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Ah, popstars! They are generally infallible aren't they? Sometimes they make genius career moves (like Kylie releasing Light Years in 2000 and those gold hot pants...) and sometimes they get it horribly wrong (like Liberty X releasing Everybody Cries as the second single from their sophomore album or everything Hear'say did after Show Me The Way To Your Love...). Here is some career advice for current popstars...

There has been some debate about poor Shayne Ward recently (check out here and here) and releasing Stand By Me isn't the greatest career move, even if they are tagging it as a single "remix"...

MP3: Stand By Me (Single Remix Version) (right click)

Instead, him (or Gareth Gates) should have released this little funky gem by swedish (i think) popstar Darin along with some chest baring in the video and some slutty girls dancing round him. Then everyone's a winner :)

MP3: Darin~Step Up (right click)

Next, newly divorced blonde bimbo Jessica Simpson has chosen Public Affair as her summery comeback single, that shot into the US Charts at, er, number 39... (i'm only being nasty cos i actually kind of like it. And before that, another track called Fired Up - a atomic kitten b-side if ever i heard one - was being floated as first single...

MP3: Public Affair (right click)
MP3: Fired Up (right click)

Instead, Jessica should have tapped this perfect pop song from Deborah Gibson which not only would sound perfect on summer radio, but lyrically acts as the perfect rejoinder to both Nick's single and the media frenzy...

MP3: MYOB (right click)

And finally, does anyone really care about Delta Goodrem anymore? I'm not sure that even McFatten is interested! Certainly if she keeps doling out dross like this new-ish track below instead of stunners like Born To Fly and Lost Without You, i will rapidly go off her...

MP3: Together We Are One (right click)

Perhaps releasing this gorgeous understated classic from Mary Poppins herself, Laura Michelle Kelly would be a better move for Ms. Goodrem. Unless Laura releases it first as her second single which would just make my bloody day...

MP3: Communication (right click)

12 Comments:

  1. Will said...
    Thanks for Public Affair, I've been trying to get it all week!
    Paul said...
    you are most welcome mister. it hooks in your brain and refuses to let go, which is what madonna must have thought 23 years ago...
    J'ason D'luv said...
    Give it 2 days and you'll be deleting it..... I played it nonstop during drives to work, etc. a couple days, and now I want to slap her if I ever hear it again!

    As for Darin... Yay! His "Stand By Me" was one of my most-played tunes of 2005 -- it tied at #13 with Bananarama "Look On The Floor [Hypnotic Tango]."
    Paul said...
    oh j'ason everyone wants to slap jessica simpson... but most people just want to spank darin ;)
    Poster Girl said...
    I love "Step Up" (and "Want Ya," almost as much)! I had never thought of Shayne or Gareth covering it, but if it could help either or their careers and give the song more exposure, it'd be great. Do you know if Darin has any other really good songs?
    J'ason D'luv said...
    Oops, I just realized that when I mentioned Darin's "Stand By Me," it could look like I was mistakenly talking about Shayne's "Stand By Me"....

    BUT, Poster Girl, to answer your questions, Darin's "Stand By Me" is awesome.
    Paul said...
    Poster Girl! I love your blog - can't believe i only just discovered it :) as i think shayne is what would have happened if gareth won the original pop idol, then i think their styles are pretty much interchangeable... i do think that Walk The Distance would be a great single for either of them, but definitely think B What U Wanna Be would be a GREAT comeback single for GG...
    xolondon said...
    I no likey LMK's version of the Cardigans song because the original is such a deep beauty.

    I came out of my blogger sabbatical to say that! Two snaps. Z formation.
    Poster Girl said...
    Thanks, it's really great to hear that (especially since I don't really know what I'm doing). I think I just all credibility, though, what will my admission of my fondness for some of Darius's songs...Oh well...moving on!

    Thanks for the recommendations, too; really liking Stand By Me and Walk the Distance and, of course, how can you go wrong with a choir like that in Be What You Wanna Be?
    Paul said...
    oh! XO - i didn't know it was a cover, i shall examine the cardigans version forthwith...

    PG - darius is pushing it a bit but hey! He's a "credible" musicals star now... take that Jon Lee!
    freddy said...
    paul... thanks for the post. you're so right about a lot of those tracks.

    (though i want to rip jessica to shreds over shameless copying of madonna's "holiday...")
    Paul said...
    hi freddy - i am enjoying some mental hopscotch :) glad you like the toons - let me know what you think of todays post :)

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