It's Tuesday! Time for another round of "5 Must-Hear Pop Songs of the Week"!
This week's roundup features a storming club anthem by the U.K.'s most prolific synth-pop duo, some naughty-minded backseat shenanigans, a 2013 reworking of a '50s standard, and a devastating breakup ballad by the Princess of Latin Pop.
1.) Pet Shop Boys featuring Example, "Thursday"
Legendary British synth-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys are back this summer with Electric -- their brand-new album that comes only 10 short months after their last effort, Elysium. "Thursday" is one of the album's most radio-friendly anthems, dedicated to heading out on the town a day earlier than the weekend, because why wait? The storming club-pop track includes the album's only feature, U.K. rapper/singer Example, who adds a smooth rap section to make the song track feel all the more modern. In fact, the song's original demo was reportedly wrapped around a Nicki Minaj a cappella rap. (Who do we have to kill to make that surface online?!) "Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday," Chris monotones in the background. It's all sort of like Rebecca Black's "Friday," if Rebecca Black's "Friday" was produced by Stuart Price, featured Example, and was even more amazing.
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