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Saturday, December 31, 2016

#1 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#1 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “The Mood” by Jody Watley featuring SRL (aka Shalamar Reloaded). Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


This is the first #1 for Jody featuring SRL. However, Jody Watley had our #1 spot in 2013 with her song “Nightlife.” Shalamar Reloaded is the group that Jody formed to celebrate her past as a member of Shalamar, but also to create something new and fresh with singers Nate and Rosero. Together, the three of them did just that! 


You might remember that Shalamar Reloaded were on our 2015 countdown when their song “SlowDance” came in at #18. Their other single this year was “O.R.I.G.In.A.L” and it came in at #25 on our countdown.


“The Mood” is an amazing RnB song with a feel-good chorus. We were lucky enough to see Shalamar Reloaded live this year at Yoshi’s in Oakland. And a highlight of the setlist was when they performed this song. The glorious video was filmed in Hawaii …


Wasn’t that wonderful? “The Mood” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today. 

We are eagerly awaiting their album Bridges slated for release in 2017. In the meantime, you can keep up with the latest on Shalamar Reloaded, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

We also wanted to thank you for visiting our blog during the countdown. A special thanks to those who "liked" our Facebook posts, tweets on Twitter, and photos on Instagram. A super special thanks to anyone who shared or retweeted and of the links. 


Wishing you all a very safe and happy new year! 

Cheers then,
—Davearama 

P.S. A lot of people talk about 2016 as a tough year, and it was for many, many reasons. However, the music in 2016 was wonderful. We had about 40 songs that we wanted to squeeze in our Top 20 list, so it wasn't an easy list this year. We hope you enjoyed our annual countdown of our favourite songs. The songs are the soundtrack of our lives, through good times and bad. And may we cherish the happy moments we have, and think of them when we hear these songs in the years to come.

The rest of the list ...

#2 of 2016 <— Tegan & Sara
#3 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#4 of 2016 <— Glass Slipper
#5 of 2016 <— RABBII
#6 of 2016 <— Roosevelt
#7 of 2016 <— Pet Shop Boys
#8 of 2016 <— All Saints
#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Friday, December 30, 2016

#2 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#2 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “U-Turn” by Tegan & Sara. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


Tegan and Sara’s 2016 album I Love You To Death was one of our favourite albums this year. And just look at all the songs from the album on our countdown: “Stop Desire” at #13, "White Knuckles" at #26, "Boyfriend" at #33, "Faint Of Heart" at #44, "BWU" at #54, and "100x" at 64.


“U-Turn” was definitely the standout track from the album. At times it happily reminds us of Robyn. The video is super fun! Check it out …


Wasn’t that awesome? “U-Turn” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on Tegan & Sara, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:

#3 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#4 of 2016 <— Glass Slipper
#5 of 2016 <— RABBII
#6 of 2016 <— Roosevelt
#7 of 2016 <— Pet Shop Boys
#8 of 2016 <— All Saints
#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Thursday, December 29, 2016

#3 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#3 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “Rollercoaster” by Dolly Style. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


Dolly Style have definitely been our guilty pleasure this year. In the spring, Dolly Style came in at #87 in our Top 100 Girl Groups list. If we ever do the list again, we are sure they will go higher. Dolly Style had two other songs in our Top 20: "Young & Restless" at #12 and "Unicorns & Ice Cream" at #17. There is something just so fun and campy about them. And the music is pretty catchy, too. They make us smile.

“Rollercoaster” was their entry for Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, which is a song competition in Sweden that selects the song that will represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest. Sadly, Dolly Style didn’t win, but this song and their performance is super fabulous. Have a look …




We just couldn't get the song out of our head all year long! “Rollercoaster” is their only song not available on iTunes worldwide. However, you can get the song on mp3v.com with a prepaid account. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on Dolly Style, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:

#4 of 2016 <— Glass Slipper
#5 of 2016 <— RABBII
#6 of 2016 <— Roosevelt
#7 of 2016 <— Pet Shop Boys
#8 of 2016 <— All Saints
#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#4 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#4 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “Up On The Floor (Homero Espinosa Disco Edit)” by Glass Slipper. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.



This is Glass Slipper’s second time at the #4 position as their song “Surge” also came in at #4 in our 2014 countdown. And this year, they had quite a few songs on our countdown: “All That” at #32, “Givinit2You” at #43, and “Land of Milk & Honey” at #49. Plus, singer Lisa’s song “Better Than Alright” with Black Magic Disco came in at #24. Have a listen to the amazing Homero Espinosa Disco Edit of “Up On The Floor” …



Wasn’t that fun? The remix EP of “Up On The Floor” is available on digital outlets everywhere. However, you can get the Homero Espinosa Disco Edit on SoundCloud for free! Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on Glass Slipper, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:

#5 of 2016 <— RABBII
#6 of 2016 <— Roosevelt
#7 of 2016 <— Pet Shop Boys
#8 of 2016 <— All Saints
#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

#5 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#5 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “New Friends” by RABBII. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


Now you might remember that RABBII were on our countdown last year at #14 with “Hang Us High.” And they had two other songs on our countdown this year with “Sadness” at #37 and “Chameleon” at #55. “New Friends” is a song that grabs you with haunting chorus that stuck in our heads most of the year. Check out the artist video …


We love them! “New Friends” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on RABBII, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:

#6 of 2016 <— Roosevelt
#7 of 2016 <— Pet Shop Boys
#8 of 2016 <— All Saints
#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Monday, December 26, 2016

#6 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

We are so saddened by the death of George Michael. We would like some time to write a tribute to him, so that will come in the new year. As you know we are counting down our favourite songs of 2016. And the show must go on ...

#6 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “Fever” by Roosevelt. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


“Fever” was definitely the standout track from Roosevelt’s debut album. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a video (at least in the USA). You can hear the official audio here or watch a live performance here …


“Fever” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on Roosevelt, like his official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns ...

2016:

#7 of 2016 <— Pet Shop Boys
#8 of 2016 <— All Saints
#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Saturday, December 24, 2016

#7 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#7 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “The Pop Kids” by Pet Shop Boys. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.



This was a great return for the Pet Shop Boys. Unfortunately, the song didn’t have an official video — only a lyric video. However, there was this live performance on the Graham Norton Show


Wasn’t that lovely? “The Pop Kids” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on Pet Shop Boys, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:
#8 of 2016 <— All Saints
#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Friday, December 23, 2016

#8 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#8 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “One Strike” by All Saints. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


All Saints showed everyone how to come back! This song and album Red Flag were a big return for the group, and a happy return at that. Their other single “One Woman Man” came in at #15 on our list. Check out the music video for "One Strike" ...


“One Strike” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on All Saints, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:

#9 of 2016 <— Rebecca & Fiona
#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

#9 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#9 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “Shotgun” by Rebecca & Fiona. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


We must admit that this song was a grower as we weren't instantly wowed by it. But after the US election, we seemed to connect with the lyrics a bit more. Sadly, there isn't a video with Rebecca & Fiona, but there is a lyric video here …


It is sad in a haunting kind of way. “Shotgun” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on Rebecca & Fiona, like their official Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:

#10 of 2016 <— Tuff City Kids with Annie
#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats

Thursday, December 22, 2016

#10 of 2016

Dear Poptastic Readers,

#10 in our favourite songs of 2016 is “Labyrinth” by Tuff City Kids with Annie. Click on the name of the song to see what we first wrote about it.


You might remember that Annie scored our #1 song of 2015 with “Cara Mia.” And previously her song “Back Together” was our #16 song of 2013. You can listen to “Labyrinth” here …


We love the talking middle bit! “Labyrinth” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support the artist by downloading your copy today.

To keep up with the latest on Annie, like her official Facebook page, as well as Tuff City Kids Facebook page. And while you are at it please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Check out our past countdowns!

2016:

#11 of 2016 <— Alice D
#12 of 2016 <— Dolly Style
#13 of 2016 <— Tegan and Sara
#14 of 2016 <— Sannie
#15 of 2016 <— All Saints
#16 of 2016 <— Christie and The Dream Beats