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Website:Poptimism: a London club night
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This is a community for people who believe that pop music is a good thing.

The definition of 'pop music' is left up to you, but it probably includes at least some stuff that gets in the charts. However all types of music may be taken seriously or mocked mercilessly (often at the same time).

A recent poll showed that we are 3.53% indie.

Membership: if you created your journal very recently, have never posted any entries
or comments and have no friends, we may be reluctant to add you to our community. Drop us an email (katstevens at livej0urn4l d0t c0m) or leave a comment on any post to let us know you're a human being, and we'll go from there. You must be a member to post an entry, but anyone with a LJ account or Open ID can comment on public entries (do say hello!).

Anonymous comments: Unfortunately we've had to disable these due to the high amount of spam. The good news is that LJ accounts are free to sign up for, and you can also use OpenID accounts to post comments if you really hate LJ that much. Again if there's a problem, email katstevens at livejournal and we'll try and sort something out.

Links, MP3s, enthusiasms, debates are all very welcome. If you're promoting an event (club night, gig, conference, whatever) then by all means tell us about it but make sure it's pop-friendly, and put the details under an LJ-cut - thanks! (Clashes in definitions of 'pop-friendy' occur at the poster's own risk.) Please don't advertise anything for sale.

If you're posting links to online audio, please make them friends-only. Thanks!

What is Poptimism, anyway?

Poptimism is...caught in a bad romance
Poptimism a hurry! beep beep!
Poptimism is...the last train to transcentral
Poptimism is...THE cure for antifun!
Poptimism in the pizza hut, fire in the taco bell
Poptimism is...Optimism with extra P
Poptimism is...the last Friday of every month upstairs at the Horse Bar, free entry!

Members are advised as to the existence of the sukrat community. They should however approach with all due caution.

We have a group here.


Here's some fun stuff we did!


- the legendary NOW polls, contributing to the Pop N Poll Hall of Fame as follows:

1. Human League - "Fascination"
2. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Relax"
3. Cyndi Lauper - "Time After Time"
4. Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakey - "Together In Electric Dreams"
5. Katrina and the Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"
6. Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill"
7. Pet Shop Boys - "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)"
8. Run DMC - "Walk This Way"
9. Europe - "The Final Countdown"
10. M/A/R/R/S - "Pump Up The Volume"
11. Pet Shop Boys - "Always On My Mind"
12. Salt n Pepa - "Push It"
13. Yazz and the Plastic Population - "The Only Way Is Up"
14. Neneh Cherry - "Buffalo Stance"
15. Neneh Cherry - "Manchild"
16. Technotronic - "Pump Up The Jam"
17. Adamski - "Killer"
18. Betty Boo - "Where Are You Baby?"
19. Massive - "Unfinished Sympathy"
20. 2 Unlimited - "Get Ready For This"
21. The KLF - "Justified And Ancient (Stand By The Jams)"
22. Snap - "Rhythm Is A Dancer"
23. East 17 - "House Of Love"
24. 2 Unlimited - "No Limits"
25. Ace Of Base - "All That She Wants"
26. Pet Shop Boys - "Go West"
27. Ace Of Base - "The Sign"
28. Blur - "Girls And Boys"
29. Shampoo - "Trouble"
30. Portishead - "Glory Box"
31. Pulp - "Common People"
32. Pulp - "Sorted For Es And Wizz"
33. Pulp - "Disco 2000"
34. Gina G - "Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit"
35. Spice Girls - "Say You'll Be There"
36. White Town - "Your Woman"
37. Hanson - "Mmmbop"
38. Gala - "Freed From Desire"
39. All Saints - "Never Ever"
40. Billie - "Because We Want To"
41. Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You"
42. Mr Oizo - "Flat Beat"
43. The Chemical Brothers - "Hey Boy Hey Girl"
44. Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time"
45. Kelis - "Caught Out There"
46. Britney Spears - "Oops I Did It Again"
47. All Saints - "Pure Shores"
48. Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood"
49. S Club 7 - "Don't Stop Moving"
50. Kylie Minogue - "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
51. Aaliyah - "More Than A Woman"
52. Sugababes - "Freak Like Me"
53. Sugababes - "Round Round"
54. TATU - "All The Things She Said"
55. Justin Timberlake - "Cry Me A River"
56. Beyonce ft Jay-Z - "Crazy In Love"
57. Britney Spears - "Toxic"
58. Rachel Stevens - "Some Girls"
59. Girls Aloud - "Love Machine"
60. Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For"
61. Rachel Stevens - "So Good"
62. Sugababes - "Push The Button"
63. Gorillaz - "Dirty Harry"
64. Nelly Furtado - "Maneater"
65. Girls Aloud - "Something Kinda Oooh"
66. The Gossip - "Standing In The Way Of Control"
67. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z - "Umbrella"
68. Britney Spears - "Gimme More"

- CANONS: The full list</a> of canonically approved singles for our favourite (and not so favourite) artists.

- PAZZ & JOP: We voted "Into The Groove" by Madonna as the best song of the last 28 years after voting on the Village Voice/Idolator lists for each year. If you join this community you will notice a lot of polls.

- DECADE POLLS: we're currently trying to figure out the best songs of the decade. Join in the fun and vote for your favourite tracks!

Interests (154):

2 unlimited, 808 state, a-ha, aaliyah, ace of base, adamski, alcazar, all incarnations of sugababes, all saints, aly & aj, amerie, annie from norway, ashlee simpson, b*witched, bad dancing, baggy, baltimora, battles, betty boo, beyonce, big and rich, big tunes, billie piper, black eyed peas, bosh, bouncey and her destinies, britney, bubblegum, cameo, cansei de ser sexy, charts, ciara, cowboy troy, crazy frog, cyndi lauper, dame david bowie, dancing, daz sampson, dizzee rascal, dj daz, don't like any, dr alban, dragonforce, east 17, electro, ellen allien, elvis covers, emo, eurodance, europe, europop, eurovision, false metal, fergie, fleetwood mac, gabriella cilmi, gala pie, gina g, girls aloud, gogol bordello, gwen stefani, hair metal, hanson, helen love, indie-dance, jacques lu cont, jeff wayne, junior boys, justice, justin timberlake, kara dioguardi, kate bush, kate nash, ke$ha, kelis, kelly clarkson, kid sister, klf, kylie, lady gaga, lady sovereign, level 42, lindsay lohan, lip synching, lost jumpers, mabuse, madge, madonna, magda, mahshar, mai tai, man 2 man, man parrish, manufactured pop, maria vidal, marit larsen, marrs, mia, milli vanilli, miranda lambert, missy elliot, mocking the view, moroder, mp3s, mr oizo, nelly furtado, neneh cherry, now albums, omd, one hit wonders, paris hilton, pet shop boys, pop, pop grime, pop music, poptimism, prince, proclaimers, pussycat dolls, r&b, radio disney, rave, rex the dog, ricardo da force, richard x, rihanna, robyn, roisin murphy, roxy music, run dmc, salt n pepa, scouting for noez, shampoo, shonky bootleg mashups, siobhan donaghy, snap, soulja having the juice, tammy wynette, tashbed, tatu, taylor swift, technotronic, the knife, the mad stuntman, the other mia, toby keith, traveling wilburys, trevor horn, umbrella ella ella, vitalic, white town, wiley, wobs, yazz
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