As you all know, POP from the Block has been M.I.A. for the past few months, and eager to get back on track. So I've put together a juicy little playlist of poptastic tunes you ought to take note of.
Put Your Hands Up - Nerina Pallot
The lead single off British singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot's forthcoming album Year of the Wolf is a modest yet insanely catchy pop tune. Originally intended for Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite LP, Put Your Hands Up is a track that can easily be altered to electropop and would make a brilliant floor stomper, but the beauty of the song lies within its meekness.
Bounce - Calvin Harris feat. Kelis
Leave it to Calvin Harris to produce extremely good beats. Bounce is as odd as it is brilliant.
Silly Girl - Neon Hitch
Remember that gypsy girl I introduced back in January? Well, Neon Hitch has gone far from her dreamy pop sound in Get Over U. Her second single, Silly Girl, is best summed up in one word: DURRRRTY. On the other hand, 'infectious' and 'dope' would fit well too.
Goodbye, Goodnight - Her Majesty and the Wolves
Ex- Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and Spencer Nezey of Jupiter Rising are at it again! Goodbye, Goodnight is a horribly catchy electropop number that's oigng to be a surefire hit in clubs.
Do It in the AM - Frankmusik feat. Far East Movement
Frankmusik + Far East Movement = club stomper. Need I say more?
Run the World (Girls) - Beyoncé
Beyoncé's latest "female empowering" song has fans and critics divided. On one hand, it's a mess of a song with a Pon De Floor sample. On the other, it's a contagious anthem that refuses to mingle with the synthtastic tunes of today. Run the World (Girls) is a song only a handful of popstars can pull off. Kudos, Bey.
In the Air - True Tiger ft. Professor Green and Maverick Sabre
A track that's unarguably meant for the dancefloor.
The Lonely - Christina Perri
By now I'm wondering just how much pain Christina Perri has been through to write such anguishing songs. Much like her previous singles, The Lonely cuts straight to the heart with its sweeping piano strokes and mournful melody.
Lost Without You - Vanbot
If you're a fan of Swedish pop sensation Robyn, then Vanbot is right up your alley. Lost Without You is a sad disco-ish track that would fit in quite nicely in Robyn's Body Talk albums.
Starlight - Sophie-Ellis Bextor
(We Do It) Primo - Colette Carr
New Cherry Tree artist Colette Carr teams up with Frankmusik for her single (We Do It) Primo. It's kind of a dreamy (and sober) Ke$ha with a spoonful of sugar. Throw in a Keane sample of Somewhere Only We Know for good measure.
Break You Hard - Natalia Kills
Natalia Kills is one of the most promising pop acts of today and her debut LP Perfectionist is a solid effort. Break You Hard is immensely good and a nice reminder that all is not lost on today's generation of pop warblers.
Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix) - Britney Spears feat. Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha
LOOK AT THOSE NAMES.
Nova - The Sound of Arrows
The Sound of Arrows is yet another amazing act to come from Sweden. Their dreamy pop music is quite a delight to the ears and the video for their single Nova is equally pleasing to the eyes.
Easy Please Me - Katy B
Katy B presents a fresh edge to the current breed of rave-y, nonsensical pop songs with Easy Please Me. It's always a nice surprise to hear songs in this genre that steer clear of autotuning.
Begging Me - Florrie