Tag Archives: Demi Lovato

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. All my Songs of the Week are featured on my Top of the Poptastic playlist, along with the rest of my faves from 2017.

It’s been a funny year for Demi Lovato. She had the biggest hit of her career so far with Sorry Not Sorry, but that song does nothing for me, and the rest of her new album is equally underwhelming. However, she also made her first foray into featuring on dance tracks, an area where fellow former teen stars Selena and Justin have discovered there’s money to be made and hits to be had. The problem here is that Demi doesn’t have a voice suited to 2017. She will never be a queen of whisper-pop – she’s a belter by nature. But Selena wasn’t available, Demi got the job, and the results are much stronger and more vibrantly poptastic than anything else on New Music Friday these days. She appeared on one of 2017’s best semi-hits, Instruction by Jax Jones, and now she features on Luis Fonsi’s Despacito follow-up, Échame La Culpa. Demi may be half-Mexican, but she doesn’t have the natural Latino sassiness of stars like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, who might have been more obvious choices for this duet. However, she brings to it a bright boisterousness that satisfies my pop-craving ears. The Latin-pop trend has been the saving grace of an otherwise uninspiring year in music, and Échame La Culpa is up there with Despacito and Reggaeton Lentó among its best moments. Thanks again, Luis Fonsi!

 


Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Diplo ft. MØ – Get It Right
  • Luis Fonsi ft. Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa
  • G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B – No Limit
  • Steve Aoki ft. Lauren Jauregui – All Night
  • Flo Rida ft. Maluma – Hola

For more Future Hits, subscribe to my  Spotify playlist, updated weekly (when I remember) with the next big thing.


Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Snakehips ft. Anne-Marie & Joey Bada$$ – Either Way
  • OneRepublic ft. Seeb – Rich Love
  • J Balvin & Willy William – Mi Gente
  • Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul & Matt Terry – Súbeme La Radio
  • Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry

For more Future Hits, subscribe to my  Spotify playlist, updated weekly (when I remember) with the next big thing.


Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don – Introduction
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
  • Ofenbach – Be Mine
  • Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels
  • John Gibbons – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

For more Future Hits, subscribe to my  Spotify playlist, updated weekly (when I remember) with the next big thing.


Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Demi Lovato – Body Say
  • Rihanna – Sledgehammer
  • Cheat Codes & Dante Klein – Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)
  • Beyoncé – Sorry
  • Bob Marley ft. LVNDSCAPE & Bolier – Is This Love

For more Future Hits, subscribe to my Spotify playlist, updated weekly with the next big thing.


Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles.

Tracklisting:

  • Ariana Grande – Focus
  • Martin Solveig ft. Sam White – +1
  • Charlie Puth – One Call Away
  • Pia Mia – Touch
  • Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – Irresistible

For more Future Hits, subscribe to my new Spotify playlist, updated weekly with the next big thing.


Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

This week’s playlist features five fun future hits making the most of the last few weeks of summer…

Tracklisting:

  • Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
  • Robin Thicke ft. Nicki Minaj – Back Together
  • Afrojack ft. Mike Taylor – Summerthing!
  • Pitbull ft. Chris Brown – Fun
  • Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt

For more Future Hits, subscribe to my new Spotify playlist, updated weekly with the next big thing.


Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

This week’s playlist features five new singles that could be the first big hits of 2015.

Tracklisting:

  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato – Up
  • The Avener – Fade Out Lines
  • Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin
  • Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

This week's Future Hits playlist features five new collaborations which I think are headed for the top ten.

Tracklisting:

  • The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato – Somebody To You
  • Naughty Boy ft. Sam Romans – Home
  • Kove ft. Melissa Steel – Way We Are
  • DJ Fresh vs TC – Make U Bounce
  • Eminem ft. Nate Ruess – Headlights

The 10th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Megan & Liz – Release You


That balloon hand must be inconvenient

Released: 4th June (USA)
Writers: Savan Kotecha, Johan Schuster, Megan Mace, Elizabeth Mace
Trivia: When I first wrote about this song, I suggested it was wasted on an unknown act like Megan & Liz, who lack the pop star potential to make it as big as it deserves to be (and sure enough, the song was a flop). I was surprised Max Martin and Shellback, who produced Release You, wouldn’t recognise its quality and save it for one of the many superstar acts who want to record their songs. One of the girls (Megan or Liz) tweeted me to defend themselves and said that they co-wrote the song, which only served to make me think they lacked intelligence as well as star quality. Just think of all the money they could have made by placing this song with a bigger act!
Best bits: 1. Hey baby, I, I know I’m good without you, hey baby, I (ooh-oo-ooh)
2. I relee-ee-ee-ee-ease you, goodbye!
3. All day and all night, I would take all your shhh (your what?), yeah all day and all night, but I’m oh-over it

The 9th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Katy Perry – Roar


Watch out Katy, there’s a lion behind you!

Released: 12th August (USA)
Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter
Trivia: Roar was recorded in four different studios: Luke’s in the Boo, Playback Recording Studio and Secret Garden Studios, all in California, and MXM Studios (Max Martin’s studio) in Stockholm.
Best bits: 1. Oh louder, louder than a lion
2. Roar roar roar oh-uh roar… I got the eye of the tiger!
3. You hear my voice, your hear that sound, like thunder gonna shake the ground

The 8th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Demi Lovato – Heart Attack


You’d think Demi could afford to fix her wonky window

Released: 24th February (USA)
Writers: Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Nikki Williams, Aaron Phillips, Demi Lovato
Trivia: According to Nikki Williams, Heart Attack was originally written two years ago, not for Demi in particular. Demi changed some of the lyrics and a dubstep section (thank goodness that trend ended) was removed.
Best bits: 1. If I ever did that, I think I’d have a heart attack
2. I gasp for air! It feels so good, but you know it hurts
3. You make me so nervous that I just can’t hold your hand

The 7th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Tove Lo – Habits


She needs some waterproof mascara!

Released: 15th March (Sweden)
Writers: Tove Nilsson
Trivia: I only discovered today that Tove co-wrote Something New by Girls Aloud! Maybe this explains why it’s the only Xenomania song I’ve really liked since Miranda Cooper and Tim Powell left.
Best bits: 1. You’re gone and I gotta stay high all the time to keep you off my mind
2. Spend my days locked in a haze, trying to forget you babe, I fall back down
3. Can’t go home alone again, need someone to numb the pain

The 6th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Britney Spears – Work Bitch


Oh no! Her costume’s split and she’s got to go on stage!

Released: 17th September (USA)
Writers: Britney Spears, William Adams, Otto Jettman, Sebastian Ingrosso, Anthony Preston, Ruth-Anne Cunningham
Trivia: Work Bitch is the opening number of Britney’s Las Vegas show, which is so far attracting very positive reviews. Watch the behind-the-scenes documentary here.
Best bits: 1. You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better work bitch!
2. Bring it on, ring the alarm, don’t stop now, just be the champion
3. Hold your head high, fingers to the sky, they gon’ try to try ya, but they can’t deny ya