The 10th Most Poptastic Single of 2010
Released: 13th July (Swe)
Trivia: Lovekiller was also the name of the new album Darin released in 2010, which went to no.1 and went gold in its first week. It was an especially important success for Darin as the album marked a change in sound for him. It turned out to be exactly the right move, and Darin is now king of emotional power ballads, Lovekiller being his crowning glory.
Best bits: 1. You’re a lovekiller, you’re a love-lovekiller, you’re a lovekiller, you’re a murderer!
2. You’re a cold blooded murderer! MURDERER!
3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you took it all awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
The 9th Most Poptastic Single of 2010
Released: 9th Sept (UK)
Trivia: When Robyn said on Never Mind the Buzzcocks a few years ago that her boyfriend was a cage fighter, she wasn’t entirely joking. She got engaged to a ‘mixed martial artist’ called Olof in 2008!
Best bits: 1. Just don’t fall recklessly, headlessly in love with me
2. I know what’s on your mind, there will be time for that too if you hang with me
3. Will you tell me once again how we’re gonna be just friends?
The 8th Most Poptastic Single of 2010
Released: 10th June (UK)
Trivia: Dancing On My Own is nominated for a Grammy! It’s up for Best Dance Recording. Fingers crossed she’ll win and the award can sit beside the Swedish Grammi she won in 2009 for Best Live Act.
Best bits: 1. I’m giving it my all but I’m not the girl you’re takin’ home (ooh, ooh, ooh), I keep dancing on my own
2. I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her (oh, oh, oh)
3. I’m just gonna dance all night, I’m all messed up, I’m so out of line
The 7th Most Poptastic Single of 2010
Released: 13th Dec (UK)
Trivia: Looks like RedOne doesn’t do a favour without expecting one back. In return for giving Nicole this amazing work of pop, she has had to provide vocals for a new track by RedOne’s disappointing protegée Mohombi.
Best bits: 1. That bad girl power I got, I’ll abuse it tonight, ‘cos tonight got poison on my mind
2. I got that poison (uh-huh), I got that poison (uh-huh), I got that poison, that poison on my mind!
3. Think that you can handle it? Boy, it’s on!
The 6th Most Poptastic Single of 2010
Released: 26th Oct (Swe) (UK)
Trivia: You can hear some more tracks from Tove’s ace debut album on her website, tovestyrkemusic.com. I particularly recommend Stalker In Your Speaker. You will notice that many of the tracks are written by Patrik Berger, who is also the co-writer of… Dancing On My Own!
Best bits: 1. All I want now is a white light moment, come with me tonight
2. I want a perfect moment, I want to go tonight, I want see the star shoot out of
a pitch black sky
3. Monochrome city the color’s fading, watching the world in your eyes… in your eyes