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Old 11-18-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Quality Pop

As a spin-off from the Sugababes thread, Zoomerang gave me his blessing to take his idea for a pop thread and run with it.

"Pop" has a lot of different interpretations, and I don't want to limit what we're talking about here - but myself, I'm talking about what I like to call "Big Dumb Pop Songs."

Post your favorite songs and/or videos in this thread!

While I like some pop that comes out of the US, I've been discovering a lot of real quality stuff out of the UK. Which is great, but dang, paying import prices, even for used CDs, is killing me.

Here are a few of my favorites to kick it off:

Sugababes: Freak Like Me
*a mash-up of Adina Howard's R&B hit "Freak Like Me" and Gary Newman's "Are Friends Electric." It's AWESOME.



Robyn: Konichiwa Bitches

*so apparently she had a hit in Europe some years ago called "Show Me Love." This confused me for so long, because there was a Robyn S. who had a dance hit in the US called "Show Me Love." I knew it wasn't the same singer, but it really bugged me until I realized the two songs and singers were completely different.



Who's That Girl



Annie: Heartbeat



Rachel Stevens: Sweet Dreams My LA Ex



I Said Never Again, But Here We Are



Girls Aloud: Wake Me Up

(I love these guys. Er, girls.)



No Good Advice



Jamelia: Superstar



Beware of the Dog

(love that Depeche Mode sample!)




PS: Is YouTube the best thing ever, or what?
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Re: Quality Pop

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PS: Is YouTube the best thing ever, or what?
YES!!! A million times over!

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That That
you can pick between Patience and Rule the world
both work for me

and can't go wrong with quite a bit of Kylie
(though her latest single is not all that good)
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Edit: I was working on this post when you were mentioning Kylie. Great pop minds think alike! I haven't heard much from Take That, but Back For Good is a great song.

Ha! I knew Zoot would pop in with something from the 90s.

I can't forget I forgot one of my favorites: KYLIE!

Love At First Sight:



I Believe In You:



Red Blooded Woman:



2 Hearts ( I can't wait for this album to come out!):



Your Disco Needs You (this song cracks me up - I love it!):

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The Cure - Friday I'm In Love


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Robbie Williams!

Let Me Entertain You



Tripping



She's Madonna

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great thread

nice pick with annie. here's my favourite by her:

chewing gum
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Annie - 'Chewing Gum' - Edit: Damn you, Slickies


Goldfrapp - 'Ooh La La'


Bat For Lashes - 'What's a Girl To Do'


Thicke - 'When I Get You Alone' (Dear Alan Thicke, your real son is cooler than Kirk Cameron)


Bell Biv Devoe - 'Poison'
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I'd never heard that Thicke song until Blake Lewis did it on American Idol last year - I immediately got it from iTunes. I love it!!

Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice): Maybe



Charlotte Church: Crazy Chick

(remember her? I'm glad she ditched the opera thing and went pop. I dislike kids singing opera.)



Margaret Berger: Samantha



I also love Robot Song, but can't find anything on YouTube for it.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Catch You

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Annie - 'Chewing Gum' - Edit: Damn you, Slickies


Goldfrapp - 'Ooh La La'


Bat For Lashes - 'What's a Girl To Do'


Thicke - 'When I Get You Alone' (Dear Alan Thicke, your real son is cooler than Kirk Cameron)


Bell Biv Devoe - 'Poison'
i'm listening to that bat for lashes song right now! ... what are the odds!

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i'm listening to that bat for lashes song right now! ... what are the odds!

Why must you turn this thread in to a house of lies?!
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Donna Lewis' I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FORVER has always enchanted me. Musically it's very U2, with Killen's input.

Spice Girls Say You'll Be There, 2 Become 1, Stop, Wannabe

Kylie is the greatest though: Put Yourself In My Place wasn't mentioned, and that's a cracker too, as is Some Kind Of Bliss
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I've never heard Put Yourself In My Place - I'll have to find that one!

JoJo: Too Little Too Late



Pink: Trouble

(I think her Try This album was woefully overlooked. This album and her latest are chock full of quality pop tunes.)



The Veronicas: 4Ever



And finally (at least for now ), two little oddball choices:

Kelly Clarkson is one of my current favorites, and I think this was the point on American Idol where everyone sat up and said, "Huh. This girl's going to win."



From the Josie and the Pussycats movie: Three Small Words

(not only was the movie 100 times more clever than I would have expected, it's got a killer little soundtrack with tight little pop tunes)

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Ok, I've been a little hesitant to post this, but I'm going to anyways. As lame as it is to say, this is probably one of my favorite songs this year. Who else can make a song about getting a woman drunk at a club and then having sex with her seem so romantic and sweet? The video, as well as the song, has some unintentionally hilarious moments.

T-Pain - 'Buy U A Drank'
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MIA paper planes
or anything else

this song hit today
in a big way

oh heavens yes! my yes!
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