Sorry to intrude but if you liked Fifth Harmony’s ‘Bo$$‘ – you’re gonna want to cue this one up after it. Thanks.
Aussie diva Ricki-Lee bounced back with an awesome new album titled Dance In The Rain a few months ago but it has yet to reach the UK shelves.
Nevertheless, we can’t help but jump on her single ‘Giddyup’. It’s a little saucy and a lot of fun. Like, a butt-slappin’, breast-shimmyin’ kind of fun.
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Jingle dem bells for we have a special Christmas-edition Alarm Pop here with Bonnie McKee’s ‘California Winter’.
The minty-haired American singer is best known for writing monster hits for Katy Perry (look, we’ve even done a tribute to the songs Bonnie has written) and her own debut single ‘American Girl‘.
‘California Winter’ is clearly keeping with the American theme and unsurprisingly, it sounds like something Katy Perry or even the Glee cast could have released.
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Supreme pop being, Sia, is back with a jolly cover of ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile’ from the movie musical Annie.
The song is taken from the 2014 big screen remake, which stars Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie herself.
We absolutely love it because even though it’s clearly a big, grinning musical number, it is still so very Sia. It could have been one of her own tunes.
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So an acoustic remix of Ariana Grande’s new single ‘Love Me Harder’ is floating about the internet, making everyone fall deeper in love with the song.
It’s like giving your ears a nice warm hug, really.
The stripped down mix is courtesy of Country Club Martini Crew, who have done high energy club remixes for the likes of Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue.
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Australian twins The Veronicas are back with a dark, bruised ballad titled ‘You Ruin Me’. Prepare yourself for high-definition drama and some pretty heavy lyrics.
The piano-based ballad is the first single from the girls’ long-awaited comeback album: The Veronicas.
It has been a long time between drinks. Some of you might remember their 2005 hit ‘4ever’ and 2007 single ‘Untouched’? But it seems like the girls have only gotten better with age.
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We’re gonna call it. This is the funkiest tune you will hear all month. Give it up for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ new single ‘Uptown Funk’.
The song is Mark Ronson’s first single in two years. The last we heard from him was ‘Anywhere In The World’ (featuring Katy B), which was the theme song for Coca Cola’s campaign during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The addictive, foot-tapping new tune is giving us serious flashbacks to Prince and Chic. Get mum and dad around the speakers and ask their opinion.
We’ve heard a lot of artists referencing 90s music this year and there will forever be people imitating 80s pop styles but there really isn’t enough music like this going around at the moment and we’re really loving the nod to 70s funk.
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Part of every balanced pop diet is a healthy serving of Marina and The Diamonds, right?
The quirky singer-songwriter is back with a delicious new single titled ‘Froot’ (much to the chagrin of spellcheck).
This is Marina’s first release after the epic 2012 album Electra Heart, which heard her embrace a major pop sound for the first time. In other words, that was her 1989 moment.
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Bells might ring when we say, ‘Hello? Remember Marlene?’. We did a little post on her song ‘Indian Summer’ a few months ago but speak of the devil, here she is with a new single.
‘I Do This For you’ is a cinematic powerpop ballad that sounds like something Katy Perry would trip you on the red carpet for.
We love how vulnerable her vocals sound in the verses before letting rip in the chorus.
The gorgeous Swedish chanteuse has done an equally cinematic video for ‘I Do This For You’, complete with lovely scenery and graceful choreography. Top marks.
Swedish pop singer Ace Wilder has shaken our brains and run away with all our attention with ‘Riot’.
The infectious new single sounds like a Girls Aloud single (as Popjustice so accurately pinned) or perhaps even something by Florrie.
It’s all frivolous hand claps, marching band drums, shout petulant vocals and horns. What’s not to love?
The 32-year old singer and songwriter got her big break after taking part in Melodifestivalen 2014, where she came second place and eventually scored a #1 single in Sweden.
For real, for real – he performs under the name Derek Darker. It’s not a Halloween gimmick.
But tell you what’s a good shout, though. This Dublin-bred singer/songwriter is giving away a free download of his track ‘Demons’ as an exclusive for Maximum Pop!, all because it’s Halloween.
The emotive ballad, which sounds like something pulled from Sam Smith or Emeli Sandé’s files, is taken from Derek’s debut EP Conversations with Rose.
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