We have been striving to bring you only the most popfoolish of holiday jams over the past 14 days; sometimes taking you on a strange or unexpected route. But, most importantly what have we, and you, learnt on this sometimes seemingly endless 14 day trek through pop’s finest holiday anthems?
- A song is NOT a fully certified holiday anthem unless it includes steel drums. THE ONE AND ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE IS ANYTHING BY THE BAHA MEN.
- The Vengaboys are the Queens of Popfoolish Holiday Anthems, not only meeting but exceeding our criteria in basically every way, shape, and form imaginable.
- The Cheeky Girls also love a good holiday and for that we in turn love them. Cheeky!
- Annie and Jens, you have big places in our heart, so don’t fret over scoring lowly on the playlist. WE STILL LOVE YOU.
- Anything by the Baha Men is holidayish. ANYTHING.
Let’s have a recap of our Ultimate Popfools Holiday Playlist (Ranked) to finish this feature off very nicely indeed (you know you want to!)
The Vengaboys – We’re Going To Ibiza 57
= The Vengaboys – Uncle John From Jamaica 57
The Cheeky Girls – Hooray Hooray (It’s A Cheeky Holiday) 53
Islands – Jogging Gorgeous Summer 51
Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl 46
All Saints – Pure Shores 38
= Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out? 38
Alphabeat – Vacation 37
New Kids On The Block – Summertime (RedOne Remix) 36
Ashley Tisdale – Fabulous 35
Beenie Man – Dude (ft. Ms Thang) 30
Madonna – La Isla Bonita 29
Edward Maya – Stereo Love 23
Annie – Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix) 21
= Jens Lekman – Your Arms Around Me 21
Jennifer Lopez’s various songs get honorary positions on the playlist
Our shortlist for songs to include on the playlist but ones that for one reason or another never quite made it:
Justin Timberlake – Senorita (if Justin’s in Spain conversing with a Senorita then he must be on holiday, right?)
Lucenzo & friends – Danza Kuduro
Katy Perry – California Gurls (if we were in California then we’d definitely be on holiday);
Shayne Ward – If That’s OK With You
Mr President – Coco Jambo (This is the one we feel truly sorry for not finding room for on the playlist! Sadface.)
Dizzee Rascal & friends – Holiday
Sean Paul ft “Sasha” – Still In Love
Miami Horror – Holidays
You can read all the previous posts in this feature by using the ‘ultimate holiday playlist’ tag below, or clicking on the ‘holiday playlist’ category at the top of the page. HURRAH!