Pop music has a tendency to consume the brain, be it for a while. Reigning trumpet blows, guitar leads and chocolaty-husky backgrounds are but a few elements that send you straight into a contemporary trance. And so, if you too are feeling grilled or even a little dusky, these go-to-happy songs might help you unblock your energies and get you back into the game. Ten of the sexiest pop numbers of all time; most of these songs are recipient of Grammys. So, just loosen up and let the rush of pop melodies change your mood for better.
10. House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
Album: The Animals
Whether you have been gripped by the blues of Monday or just feeling empty, fill in your head with the leading voice of Eric Burdon as the scintillating chimes play in the background. Otherwise a traditional folk song, House Of The Rising Sun was recorded by the British band while touring on concerts with Chuck Berry.
9. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye & Kimbra
Album: Making Mirrors
Irrespective of your taste in music, this song is sure to land in your all-time-favorites if it has not as yet. While the xylophone chevrons followed by raspy vocals of Gotye give an arresting start to the ears, the song ends in a leap that Kimbra takes you through. Moreover, if you have had a recent break-up, this song, and well as might help you move on.
8. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
The bluesy and intense vocals of Adele, soon after the thump-n-tap introduction, cause an instant rise of emotion in the spine. By the moment 3 minutes and 53 seconds of the song have passed, you will be taken over by the fire playing with it, and laughing it off. The post-breakup anguish that the British singer exemplifies comes out very well and leaves only the ashes of suffering thereby.
7. Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
Album: Pocketful of Sunshine
A simple melody with palm mutes in the background, Natasha’s Pocketful of Sunshine is her second single in her 2008 studio album of the same name. Dance-pop beats played beautifully are sure to make you lift off your bed and love the day. Produced by John Shanks, the street song has also been featured in Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy as their background scores. In addition, it has been recorded for a video game too.
6. Lemon Tree – Fools Garden
Album: Dish of The Day
When you feel stuck, this 1995 album single by the German band will help you revive your spirits. As soon as it was launched, it became an instant heat with many of its versions being re-released by various international singers. With wisely lyrics, imbibing a sense of humor the worldwide pop hot will fill the gaps of dopamine doses you have been missing in life. You might even find yourself spinning your head as the rhythmic vocals of Peter Freudenthaler sing Sing! Da da da da dee daap daa!
5. Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Album: Viva la Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Yet another stunning track by Coldplay featuring the vocals of worldwide heartthrob Chris Martin, Viva la Vida takes you into blooms while holding on to the ground. Church bells and bass guitar tunes with Persian influence makes it a distinctive experiment that the British rock band released in 2008.
4. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Album: Urban Hymns
As you spot Richard Ashcroft traces the streets of London walking through, he takes you into the harsh reality of the modern day world. While the minimal use of beat makes it a smooth listen, the visuals make you feel like you should reflect back on your life. The title of the song really depicts its essence of both the worlds. One, how the endless rush of this busy world leaves you stubborn and bitter. At the same time, the new you start seeing beyond the rules, which is sweet. Hence, both bitter and sweet, bittersweet!
3. Baby – Justin Bieber
Album: My World 2.0
Baby, baby baby ooh! This is the first song you will want to listen when you wake up. Though it has a reputation of being a teen pop hit in the media, the song is equally enjoyed by adults too, only in headphones! Filled by lot of keyboard beats and disco strings, the hip-hop demand of the song is very well carried off by the worldwide sensation and Canadian singer Justin Bieber.
2. Diamonds – Rihanna
Featuring in Billboard’s Top 100 Charts, the mid-tempo pop ballad vows to sit in your head and not leave. The hot-jazzy vocals of Rihanna coupled with electric guitar strums and digital sheet music score, do not disappoint the pop and rock lovers alike. Besides, the spectacle of imagery in its video took the audience to add the song in their all-time-tunes list. The video was directed by Anthony Mandler.
1. Unstoppable – Sia
Album: This is Acting
Once you have enough of her latest hit number Chandelier, you’ll inevitably find yourself listening to Unstoppable only to add Sia to the list of your favorite singers. Majestically uplifting, the empowering anthem by Sia swishes and cuts through the hard pop-rock trend set by singers like Rihanna and Adele. The shout-out-loud heart thumping beats along with nerve cracking and fist pumping lyrics boils your emptiness and sends you surging into triumph. The spontaneous ending will make you tell yourself, “Yes, I’m Unstoppable”!
Surely, when you listen to these beautiful tracks, you will resonate into a cheerful frequency. Pop art, after all has that tendency to strum away the despair. So tell us, which one made it to your favorites’ playlist.