POP Goes The World! header image 1

POP Goes The World!

Oct 2019

Crying Is Not An Emergency

October 5, 2019



Another batch of deceptively buoyant pop songs to lure you into a false sense of overall well being.




Hefner "The Hymn for the Cigarettes" from The Fidelity Wars  (1999)  on Too Pure


Rotary Downs "Anthony's Odyssey" from Traces  (2014) on Rookery Records


Andrew Bird "Fake Palindromes" from The Mysterious Production of Eggs  (2005)  on Wegawam Music Co.


The Lucksmiths "There Is a Boy That Never Goes Out" from Naturaliste on Lost and Lonesome












The Sneetches "Pretty Girl" from 1985-1991 1991 on Alias Records


Souvenir "En Dis Pas" from Caroline Now!: The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys 2000 on Marina Records


Spearmint "Scottish Pop" from A Different Lifetime (2001) on Hitback Records


Bubblegum Lemonade "She Only Smiles for You" from Desperately Seeking Sunshine (2019) on Matinée Recordings


The Bluebells "Cath" from The Singles Collection (1993) on London Records









The Primitives "Way Behind Me" from Lovely (1988) on RCA Records Label


The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Young Adult Friction" from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2009) on The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co


Caesars "Over 'Fore It Started" from Love for the Streets (2002) on Parlophone Sweden


Herzog "Mad Men" from Mad Men - Single (2014) on Exit Stencil Recordings










20/20 "Cheri" from 20/20 (1979) on Legacy Recordings


Michel Pagliaro "Lovin' You Ain't Easy" from Hit parade on MediaRock


The Kik "Elektricitet" from 2 (2014) on Excelsior Recordings


The Remains "Why Do I Cry" from The Remains (1965) on Epic/Legacy


The Monkees "Circle Sky" from Head (1968) on Rhino










Cheap Trick "ELO Kiddies" from Cheap Trick (1977) on Epic/Legacy


Sam Page "Naked" from The Slog in Uncertainty (2014) on Sam Page


Keys "People Meet People" from Fire Inside (2018) on Libertino Records


The Guts "Mystery Dance" from Sometimes You Just Can't Win (2014) on Collectors Club Records


Kurt Baker "News At 10" from Want You Around - EP (2012) on Collector's Club Records











The Get Up Kids "Close to Me" from Eudora (2001) on Vagrant Records


The Muffs "Lucky Guy" from The Muffs (1993) on Reprise


Cracker "100 Flower Power Maximum" from The Golden Age (1996) on Virgin


The Honeymoon Killers "Route Nationale 7" from Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel on Crammed Discs


Abwärts "Computerstaat" from Amok Koma (1980) on Rodrec










La Sera "Losing to the Dark" from Hour of the Dawn (2014) on Hardly Art


Another Sunny Day "Anorak City" from London Weekend (1992) on Sarah Records


Black Tambourine "Throw Aggi Off the Bridge" from Black Tambourine (2009) on Slumberland Records


Gang of Four "Natural's Not In It" from A Brief History of the 20th Century on Parlophone UK


The Monochrome Set "He's Frank" from Fin (2006) on El Records












Close Lobsters "Lets Make Some Plans" from Forever Until Victory (The Singles Collection) (2006) on Fire Records


The Delaplains "Statues" from Gypsy Blood - Single (2013) on The Delaplains


Velocity Girl "Sorry Again" from ¡Simpatico! (1994) on Sub Pop Records