The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2015: Taylor Swift – Style

Released: 9th February Writers: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, Ali Payami Best bits: 1. “Just take me ou-ou-out!” 2. “Ohh, you got that James Dean, day dream, look in your eyes” 3. “We never go out of style” When I chose Taylor’s Out of the Woods as my Most Poptastic Single of 2014 (a promotional… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2015: Taylor Swift – Style

The 6th Most Poptastic Single of 2015: Taylor Swift – Bad Blood

Released: 17th May Writers: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback Trivia: This track attracted a lot of hate from pop fans when the 1989 album was first released, and when it was announced as a single, but it was certainly Taylor’s biggest hit of 2015. I’m siding with the masses on this one, it’s a brilliant… Continue reading The 6th Most Poptastic Single of 2015: Taylor Swift – Bad Blood

Popping the Question: Can Taylor Swift survive being the biggest pop star on the planet?

Being a Taylor Swift fan has been a strange experience over the past year. While she had completed the crossover into mainstream pop stardom in the Red album era, it’s in the current 1989 era that she has reached superstar status. Several times recently I’ve seen her described as the biggest pop star on the… Continue reading Popping the Question: Can Taylor Swift survive being the biggest pop star on the planet?

Future Hits: Single Ladies

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. This week’s playlist features five future hit singles by female solo artists. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw0LjVTuPux9crImUlg2o0o-Ai9Km7rAw] Tracklisting: Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea – Pretty Girls Taylor Swift – Bad Blood Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck Ella Eyre… Continue reading Future Hits: Single Ladies

Future Hits: Girl Power

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. This week’s future hits playlist features five new songs by solo female artists which should soon be lighting up the charts. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw0LjVTuPux-mQjaJxAfumv6vV9Gfp1kK] Tracklisting: Taylor Swift – Style Tori Kelly – Nobody Love Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand Florence + The Machine – What… Continue reading Future Hits: Girl Power

And the no.1 most poptastic single of 2014 is…

After several years of choosing increasingly obnoxious and divisive no.1s, there was nothing that could trump Timber, Pound The Alarm and Swagger Jagger in the “is she actually trolling us?” (no, they really were my favourites) stakes this year. I was tempted to go with Shake It Off, as it does feel like the song… Continue reading And the no.1 most poptastic single of 2014 is…

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2014 – Part 5

Let me know what you think of my choices in the comments box below, or tweet me @Poptastic. The 5th Most Poptastic Single of 2014 5 Seconds of Summer – Don’t Stop Released: 9th May (Australia) Writers: Steve Robson, busbee, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood Trivia: 5SOS are one of those bands that walks the line… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2014 – Part 5

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2014 – Part 2

Let me know what you think of my choices in the comments box below, or tweet me @Poptastic. The 20th Most Poptastic Single of 2014 Shamir – On The Regular Released: 29th October (USA) Writers: Unknown Trivia: On The Regular provides my favourite music video and lyrics of 2014. The rest of Shamir’s music is… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2014 – Part 2

The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2013 – Part 5

The 5th Most Poptastic Single of 2013 Say Lou Lou – Beloved Say Lou Lou imagine life as a four-piece girlband Released: 15th November (UK) Writers: Elektra Jansson-Kilbey, Miranda Jansson-Kilbey, Hannah Robinson, Liam Howe Trivia: Beloved is technically a b-side but it’s just too good not to be a single, so I’m ignoring that fact.… Continue reading The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2013 – Part 5

Future Hits: Boys vs. Girls

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. This week’s Future Hits playlist features five collaborations between male and female artists which I think could be big UK hits. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw0LjVTuPux_2BfjoxOfIOYHnGMQclVBj] Tracklisting: Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – Timber Naughty Boy ft. Ella Eyre & Wiz Khalifa – Think About It Rudimental ft. Emeli Sandé… Continue reading Future Hits: Boys vs. Girls