Meme: Top Five On Friday – Week 55

From: The Music Memoirs

– Top Five On Friday – Week 55

Top 5 “Pop” Songs

(And before you all start groaning, these don’t have to be recent pop songs)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia describes “Pop Music” as:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_music

Pop music is generally described as very commercial friendly, marketable and memorable, with either vocals, lyrics, instruments, or a combination of all three creating catchy choruses or verses. Pop music is also known for its ability to attract listeners through its versatile sound since it pulls from a plethora of musical influences. It can be also fair to say that pop music is predominantly image driven, especially through the subject matter of the lyrics, live performances, music videos, and other forms of exposure which makes it favourable and unfavourable to whoever is the listener.

Based on the above description…

The following selections from my collection are based on the notion that they are “catchy” tunes for me. Usually, whenever these songs pops up in my playlist, I have the song in my head for many hours .. even days! If that’s not pop .. what is?

(As Before .. if you want copies of these for your perusal, give me a shout)
hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com

BECK – “Loser”
Catchy Phrase
Soy un perdedor ..
I’m a loser baby so why don’t you kill me?

STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL – “Make Me Smile”
Catchy Phrase
Come up and see me, to make me smile
..Or do what you want, running wild

BEYONCE KNOWLES (Featuring Jay-Z) – “Crazy In Love”
Catchy Phrase
Got me lookin so crazy right now
Your love’s got me lookin so crazy right now

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND – “Man In The Jar”
Catchy Phrase
The man in the jar, The man in the jar
He wanna get out, he wanna get out
Smashin’ the glass, smashin’ the glass, smashin’ the glass

EN VOGUE – “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”
Catch Phrase
No, you’re never gonna get it (Not this time)
Never ever gonna get it (My lovin’)
No, you’re never gonna get it (Had your chance to make a change)
Never ever gonna get it

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  • -joe says:

    Since I’m living somewhere between the Truman and the Eisenhower era (Dial Up) I’m having trouble with playing the songs. But Loser has a hook. I have to get back and put the block of ice in my “ice box”.

  • -joe says:

    Sounds good now! I have to get back to making my butter;-0

  • HART says:

    churning butter .. that’s slow .. and funny!

  • Polly says:

    OMG!! I LOVE Beck! And Loser is a great song! Loved your picks for this one!

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  • HART says:

    It was a toss-up between Loser and Two Turntables and a Microphone .. but, is it “Pop”?

  • Andrea says:

    I’ve never heard the original of the the Cockney Rebels song I’m only familiar with the live version Duran Duran did in the 80’s

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  • HART says:

    According to Steve Harley’s own website..
    http://www.steveharley.com/bio.html

    One Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel single, MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME), reached NUMBER ONE in 1975 in the UK and many European countries and is regularly voted among the top singles in the history of the charts, which covers six decades of releases. The Performing Rights Society has confirmed it one of the most played records in British broadcasting.

    The song has been covered MORE THAN 100 TIMES in seven languages and has been featured in several movies including THE FULL MONTY (whose soundtrack album went TRIPLE PLATINUM in the UK, and PLATINUM in the USA and Australia), VELVET GOLDMINE, BEST and SAVING GRACE. The song has also been used on more than twenty TV and radio advertising campaigns around the world.

    It’s interesting – I’ve never heard the Duran Duran version actually!

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