What a full-on time we had traversing through all the tracks we thought worthy of a mention as part of this year’s batch of our favourite pop songs. Which to keep in the top ten. Which to drop back into the “also-ran” section that we call our ‘Honourable Mentions’ section (there are some great pop songs here this year). Who to be in our top three! All will be revealed in the days leading up to New Years Eve, when we’ll reveal who pipped all comers to nab our pop song of the year for 2012.
But for now, here comes our No.10!
‘Gotcha’ was one out of the box for fans of former ‘Idol’ starlet Jessica Mauboy. Perhaps they were still fatigued or burned by the ‘Get ‘Em Girls’ project, perhaps they were expecting more of the same copycat dance/R&B that her peers were churning out… whatever the reason, criminally ‘Gotcha’ failed to fire at media and at retail.
This was Jess growing up and stepping out into a bold, stylish new musical sphere – and from the looks of the clip, having oodles of fun while doing it.
Infused with soul, cheek and plenty of sass, we’d love to see Jess doing more of this kind of stuff in the future.
Yes, pop kids, our No.10 Pop Song Of 2012 is Jess Mauboy’s ‘Gotcha’.