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?

Released: 3rd September Writers: Shellback, Max Martin, Ali Payami, Taylor Swift Trivia: …Ready For It? is the most poptastic track on Taylor’s new album, but I think Endgame is the one with the biggest hit potential (not just because it features Ed Sheeran). I’m sure it will have its moment in 2018, as I suspect… Continue reading The 3rd Most Poptastic Single of 2017: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?

Song of the Week: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. The fact that Taylor Swift had her first UK no.1 with Look What You Made Me Do is a little sad for me, as a long-time fan. The song represents a disappointing lack of self-awareness (which once was one of her biggest strengths) and a self-indulgent… Continue reading Song of the Week: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?

Future Hits: He can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK. Tracklisting: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? Cardi B – Bodak Yellow Farruko ft. Bad Bunny & Rvssian – Krippy Kush Maroon 5 ft. SZA – What Lovers… Continue reading Future Hits: He can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor

Future Hits: And I remember thinking…

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw0LjVTuPux_juRnNOkFuzslSW31_ZiXb] Tracklisting: Taylor Swift – Out of the Woods Zara Larsson – Lush Life Shawn Mendes – Stitches Selena Gomez – Hands to Myself X Ambassadors – Renegades… Continue reading Future Hits: And I remember thinking…