*Doof doof doof doof*

As a kid, I used to be completely up to date with the latest pop tunes – listening to the entire top 40 and to the extent that every song on the NOW collections would be familiar.  These days, I’m so busy exploring little ambient and garage bands, that there’s barely time to listen to the radio – I get most of my pop knowledge from Hollyoaks.

It’s probably not as bad as I think, though.   The new Floorfillers (super hip compilations made for the tubthumping youth of today) features several artists that I would consider non-mainstream.  (Well, several artists that get played on XFM, but really if they’re playing Pixie Lott and that new Muse rubbish, they have no reason to think they’re above the Sugababes).

Employing the Facebook-meme approach to lazy blogging, here’s how many of these song I’ve heard of*, from which we can calculate how “cool” (do they still say cool?) I am.

*the songs themselves as opposed to the remixes – I don’t think even the most hardcore clubbers could name those!

1) Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love (Cahill Remix)

2) Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway

3) Tinchy Stryder Ft. N Dubz – Number 1

4) Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor

5) Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Flip & Fill Remix)

6) Agnes – Release Me

7) Mini Viva – Left My Heart In Tokyo

8) La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix)

9) Sugababes – Get Sexy

10) Noisettes – Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)

11) Alphabeat – The Spell

12) Freemasons Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)

13) Soulja Boy Tell`Em Feat. Sammie – Kiss Me Thru The Phone

14) Ironik – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer) (Feat. Chipmunk And Elton John) (Delio D’cruz Vs Paul Emanuel Radio Edit)

15) Tommy Sparks – She’s Got Me Dancing

16) Soft Toy Emergency – Critical

17) Skyla – Ayo Technology

18) Ultrabeat – Use Somebody

19) N-Force – All Or Nothing

20) Kenneth Bager – Fragment Sixteen (I Can’t Wait) Feat. Thomas Troelsen (Clubstar Remix Edit)

21) Dakota – Heart & Soul (Jason Nevins Remix)

1) Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone

2) Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O’ Donis – Just Dance

3) Jay Sean Feat. Lil Wayne – Down (Jason Nevins Edit)

4) Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart

5) Esmée Denters – Outta Here

6) Akon  Feat. Colby O’donis & Kardinal Offishall – Beautiful

7) Mr Hudson Feat. Kanye West – Supernova

8) The Saturdays – Work

9) Shontelle – T-Shirt (Bimbo Jones Remix)

10) Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Remix)

11) The Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky

12) Girls Aloud – Untouchable (Bimbo Jones Remix)

13) A R Rahman Feat. The Pussycat Dolls  – Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) – I’m a bit sad to learn this song exists, really.

14) Alesha Dixon – Breathe Slow (Cahill Radio Edit)

15) Styles & Breeze Presents Infextious – Amigos

16) Chicane – Hiding All The Stars

17) Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Lockout’s Radio Edit)

18) K.I.G – Head, Shoulderz, Kneez & Toez (Cahill Remix)

19) Lmfao – I’m In Miami Trick – not heard of this one, but any band called “LMFAO” MUST be good!

20) Wale Feat. Lady Gaga – Chillin

21) Javi Mula – Come On

+ 7 acts i recognise

Not bad eh!  Looks like 23 isn’t quite so over the hill.

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