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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by bartblueboy » Sun Mar 21, 2010 14:04

I don't know anything about chartpop nowadays, but I think that new Yeasayer song "O.N.E." sounds like a potential number one. But hey, what do I know. It'll probably sink without a trace. And some dreadful Black Eyed Peas song or something equally ghastly will be number one for ever and ever...

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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by everard » Thu Mar 25, 2010 02:32

bartblueboy wrote:I don't know anything about chartpop nowadays, but I think that new Yeasayer song "O.N.E." sounds like a potential number one. But hey, what do I know. It'll probably sink without a trace.
one of my first thoughts on hearing it was that it was a future number one. really catchy tune. beginning to grate on me but i loved it the first 20 times i heard it. video is also pretty cool.


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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 08:10

yeasayer are not chart pop/rnb!
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by Uncle Ants » Thu Mar 25, 2010 09:53

caramarydaisy wrote:yeasayer are not chart pop/rnb!
They sound like chart pop circa 1983 mind. I can easily imagine hearing that on TOTP on a Thursday night and moaning about it in the dinner queue Friday lunchtime.
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by Damian » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:18

I agree, they do (if only for that song) sound like people imagined the future to sound like in the early 80's. It's not a bad thing. I don't think you'd class them as chart pop/RnB necessarily, but that song is fit for inclusion.

That whole Yeasayer album is brilliant.

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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Thu Mar 25, 2010 17:11

It's a catchy beast all right.

I don't like it or anything else from Yeasayer's shitty new album though. It sounds like they saw what happened to Animal Collective after Merriweather Post Pavillion, thought "We want some of that!" and accidentally produced a record that sounds like watered down Cut Copy. Albeit with a couple of annoyingly catchy songs.

Also Cara, Roo has already threatened to play it at the next Pop-o-matic!...

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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by northernlight » Thu Mar 25, 2010 20:13

For the last 3-4 weeks I have been working in a department where daytime radio is played - and slowly but surely the pop hooks of the Lady Gaga song 'Poker Face' have wormed their way into my head.

I had somehow missed it prior to that - I now think that it is a cracker of a pop song with a killer chorus.!

Much of the other daytime radio stuff has washed over me, I have to say though..

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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by bartblueboy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 20:58

Well ok, it can't be classed as RnB (thank god for that), but it still sounds like perfect chart pop to me !
I like that description about it sounding like we imagined the future to sound in the eighties ! That is spot on !

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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by northernlight » Thu Mar 25, 2010 21:51

This song was out about 18 months ago - is the sort of song that I think should have been in the upper echelons of the hit parade (or something like that):

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/4919648/San ... Lights_Out

Great video too!

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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by caramarydaisy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 17:23

that is a great song, i remember seeing it a while ago!
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon May 03, 2010 12:06

I heart Right Hand Hi by Kid Sister. It's getting played at Pop-o-matic! several times:


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Post by andyroo » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:15

I heard 'Unpretty' by TLC on the radio in a cafe this morning. Don't usually like that kind of thing, but bugger me that is one top tune.
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Post by indiansummer » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:22

i bought Janelle Monae's album yesterday. Really, really looking forward to giving it a spin tonight.
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by scarvesandcharm » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:16

Janelle Monae is awe-inspiringly talented. Forget Lady Gaga*, she is the future of pop music.




*Still love Lady Gaga too, mind.
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by islandhopper » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:06

Any recommendations on great pop songs that I've probably missed out on this year. The only thing I've bought recently was that Diana Vickers song that I only know because she played it on the x factor.

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Post by tompony » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:24

Everything that Robyn has released this year has been pretty much solid gold. Dancing On My Own is probably the best example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcNo07Xp8aQ

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Post by Jangloid Mark » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:25

islandhopper wrote:Any recommendations on great pop songs that I've probably missed out on this year. The only thing I've bought recently was that Diana Vickers song that I only know because she played it on the x factor.
Urgh....X-Factor, something that really should get done for crimes against pop!!! Anyone that makes it through is 'encouraged' to lose any aspect of originality that they may have.

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Think about the following (BIG selling) artists and then think (irrespective of whether you like them or not) 'if they had made it through to the later stages (which would be highly unlikely anyway), what advice would Cowell and his cronies give them :

David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Morrissey, Kate Bush, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, Iron Maiden (I could imagine Cheryl Cole saying 'I think you should lose the guitars, or at least turn them down a lot), Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Tracy Chapman....
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by scarvesandcharm » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:35

I recently discovered and am currently in love with the original version of Ambitions by Donkeyboy. I must admit I that I only heard it off the back of Joe McElderry version but it's a fantastic pop song. Bless him, but Joe just doesn't seem to grasp any of the melancholy in the song at all and just seems to be singing it as if it's Geraldine/Peter Kay's The Winner's Song. His video is a bit weird too, like a messianic version of Billie Piper's Because We Want To video.

They're not exactly chart pop but I would highly recommend the Swedish pop group Museum of Bellas Artes who released this lovely cover of The Saphires' Who Do You Love? last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5d7HcD_X3Y and more recently an original song called Watch The Glow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeEImgXu ... re=related

Oh, and Robyn's singles from Body Talk have been pretty incredible.
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by scarvesandcharm » Thu Nov 04, 2010 13:14

Jangloid Mark wrote:
islandhopper wrote:Any recommendations on great pop songs that I've probably missed out on this year. The only thing I've bought recently was that Diana Vickers song that I only know because she played it on the x factor.
Urgh....X-Factor, something that really should get done for crimes against pop!!! Anyone that makes it through is 'encouraged' to lose any aspect of originality that they may have.

Don't believe me?

Think about the following (BIG selling) artists and then think (irrespective of whether you like them or not) 'if they had made it through to the later stages (which would be highly unlikely anyway), what advice would Cowell and his cronies give them :

David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Morrissey, Kate Bush, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, Iron Maiden (I could imagine Cheryl Cole saying 'I think you should lose the guitars, or at least turn them down a lot), Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Tracy Chapman....
I always think it's slightly ironic that the very thing that X Factor winners seem to lack is "the x factor". I think they all have a bit of a pleasant Average Joe (McElderry) quality about them because that's what helps you win the reality TV aspect of the show, it's what makes mums and nans sitting at home think "Isn't that nice?" and pick up the phone for them. But it makes for a pretty unexceptional pop star and the show just ends up producing year after year of bores like Leona "ballad in a ball gown" Lewis .

My main problem with the X Factor is that Simon Cowell is a man who doesn't really listen to music or even like it in his personal life and has nothing but contempt for the intelligence of others. He hearkens back to the 90s pop moguls who created the likes of Steps and S Club 7 and thought they could release any old crap because people were stupid and would buy anything (OK, they were right... to an extent).

Girls Aloud are essentially an X Factor (or PopStars: The Rivals... same thing, less Simon Cowell) but they're an amazing girlgroup, not because the individual members have any special talent or charisma or because the judges of PopStars: The Rivals had any better idea of what they were talking about (Louis Walsh decided it wasn't worth his time bothering to manage them) but because they were picked up by the production company Xenomania who actually love pop music and want to write great pop songs.
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Re: chart pop / RnB

Post by Mr Bear » Thu Nov 04, 2010 13:18

tompony wrote:Everything that Robyn has released this year has been pretty much solid gold. Dancing On My Own is probably the best example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcNo07Xp8aQ
True dat. She's great.

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