POP HITS YOU’LL BE HUMMING ALL DAY: Icona Pop, Spice Girls, Katy Perry


icona-pop-good-for-youBeware! These three pop hits all have that innate quality to get stuck in your head whether you like it or not. You may be a “hater” of these girl groups and their silly Top 40 hits, but you probably know all of the words. Just like junk food that you know you shouldn’t eat too often, sometimes it’s hard to resist so sugary sweet. Icona Pop come from Sweden, the same country that brought us bands like Roxette and ABBA. Their catchy big hit, I Love It, features Charli XCX and has been featured on HBO’s Girls and Fox’s Glee this year.

Spice-Girls-630x417The revolving door of judges on America’s Got Talent has swung again. Out goes Sharon Osbourne and in comes supermodel Heidi Klum and Melanie B, aka Scary Spice from the Spice Girls. Say what you want about the Spice Girls but their influence on style, pop music, and culture was significant. So many bands have tried to copy their formula for success but few have come close to approaching their legacy. Say You’ll Be There from their debut CD enhanced their girl power image and portrayed the women as super hero ninjas in this iconic 90’s video.



Katy_Perry_Last_Friday_Night_TGIFNothing worse than a Top 40 pop artist taking themselves so serious that their music is “art”. Acknowledge who you are and play on your strengths. If you’re a pizza restaurant, make the best pizza you can! Katy Perry’s fifth single on her multi-platinum Teenage Dream CD was T.G.I.F. (Last Friday Night). The song is a slice of dance-pop heaven with some risque lyrics snuck into the song. The video is hysterical. Cameos by Rebecca Black (Friday), Kevin McHale and Darren Criss of Glee, Kenny G, Hanson, and her parents played by 80’s icons, Debbie Gibson and Corey Feldman. The video was conceived as a tribute to those great John Hughes 80’s movies like Sixteen Candles.



  1. That’s what got me started, that silly Icona Pop song was in my head at work. Any songs you want on the site?

  2. Thank you Mr. P… now I have all three songs stuck in my head!!!!!! lolololol I love it though!!!! Spice Girls were da bomb!!!! Katy Perry Rocks!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 Very entertaining!!!