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The stories behind our favorite commercially unsuccessful pop tunes. Follow us on IG: @flopredeemer and TW: @flopredeemer

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The stories behind our favorite commercially unsuccessful pop tunes. Follow us on IG: @flopredeemer and TW: @flopredeemer

    Betty WHO?: Betty Who

    Betty WHO?: Betty Who

    Betty Who burst onto the pop music scene in 2013 when her song, "Somebody Loves You" was used as the soundtrack to a viral flashmob gay marriage proposal. (remember those?). Today, we're exploring why, after 5 EPs, 3 albums, and 1 Queer Eye theme song later, people are still asking, Betty, WHO?


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    When They Go Solo, We Go Buh-Bye: Nicole Scherzinger

    When They Go Solo, We Go Buh-Bye: Nicole Scherzinger

    Like a moth to a flame, the allure of the solo spotlight has long drawn singers like Diana Ross and Michael Jackson away from the groups they broke out with. But for every Justin Timberlake there is a Nick Lachey, and for every Beyonce, there is a Geri Halliwell. Today we’re giving a closer listen to 2007’s “Baby Love” the second solo single from Pussycat Doll’s lead singer Nicole Scherzinger and asking the question: what does it take to go from pop group standout to standalone superstar?


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    Barry Decides He Is Too Old To Say "Bish": Katy Perry

    Barry Decides He Is Too Old To Say "Bish": Katy Perry

    Katy Perry and her unique brand of cotton candy pinup girl pop rock dominated pop music from her bi-curious debut in 2008 to her shark-ridden Superbowl performance in 2014. But after the three year hiatus that followed, she reemerged in 2017 with a new look, a new sound, and a new album that no one wanted. Today we’re talking about the album Witness, and it’s second single, “Swish Swish.”


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    Little Trouble In Big China: Jessie J

    Little Trouble In Big China: Jessie J

    Jessie J has been bubbling up through the public consciousness in one way shape or form since 2009. Today we're talking about the song "Thunder," and exploring why she's had big hits, but never really connected in the US.


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    Lovefool Me Twice: The Cardigans

    Lovefool Me Twice: The Cardigans

    Swedish band the Cardigans scored a #2 on the billboard music charts with 1996's  "Lovefool," an infectious pop tune about unrequited love, successfully bringing their unique brand of vintage inspired lounge pop to the American mainstream. After a brief hiatus, the band re-emerged in the US in 2004 with a new sound and a new album, Long Gone Before daylight, featuring the single "For What Its Worth"


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    Flowers For Jazmine: Jazmine Sullivan

    Flowers For Jazmine: Jazmine Sullivan

    Singer Jazmine Sullivan shot to commercial and critical success when she burst on the scene in 2008, busting windows and taking on lions and tigers and bears. 12 years, 3 albums, 11 Grammy nominations and 2 hiatuses later, she's still not getting her flowers. Today, we'll get into why she already deserves to be one of the greats, and I why I think the best may be yet to come.


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    • 1 hr 21 min

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