if you haven't figured it out by now, i give equal adoration to straight up pop as much as i do indie and other sounds. who cares if the cool factor is low in your books, i love pop! now check out three examples of good ditty's out at the moment that you'll be secretly singing in your shower for the next month.
leona lewis - bleeding love [link 2]
[last years x-factor winner gets a proper single release with the blessing of clive davis and sassy pants perez hilton. written by ryan tedder of one republic (see belew), the debut album spirit features collaborations with ne-yo, dallas austin and even jimmy jam and terry lewis. i simply LOVE this 1st single in it's simplicity and way too catchy chorus (though the video is a bit 'meh'). let the leona pop onslaught begin!]
celine dion - taking chances [link 2]
[oh no, you're not seeing things, our fave french canadian diva makes a return to the charts with her first english release since 2003 (helps that she's been sitting pretty at ceasars palace that whole time). the first single off the album of the same name is a dave stewart / kara dioguardi co-penned track that is actually very subtle and awesome! the video makes no sense whatsoever, but dave stewart does make a nice cameo in the end.]
girls aloud - call the shots [link 2]
[my favorite pop train wrecks comes up with a proper single that doesn't make me feel guilty for liking it. what gives?]
major thanks to ali's blog for the video tips!