The A & Z of Pop

Friday, November 13, 2009

With all the music I have in so many genres (3,500 tracks and counting), I like a nice, simple classification system - I stick to alphabetic by artist.

I was thinking recently who my first and last are, the bookends to all my music: who are my A to Z of pop.

So, first on the list is A Taste of Honey with their ace disco song Boogie Oogie Oogie. I danced to this loads as a young chap at Freakscene, a funky night in Cork that was one part big gay disco, one part indierock moshpit. I regularly begged the DJs to play it. It makes me wanna dance!

The final artist on my line-up is Zuma, a Norwegian group who took part in their Eurovision selection in 2008. They didn't reach the final, but the song Always Always is nice electro-lite midtempo-ballad-ish europop. The lyrics mention sprouts. More vegetables in pop, I say! Zuma's singer came back to Melodi Grand Prix this year as Alexander Stenerud, coming fourth.

So, who are your A & Z of Pop?


Talia said...

I can't believe you don't have any Abs

Adrian said...

I don't, but if I did Aaliyah, A1 and A-Ha, A*Teens and Abba would all be ahead of dear Abidin.

Poster Girl said...

a-ha's "Celice" is my A (and weirdly I also own music by all the artists you two just mentioned), which I'm pretty fine with as an introduction to my music collection. Numbers go after the alphabet for me, so the last song on my iTunes is 98 Degrees' "She's Out Of My Life." Probably not going to go down as a classic version of the song.

Adrian said...

My numbers come before my A's... (I ignored them). Mine would be something by some Germans called 17 Hippies.

Talia said...

Well yes I can't believe you don't have those either. Abs was just funnier.

Mine -

A - A-ha - The Living Daylights

Z - ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'