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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

#1 of 2019

Dear Poptastic Readers,

In case you are just joining us, we have been counting down our Top 100 Songs of 2019. If you have been with us every day, now the moment you have been waiting for!

#1 in our Top 100 Songs of 2019: “Stuff Like That” by Bananarama. Click on the title of the song to see what we originally said about it.


Written by: Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, and Ian Masterson
Produced by: Ian Masterson

Why: “You whispered sweet nothings” is the line we couldn’t stop singing. “Stuff Like That” was the lead single from their album In Stereo. Bananarama delivered this disco-filled pop gem with horns and flare. They even did some vocal parts in the minor key. It was A-listed on Radio 2 in the UK for 4 weeks. The single mix is different to the album version as has it has more horns and pep. There is even a glorious extended mix.



Watch: They made a super cute music video that is reminiscent of some of their previous videos. Sara and Keren look just as fun and fabulous as ever! The music in the video is the album version, not the single mix.


Live performance: We chose to share a live performance at the Borderline in London as a couple of Poptastic Confessions contributors were there.


Chart history: Bananarama released new music 2019 with their album In Stereo. It had been 7 years since their last output of new music, and 10 years since their last album. Although they did successful tour with the original lineup in 2017 and 2018, so they haven't exactly been quiet all this time. Here are their two previous entries in our Top 20 countdown since we started Poptastic Confessions.



“Now Or Never” was #1 in 2012



There were also some other tracks from In Stereo that made our Top 100 this year …





Buy: “Stuff Like That” is available on digital outlets everywhere. It is featured on their glorious album In StereoAgain, the single version is different — so check both versions out!




Cheers then,
—The Poptastic Confessions Collective

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Poptastic Confessions review of Bananarama's 2019 album In Stereo
Davearama's 2005 interview with Keren
Davearama's 2006 interview with Sara

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Monday, December 30, 2019

#2 of 2019

Dear Poptastic Readers,

In case you are just joining us, we are counting down our Top 100 Songs of 2019. We have been posting a song a day until we get to the #1 song on New Year’s Eve.

#2 in our Top 100 Songs of 2019: “Change Of Heart” by Isle Of You. Click on the title of the song to see what we originally said about it.


Written by: Elina Danielsson, Ida Johansson, and Joakim Buddee
Produced by: Joakim Buddee

Why: This was the first song we heard from Isle Of You, and we were just completely mesmerized by it. It captivated us all year long. The subtle verses, the desperate bridge, the amazing chorus that just makes it all so … poptastic. The first time we heard it, we knew this song had us, and we couldn’t wait to hear more from the group. We absolutely loved their debut album Party Until We’re In Love.


Watch: The music video is very well done. The makeup, the masked dancers, the attitude, the camera spinning around. It just all works. Life goals: walking down the street like Isle Of You. Don’t wait any longer, watch it here.


Live performance: Check out this fabulous performance of “Change Of Heart” …


Chart history: This is first year for Isle Of You on our countdown. They had 5 other songs in our Top 100 …











Buy: “Change Of Heart” is available on digital outlets everywhere. Read our review of their album Party Until We’re In Love. Please buy the album as Isle Of You is an independent artist so every sale helps them continue to make fabulous music for us to hear. Buy your copy of “Change Of Heart” today!

Listen: 2019 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify to hear all of those Isle Of You songs.


Cheers then,
—The Poptastic Confessions Collective

P.S. Please follow Isle Of You and Poptastic Confessions on social media …

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The Official Website Of Isle Of You
Poptastic Confessions 2019 Interview with Isle Of You

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