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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


The 20th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

The Saturdays ft. Sean Paul – What About Us


Get those girls some iPods, it’s 2013!

Released: 15th March (UK)
Writers: Camille Purcell, Ollie Jacobs, Philip Jacobs, Sean Paul
Trivia: It’s interesting to see how the perception of a song’s quality can change once it becomes a hit. When What About Us first premiered the response (including mine) was quite negative, but since it went to no.1 it’s become a firm favourite at the pop clubs and I didn’t realise until I compiled this chart quite how much it had grown on me.
Best bits: 1. Whatever the weather, we gon’ be better together, so what’s up baby? What about us?
2. Oh why are we a-waiting? So long, I’m suffocating
3. What ya doin’ to my head? (Na, na, na, na, na)

The 19th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Demi Lovato – Made In The USA


Demi before she was attacked with blue hair dye

Released: 16th July (USA)
Writers: Jonas Jeberg, Jason Evigan, Corey Chorus, Blair Perkins, Demi Lovato
Trivia: Demi Lovato led the self-titled album trend of 2013, releasing Demi in May, well before Britney Jean, Avril Lavigne and Beyoncé.
Best bits: 1. No matter how far we go, I want the whole world to know
2. Our love was made, made in the USA, made in the USA, yeah-e-ey-yeah
3. We touch down on the east coast, dinner in the sky rise, winter is the best time for walking in the city lights, you and I

The 18th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E – Need U (100%)


Free comb not included

Released: 31st March (UK)
Writers: Adam Dyment, Tommy Forrest, Aminata Kabba, Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike
Trivia: Despite their brilliance, none of A*M*E’s solo singles have made the top 40. I think she should take a cue from the success of Need U (100%) and follow a cooler, more mature direction for her next attempt, or to make it easy for herself she could just release the excellent 2012 promotional single Find A Boy, produced by Naughty Boy and co-written with Emeli Sandé. What more selling points do you need?
Best bits: 1. Need you 100, need you 100 percent
2. I wanna be the one you call, every day and night (ooh-oh-uh)
3. You gotta give me everything, baby ain’t no doubt

The 17th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith – La La La


Not featuring the Australian politician born in 1857

Released: 18th May (UK)
Writers: Shahid Khan, Al-Hakam El-Kaubaisy, Frobisher Mbabazi, Sam Smith, James Napier, James Murray, Mustafa Omer, Jonny Coffer
Trivia: Blazin’ Squad fans may recognise a couple of familiar names in the lengthy list of writers above. James Murray (Flava) and Mus Omer (Strider) co-wrote and co-produced this song as Mojam.
Best bits: 1. I’m covering my ears like a kid, when your words mean nothing I go la la la
2. ‘Cos if my heart can’t stop it, I find a way to block it, I go na-na la-la la-la na-na la-la la-la
3. I can’t find your silver lining, I don’t mean to judge, but when you read your speech it’s tiring, enough is enough

The 16th Most Poptastic Single of 2013

Leon Else – Protocol


Cheer up, you’ve written the 16th best song of the year!

Released: 20th November (UK)
Writers: Leon Else, Cass Lowe, Edvard Erfjord, Henrik Michelsen
Trivia: Leon is signed to Turn First Artists, the management company that looks after Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Iggy Azalea.
Best bits: 1. Rules are there for a reason, if you can’t fight what you’re feeling, please shut the door as you’re leaving
2. When you show me your soul but I don’t wanna know
3. Where’d you go when I can’t get through?


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Finally the sun is out, so let’s celebrate with some uplifting summer pop songs!

Tracklisting:

  • Duck Sauce – It’s You
  • Eliza Doolittle – Big When I Was Little
  • Olly Murs – Hey You Beautiful
  • Demi Lovato – Made In The USA
  • One Direction – Best Song Ever

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It’s all about the American girls this week. Here are five songs from US ladies that I think will be big…

Tracklisting:

  • Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
  • Kat Dahlia – Gangsta
  • Britt Nicole – Gold
  • French Montana ft. Nicki Minaj – Freaks
  • HAIM – Falling