Thursday, February 23, 2012

Perfect Pop Songs

Art by: Phil Fung
Hi Friends,

Much like a delicious treat - the perfect pop song can stir-up feelings of guilt, regret and even embarrassment.  Perhaps a bit of an exaggeration - but I'm guilty of turning my own headphones down on the subway from fear that the people around me might be judging.  I do it less and less these days.

It's sometimes called a guilty pleasure and can even be classified as an ear-worm.  At the end of the day they're simply AMAZING songs designed for mass appeal and make people happy.

Be it a whistling hook like in Peter Bjorn and John's 'Young Folk' or Foster The People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' - an anthem like Jay Z's 'Empire State of Mind' or something with repetition like Martin Solveig's 'Hello' or Rihanna's 'Umbrella'.  These are all PERFECT pop songs.

Here are a few that have come out in recent years I love...

Creating hits is no easy task and so if there's a secret formula then so be it.  Keep it coming - this stuff makes the masses sing, dance and smile.

Thanks for reading/listening

Gregg Stewart

1 comment:

  1. Um, you are so dead on. Love this post. Here's another one that I loved.