With headlining performances by Robyn, HAIM, Disclosure, and Sia, this weekend’s Boston Calling Music Festival has taken on a stronger pop tone. And the single most important aspect of pop music is just that — the single.
As we gear up for another weekend camped out at City Hall Plaza, stuffing our faces with Tasty Burger, immersing ourselves around people born in the ’90s, and taking in as much music as we can (a task made a bit harder with the addition of a new third stage for local music and comedy), we’ve mapped out 15 songs we are just dying to hear. From the rowdy guitar rock of Courtney Barnett’s “Pedestrian At Best” to that scene from Girls come to life x20,000 during Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”, this weekend’s festival should be filled with individual highlights that are all about the song.
There are pop songs, and then there are Pop Anthems. Several thousand people packed into City Hall Plaza swinging from Sia’s invisible chandelier should provide one of the most memorable moments of the weekend. Finally, all that practice singing the 2014 mega-hit by yourself in your car stuck on I-93 traffic will pay dividends.