Tag Archives: Disney pop

The Best of Disney Pop

Inspired by Michaelangelo’s NPR piece on the value of compilation albums, I’ve decided to put up one I’ve been working on and listening to consistently for the last couple of years: The Best of Disney Pop. I’ve been holding off … Continue reading

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Sucker for Disney Pop

According to my iTunes, I’ve listened to this more than anything else this year. (“Call Me Maybe” is number two; “Climax” number three). I make no apologies.

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Teen-pop On the Radio—Finally

I have long been frustrated by the way Disney-pop and teen-pop in general have been ignored by terrestrial radio. Though I understand why programmers have avoided the more tween and pre-tween oriented music—that is, the real kid’s stuff—ignoring big-selling artists … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—5/7/11

Luke Bryan—”Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” #22 The intro, especially that throbbing guitar line, shakes pretty well, but after that it’s all by rote. If Bryan actually demonstrated some honest lust, his sexism might be forgivable, but instead he … Continue reading

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Determinate

Pop chorus of the year (so far), courtesy of the ever-corny Disney Channel. The intro makes me yawn, too, but the rest is great. I even like the lyric. And then there’s this perfect Kelly Clarkson rip:

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/12/10

Glee Cast “Dog Days Are Over”, #22 “Hey, Soul Sister”, #29 “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, #38 “Valerie”, #54 “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, #97 Coldplay—”Christmas Lights” #25 Even with Brian Eno producing, they’re still a bunch of … Continue reading

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Bye-bye Disney

There are many ways to let a former employer know what you think of them, but I’m not sure it’s ever been done with the cover art for a single before. Rock Mafia, aka the production team of Tim James … Continue reading

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The Disney/Cash Money nexus starts now

“Round and Round”, the latest single from Selena Gomez, star of Disney’s The Wizards of Waverly Place, is co-written and co-produced by Lil Wayne’s favorite rocker, Kevin Rudolf. The success of Gomez’s previous single, “Naturally”, on the dance charts was … Continue reading

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Do the Disney Dance

Despite it’s obvious popularity and impressive sales record, Disney-pop has been a non-starter on the radio. With the exception of Miley Cyrus, no Disney-associated act, including the Jonas Brothers, has been able to make much of an impression. So unless … Continue reading

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New this week

Mary J Blige featuring Drake—”The One” #63 As good as it was to know that Blige had found marital happiness, her odes to her man and their relationship didn’t sell very well, so here she toughens up, brings in a … Continue reading

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