At last Pink’s new video is here, and just like her last one it’s not quite what we were expecting for the song.
But if we let go our expectations of a more wintery or Perfect kind of video, and the fact we’re a little reminded of something’s Shakira did first, it actually is quite a beautiful, and oddly moving, video.
We’re still not entirely sure why she looks like she partied with Ke$ha though.
Popsessed’s 2011 Top 100: #60-51
This took a little longer than expected.. gotta love crashing browsers just when you’re done typing! Anyway, before we head on to our 2011 Top 50, here’s a little bit about the last 10 songs that just missed out on it…
That outfit, that hair, those dance moves… Sometimes Robyn is just a little bit tóó quirky for our liking. Musically we also prefer her melancholic songs to her more experimental ones like Fembot. Luckily for her, Call Your Girlfriend falls in the first category. For an adultery ballad, a genre that usually hardly makes us go ‘awww, poor homewrecker’, this is quite a beautiful touching song, and the production’s as good as electropop gets.
Our first post about the new Lasgo single was hardly a rave review. Here With Me is Lasgo by numbers (with a whistle thrown in), and might as well have been released in 2002. Despite it not exactly winning any originality awards however it’s still quite an enjoyable ‘dancing with tears in my eyes’ piece of eurodance.
There’s something incredibly ’90s about Zoë’s selftitled dance debut album. And even though we just judged our number 59 for sounding like something from 2002, in this case it’s actually part of the charm. Eurodance acts like Lasgo, Milk Inc and Sylver aside, we don’t often get to hear poppy dance albums that aren’t just by a faceless DJ act. That, combined with the fact that it didn’t sound very 2011 at all, made Zoë quite a refreshing record. With so many hooks it’s almost one big chorus, Accidents Happen is our favourite song of the album by a mile. This would have fitted in quite well on The Saturdays’ last album.
Forget about Gaga, Kat Deluna is one of RedOne’s first and biggest muses. Though his, slightly samey, trademark sound isn’t hard to recognize, a little latin flavor makes sure Kat’s music still very much has it’s clear own sound. Her two albums are both great and we’re a bit puzzled why she hasn’t become a bigger popstar yet, but what we really don’t get is how she doesn’t have at least one worldwide summer hit a year?
For the biggest part of 2011 this was the mostplayed song on our iTunes. We assume some other better songs were duped by us having multiple versions, uncounted YouTube plays, or some other unfortunate circumstances like that, because Blow is not thát special. That being said, we dó love it, and it’s probably our favourite Ke$ha single. But number 56 feels about right.
Another big case of ‘how isn’t she a huge popstar yet?’. Alexis got a great voice, great tunes, and definitely looks the part of a proper star in her videos as well. Hush Hush is the closest she’s come thusfar to sounding like America’s Agnes. It may be no Release Me, but it would have been a very decent follow-up.
It seems like Aqua has grown up quite a bit since their Barbie Girl days. Suddenly hearing them sing about getting fucked could have easily ended up ruining our childhood, but the fact they came back with a full new album, sounding exactly like how you’d expect Aqua to sound in 2011, kept that from happening. We’re still a bit sad this remained just a promo single, and only two proper singles got released from their new record, but that aside it was one of greatest band comebacks we’ve ever witnessed.
This is by far our favourite song on Loud, which seems to be quite an unpopular opinion. We’ve always preferred fun Rihanna, who we’ve seen way too little since her Good Girl Gone Bad Days, and this song and video were the most fun we’ve had with Rihanna since… well, actually only since Who’s That Chick. Either way, we like it like it.
Even though we tend to love anything with even a hint of Motown to it, back in 2009 an album full of a 13 year old singing covers of soul classics wasn’t quite our cup of tea. So when it’s follow-up Good For The Soul got released, we weren’t exactly the first ones in line to get ourselves a copy. Then we heard the singles. And fuck us, they were good! As was the album. All original songs, sounding both fresh and authentic and all having great tunes and vocals. Like a poppier version of her late aunt Amy. Can you believe this girl’s still only 15?
Oh, right.. the girl who had to dye her hair red so people wouldn’t notice Carmit left the Pussycat Dolls? Yeah, she released her first proper solo single this year. And what do you know? It was actually great, beating all of Nicole’s singles on this list hands down! Like many dance songs Show Me isn’t particularly clever or original, but it’s definitely one hell of a tune!
Popsessed’s 2011 Top 100: #60-51
On to our next 10 2011 favourites, with this video once again containing quite a lot of uptempo/dance pop songs. Seems we liked those a lot last year, although not the most, because almost all of them did miss out on our top 50.
A write-up of #60-51 will be up later today.