I’m not a fan of the pop genre but here’s my dictum.
The greatest pop singer in the world at the moment is Kelly Clarkson who is shedding American Idol now that she’s milked all that image was worth. Go Kelly. You can sing beautifully.
The best pop song on the radio is Natasha Bedingfield’s “These Words” which is so happy and ecstatic it should make you bubble where you sit. It has an interesting writer’s block angle to it that I really like. Besides, this may be the first and last song where Keats and Shelley get name-dropped.