It's Wednesday! Time for another round of "5 Must-Hear Pop Songs of the Week"!
This weeks' roundup features a cut from one of rap's most promising new stars, a deliciously danceable new single from the Goddess of Pop, Eurovision's reigning champion, a throwback track from one of the decade's most influential pop records and the return of Ellie Goulding in the form of a weird, warbling cover.
1.) Kylie Minogue, "Timebomb"
Kylie Minogue: Stiletto Enthusiast, Glitter Aficionado and one of pop's true reigning Queens. The dancing diva has spent the bulk of 2012 merrily celebrating 25 years in the music industry (a campaign affectionately titled "K25") by releasing gifts to her fans monthly, including acoustic renditions of lesser-known album tracks and live concert footage. But just in time for her 44th birthday earlier this week, the iconic songstress has just unveiled her greatest surprise yet: a brand-new single!
"Timebomb" is a pure, sparkling Kylie anthem, full of gritty electronica pulsations and Kylie's signature breathy coos, recalling the searing electro-energy from her 2007 studio effort, X. "Wait...please don't make me wait," Minogue breathlessly urges. Coupled with an utterly killer video, in which Minogue zips up into a moto jacket, struts down the street and bends-and-snaps against a wall in a barely there black number, Minogue has yet again asserted her position on the throne of pop royalty. She may not be new to the game, yet she's still running laps 'round every other pop chick in the game. Whoop! Happy birthday, Kylie!
Listen to more Must Hear Pop Songs Of The Week after the jump!