"Popular" as written by Darren Hayes and Robert Conely....
I've got a plan to make it rich and famous,
Luck for me, for you it's a bitch you ain't in,
My plans are slowly changing,
Fame is so contagious,

I'm willing to sleep my way to the top,
I want to be pop-ular,
I don't want to keep my feet on the ground,
I want to be popular,

I must confess I've been a ve-ry bad boy,
Been sleeping around talk of the town,
My name is,
Hollywood will beckon,
Everyone will listen,

Play my Video,
Hear me on the Radio,
Dancing at the disco,
No-one ever says no,

I'm willing to sleep my way to the top,
I want to be pop-ular,
I don't want to keep my feet on the ground,
I want to be popular,

I'm willing to sleep my way to the top,
I want to be pop-ular,
I don't want to keep my feet on the ground,
I want to be popular,

My friends are all in Limousine's,
My friends are all Celebrities,

ha, ha, ha,
I just sold my soul,
Play my Video,
Hear me on the Radio,
Dancing at the disco,
No-one ever says no,

I'm willing to sleep my way to the top,
I want to be pop-ular,
I don't want to keep my feet on the ground,
I want to be popular,

I'm willing to sleep my way to the top,
I want to be pop-ular,
I don't want to keep my feet on the ground,
I want to be popular,

My friends are all Celebrities,
My friends are all in limousine's

Play my Video,
(I'm willing to sleep my way to the top,)
(I want to be pop-ular,)
Hear me on the Radio
(I don't want to keep my feet on the ground,)
(I want to be popular,)
Dancing at the disco,
(I'm willing to sleep my way to the top,)
(I want to be pop-ular)
No-one ever says no,
(I don't want to keep my feet on the ground,)
(I want to be popular)

Are you willing to sleep you way to the top?
Do you want to be pop-ular?


Lyrics submitted by Matty

"Popular" as written by M. Davis Edwin M. Jr. Hayes

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is what Darren said about Popular :

    We are obsessed with fame..it has become a vocation we now train for and people are literally willing to do anything to get it. At the same time I was feeling completely bored with my persona and the corner of musical direction I’d painted myself into. I was bored with pop music, bored with the radio.. and really wrote this song as a way of poking fun at myself and the conveyor belt that brought me to this point in my career. It’s ironic because in the song I’m proclaiming all the things I am not. And yet it rings true because I’m sure deep down there was and some days still is a part of me that is tempted by the devil that is fame.
    Ladyburston October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne really wouldn't have taken this song seriously, at face value anyway. =) Regarding the music, I WAS surprised to hear Darren singing this kind of music, but I guess the fact that I expected something else was what he meant by being bored with his persona and being painted into one "corner of musical direction". ^^
    hazirahMon June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA great song. Such a hilariously funny poke at the media today and our general culture in North America. The best part is, if you don't know Darren Hayes, or aren't familiar with his music, you may think his lyrics are sincere. Which, I've had to reassure many of my friends that he is, in fact, joking.
    Misseveruson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHahaha I can't believe there were people that didn't get the joke lol. It was a smart single, with a great fun video :)
    Gabigson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol i love this song and im really surprised hardly any ppl hav commented on it. i love the film clip, its just like, very real and yeah, pretty cool :P as are most of his songs/film clips.
    hayles89on May 04, 2007   Link

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