This Saturday I’m at Songs of Praise in East Bloc, London, for their Best Of 2013 party. I’ll be there giving out FREE vodka shots to anyone with the GuySpy App.
This year has been an epic year for pop music. With comeback albums from Cher and Daft Punk, to Lady GaGa’s release of Artpop, let alone the ton of new talent that has come through, 2013 has been a poptastic year.
I asked the DJs of Songs of Praise to pick their favourite pop record of the year, and this is what they came up with!
The Sugarlow Boys (Panos Zerdevas)
‘Roar’ by Katy Perry
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Roar is a really catchy pop song that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Perry wants you to want to scream the chorus from the top of your lungs and she always succeeds. It manages to be uplifting and silly in equal measures, and it has a really catchy chorus!
‘Move’ by Little Mix
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Bringing back some old school R&B flavours, but with an epic 2013 twist, this track makes me move like no other this year.
The Sugarlow Boys (Jeremy Kimberley)
‘I Love It’ by Icona Pop
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Although this song had been around for the best part of a year before the record company got round to releasing it, I Love It is one of the great pop songs of 2013. Shouty vocals, huge growly bassline and on the edge of insanity lyrics, what’s not to love?
‘Gun’ by Chvrches
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There’s no record I’ve loved dropping more this years than Chvrches, Gun. The bridge just makes me lose it every time. The album’s really good too but this is definitely the prime cut.
Songs of Praise: Best Of 2013 is this Saturday at East Bloc, 217 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN