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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

These Hip Poppers Are Sugar N Spice, Fire N Gold... and Too Cool for School!




Welcome to part 8 of my year long

12-part series on the young women of

modern pop, pop rock and pop rap.


Like many of the artists in this series,
Jersey girl Beatrice "Bea" Miller was
discovered on a TV talent show - the
U.S. version of The X Factor.

Bea landed a recording deal and, in 2014
at the age of 15, released her debut EP
Young Blood. In the spring of 2015
Bea's second single "Fire N Gold"
made a significant dent in the
Hot 100 and was included
that year on her debut
album Not An Apology.

Not An Apology penetrated the top 10 on the
Billboard 200 albums chart and "Fire N Gold"
gained widespread exposure thanks to its use
in promos for ABC Family series, commercials
for Netflix shows and as the theme music on
ESPN's coverage of NCAA Women's Basketball.

"Fire N Gold" - Bea Miller
(May 2015, highest chart pos. #78
from April 2014 EP Young Blood
and July 2015 album Not An Apology)


When a fire starts to burn, right,

and it starts to spread...


ft. 2 CHAINZ

Bea Miller lights the fire and
Jessie J keeps it burnin' up.

You met London pop diva Jessica Ellen
Cornish in previous volumes of this series.
Jessica performs as Jessie J and today she's
back, accompanied by Dirty South rapper
2 Chainz. Together they recorded the
blistering club dancer "Burnin' Up,"
released as a single from Jessie J's
fall 2014 album Sweet Talker.
It's time for your daily burn!

"Burnin' Up" - Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz
(Oct. 2014, highest chart pos. #86 Hot 100
#28 U.S. Mainst. Top 40/#6 Australia Urban
from October 2014 album Sweet Talker)

AT 1:27 MARK!


British Columbian singer/songwriter
Carly Rae Jepsen became a familiar
face and voice as a finalist on the
2007 season of Canadian Idol.

In the summer of 2015, Carly released her
third studio album E-Mo-Tion, a project that
reflected her admiration of old school pop
of the 80s and artists like Madonna, Prince
and Cyndi Lauper. Co-written by Carly,
the song "Run Away With Me" was
 the second single from the album.
"Run Away With Me" cracked the
top 50 on the US Pop Digital Songs
chart, made the top 20 in Slovakia and
Czech Republic and was ranked 11th
Best Single of the Year by Village Voice.

"Run Away With Me" - Carly Rae Jepsen
(July 2015, highest chart position
#49 US Pop Digital Songs)

AT 1:03 MARK!


Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque wisely
abbreviated her name to "JoJo" to begin
a career as a pop and R&B singer. In 2003
the Foxborough, Mass, lass was noticed on
the TV show America's Most Talented Kids.
JoJo landed a recording deal and in 2004
released her eponymous debut album.
Her second album, The High Road,
hit the street in 2006.

In the fall of 2011 JoJo's single "Disaster,"
a pop record influenced by R&B and
pop rock, reached the top 30 on
the Mainstream Top 40 chart.

Jojo was a girl who thought she was a loner
But she knew it wouldn't last
Jojo left her home in Foxbro, Massachusetts,
fame and fortune coming fast

"Disaster" - JoJo
(Sept. 2011, highest chart pos.
#29 U.S. Mainstream Top 40)


JoJo's third album, Mad Love,
is scheduled for release a few
days from now... October 14.



I'm sky high over Skylar Stecker.
You met Skylar in volume 2 of this series.
She's the exciting young model, actress and R&B
singer from Tampa, the daughter of pro football
running back Aaron Stecker who played for the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the fall of 2015,
13 year old Skylar released her debut album
This Is Me. The single "Bring Me To Life "
is a collaboration between Skylar and
the San Francisco pop/hip hop
duo of Kalin and Myles.

"Bring Me To Life"
Skylar Stecker ft. Kalin & Myles
(from Sept. 2015 album This Is Me)

AT 1:39 MARK!


Britney Spears needs no introduction. In 2013
the pop idol recorded the song "Ooh La La"
for the soundtrack of the animated comedy
film The Smurfs 2. Start playing the vid at
1:44 and turn it up till the speakers pop!

"Ooh La La" - Britney Spears
(June 2013, from The Smurfs 2 OST)

AT 1:44 MARK!

I hope you enjoyed my latest sampling
of Generation Y and Z poppers.
More exciting performances
lie ahead in part 9, coming
soon, so stick around!

Have a Shady day!


  1. I love Jessie J but I think this song is about the worst track I've ever heard by her!

    1. Hey, Joey!

      Thanks for dropping by, good buddy!

      It's great to know that someone with your credentials is checking out the posts in my pop series. Sorry your ears don't match mine on the Jessi J song. I hope you liked one or two of the others I presented.

      Thanks again for your visit and comment, Joey, and enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Going in I knew Britney Spears-- and I remember Jessie and Skylar from other posts. Didn’t you also have Carly Rae Jepsen on before? Bea Miller, Carly Rae and JoJo have similar voices and styles-- they sing very well and it is exciting when they cut loose and emote. Jessie J is sexy and sophisticated and her song has a driving beat that’s perfect for dancing. I suspect Skylar Stecker has a bright future ahead-- I can hardly believe she was 13 or 14 when she made those records and videos! Britney’s song was cute and another one that gets you up and dancing. This is a great selection of popper sounds, Shady-- and I look forward to part 9.

    1. Hi, Kathryn!

      Thanks for reporting in, Mrs. Shady! :)

      To answer your question, I mentioned Carly Rae Jepsen back in March in my post introducing Francesco Yates. As you might recall, Carly was beginning a Canadian tour with Francesco, the two artists serving as opening acts for the band Hedley:

      I'm glad to know you appreciated my offerings today. Every one of these female artists is a winner in my book. As I noted before, I provide those recommended start points for the videos as a time saving tip, allowing readers to skip to the point of the song where the artist pulls the trigger. I get chills when I hit those high points on the songs by Bea, Carly and JoJo and listening to those hot spots all in a row is quite a rush.

      I purchased Skylar Stecker's debut album a couple of weeks ago and it is just sensational. Out of the 11 tracks on the album, I gave 3 of them a grade of A. 5 other songs on the album are ranked even higher - A+ - because they are as good as anything put out there by any other artist of the genre. It is very rare to find an album that close to being "all killer - no filler." Skylar is a young artist to keep your eye on. She's got it.

      This is Britney Spears' first appearance on SDMM. If you had told me five years ago that I'd have Britney on the blog, I would have told you "you're stuffed absolutely clean full of wild blueberry muffins." (Ned "Scotty" Scott quote from The Thing From Another World - 1951).

      I'm delighted to know these hip poppers won you over, Kathryn. Thanks again for your visit and comment!

  3. Some of those ladies started so young. I feel so old now...
    Is Bring Me To Life a remake? I couldn't tell.

    1. Hi, Alex!

      Thanks for swinging over to the pop party, good buddy!

      As you might know there is a song by goth metal band Evanescence with the title "Bring Me TO Life," but it is a different song. Based on the composer credits on AMG, Skylar Stecker's "Bring Me To Life" is an original:

      Bring Me to Life
      Jenna Andrews / T.I. Jakke / Myles Parrish / RedOne / Skylar Stecker / Kalin White

      As you might have noticed in the previous post, it was not uncommon in the early 60s to find on the pop chart records made by 12, 13 and 14 year old artists. I guess we shouldn't be surprised to find girls as young as Skylar doing the same today. The big difference is the level of sophistication and worldliness found in modern recordings. Skylar has street cred to the max and yet she maintains a wholesome quality, making her one of my very favorite artists at the present time.

      Thanks again for your comment, good buddy Alex!

  4. Soooo, Shady! Tempting bits of Candy Corn you have here-love candy corn, it contributes to my fall downward on Halloween, haha!

    When I first started listening to 'Disaster' by JoJo, I could only say, 'it's okay', but, liked the song more as it progressed. I really liked Bea Miller's "Fire N Gold". Even without the video I would enjoy hearing this song more frequently.

    The 'hip popper' that stood out as my favorite is Carly Ray Jepsen, and 'Run Away With Me'! The lyrics are reminiscent of the late 50's and early 60's. And, the Cyndi Lauper and Madonna influences and energy, are certainly there, as you noted. I liked everything about this song and songstress! Her appearance is similar to the 'Molly Ringwald' look! The video is great!

    And, then there's Britney! What a cute video with her sons. I don't follow her as a fan, but, I do keep any eye on her some, and I am glad she has come around to being more professional. She has a great singing voice that has matured. She needs to help establish a stable foundation that guides her generation into a great future for the music industry!

    Well, Shady, never a dull moment! You brought forward some new ideas and thoughts for the future with the younger ladies of song! I would like to see a few of these girls move upward and onward to great rewarding futures.

    Keep and eye on Hurricane Matthew, hope he changes his mind on the direction he intends to take. Thank you for this exciting post. Have a great day! ♫

    1. Hi, Suzanne!

      Thank you very much for coming over, dear friend!

      Your ears seem to be in tune with Mrs. Shady's on this post. She took a liking to Bea, Carly and JoJo, too. I agree that all three have great voices and similar styles. Their songs start softly, build in intensity and reach high points in which the girls give it everything they've got. FYI - Bea Miller will be returning for an encore performance on SDMM later this month and I have more of JoJo's work coming in a future post.

      I really enjoyed Britney's bubbly performance on ""Ooh La La" from The Smurfs 2. I think the theme of this post is fun - nothing too heavy - just fun.

      Thanks for the well wishes about the hurricane. It looks like we are going to get a good drenching at the very least. Beyond that it is too early to tell what will happen in our section of the peninsula. One thing I just noticed is that a steady breeze is blowing and we are experiencing refreshingly cooler temperatures today.

      Thank you again for swinging by, dear friend Suzanne, and enjoy the rest of your Texas week!

  5. Hi Shady!
    My thoughts are with you and Mrs. Shady as Matthew heads toward the US. Be safe, okay?
    This was a sweet parade of song treats! Carly Rae and Skylar both had bubbly tunes, JoJo's video was quite interesting and it was good to see Britney's kids involved or I'd have thought her a little old for the setting ;-) Still, I'd forgotten how talented she is.
    Another great show, my friend!

    1. Hi, Diedre!

      Thank you very much for coming, dear friend, and for letting us know that you'll be thinking about us in the coming days. Matthew is keeping us guessing but its impact is unavoidable at this point. The only question is how bad it will be. Thank you again for your concern.

      I'm glad you enjoyed these sweet treats for the H-ween season. It seems you liked at least a couple of these artists and their songs/videos and I am pleased to know that. Yessum, it's hard to think about pop princess Britney Spears as a mother but she is - X2. After seeing what her kids looked like in this video you can add three more years to their ages.

      Thanks again for dropping by, dear friend Diedre. I'm happy to know you had some fun today, and thanks again for keeping us in mind as the storm closes in on Florida.

      God bless!

  6. Hi Shady and. . .
    yes, I sure did enjoy your sampling of Generation Y & Z poppers!!!
    I'll just go down the list.
    I NEVER heard of Bea Miller surprisingly enough because I love the singing talent shows. I did like her song, Fire and Gold--altho, not my fave!
    Jessie J. was MY fave!!!! I exercise to that song often and yes, I burn up spinning to it!!!
    As for Carly Rae? I never heard that song either but she had HUGE success with her first poppy hit, "Call me maybe". Even the Olympians lips synced to it a couple years ago (went viral).
    Jo Jo? I remember her from years ago with her 2 hits, "Leave" and "too little too late". I didn't realize she was making a comeback!
    Skylar is very pretty. I remember her from a previous post. I like her and the "Bring Me" song!
    Britney!! I can't believe I didn't know her smurf song!!!! She's my daughters fave ! I thought I kept up with her pretty good but, "Ooh la la" was new to me!!!! Wasn't her boys adorable I that vid???
    Another fun post, Shady! Keep the Poppers comin!!!!
    Toni Deroche

    1. Hi, Toni!

      Thank you very much for popping in for Popperfest #8, dear friend!

      The big story here is that I actually introduced you to some new artists and songs. In the modern pop category it is usually the other way around. I'm excited to know you learned some new ones and liked what you heard.

      Ha! "Burnin' Up" isn't exactly getting rave reviews so far. I'm happy to know that your ears match mine on this sizzler by Jessie J. The video is as bold as the song and that's probably a turn-off for some people.

      Canadian Carly's "Run Away With Me" wasn't a huge hit in the U.S. but I'm happy I discovered it on one of the various artists compilations I bought within the past year. She's a delight!

      I am totally sold on JoJo and she will be coming up in another post early next year.

      Tampa Bay product Skylar Stecker is my favorite artist in this post. I bought her debut album a couple of weeks ago and play it often. I ranked 7 out of the 11 songs on her album as A or A+. At the tender age of 14, Skylar has the sound of a veteran pop/R&B vocalist. She's as good as any major star of the genre.

      I'm thrilled to know you were not familiar with Britney's movie soundtrack number either. Yessum, her boys are cute in the video and I enjoyed Britney's spirited performance. I have that track in my collection, too.

      Thank you again for making time for a visit and comment, dear friend Toni. Stay safe and have a wonderful week!

  7. Okay, lessee if I can hit ALL of them this round...

    I knew the Bea Miller tune. I thought it was just because the opening was lifted from somewhere (er, I mean "sampled"), but I guess I've just heard the song. It is pretty good!

    Jesse J didn't do a lot for me this time. Ditto, to my surprise, for CRJ. Just didn't have an "Umph" for me, I guess.

    JoJo, however, I enjoyed. Real vocal talent, good catchy tune.

    Skyler was okay... IDK why it didn't really move me. May have more to do with my current energy level than the song itself.

    Britney always makes me feel like I'm over age at a Disney movie. Wasn't bad, though. I'll take JoJo as my fave of the group this time around, though.

    1. Hey hey hey, Chris!

      Thanks for coming over on day one, good buddy. I appreciate it!

      I thank you for listening to and evaluating all of the songs. Clearly you didn't hate any of them but, at the same time, you weren't jazzed about most of them either.

      The only gal who made a love connection with you was JoJo. That's AOK with me. I'm sold on her, too. She's got soul, fire and pizzazz. Moreover, based on interviews I have watched, she is a very intelligent and level headed young woman and loved by her many fans - not very many haters like some artists attract. That's my impression of her anyway. I have more of JoJo coming up in a future post.

      Laurie and Scrappy are patiently waiting for you, good buddy. Get back... get back... get back to where you once belonged! :)

      Thanks again, Chris and enjoy the rest of your week!

  8. I've been AWOL this past week but coming home and seeing your new post had me smiling. I enjoyed the young singers and even knew a few..some from your previous posts. Having all that talent and good looks at such a young age boggles the mind but I find that many of the songs sound alike. Maybe it's just me but I still enjoyed them...Hey, I give them a 9...good beat and easy to dance to! Have a great week!

    1. Hi, YaYa!

      Thank you very much for dropping in to see me so soon after returning from your trip to Chicago. (I just logged on to the comp and noticed that you have a new post about it. I will be over shortly because I am eager to know how your mother is doing.)

      I'm thrilled to know that you actually enjoyed these younger female artists. Britney is the "granny" of the bunch which reminds us that we are all getting older. :)

      Like you I certainly don't mind recordings that sound alike, as long as they sound great. I am really enjoying the music in this pop series and there are four more volumes to go before the year ends including a Halloween special and a Christmas special.

      Thank you again for making time for a visit and for your generous comments, dear friend YaYa. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. I like Jessie J but, in all honesty, all of them sounded very shrill to me. Maybe I need new speakers. I've been listening to a lot of World Music lately and there are a lot of young, talented female singers from all over the world.

    One of the things I've started to realize as I listen to these videos is that this kind of energetic music doesn't seem to fit into my life and now I wonder why that is. I have music on all the time--classical and instrumental while I am working and classic rock and roll when I am puttering around the house. I guess that's just a part of getting older. You choose what fits your time.

    1. Hi, Kathleen!

      Thank you very much for coming by, dear friend! I hope you are having a great week.

      That's two thumbs up for Jessie J (you and Toni D) after everybody else either turned thumbs down on her song or avoided mentioning it. I'm happy to know that at least two other people's ears match mine on that one.

      I don't know why all of these songs would sound shrill to you, but this I can tell you. When I switched from listening to music through speakers to listening with a good set of Sennheiser headphones, it made a world of difference.

      I enjoy world music, too. In recent years I have given lots of new genres a try and like practically all of them.

      At this stage of my life I have become determined to fight back against the aging process. Instead of slowing down I am trying to speed things up. I find that the kind of music found in this series, dance-pop, with a BMP of approx. 120 to 130, sets a steady pace that is conducive to aerobics and other forms of exercise. In other words I have found that modern pop is an effective tool in the battle of the bulge and the war on aging.

      Thank you again for coming over to chat, dear friend Kathleen. It makes me very happy that you expressed so much this time around. Enjoy the rest of your week. I'll be over to see you soon!

  10. Hey Shady,
    Another stellar installment! You sure are introducing us old fogies to some hip stuff. I must say I liked most of them and it made me think that I would enjoy them on a Spring or Fall day with all the windows open and the music cranked up as I buzz around and clean house. That's weird, right? :)

    I think my least favorite was the Brittany track. That was some sexy video with Jessy J. These kids are growing up so fast these days...

    Are you expecting much from Matthew? I know they're evacuating SCarolina right now, not sure about NCarolina... Hadn't heard anything about Florida. I hope you don't have any ill effects from the storm. Stay safe!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Hi, Michele!

      Thanks for coming over, dear friend!

      Yessum, I am one of the old fogies who is learning a lot about modern pop and dance-pop this year as a result of this 12-part series.

      If Debbie the Doglady comments on this post I'm sure she will have something to say about Britney's girly voice on that song from the soundtrack of The Smurfs 2. :) Thanks for letting me know which song was your least favorite. Are you saying that the Jessie J number was your favorite? If so, it means that "Burnin' Up" is gaining favorable momentum after a slow start.

      Thanks for the well wishes about Matthew, dear friend. We are preparing to hunker down in the next two days but it is still too early to tell how much of an impact the cane will have on Central Florida. We are counting on at least tropical storm force winds. It could get much worse if the storm wobbles or takes a turn to the west. Thank you again for asking.

      Enjoy the rest of your week, too, dear friend One-L!

    2. I don't know that I could say that Jessie J's was my favorite. I also liked Carly Rae Jepsen and Bea Miller's songs that you selected. I guess I liked them equally, if that makes sense.

      Stay safe over the next few days and drop me a line and let me know how you guys are faring... Will keep good thoughts for you!

    3. That's very kind of you, Michele. I will keep you posted. I hope all is well with your folks and your dogs.

      God bless!

    4. Tom, be careful! I just read that Matthew is gaining strength as it heads to FL. This is so scary. I pray for everyone's safety!
      (although scary, storms can be kind of exciting, no? I remember being in NCarolina when Hurricane Floyd hit. It was exciting and scary at the same time!)
      Be safe!

    5. Thanks, dearie!

      Hurricanes are notorious for making you wait and wonder for what seems like an eternity. They are also fickle and can change course and intensity quickly. It is exciting, however, to watch nature do its thing.

      The wind is gusting now and conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day and night.

      Thanks again for caring, One-L!

    6. Yessum! We didn't blow away yet. The howling wind woke me up at 5 am and I have been awake ever since. The wind has actually subsided a little in the last hour. We only lost power for a brief moment late yesterday.

      Thank you very much for thinking about me, dear friend One-L!

      How are your mother and dad?

    7. Whew! Glad to hear it!

      Mom and Dad are okay. Dad just fell again last night but he managed to get himself up. it's always something...

    8. Gosh, I'm sorry to hear that, Michele. I hope it convinces him and your mother that they are better off living with you.

      God bless, my dear caring friend!

  11. Thank you for reminding me who I do and do not like

    1. Hi, Jo-Anne!

      How are you dear friend?

      I wish you'd remind me and the other readers who you do and do not like... just sayin'... :)

      Thanks for dropping in, my dear Australian friend, and enjoy the rest of your week!

  12. Hi Shady,

    I didn't realize Carli Rae Jepson had other songs! I actually like this song better than "Call Me Maybe".

    I really like the song from Bea. I really liked her voice and style. I'll have to check out more of her music.

    Have a great day, dear friend!

    1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

      You went from early bird visitor to night owl! :) That's AOK. You are welcome any time day or night.

      This song by Carly Rae was included on a various artists CD that I purchased a while back. I like both the song and the video and I'm delighted that you do, too. Bea Miller is an up-and-comer and I will have another of her videos coming up three weeks from now.

      Thank you very much for spending some nocturnal time in the Shady, dear friend JM, and enjoy the rest of your week. Please keep Janie Junebug in your thoughts and prayers as she rides out the hurricane.

  13. Very good collection of talented young singers! I am familiar with all except Bea Miller. I enjoyed listening to her selection.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    1. Hi, Sherry!

      Welcome back to Shady Dell Music & Memories, your home away from home! :)

      You are one of my youngest followers and I expected you to be familiar with this lineup consisting of established pop stars and up-and-comers. I'm glad you enjoyed meeting Bea Miller and listening to her hit single "Fire N Gold."

      Enjoy your week as well, dear friend Sherry, and keep your ears tuned to station SDMM!

  14. Most of these I've never heard of. They're all good and very listenable. You could put all these together to make for a cool DJ set. It would be kind of like one long song.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. Hi, Lee!

      Thanks for coming to my hurricane party, good buddy! :) I haven't blown away yet but the wind is howling!

      For more than eight years I have enjoyed introducing subscribers to artists and recordings they never heard of, ones that I consider worthy of their attention. In that time I have covered many different time periods, genres and styles. I always post music that I love. A large percentage of it is already in my personal collection. I'm happy to know your ears match mine on the listenability of these pop recordings. I provide the suggested start points on the videos so that you can play DJ and crossfade between them for a continuous megamix, a simulated DJ set. Its fun and exciting especially when the BPM's sync up.

      Thanks again for dropping by. good buddy Lee, and have a great weekend!

  15. I'm so sorry for being late to this party. I always want to listen to the videos so it takes time around work, cleaning, animals which includes my hubby....:) they all have good voices but my favourite is that naughty girl...Jessie J. The kind you think twice about bringing her hom to me mom. She has a strong voice and a bit unique from the others. Carly Rae is also fu. And has something a little extra. I can't believe I'm saying this but Britney holds her own and has that something extra. The others were ok but all sounded a bit the same to me...nothing unique.

    1. Hi, Birgit!

      Thank you very much for coming down from Canada to consume another dose of pop sugar including a song by Canadian zinger Carly Rae Jepsen. I'm happy to know you like her style and that you also gave thumbs up to Britney Spears and Jessie J. Jessie was taking a beating there for a while but, as the week wore on, her sizzler "Burnin' Up" received favorable reviews from several people.

      I really appreciate you remembering to stop by, Birgit. A new post hits tomorrow and I hope you enjoy at least some aspects of it as well.

      Thanks again, dear friend BB, and have a great week!

  16. I've heard of them all. Jessie J and Brittany are my faves if i had to choose. I just dont listen to girl pop music. My nieces do so thats why i'm "in the know". Brittany has made a total turn around and is doing brilliantly in Vegas. I saw a snippet of her show and it seemed good. Remember when she shaved her head? I totally have days like that too!

    1. Hi, again, dear Holli!

      I'm glad I checked back here and found your comment. I appreciate it so very much!

      That's another "vote" for Jessie J's song. People were turning thumbs down on it at the beginning of the post's run. It just goes to show how tastes vary. Strangely I seem to have developed the capacity to enjoy pop and metal equally although that could change over time.

      Yessum, I remember bald headed Britney. :) She has outlasted many other pop singers and seems as popular today as she ever was.

      Thank you again for taking time to check out my back pages, dear friend Holli. I am very thankful to have you in my circle. Please take good care of yourself and your family!

  17. Nice collection of music once again. Never heard of Bea Miller before, but I have heard of Jessie J, mostly because she has the same name as one of my favourite jazz artists, Jessy J. I liked Carly's song; very catchy. JoJo's was good too, but I probably liked that one the least of the bunch. Skylar was also good, and another one I had not heard of before. As for Britteny Spears, as you say needs no introduction. I was mildly surprised I enjoyed it because I have not enjoyed much of her music in a while.

    1. Hi again, good buddy!

      I need to remember to check my stats for new comments on old posts because, as you know, the blog is not moderated.

      Seems like you enjoyed at least half of these pop confections. I'm glad our ears matched to that extent. JoJo will be back in a future post and maybe you'll like that song a little more than this one.

      Thanks again for your friendship and support, good buddy Jeffrey!


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