At this point, y’all are probably thinking, ‘anything goes with this goddamn list.’
I’ve tried really hard to suppress my delight in some of these songs because I know in my head, they’re probably non-events to the majority of you “discerning pop music listeners” but under very inexplicable circumstances I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy the likes of Toni Braxton‘s barely-known dance single ‘I Heart You’ and even Melanie Amaro‘s saccharine uptempo ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’.
Not just enjoy. But I’ve kept each of these songs on repeat in all sorts of places – when I’m up in the gym, strutting down supermarket aisles, roaming the streets of Paris by myself. Everywhere.
Here are the tracks that reign in my Top 20 this year:
We’ve seen the charts light up like it was Christmas this month, thanks to the heavy flow of new albums taking over the shelves.
For only the second time in history, the entire top six spots on the US Billboard 200 are filled with debut entries. Here in Australia, we have eight new albums scaling our ARIA Top 20, while over in the UK, they have six.
Y’all can obviously expect for it to get even more competitive in the coming months as all the strong sellers come out to play for your seasonal spendings.
This has been a good week for Pink, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kanye West and – definitely more than ever – PSY, the K-pop icon responsible for ‘Gangnam Style’.
Despite having woken up at 4am this morning to do breakfast radio (side bar: we interviewed Ricki-Lee, squee with me later) then rushed off to my full-time job, I still found the good humour to kid myself into thinking I could actually bang out “a few quick blog posts” before going to a friend’s celebratory dinner. Exhaustion is an understatement right now.
Guy Sebastian declares war on love.
Fuck, I just had this amazing light bulb moment. In celebration of my obvious “career” highlight interviewing Ricki-Lee this week – why don’t we try to slot in as many RLC pop references as we can into this post. In fact, if you record a reading of this whole blog out loud then play the tape backwards, it should somehow sound like ‘Raining Diamonds’.
The original Australian IdolGuy Sebastian has revealed the artwork for this newest single ‘Battle Scars’, which features star American rapper Lupe Fiasco. To be honest with you, any of the rugged and masculine chic images we’ve seen of Guy in the last two years could’ve all been done in the same photo shoot. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before, unlike the below class act with her giant piece of joolry.
‘Battle Scars’ was sent to media today and from what I’ve heard, it is major ballad of Toni Braxton‘s ‘Yesterday’ proportions.
We can probably expect the new album Armageddon to drop some time before this season of Aussie X Factor is through.