Crowd-Pleasers 2020

Image by Studio Sabeth Elberse

In terms of visitor numbers, 2020 was a great year for the Sweet Sweet Music blog. This year there were twice as many visitors as usual.

You might like to read this year’s crowd-pleasers again. See you in 2021!

The 5 most read posts were:

  1. The Best 100 Power Pop Songs of this Century (2000-2020)

I wanted to make a special post to celebrate the blog’s 5th anniversary. In February I started compiling the list and approaching the artists with the intention of publishing the post in October, five years after the very first interview, which was with Jimmy Haber.

The response from the songwriters was so great that I couldn’t wait until October. Since May, the overview has been read more than 7,000 times.

The accompanying Spotify playlist now has 200 followers.

  1. The stories behind the best Power Pop songs of 2020!

In the spring I started collecting this year’s best songs on a Spotify playlist. Around the summer it became clear to me that 2020 was a terrible year with a great soundtrack. I wanted to celebrate ‘that soundtrack’ and started collecting stories to accompany the songs. Again, I got great reactions from the artists. I am quite proud of this long read.

The playlist now contains about 10 hours of fantastic music.

  1. What’s up for Power Pop in 20/20?

I published this post just after Christmas in 2019. How different the world looked then. Like everyone else, I really missed the live concerts this year. The last Power Pop band I saw live was The Maureens, in the most beautiful concert hall in the world, namely TivoliVredenburg, here in my hometown Utrecht. I hope to see Nada Surf on June 2, 2021 in Paradiso, Amsterdam.

  1. The Beatophonics – Let’s Do This
  2. Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars

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