Musical fact: one great pop song a day keeps the doctor away. Old, new or exclusive – a song worthy of a place on your iPod that deserves at least one listen for every 17 repeat plays of ‘Boyfriend’. This is ALARM POP!
Are you, like, still listening to Selena Gomez? Oh, dude. SO three months ago! And as for Hillary Duff, she’s married with kids now! If you want to stay down with the kids (an expression nobody under 30 ever uses anymore, FYI) then you need to get on board with the latest Disney Princess poised to take over the universe – Bridgit Mendler.
19 year old California girl Mendler is currently best known for starring in the Disney TV movie Lemonade Mouth and the TV series Good Luck Charlie. Now, like so many pop princesses before her, she’s spreading her wings and launching a pop career. Her first single, ‘Ready or Not’, is a super-catchy pop number with just a hint of urban cool – in no small part due to the familiar sample from ‘Ready or Not’, most famously sung by The Fugees back in the olden days (1996).
Needless to say, Bridgit has given the song a 21st century teen twist, and we defy you not to find yourself humming it for weeks after your first play. Judging by the success of her Mickey Mouse-endorsed forebears, you’re going to be hearing a lot of this song over the next few months – so get on board now and convince your friends/little sister/children (delete as age-appropriate) that you’re totally on-trend. Until the next tween star rolls up in a couple of months’ time, anyway…