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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bananarama NEWS In Stereo!

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Bananarama are back and they have a new album out in April called In Stereo! HOORAY! You can preorder it Friday. More information below. We are beyond thrilled. AND it gets better ...




Here is the track listing ...
1. Love In Stereo 
2. Dance Music 
3. I’m On Fire
4. Intoxicated 
5. Tonight
6. Looking For Someone 
7. Stuff Like That
8. It’s Gonna Be Alright 
10. On Your Own

Rumours are the first single from the In Stereo album is called "Love In Stereo." Isn't that clever! Fans have already figured out that that is the same song the MKS (aka the Sugababes) recorded a few years ago. You can hear the MKS demo here. Apparently, there are album clips on iTunes in New Zealand as it is already Friday there. 



When you preorder the album on Friday, you immediately get the album track "Dance Music." Isn't that deeply fab?


Yay! 
2019 is shaping up to be a very good year for Bananarama!

Cheers then,

—Davearama 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Call Your Girlfriend by Clara Mae

Dear Poptastic Readers,

During our 2018 countdown in December, Clara Mae released this wonderful remake of Robyn's classic 2011 single "Call Your Girlfriend."



Clara's version is a piano-led ballad, and it is beautiful. She made a video that has a spoken intro telling how and why she recorded the track. Take a look ...




Wasn't that lovely? Yes it was! "Call Your Girlfriend" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added it to our 2019 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!~




Cheers then,
—Davearama


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tidbits about the 2018 countdown

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Every year we do a recap of our countdown to share some interesting (and not so interesting) tidbits about the Top 21 portion of the countdown. In case you missed it, here are our chart toppers from 2018 ...




1.   “Beautiful Heights” by Francine Belle
2.   “Alarms” by Daphne & Celeste
3.   “Casually” by Alyx Ander & Redondo featuring Maria Z
4.   “Stop Me From Falling” by Kylie Minogue featuring Gente de Zona
5.   “Waiting In Vain” by Jody Watley
6.   “L-O-V-E” by Dolly Style
7.   “Higher Than The Sun” by Dada Life
8.   “Dancing” by Kylie Minogue
9.   “Better Me Better You” by Clara Mae & Jake Miller
10. “Dance You Off” by Benjamin Ingrosso
11. “Boys On Girls” by Sannie
12.  “Hot Boy” by Samantha Fox
13. “Paradise” by Parralox featuring Marcella Detroit
14.  “Verona” by Peter Wilson & Sean Smith
15.  “Timebomb” by Post Precious
16.  “Never Let You Go” by Carda featuring Maddy Tab
17. “The Passion” by Jody Watley & SRL
18.  “Under The Sun” by Roosevelt
19. “After All” by All Saints
20. “I Forgot” by Clara Mae

and our bonus track ...



21.  “More 2 U” by Alice D


We had 3 artists who appeared twice in the Top 21: Jody Watley with "Waiting In Vain" and "The Passion", Kylie Minogue with "Stop Me From Falling" and "Dancing", and Clara Mae with "Better Me Better You" and "I Forgot."



We had lots of newcomers to the Top 21 this year! They were Daphne & Celeste, Alyx Ander, Redondo, Maria Z, Gente de Zona, Dada Life, Jake Miller, Samantha Fox, Marcella Detroit, Peter Wilson, Sean Smith, Post Precious, Carda, and Maddy Tab. Congratulations!



Four of the artists this year have been at our #1 spot before, and The Queen of Cool has been there twice: Kylie Minogue in 2010 with "Get Outta My Way", Jody Watley in 2013 with "Nightlife", Jody Watley & SRL in 2016 with "The Mood", and Parralox in 2017 with "Electric Nights."



Francine Belle has been on our countdown twice before: In 2012 with "Love Stuck" at #9 and in 2014 with "Crying On The Dancefloor" at #2.



Dolly Style have been on our countdowns 6 times over the past 2 years: Three times in 2016 with "Rollercoaster" at #3, "Young And Restless" at #12, and "Unicorns & Ice Cream" at #17. Three times in 2017 with "Bye Bye Bby Boo" at #12, "Moonlight" at #17, and "Glitter" at #38. This year saw them back in the Top 10 with "L-O-V-E", but they also had 3 solo singles that landed on our chart, too: "Hush Little Baby (VIP)" featuring Molly at #31, "Red Lights" featuring Holly at #32, and "B-A-B-Y" featuring Polly at #33.



Clara Mae has also been on our countdown over the past 2 years. In 2016 with "Strip" at #19 and "Parachute" at #45, and in 2017 with "Taped Up Heart" at #13, "I'm Not Her" at #19 and "Drowning" at #66. Clara also had another single this year called "Rooftop", which came in at #68.



Benjamin Ingrosso was in our Top 10 last year with "Do You Think About Me", which came in at #8 and his song "One More Time" came in at #40 last year. This year, he had 2 other songs on the countdown: "Paradise" and #25 and "I Wouldn't Know" came in at #71.


Sannie has been on our countdown 4 times before: Twice in 2012 with "4ever" at #4 and "C'est Cool" at #15, and in 2016 with "In The Morning" at #14 and "How Long" at #36.



Roosevelt was in the top ten in 2016 with "Fever" at #6. His song "Belong" came in at #39 in 2016. He had 2 other songs on our 2018 countdown: "Shadows" at #62 and "Getaway" at #91.



All Saints had 3 songs on our countdown in 2016 with "One Strike" at #8, "One Woman Man" at #15, and "This Is A War" at #61. This year, their song "Love Lasts Forever" came in at #35.



Alice D has been on our countdown 6 times before 2018: In 2014 with "Moving On" at #8, in 2015 with "Sweet Embrace" at #23 and "Baby" at #30, in 2016 with "Only You" at #11, in 2017 with "I Don't Owe You" at #42 and "Just Friends" at #85. Watch for "Mama Said" on this year's countdown from her Narcissus EP.

See the rest of the 2018 countdown in 2 parts ...








We are pretty sure that ALL of the songs on our countdown is featured on Spotify. You you listen to our list in order here. Check them all out in our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist.



15 songs of the Top 21 were sung by women! Girl power!

Where were they from? Just look ...

4 artists from Australia.
1 artist from Cuba.
5 artists from England.
1 artist from Germany.
1 artist from Norway.
5 artists from Sweden.
8 artists from the USA.

Thanks for supporting Poptastic Confessions this past year. If you have shared our posts on social media, we love you even more. Most of all, please support the artists by legally downloading the music when you can as that is how the artists will make the most money to keep making music.

Cheers then,

—The Poptastic Confessions Collective

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! 2019!

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed our countdown of our Top 100 Songs of 2018. If you missed it, click on the #1 song and work your way down.


2019 is going to be a great year for music! We'll have some predictions coming soon. Until then, we highlighted some new music in December before the countdown started. We've created a 2019 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify to highlight those songs. Enjoy!~



Cheers then,
—The Poptastic Confessions Collective

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Monday, December 31, 2018

#1 of 2018

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#1 in our Top 100 Songs of 2018 is: "Beautiful Heights" by Francine Belle. Click on the song title to see what we originally wrote about it.



Why: When we first heard "Beautiful Heights", we were immediately drawn to it. We must have listened to it 10 times before we realized that it was that it was an acapella track with afro beats. It kinda made us love it even that much more. We think it is beautiful.

Watch: Francine delivered a stunning video that we watched over and over. Thanks to Francine, we now know who Kaine Buffonge is! Make sure you watch the video to the very end.





Buy: "Beautiful Heights" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today! Also, check out "Crying On The Dancefloor" by Parralox featuring Francine. It was Poptastic Confessions #2 song of 2014. Parralox had our #1 spot last year with "Electric Nights." So now both Francine and Parralox have reached the top spot after just missing it in 2014! 



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Poptastic Confessions has featured countdowns over the past 7 years, even before we had the name Poptastic Confessions. Check out the following lists ... 





In 2018, we had a record number of posts, as well as a record number of visitors. Thank you! Compiling the list of songs wasn't easy for us. Most of the contributors also had different favourites. We have done our best to calculate the votes by contributors, plus how many visitors clicked on each post, and then bonus points were awarded if the artists acknowledged Poptastic Confessions for promoting their music, and in return promoted Poptastic Confessions. At the end of the day, Davearama and those closest to him helped narrow down the songs into this list. A special thanks to Raoni, Sausi, Nick, Normski, Jason, Janice, and Arturo.

No matter what position the song lands in, they are all worthy. Our main goal at Poptastic Confessions is to bring you music that you might not have heard before. We hope you have enjoyed the songs, and that you will help support the artists by legally buying their music.