JON Popstar!


Resuming our "Danskpop" but with a little nod to the recent Robyn celebration, DontStopthePop bows down to the legend that is Jon.

Of course many will know of this song, Popstar, because it was written by fellow Scandinavian artist Robyn who is about to release her album in the UK and Germany.

Alternatively, some will know Popstar when it was covered by Dutch singer Sita. However we prefer Jons version because it suits his vocals AND with his "issues" of stardom in Denmark for the lyrics could be read to describe his sudden rise to fame in 05-06. Jon has faced a torrent of stories in Danish tabloids doing their best to destroy him and also violent abuse from heterosexual men who feel it necessary to assert their dominance and sexuality by beating Jon up when he was leaving a bar in Copenhagen.

But...We love ya Jon! Popstar is taken from Jon's second album Today Is A Good Day(To Fall In Love) which I cherish. Released only last year, Jon is still releasing singles from it; the soothing Every Girl I've Ever Wanted being the second huge hit following from Popstar. If you feel a little bemused by the output of Darin-another male popstar sniffing around Robyn's closet-then I highly recommend ya getting Jons second album.

FACT: If you manage to grab the album from which was Popstar lifted, you'll also get the duet he did with Swedish diva(or divaer in Danish) Jessica Folker! Quality!

FACT: Some might already have a Jon record without even knowing it! If you have the Infernal album From Paris To Berlin, theres a track on it called Ultimate Control which is billed as "featuring John Rock" who is, yup you guessed it, our Jon!

Words: Robyn, popstars, idol, Sita, music industry, scandal, tabloids, John Rock, Infernal, Darin, Jessica Folker, spunk, stripping down...

8 comments:

billyknowspop said...

You have to have to have to post that Folcker duet!!!!! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

Grrrr heterosexual men and their fragile masculinity!

I've been listenign to a lot of the songs posted and they're great!

I'm in New Zealand but of Dansk ancestry too!

I'm hoping there'll be something on the almighty EyeQ - their second album is great!

Ella Thorvaldsen said...

OMGAWD! how strange!! Aaron the next post lined up is........EYEQ!!!! You must be reading my thoughts! You swine!

Samson said...

Jon is great, I also love his song "Ultimate control" with Infernal :-)

Omer said...

EXCELLENT tune! Where can I find it in better quality?

Peter said...

I agree with Billy! Pleeeeeease post the Folker song :-)

Jessica said...

How on Earth could Sita's version be a "cover" when she recorded the song years before Jon?

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