Popular (Darren Hayes song)

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"Pop!ular"
Pop!ular.jpg
Single by Darren Hayes
from the album The Tension and the Spark
B-side "Touch"
"Zero"
Released 12 July 2004
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Electropop
Length 3:52 (album version)
3:44 (radio edit)
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Darren Hayes, Robert Conley
Producer(s) Robert Conley
Darren Hayes singles chronology
"Crush (1980 Me)"
(2003)
"Pop!ular"
(2004)
"Darkness"
(2004)
"Crush (1980 Me)"
(2003)
"Pop!ular"
(2004)
"Darkness"
(2004)

"Popular" (stylized Pop!ular) is the first single released from Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes' second solo album, The Tension and the Spark. The lyrics are a tongue-in-cheek send-up of celebrities and wannabes. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in March 2005. This was Hayes' first #1 on the US Dance chart,[1] either as a solo artist or with his former group, Savage Garden. A radio edit was made which omits the instrumental section after the second chorus and also adds several new drumbeats to the second verse. A video was later released and it shows Darren Hayes (and two scantily clad models) visiting various landmarks in London. A flash mob dance also takes place in one of the stations in London.

Track listings[edit]

  • Australia CD1
  1. "Pop!ular" (radio edit) – 3:44
  2. "Touch" – 4:41
  3. "Zero" – 4:56
  4. "Pop!ular" (DP Rich Bitch Mix) – 4:57
  • Australia CD2 – The Remixes
  1. "Pop!ular" (album version) – 3:53
  2. "Pop!ular" (Jason Nevins Global Club Mix) – 6:18
  3. "Pop!ular" (Almighty Remix) – 7:37
  4. "Pop!ular" (Johnny Budz Extended Mix) – 5:05
  5. "Pop!ular" (Guido Osario Club Mix) – 6:11
  • UK CD1
  1. "Pop!ular" (album version) – 3:53
  2. "Pop!ular" (Almighty Remix Radio Edit) – 4:00
  • UK CD2
  1. "Pop!ular" (album version) – 3:53
  2. "Pop!ular" (Wayne G's Heaven Anthem Mix) – 9:18
  3. "Zero" – 4:56
  4. "Pop!ular" (CD-ROM video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 5 March 2005. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Darren Hayes – Pop!ular". ARIA Top 50 Singles.

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