The 15th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Blänk ft. Young Ivy – I’m Going For Your Brother
Released: 25th April
Trivia: This sadly doesn’t seem to have been the super-hit it deserves to be in Sweden, so I suppose it probably won’t ever see a UK release, but we can live in hope.
Best bits: 1. I’m so over you, but you’re all over me, you turn me off like a colour TV!
2. You say you want me, but I want another, don’t hold your breath cos I’m going for your brother
The 14th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Amy Diamond – Up
Released: 7th October
Trivia: Amy took part in this year’s edition of the brilliant Korslaget, but I still don’t know how she fared in the end as I never found downloads of the last few episodes. Hopefully one day they’ll magically appear!
Best bits: 1. Now won’t you turn it up, up, up, louder, don’t stop! Take me over, lift me up high
2. Tonight can be all that we imagine, everything we want and more, as long as the music keeps on playing
3. I wanna get lost in the night (in the night), in the music, in the muuusic
The 13th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Medina – Kun For Mig/You and I
Released: 22nd September 2008/21st September 2009
Trivia: I only realised Kun For Mig came out in ’08 just now, so I have craftily made it a double a-side in my chart with the English version, You and I, which was of course released in the UK in 2009 – weirdly almost exactly a year after its Danish release!
Best bits: 1. Så nu er musikken kun for mig, kun for mig (so now the music is just for me, just for me)
2. Kun tonerne fylder min verden, jeg hører kun musik I mit iskolde hjerte (just the beeps fill my world, I hear only music in my ice-cold heart)
3. Nu er det forbi jeg skal morer mig, jeg sagde jeg har det meget bedre uden dig (now it’s over I shall distract myself, I said I’m better off without you)
The 12th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Ke$ha – Tik Tok
Released: 3rd November
Trivia: Ke$ha’s new album, Animal, is going to be released about 2 weeks later in the UK than the USA. Those are going to be two very testing weeks!
Best bits: 1. Don’t stop, make it pop, DJ, blow my speakers up, tonight, I’mma fight ‘til we see the sunlight
2. You build me up, you break me down, my heart it pounds, yeah you got me with my hands up, get your hands up, put your hands up
3. Tick tock on the clock but the party don’t stop no, woah-oh oh oh, woah-oh oh oh-oh
The 11th Most Poptastic Single of 2009
Sugababes – About a Girl
Released: 8th November
Trivia: I was very pleased to recently learn that Wear My Kiss will be the next Sugababes single, one of many brilliant songs on the girls’ new album.
Best bits: 1. Girls bring the fun of life, sugar like apple pie, take a trip to paradise… let’s have a party-oh!
2. You don’t know about a girl, I’ll take over the world, and I’m gonna party like woah-oh-oh-oh-oh!
3. So we go singing oh-oh ha-ay-ah oh-oh ha-ay-oh