About 5 years ago I used to listen to a lot of pop music. Not just pop rock or RnB, but actual saccharine sweet UK-pop-charts pop with a dance beat. It was a common occurrence to hear my banging on about the new Girls Aloud record or Sophie Ellis-Bextor single.
The mid-noughties was a golden time for UK pop music. However, in the past couple of years things have really taken a downward spiral for ‘real pop’. There’s still loads of great pop music coming from the UK, but it all tends to be tinged with another sub-genre (dubstep pop, grime pop, folk pop).
This AlunaGeorge single is the first decent pop-pop song I’ve heard in a long time. I hope this is an upwards trend. I miss pop.