La Roux – “Bulletproof” – (2009)

If you ignore that haircut you just might be able to enjoy this song. It’s sooo catchy but I hated it at first – because I saw the music video, which more or less horrified me (you’ll notice I did not include the music video below… mostly because Polydor won’t let me). But I grew to love it. It was a Top 10 in the U.S. and a #1 in the U.K. – and rightfully so. There is something decidedly English about this song. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s “electropop” and electropop isn’t something that U.S. really embraces anymore (not since the 80s anyway). Listening to it, even her voice has a very synthetic quality about it (probably because it was run through an auto-tuner) but the way she says “bulletproof” can really hook you in. Love it.