The end of the year is almost upon us and as we’ve done here at auspOp for the past eight years, we’re counting down what are in our minds the best pop singles of the year.
We’ve been milling over our list, working out which of the 29 deserve to be there at the pointy end.
We kick off our countdown with our number ten single of the year.
Though she came from a reality show background and has had a number of shaky moments during the years (let’s not mention her de-butt ARIA presenting gig), there’s no denying that Jessica Mauboy has an immense amount of talent.
She possesses a fierce vocal ability and has fine-tuned her performance skills over the past few years. She’s an artist we can be proud to call one of our own.
‘This Ain’t Love’ was a cracking pop single. Though it might not have been the year’s biggest hit – far from it – it showed that Jess is an artist not afraid to try new things.
It’s a challenging track for her to perform in its key. As she told us in our INTERVIEW back in October, “It was something that was out of my comfort zone. It was something that I didn’t think was possible until I got into the booth and I was like, ‘alright… my mind’s playing games with me, let’s see how this is going to sound in this key’. But as soon as I hit that top note and that rasp came out, I thought, ‘this is it. This is the song.”
Bright, soulful, infectious; ‘This Ain’t Love’ is stylistically where Jess Mauboy wants to be. And we, for one, can’t wait to hear more. That’s why we’ve deemed it our No.10 Pop Single Of 2015.