Zayn and Sia Join Forces on the Cinematic “Dusk Till Dawn”

The biggest crime of Zayn Malik and Sia’s new single “Dusk Till Dawn” is that it’s not attached to the credits of a romantic epic most likely directed by James Cameron. The two reluctant pop stars don’t read as an obvious pairing on paper; Sia and her backwards wig are bold and brassy pop with…

Mariah Carey’s Hot 100 Record is Safe, but Female Pop is Not

Mariah Carey’s record is safe, phew. It was touch-and-go for a few weeks, but “One Sweet Day,” her 1995 duet with Boyz II Men, remains tied with “Despacito” for most weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber probably would’ve secured that record-breaking 17th week had Taylor Swift…

Taylor Swift Has Fun at Her Exes’ Expense on “…Ready For It?”

I don’t know what Taylor Swift is doing here, but it’s not rapping. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s discuss Taylor’s new song from her upcoming album Reputation. “…Ready For It?”, released on the long weekend, is much like “Out of the Woods”; the promo single that does a better job…

The Michael Jackson Songs You Probably Don’t Know, But Should

Today is Michael Jackson’s birthday, and instead of going on about there is almost no one in male pop music is worthy of licking his penny loafers (Bruno Mars is probably closest), I’ve decided to honor the King of Pop by highlighting my favorite, relatively deep cuts of his. These songs may not have topped…

I Don’t Think Taylor Swift Gets Pop Music

On Tuesday, Taylor Swift released “Welcome to New York”, the second promo single for 1989, the country singer’s first official foray into true blue pop music. Following the release of “Out of The Woods”, I have to admit that my expectations were pretty high. I figured that “Shake It Off”, which I derided last month,…