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Let Pop IN

Although I am very much into unusual, surprisingly complex melodies and charged lyrics, I do have quite a taste for pop music.

The reasons for this are manifold: it’s joyful, it’s sticky, it’s unpretentious. Who can resist?

So, to put aside any prejudices guided by intellectual choices, here are some of my all-time favorite videos for pop music:

Besides being a great song, the video for Vogue is full of references to fashion, film and photography icons AND it has great choreography.

Telephone is an instant classic. It has a story, great moves, outrageous outfits and it is plain bold. Love it, love it, love it.

I basically love everything Michel Gondry sets his mind to do, but this video Come Into My World is even greater, for it shows that great geniuses can join big sellers and still be challenging.

One of the first videos to use supermodels, Freedom 90 has always made me wanna hit the dancefloor and just be happy and carefree.

For its simplicity, its beauty, its dance, Single Ladies is one of the top pop videos of the solar system. Unparalleled.

Let your armor down and let pop sink in.

Justin is the best male pop performer of all time. And he’s cool, stylish and really good looking in an un-obvious way.

The unmistakable presence of the Queen

As a Brazilian journalist and fashionista once so shrewdly said: in this world of ours, one cannot pretend not to notice Madonna.

I cannot do it either. Many are those who think she should be thinking about retiring. Some say it’s because of her age. Other claim she’s lost all she once had. Yet, she seems to be ever so hungry for fame (despite her regretting having trade for love, without a second thought) and has a new album and single out as we speak. Here’s the single, boringly entitled Celebration:

I’ve been to her last show and I’ve listened to the song and my personal veredict, if asked, would be: besides dating the very hot (and incredibly pedestrian) Brazilian model Jesus Luz, she hasn’t been doing anything worth to notice.

Nevertheless, I have been wrong about her in the past. Just before Confessions On a Dancefloor was released, I had been hoping she would retire and choose a life of glorious memories. As always, I was glad to be mistaken. Let us see what happens this time.