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Saturday, December 31, 2011

#1 of 2011

#1 in my favourite songs of 2011 is "Don't Wanna C U 2nite" by Annikafiore. As you know, her song "Love 2 Live" came in at #6 this year. Last year, her debut solo single "Forbidden Love" came in at #8 on my countdown.


This amazing song was written and produced by Annikafiore and Antti Vuorenniemi. While the original version was a mid-tempo ballad, the single version was remixed by SoundFactory and it was turned into a dancefloor stomper! 

This tears-on-the-dancefloor song is amazing, and so is Annikafiore. Not only did she write the song, she published it on her own label. And when the original video wasn't ready for the single's release, she quickly filmed a new video and edited it herself. To me, she is an inspiration. She's doing everything on her own terms, and when there is a problem, she fixes it. 



The song was released this summer and has been a favourite of mine ever since. Congratulations to Annikafiore for hitting the #1 position on my Poptastic countdown!


Annikafiore's music is available on iTunes and CDBaby.com! Buy it today!


And you can like her official artist page on Facebook here.


See the rest of the countdown here ...

2. "Feel 4 U" by Dream Beats featuring Alcazar


3. "America" by Le Kid


4. "Never Let Me Go" by The Human League


5. "Me And My Microphone" by September


6. "Love 2 Live" by Annikafiore


7. "Freedom" by Sugababes


8. "Don't Try To Steal My Limelight" by Miss Inga featuring 
La Camilla and Dominika Peczynski


9. "All Fired Up" by The Saturdays


10. "Boo Shuffle" by The Pipettes


11. "We Are The Drums" by Le Kid


12. "Party In My Head" by September


13. "Beat Of My Drum" by Nicola Roberts


14. "DJ (I Could Be Dancing)" by Alphabeat





15. "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga


16. "Think About It" by Melanie C






19. "Hearts In The Air" by Eric Saade featuring J-Son


20. "Starlight" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Bonus: #21. "Oh My God" by Le Kid



See Davearama's Top Songs of 2010 ...


#2 of 2011

#2 in my favourite songs of 2011 is "Feel 4 U" by Dream Beats featuring Alcazar. As you'll remember, Alcazar (version 3.0) came in at #9 last year with "Headlines." In 2009, they hit my chart in the #2 and #3 position with "Burning" and "Stay The Night." And in 2008, they made #1 with their comeback single "We Keep On Rockin'" and #6 with "Inhibitions."




What about Dream Beats? Well, Dream Beats is a Swedish production team made up of Felix and Märta of Le Kid as well as Anders Hansson. The three of them have worked with Alcazar on their last album. This is their first single as Dream Beats. This song is crazy busy with 70s references, and it even name-drops the title of Alcazar's last album Disco Defenders.

I must admit, I'm not crazy about the video. I could do without the woman tripping out. That part completely freaks me out. I'm not crazy about Tess and Lina's beehive hairdos either. They are OK, but it really doesn't show off their beauty.






See the rest of the countdown here ...


3. "America" by Le Kid


4. "Never Let Me Go" by The Human League


5. "Me And My Microphone" by September


6. "Love 2 Live" by Annikafiore


7. "Freedom" by Sugababes


8. "Don't Try To Steal My Limelight" by Miss Inga featuring 
La Camilla and Dominika Peczynski


9. "All Fired Up" by The Saturdays


10. "Boo Shuffle" by The Pipettes


11. "We Are The Drums" by Le Kid


12. "Party In My Head" by September


13. "Beat Of My Drum" by Nicola Roberts


14. "DJ (I Could Be Dancing)" by Alphabeat





15. "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga


16. "Think About It" by Melanie C




18. "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn


19. "Hearts In The Air" by Eric Saade featuring J-Son


20. "Starlight" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Bonus: #21. "Oh My God" by Le Kid





Friday, December 30, 2011

#3 of 2011

#3 in my favourite songs of 2011 is "America" by Le Kid. I adore this song! LOVE, Love, love it! This is the third (if you count #21) and final song from Le Kid on this year's countdown. I love Le Kid, and I can't wait for more music from them. 




This is by far my favourite song of theirs. I never grow tired of hearing it. The melody is gorgeous. It's melancholy, but it's not quite a ballad. It is beautiful, indeed.


The video is quite clever. With a title like "America", it would be easy to get a little patriotic, like the cover did. (By the way, where is the rest of Le Kid? Both "America" and "We Are The Drums" only featured the singers Helena and Johanna on the cover.) The band looks fabulous in the video. 




Go ahead and admit it ... You love Le Kid, too!


You are in luck! Le Kid's "America" is available on US iTunes! Buy it now!

See the rest of the countdown here ...

4. "Never Let Me Go" by The Human League


5. "Me And My Microphone" by September


6. "Love 2 Live" by Annikafiore


7. "Freedom" by Sugababes


8. "Don't Try To Steal My Limelight" by Miss Inga featuring 
La Camilla and Dominika Peczynski


9. "All Fired Up" by The Saturdays


10. "Boo Shuffle" by The Pipettes


11. "We Are The Drums" by Le Kid


12. "Party In My Head" by September


13. "Beat Of My Drum" by Nicola Roberts


14. "DJ (I Could Be Dancing)" by Alphabeat





15. "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga


16. "Think About It" by Melanie C




18. "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn


19. "Hearts In The Air" by Eric Saade featuring J-Son


20. "Starlight" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Bonus: #21. "Oh My God" by Le Kid



See Davearama's Top Songs of 2010 ...