5 January 2015


Happy New Year everyone! Hope you have had a good 2015 so far ;)
I was wondering whether or not to do a #MusicMonday post this week as it would be my first post of 2015 so wasn't too sure if I should wait till Wednesday to upload my "Hello 2015." blog post but have decided to stick to the schedule I have set to follow through this year. 

Since it is a new year, I have decided to stop blogging so much about the musical Wicked. Yep, heartbreaking. If I didn't decide that, this weeks #MusicMonday would of totally been "As Long As You're Mine" as I have been listening to it constantly, but nope. Can't do that. So instead I have chosen....

Popular Song - by Mika

This song was released as the second single in the US from Mika's third studio album, The Origin of Love. The song features singer Ariana Grande. Having said that this is where I have kind-of cheated.... The song was indeed written by Mika (and a few others) but is actually an updated cover of the original version, based on the song "Popular" from the musical...yes you guessed it...Wicked! A funny story actually is that when I seen Wicked for the first time last year I thought they took Mika's song and adapted it, not the other way around. So when I came out of the Playhouse I googled the song and soon discovered the truth behind it all. I couldn't believe that for al the years I have been listening to Mika, I hadn't realised this.
(Video above is only available on some platforms so click here to access it if it isn't showing)

Anyhow, getting back on track. The original album version of the song features vocals from Priscilla Renea and features a few bad words here and there. However, the single version features Ariana Grande instead of Priscilla Renea, removes the expletives and instrumental arrangement and tempo has been altered to create a version which heavily links to Mika's former hits
The music video was released on 29 April 2013 and features a gothic theme, being set in a "spooky, dark, "Addams Family"-esque high school" and has reached over 85 million views as of today! If you haven't heard this song already, I suggest you do so as it is a great hit!

Again, I hope you had a good New Year and I will see you in a few days with a new blogpost called "Hello 2015." so I will leave the guessing down to you on what it will be about ;)

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