unless u have been too busy bumpin’ cassette tapes from obscure 90′s screamo and post-rock bands instead of listening to mainstream radio like a normal person, u probably know that 2012 has been an amazing year for pop music. the days of slutty (albeit hot) burlesque girls singing over weird arabian music and old groce plastic-surgery-ridden ex-drug addict bishes reigning the pop charts are long in the past and catchy dance songs with powerpop-esque chord progressions are now in.
ive always liked cody simpson’s music significantly more than justin bieber’s (altho biebz new song is pretty good compared to all the other stuff i’ve heard from him). i dont think cody will ever see the same level of success as justin due 2 homeliness, being australian, and showing up a year later (even tho he’s technically ahead of the game by being 3 years younger).
following up her epic 2010 release “cannibal”, ke$ha’s new album is prob one of my most anticipated albums ever. if this song is an indication of how the album will be, then its a very good sign. considering she is one of the best songwriters in the game, its kinda hard to believe that a mediocre artist such as adele could win like 10 grammys and ke$ha doesnt even have 1.
altho “call me maybe” would be the obvious choice here, i decided to use this song instead, becuz i think i like it just as much , if not more than call me maybe. it doesnt hurt also that carly rae is one of the cutest girls ever. unfortunately, she is at risk for becoming known as a one-hit wonder, even tho her entire album is all really good.
one direction (via young british bros who change their hairstyles once a week) have released the first single off their new album and its CATCHY AS FUCK. this video contains the boys doing an array of fun summer activities, such as driving offroad in an old army truck, bouncing around inside these giant ball-things on the lake, and playing in an inflatable swimming pool.
not as danceable as the songs above, but still very catchy. im glad that she has ditched the groce southern accent that could be found in her earlier songs (which was faked in the first place). abandoning the country-pop sound and going straight up pop was probably the smartest thing she couldve done. and it seems to be working well in her favor, this song is her first #1 hit.
UNDERGROUND DIVISION (ARTISTS/SONGS U MAY HAVE SLEPT ON)
altho the bro from the ready set did see SOME mainstream success a couple years ago with his mildly popular radio hit “love like woe” (unlike his similar-sounding contemporary stephen jerzak, who made a failed attempt at venturing into the mainstream dancepop industry last year), his popularity seems to be fizzling if my observations are correct. he might be suffering from FTSK-syndrome, where his female fans are now 18 in their first year of college, like “oh yea, i used to listen to the ready set in high school”. despite his popularity status, this song is catchy as fuk and one of the best pop songs this year.
i commend these guys for having guitars in a song that seems to be 95% synthesizers and programmed drums. im mirin’ the boy band attire as well. judging by the quality of this music video, combined with the fact this band is unknown, im assessing that atleast one of them has some very rich parents. +1 for the hot brunette girl in the vid near the end.
unlike hollywood ending, these guys dont front. theyve dropped their electric guitars and traded them in for the siqest home recording software and synth packs. imo making a music video for this song in particular was a wrong career move tho, the song that they are blasting in their car at the beginning is much catchier. u can listen to it here.
altho austin mahone is always going to be accused of being just another “bieber clone”, he is innovating a new genre now known as “varsity jacket pop”. watch austin share his feelings on JB, proving that he is a unique artist and should not be compared to justin.
much like austin mahone, duke squad are also innovating a new style, “skaterpop”. this song includes dope rap verses and a super catchy pop chorus. im kinda perplexed how it says theyre signed to universal yet i have breakdown videos with 600 times as many views as this music vid. they clearly need more fans so go to their facebook page and give them a like. tell them that stuff you will hate sent u!
so that concludes my best pop songs of 2012. if there R any songs u think should have been on the list, drop a link in the comments. peace out bros!