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Three times three minutes of joy

I’ve been trying and failing to persuade one of my friends that Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe is one of the greatest pop songs ever made, which of course it is.

I was genuinely dancing to this when I played it this morning. Given that I was in a dressing gown at the time I resembled an asylum escapee, but that’s fine. It’s the power of pop!

This song’s great too, and the video has Tom Hanks, making it twice as great.

And now there’s a new one, Party For One. And guess what? It’s great! (and mildly unsafe for work)

I hate people who pretend to like pop music ironically, or call it a guilty pleasure. Good pop music is one of the greatest art forms, an expression of pure joy and so much more.