European Pop Playlist

Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That’s what classical music is, real European music”.

Sonny Rollins

There is on our continent no big audiovisual machine like MTV entirely devoted to the circulation of European musical contents. There is of course a European song contest that occurs once a year but it is based on the discovery of new groups instead of putting forwards already existing and successful bands. Europeans unfortunately face a desert audiovisual landscape, which doesn’t lack of content but of network. This is all the more a pity, if we just consider that some European music hits would be willing to make the whole continent dance. Just discover some of the best pop title of Europe, such as the one in Latvia, Netherlands, Poland and Belgium by clicking on the link to YouTube.


Portugal

 
 
♪♪♪♪ RGB – The Gift : A pop-rock tune composed by a colored band who is far from the traditional portuguese fado. In Portugal, they are quite proud of this band, and we obviously understand why!

 
 
 
 
Spain

 
 
♪♪♪ Karma Hunters – The Pinker Tones : A quite surprising tune from Spain with a very funny videoclip. This is maybe not the best tune ever, but you will certainly enjoy it.

 
 
 
 
France

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Les limites – Julien Doré : The French artist offers us a funny vintage pop music. He made various videoclips for this song, the first one with him singing, and the second, with him dancing.

 
 
 

 Iceland

 
 
♪♪♪ Crystalline – Björk : Björk was an obvious choice to represent Iceland for the first European pop playlist. Her new album is full of surprises, as always, and very aesthetic. Be careful, this is Björk: you’ll like… or not !
 
 
 
 

Ireland

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Pyramid – Nightbox : You will find in the nightbox a lively pop tune realesed on the famous label Kitsuné.
 
 
 
 
 

United-Kingdom

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Paradise – Coldplay: The last Album of Coldplay is full of surprises. “Paradise” is once again a success, with a mix of melancholy and pop.
 
 
 
 
 

Norway

 
 
♪♪♪ Ambitions – Donkeyboy – The Norwegian band explains us what is the desease Abicere Leprous. It starts as a Pink’s music to become then a melancholic pop full of guitars.
 
 
 
 

 Sweden

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn & John : Learn how to whistle with the the famous song Young Folks interpreted by Peter, Bjorn & John
 
 
 
 
 

Finland

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Baden-Baden – Chisu  :Let’s discover now a really fresh suomipop title. The singer and song writer Chisu offers us something lively and dynamic in a bus trip to Baden-Baden.
 
 
 
 

Denmark

 
 
♪♪♪♪♪ Whites Nights – Oh Land : This is a perfect title to get up in the morning with a smile on your lips. If you like this, try then Sun of a gun.
 
 
 
 
 

Netherlands

 
 
♪♪♪♪♪ Sterrenstof  – De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig : As always, Dutch artists offer us the best tunes of our playlists. Enjoy this melody.
 
 
 
 
 

Belgium

 
 
♪♪♪♪♪ Never Get Enough – Das Pop : Here comes a magical video clip with both vintage images and pop music. The rythm is entertaining, sure that you’ve heard it everywhere.
 
 
 
 
 

Germany

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Alles neu – Peter Fox : The singer from Seeed Peter Fox decides to make a revolution in his life. That is what this quality tune is about.
 
 
 
 
 

Switzerland

 
 
♪♪♪♪ I Love Lady Gaga – 77 Bombay Street : In the huge swiss mountains, a music band opens its bus and starts singing ironically that they love Lady gaga and Beyoncé…
 
 
 
 
 

Italy

 
 
♪♪ Benvenuto – Laura Pausini : Italy has a long tradition with its own pop music, and one of its most prominent representative may be Laura Pausini.
 
 
 
 
 

Slovenia

 
 
♪♪♪ Counting days – Melodrom : This electro-pop song is made to dance and has been quite successful in Slovenia.
 
 
 
 
 

Hungary

 
 
♪♪ És megindul a fold – Zséda: If there wasn’t the voice on the music, this tune could have been much better.
 
 
 
 
 

Austria

 
 
Zwischen 2 und 4 – Ja, Panik : Here is an Austrian pop song without pretention. The video clip depicts the Austrian way of party.
 
 
 
 
 

Czech Republic

 
 
♪♪♪ Zsa Manca – !DelaDap : DelaDap is a music project born in Praga and aims to mix different musical style. In Zsa Manca, one has the impression of listening at the same time music from Balkan and Gotan Project.
 
 
 
 
 

Slovakia

 
 
♪♪♪ Davaj het – Puding pani Elvisovej : This funny band from Slovakia which makes us think of We’re from Barcelona is offering us a lively music with, once again, many rabbits.
 
 
 
 
 

Poland

 
 
♪♪♪♪♪ Maszynka Do Swierkania – Czeslaw Spiewa : pay attention to this video clip full of poetry and music full of emotion (especially at the end). It has been viewed more than 10 million times in Poland…
 
 
 
 
 

Lithuania

 
 
♪♪♪ Eastern European Funk – InCulto : This song was presented in 2010 for the Eurovision song contest. This is funk and enjoyable.
 
 
 
 
 

Latvia

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Life Jacket Under Your Seat – Instrumenti : Pandas in a shopping center. This is to give you an idea of what it looks like. If you listen carefully, you may hear a bit of Mika…
 
 
 
 
 

Estonia

 
 
♪♪♪ Tea party – Kerli : This is Gwen Stefani ! No ? Well, I thought ! It sounds like “what you’re waiting for?” But the video clip is from Alice in wonderland !
 
 
 
 
 

Belarus

 
 
♪♪ Po Vetru – Bez Bileta: The Belarusian tune is quite melodic. This is one of the successful post-soviet music band.
 
 
 
 
 

Ukraine

 
 
♪♪♪ Machine – Esthetic Education : Here is an unconventional band with entertaining pop music. As said in the description of the video, this group is creating a unique body of work in the Post Soviet musical world.
 
 
 
 
 

Moldova

 
 
♪♪ Atingerea ta – Sistem feat Natalia Barbu: If you are able to make abstraction of the voice of the singer, this pop music from Moldova has an excellent melody.
 
 
 
 
 

Romania

 
 
♪♪♪ Sum Is Up – Inna : Yes, you already know this tune, and yes, you thought it was American. But, no, it comes from Romania and this is not of a peculiar quality.
 
 
 
 
 

Croatia

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Gaz gaz – Severina : The same codes as Shakira, with energetic and a bit ethnic music. If you are curious, just listen to another song Zdravo Marijo
 
 
 
 
 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 
 
♪♪ Sreca – Hari Mata Hari : Here is a short title without ambition. This may not be a hit music, but may deserve a click.
 
 
 
 
 

Serbia

 
 
Uradi mi to – Ivana Selakov : Now a Serbian pop title. A female voice singing loud, for those who appreciate.
 
 
 
 
 

Macedonia

 
 
♪♪♪ Energy – Alexandra Stan : This title was a huge success in the Balkans, and the two videos on YouTube registered more than 12 millions click.
 
 
 
 
 

Albania

 
 
♪♪ Shum trafik – Aferdita Dreshaj: Many beats in this record, but the voice of the female singer is not unpleasant.
 
 
 
 
 

 Bulgaria

 
 
♪♪♪♪♪ DJ, Take Me Away – Deep Zone & Balthazar: As always, Bulgaria is full of surprises like this one, with an excellent mix. Enjoy it !
 
 
 
 
 

Greece

 
 
Το Καλύτερο Ψέμα – Μιχάλης Χατζηγιάννης: Here is a Greek pop tune which was a great hit in 2010 and totalized almost 2 millions click on YouTube.
 
 
 
 
 

Turkey

 
 
♪♪♪♪ Simarik – Tarkan : And last, but not least, Turkey ! You may already have heard this song, with lots of kisses. This was a big hit in Turkey a few years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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