Share your favorite sugary pop songs with me, please.
May 28, 2019 3:41 PM   Subscribe

Taylor Swift's "ME!" and Carly Rae Jepson's "Boy Problems" are my JAM and are really giving me a lot of energy whenever I listen to them. "Something That I Want" by Grace Potter, Little Mix's "Black Magic", and "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls are in the same genre of upbeat pop that makes me super happy. What else should I add to my Sugary Positive Girl Pop playlist so I can bounce around my room while I work please?
posted by Hermione Granger to Media & Arts (53 answers total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
 
Early Madonna. CHERISH, true Blue, etc. Cyndi Lauper- She-bop, etc.
posted by runincircles at 3:42 PM on May 28, 2019 [5 favorites]


Would you accept slightly salty good energy? Lizzo, "Good as Hell."
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:43 PM on May 28, 2019 [16 favorites]


Youtube phenom Poppy has two songs I think you'd like a bunch: Money and Lowlife
posted by phunniemee at 3:50 PM on May 28, 2019


Ava Max - Sweet but Psycho [Official Lyric Video]
posted by Little Dawn at 3:51 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


You may also like Moonpools and Caterpillars. Hear is the closest they got to fame, I think. It was in Wish Upon a Star.
posted by phunniemee at 3:52 PM on May 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


you want the spotify playlist "strawberry lipsmackers" and also under-appreciated early 2000s british girl group sugababes
posted by colorblock sock at 3:55 PM on May 28, 2019


You need the '80s!
The Bangles - Walk like an Egyptian

The Go Gos "Our Lips are Sealed"

Cyndi Lauper Girls just Wanna Have Fun

And (if you don't listen to the conventional "I need the boy" lyrics,) Stacey Q's songs (2 of hearts, we connect) were great to bop to.
posted by nantucket at 4:01 PM on May 28, 2019 [10 favorites]


The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest winner gets me dancing: Netta - TOY
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 4:01 PM on May 28, 2019 [3 favorites]


2 songs from my playlist that scratch this itch for me:

Amerie “1 Thing”

The Saturdays “Work”
posted by billiebee at 4:23 PM on May 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae has been lifting my mood since 2015
posted by brook horse at 4:28 PM on May 28, 2019 [5 favorites]


"Steal My Sunshine" by brother-sister duo Len (built around a disco-era sample from Andrea True) is like a sun-drenched '90s beach romp in music form.
posted by Rhaomi at 4:31 PM on May 28, 2019 [8 favorites]


Strawberry Switchblade's Since Yesterday is sugary-wistful
Trixie's Big Red Motorbike's Hold Me is just over 90 seconds of pop perfection.
posted by scruss at 4:41 PM on May 28, 2019


Gabrielle Aplin’s Night Bus (Super dancing around your room, but about falling out of love)

Hillary Duff’s Wake Up

And Mariah Carey is my go-to for this.
posted by umwhat at 5:03 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Hoku, "Perfect Day"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:27 PM on May 28, 2019 [4 favorites]


I learned about this artist here in Mefi a couple of weeks ago. Charly Bliss - Chatroom
posted by COD at 5:27 PM on May 28, 2019 [3 favorites]


Liz Phair, “Why Can’t I?”
posted by elphaba at 5:34 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]




Lizzo - Like A Girl
posted by gnutron at 5:44 PM on May 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


Charli XCX - Boys (with a fun "female gaze" music video that's totally self-aware)
posted by devrim at 5:45 PM on May 28, 2019 [4 favorites]


Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle, and also check out this Spotify playlist.
posted by WCityMike at 5:48 PM on May 28, 2019 [3 favorites]


Katy Perry Firework
posted by fingersandtoes at 5:50 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Fifth Harmony - BO$$
posted by eponym at 5:51 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Jump by the Pointer Sisters!
posted by cakelite at 6:10 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Blackpink Kick It, or if you want it darker and harder they also have Kill This Love
posted by forforf at 6:11 PM on May 28, 2019


Songs I particularly enjoy bouncing around my room to:
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyes
MisterWives - Our Own House
The Sundays - Summertime
Sia - Clap Your Hands
Quadron - Hey Love
Lady Gaga, Beyonce - Telephone
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

And all the Britney, obviously.
posted by lovableiago at 6:45 PM on May 28, 2019


Here is my playlist!! Contains my top favorite songs right now, including a hefty dose of Perfume and a good amount of K-Pop. As explained in the title, upbeat sugary songs are pretty much the only thing that keeps my executive function in check lol.

Anchor⚓️Songs🎧4 ExecutiveFunctionRealness
posted by yueliang at 7:07 PM on May 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


Also, here is my 163-song version of that playlist...I haven't updated this since 2016 I think, but these are all classics. I might add a bunch of songs from the last three years so it'll probably be closer to 200+ by the time you see this! I would suggest you start with the shorter playlist I linked above though.

catchy energetic girl power
posted by yueliang at 7:10 PM on May 28, 2019


New Obsession, by Frankie
posted by backwards guitar at 7:24 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Really Don’t Care - Demi Lovato
Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - Pink
posted by yawper at 7:31 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]




I'm not super big on pop for the most part, so I don't know how useful my opinion is on the whole or whether these are exactly what you're looking for, but I've enjoyed Tessa Violet's "Crush" and "Sorry I'm Not Sorry, and Dodie's "In The Middle" a lot the past eight months or so.
posted by Caduceus at 9:55 PM on May 28, 2019


Icona Pop - I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) (Official Video)

Icona Pop - Emergency (Official Audio)
posted by Little Dawn at 10:38 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]




If you don't mind the occasional inclusion of a male voice, then go get you the entire B-52's catalog.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:05 AM on May 29, 2019 [2 favorites]


You want Let 'Em Say by Lizzo and Caroline Smith!
posted by unicorn chaser at 4:20 AM on May 29, 2019


Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground
posted by corvine at 5:10 AM on May 29, 2019


Amanda Palmer's Melody Dean is a pop-punk bop with a catchy-as-heck chorus (first at 1:33).
posted by D.Billy at 7:47 AM on May 29, 2019 [2 favorites]


Sugababes!
posted by EllaEm at 8:59 AM on May 29, 2019




Some Kacey Musgraves might work for you. I really like High Horse.
posted by urbanlenny at 11:37 AM on May 29, 2019


Oh and Kylie Minogue Love at First Sight and a old club favourite classic of mine, Madison Avenue Don't Call Me Baby.

And Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone and Stronger
posted by urbanlenny at 11:44 AM on May 29, 2019


So much P!nk, yo.
So much Taylor, yo.
So much Demi, yo. And still more.

I have a Pandora channel (in case you don't do spotify) for this: Power Girl Pop.
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:00 PM on May 29, 2019


Kesha is also great for this, but I don't know how to reconcile that early worth with the Dr. Luke mess, and I'm sure as hell not interested in giving him money so.. I don't know.
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:02 PM on May 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


Katy Perry's album Teenage Dream.
posted by talldean at 4:29 PM on May 29, 2019


"Want U Back" by Cher Lloyd
posted by Iridic at 9:33 PM on May 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


I have a similar weakness. I’ve got these on repeat:

Pretty much everything from Carly Rae Jepson’s album Emotion, and Body Language and Fever from Emotion Side B.

Kylie Minogue Wow

Robyn Be Mine! And Dancing on my Own

Britney (You Drive Me) Crazy

Miley Cyrus See You Again

Whitney Houston So Emotional, How Will I Know, Dance with Somebody

G.R.L Ugly Heart

Candi Lauder When U Were Mine (or the original version by Prince)

Leona Lewis Forgive Me (Bleeding Love is also great, Whitney-esque pop but more down beat)

Alexandra Burke Bad Boys

Pussycat Dolls Buttons
posted by Dwardles at 11:53 PM on May 29, 2019


To add to the K-pop recommended above:

After School: BANG!
T-ARA: Roly Poly
T-ARA: Yayaya
Weki Meki: Crush
Red Velvet: Power Up
APRIL: Oh! My Mistake
fromis_9: LOVE BOMB
BLACKPINK: As If It’s Your Last
MAMAMOO: Yes I Am
gugudan: A Girl Like Me
GFRIEND: Navillera
LABOUM: Shooting Love
D.Holic: Murphy and Sally
Amber (Feat. 태연): Shake That Brass
2EYES: Pippi
Twice: Like Ooh Ahh

... I could go on ... :)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:40 AM on May 30, 2019 [1 favorite]


Paris Hilton - Stars Are Blind.

Yes, really.
posted by suncages at 11:48 AM on May 30, 2019 [1 favorite]


I've been researching and remembered a couple of favourites from old gym playlists:
Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA
The Veronicas - Untouched
Annie - Chewing Gum
posted by urbanlenny at 2:16 PM on May 30, 2019


Kesha is also great for this, but I don't know how to reconcile that early worth with the Dr. Luke mess, and I'm sure as hell not interested in giving him money so.. I don't know.

This is one way: Die Young - "Kesha Gone Country" Wild West Ke$ha Cover feat. Robyn Adele Anderson
posted by Little Dawn at 7:27 PM on May 30, 2019


Puffy AmiYumi - Love So Pure
Dolly Mixture - New Look Baby
Go Gos - Girl of 100 Lists (productive!)
Holly and the Italians - Rock Against Romance
Lene Lovich - Lucky Number
The J's With Jamie - Your Dog
posted by rhizome at 10:37 AM on May 31, 2019


Boom Clap by Charli XCX
posted by soelo at 8:27 AM on June 3, 2019


Chvrches - Clearest Blue
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:12 PM on June 4, 2019


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