The 25 Most Poptastic Singles of 2008 – Part 5

The 5th Most Poptastic Single of 2008

Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown – No Air

Released: 11th February
Trivia: No Air has sold more than any other single by an American Idol act in the UK, over 200,000 units.
Best bits: 1. No ay-ah, no ay-ah etc.
2. Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air, can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
3. Got me out here in the water so deep, tell me how you gon’ breathe without me

The 4th Most Poptastic Single of 2008

Alphabeat – Boyfriend

Released: 25th August
Trivia: Rather disgustingly, despite their great success in 2008, Alphabeat were recently dropped from their label in the UK. What complete idiocy!
Best bits: 1. This boy really drives you mad and you know that ain’t bad, oh yeah, you’ll love him till you die
2. Don’t you touch my boyfriend, he’s not your boyfriend, he’s mine
3. My friends say I’m uncool, but I let love rule

The 3rd Most Poptastic Single of 2008

BWO – Lay Your Love On Me

Released: 12th March
Trivia: BWO will be returning for Melodifestivalen 2009. With them, plus Alcazar, Amy, Agnes, EMD, Anna Sahlene, Shirley Klamp, Marie Serneholt, Måns Zelmerlöw and so many more ace people, this could well be the best MF in years!
Best bits: 1. Lay your love, lay your love, loooove oooon meeee
2. We can dance all night with the bourgeoisie – oh-oh, oh-oh, lay your love on me
3. On and on from dusk til dawn, the party’s going on, I guarantee

The 2nd Most Poptastic Single of 2008

David Archuleta – Crush

Released: 12th August
Trivia: His album has a cover of Desperate by Stanfour on it. As soon as I saw the title on the CD cover I knew it would be that song, and I was right! I haven’t decided yet which version I prefer, though.
Best bits: 1. But I know this crush ain’t goin’ away-ay-ay-ay-ayy
2. You got me hypnotized, so mesmerized, and I’ve just got to knoooowww
3. Am I crazy or falling in love? Is it real or just another crush?

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