Kylie’s still go it. After hearing this song approximately one million times in London during summer 2023, ‘Padam Padam’ has solidified itself in the very top tier of songs that are surefire to induce dancefloor euphoria. ‘We don’t need to use our words / I just want to see what’s underneath that t-shirt,’ Minogue teases in this sexy and frivolous electropop track about lust at first sight. And we love to see a 55-year-old pop star in her prime, celebrating her sexuality. Go off!
Don't listen to what Radiohead said: pop will never, ever die. It's 2023, and banging new pop songs are getting released every week. Madonna's 2023 anthem ‘Padam Padam’ has even made it to our top spot on this list, with its euphoric electropop vibes, and Dua Lipa's ‘Barbie’ tune ‘Dance the Night’ is up there with the greats.
But of course, the 21st century is a long one, and you've got to make space for the classics too. There are fabulous pop songs from every era, and they all deserve a spot on our ultimate list. Here you'll find everyone from Outkast to MIA, and from Kelis to Harry Styles. The only criteria? It has to be feel good, and it has to make you want to get up and dance. All of these tunes do just that, and then some. Read on for the best pop songs ever made.
Contributors: India Lawrence, Andrzej Lukowski, James Manning, Ella Doyle, Nick Levine, Amy Smith, Alyssa Ammirato, Jess Phillips, Matthew Singer.