The 20th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Darin – Viva La Vida
Trivia: Darin’s debut UK single, Breathing Your Love, will now be released on the 24th of January, but perhaps Viva La Vida would be a good choice for single no.2 – it was no.1 for weeks in Sweden, after all!
Best bits: 1. Oh-ooh-oh-ooh-oh-oh oh-ooh-oh-ooh-oh-oh etc
2. I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing, Roman Catholic choirs are singing
3. I used to rule the world, seas would rise when I gave the word
The 19th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart
Released: 14th September
Trivia: According to Wikipedia, Taio has recently worked with Cheryl Cole, Sugababes, Brandy and… DFS? The furniture shop? I never knew he was such a fan of sofas!
Best bits: 1. I’m only gonna break break your, break break your heart
2. And I know karma’s gonna get me back for being so cold, like a big bad wolf I’m born to be bad and bad to the bone
3. If you fall for me I’m only gonna tear you apart, told you from the start
The 18th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Alcazar – Stay The Night
Released: 3rd March
Trivia: Alcazar will again enter Melodifestivalen in 2010, with a song called Headlines, which was originally written for the almighty Linda Bengtzing.
Best bits: 1. Stay the night, won’t you stay the night? I can be your lover, hold on tight
2. But baby it’s cold outside, so just make up your mind baby, this is a once in a lifetime
3. I can feel your force right across the floor
The 17th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Alcazar – Burning
Released: 16th April
Trivia: Alcazar recently released a cover of Last Christmas by Wham, but they’re not the only ones – Florence and the Machine, Metro Station and many more have covered the song this year, with my personal favourite version being the one recorded by the cast of Glee.
Best bits: 1. Cos baby you’ve got me burning, burning! (aha aha)
2. You just see how I feel, reach the point where I’m burning up inside, you put my heart on fire
3. I’m so tired but I still can’t sleep
The 16th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Måns Zelmerlöw – Hold On
Released: 9th June
Trivia: Lovely Måns is supposed to be joining the cast of Chicago in 2010, so it’s rather handy that my office is down the road from the theatre. I will soon steal him away from that super-tanned Serneholt!
Best bits: 1. One by one we change how we’re living!
2. We can work it out (ahh), keep moving on (ahh), we can still be strong (ahh), just try to get along (ahh)
3. Hold on, cos it ain’t over ’til it’s over-er