11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. The continued domination of pop by One Direction — you know, all five members of it.
16. This video for “You (Ha Ha Ha)” by Charli XCX.
17. Purists might cringe, but Tegan and Sara have been able to cross over to the world of electro-pop with aplomb; “I Was a Fool” demonstrates just how at home they seem with their latest sound.
18. But Tegan and Sara aren’t the only pop duo promising brilliance this year. Icona Pop ruled 2012 with the breakout hit “I Love It,” and if their trippy, Lesley Gore-sampling “My Party” is any indication, they’ll dazzle with their debut album soon enough.
19. The impending comeback of Ginger Spice. Seriously.
20 & 21. Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga, part two.