Since we moved into our place down here 3 weeks ago, we still haven’t managed to get the internet connected (I’m using my phone as a hotspot again today, shhhhh don’t tell!) and on top of that, we haven’t had the spare funds to replace my record player that I couldn’t bring from the states. This means that I have basically turned the tv on to one of the two music channels-Viva or 4Music- every morning to just jam and see what’s happening in the UK pop scene while I do stuff around the house. They play actual videos. It’s fun. Think about that MTV!
Surprisingly enough, or maybe not really, I love pop music. I love most music, to be honest-maybe not thrasher death metal, and jazz doesn’t really do anything for me most of the time, but I think it’s fair to say that more genres than not please me- in particular folk, Americana, indie, hip-hop, rap, punk, blues, singer-song writer types, and good ol’ fashioned fluffy pop music. I don’t see why people are ever ashamed of liking a style of music that, by nature, is named for its popularity. Anyway, the interesting bit of the UK top 40 music is that it is so eclectic! There are very indie acts-Gotye’s “Somebody that I used to Know” is currently number 1 on the charts-squished right in there with dub step, hip hop and club bangers, pop stars and cover songs. It’s an interesting thing they’ve got going on over here.
Here are a few of the songs that I can’t help but loving lately, or at the very least sing along to enthusiastically every time they come on, all very pop in nature. In fact, if I’m not mistaken several of these acts were on the UK X factor (Marcus Collins, Olly Murs, and Cher Lloyd), so….feel free to pass judgement on that entrance into pop stardom if you feel the need. Emeli Sande just won a Brit award and she is AMAZING. Enjoy!