Music has been embedded in my life ever since I was in the womb, my Mum and Dad basically raised me on music, especially POP music! I grew up listening to Madonna, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Spice Girls, Britney Spears… even AQUA! I’m excited to share my favourite songs and album every month with you all from Scene HQ! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter and listen to all the songs I’m loving in this article via my Spotify playlist HERE. P.s. sorry again in advance for how many times I say the word BOP in this article but it’s not my fault that there’s BOPS left, right and centre!
Chanel – SloMo (Spain Eurovision)
I can’t stop won’t stop thinking about and getting excited about Eurovision! Especially with Chanel performing SloMo and representing Spain! Chanel won the very first ever Benidorm Fest at the Palacio de Deportes L’Illa in January.
Spain are currently 5th favourite to win the contest in Turin, Italy but I reckon they could easily win with this BOP that I’m, personally, addicted to!
Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana (Norway Eurovision)
Norway’s entry is only the 8th favourite to win but this song is my personal favourite to win (after the UK of course). Subwoolfer won Melodi Grand Prix 2022 so will be heading to Italy next month.
Despite the hilarious lyrics, it’s just so catchy and after the first listen you want to hear it again and again-yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum-yum-yum. Oh and there’s also a romantic version too in case you prefer a ballad to a bop.
Pabllo Vittar and Rina Sawayama – Follow Me
Brazilian singer-songwriter Pabllo Vittar made his-tory becoming the first ever drag queen to perform at this year’s Coachella Festival in California. Pabllo’s latest brilliant bop with Rina Sawayama is, well a brilliant bop and Rina said about the track: “I hope both hers (Pabllo’s) and my gorgeous fans are as obsessed with it as we are.” I know I am, how about you?!
Alicia Keys – City of Gods (Part II)
At this late stage, Alicia Keys is the official New York City anthem queen, surely? Straight away when I heard this I thought Empire State of Mind 2.0 as Alicia pays homage to the Big Apple. Thanks for always giving us life with your music Alicia if you’re reading this and now I realllllly want to pop to New York for a bagel and a slice of cheesecake. And a Cosmopolitan.
Mallrat and Azealia Banks – Surprise Me
Grace Shaw aka Mallrat won Best Australian Solo Act at the NME Awards in 2020 (random POP fact) and is an artist to check out immediately if you’ve not heard of her. She recently tweeted saying: “Best pop song of all time has just dropped”, which features the notorious Azealia Banks. The line about Nicole Kidman’s face made me spit out my tea… Thank me later :). #LilKimvibes.
Alesso feat. Zara Larsson – Words
When two Swedes collide we have a masterpiece, thanks to Alesso and Zara. I still really think Zara has borrowed Rihanna’s voice btw, they sound SO ALIKE. Anyway, this song is a BOP and sounds like summer… Bring on #summer2022 baby!
Mylène Farmer – C’est une belle journee (Remixes)
I only discovered Mylène Farmer last year when I met my partner who’s obsessed with her, she’s basically the Canadian-French Madonna and is one of the most successful recording artists of all time in France, so I was super excited when these remixes for one of her best songs appeared on Spotify.
I don’t speak French but thanks to Google translate, ‘C’est une belle journee’ means ’It’s a beautiful day’ and although I love the original, the remixes SLAP, especially the What a Souci remix. P.s. check out of all Mylène’s discography, epic music videos and live clips on YouTube and if you end up being obsessed too, she’s on tour in France in 2023, and yep, me and my partner are going.
ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Slayyyter – Inferno Euphoria
Technically EP of the month, self-made Slayyyter (she really is self-made, she started her career independently through SoundCloud) has released Inferno Euphoria. A collection of remixes of songs from her debut album Troubled Paradise released last year.
Tbh this little EP is perfect for the gym as it’s less than 20 minutes and I CBA to be in the gym for long and it’s BOP AFTER BOP. Especially Troubled Paradise/Inferno Euphoria (Not A Friend Remix).
Oh and Slayyyter will be performing all of her biggest hits such as Mine, Daddy AF, Hello Kitty & more at Club Revenge in Brighton on Friday, July 1 – woop! See you there bitches. For tickets, CLICK HERE