POP ETC share with us their favourite tracks of the year. From Carly Rae Jepsen to Kanye West, these are all massive pop tunes.


Usher - Climax

Love how understated the hook is on this song. Arrangement is sparse and perfect. Beautiful vocal performance and sound. Just a wonderful song all around.



Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

This song is kind of all chorus, but it's a really, really, really great chorus.



Kanye West - Mercy

It's no secret how much we love Kanye. Ill track.



Justin Bieber - Die In Your Arms

Biebs doing his thing over jackson 5 is sort of golden. Not that he is MJ or anything, but I can't think of anyone else who could do this right now. I think he's really coming into his own as a singer, too. Aww biebs is all grown up!



The-Dream - Kill The Lights

I love how dream can simultaneously be super airy and sparkly, and also really heavy and dirge-y. I think sometimes the darker aspects of his tracks get overlooked. This song is one of the heavier things he's ever done. I dig how long it is, too.