Neon Trees, “Everybody Talks”
Since I don’t listen to the radio anymore (not as a point of pride, I just can’t stand ads!) great pop songs that don’t have viral videos or thinkpieces on Pitchfork tend to slip by me. This came out five months ago and I don’t think I’ve heard it before in my life. In fact, I’m certain I haven’t heard it, because you don’t forget an earworm like this. The cheesy choreography of the video (hush-fingers to the lips during “it started with a whisper” and pounding-heart motions a little later,) keeps the momentum high for the snowballing of the lyrics and melody in the chorus, a chorus that feels like it takes up more than 50% of the song.