If you were lucky enough to get a copy of the Poptimism 4 Mix CD, here is what you’ve been putting off listening to:

1. Atomic Kitten – “I Want Your Love” (The first and best Kitten single, with proper Kerry action and western samples)
2. Baby D – “I Need Your Loving” (Post-rave Korgis-lifting mainstream move, so pretty, at least until you get to the rap)
3. End – “You Only Live Once” (Chosen by Pete B, widescreen drum’n’bass)
4. Barry Adamson – “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis” (Jarvis Cocker collaboration, a long-ago a.m.a. favourite, thanks Ally for introducing me to it!)
5. Robyn – “Konichiwa Bitches” (Fannypack style pop-hop from ‘this year’s Annie’)
6. Chaka Demus and Pliers – “Boom” (Early 90s dancehall, superbly confident minimalism – “I came I saw and I conquer”)
7. Christina Milian – “I Can Be That Woman” (Should have been a single! Christina imagines the Daft Punk/Britney collaboration into stellar existence)
8. The Knife – “Heartbeats (Rex The Dog Remix)” (The two people who DIDN’T already have it will have a treat in store)
9. D.A.F. – “Kebab Traume” (Spindly NDW which I knew for ages from a scratchy live version on C81, included here on a last minute whim)
10. Leila K – “Ca Plane Pour Moi” (Queen of Swedish Reggae and Dr Alban collaborator in raucous dance-pop cover of new wave classic – she is the queen of the divan.)
11. “New Wave Jacket” (Apologies to Pete, who chose it, but I’ve forgotten who these noisy Japanese are!)
12. “I Like You” (Pete leads us out with a sweet 1950s Hawaiian love song)