Pop Don't Stop

Song written by Kim, Ricky and Scarlett Wilde. First single from the album Here Come the Aliens, released on 30 January 2018.

Formats

'Pop don't stop' was released as digital download. The artwork was created by Scarlett Wilde.

Versions

There are three versions of 'Pop Don't Stop': the single version, the album version and the 12" version.

Music video

A music video was filmed to promote the single.
A silent teaser was released on 26 January 2018, featuring a few short scenes from the music video.
A second teaser was released on 30 January 2018, featuring a short clip from the video. It features Kim and Rick and the whole band.

Live performances

'Pop don't stop' was performed live during the Here Come the Aliens Tour and during the Return of the Aliens Tour.

Kim about 'Pop don't stop'

'Pop don't stop' really is a little hommage to pop music from Ricky and I, thanking it so much for all the inspiration it's given our lives and all the joy and wonderful things it's brought into our lives. And still does!' (1)

It's unusual for us. The song came about in two or three different stages. Scarlett had written some great lyrics for a slightly different version of it, and I took it away and was inspired by 'Pump It Up' by Elvis Costello. And I fancied a punchy chorus, that's who inspired that chorus. And then it became obvious that it was a love letter to pop music itself. And then, that's when it actually started to make sense. We didn't know... I think at the time, initially it's first incarnation was a much more personal one. (...) It became a journey about us but also about pop more generally. So we de-personalized it. At the same time it was very personal. (2)

Credits

Drums: Jonathan Atkinson
Guitar: Neil Jones
Keyboards, guitar: Ricky Wilde
Backing vocals: Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde, Scarlett Wilde

Interview source

(1) Facebook Track by Track video, 1 March 2018
(2) Unsung Heroes podcast, 23 July 2021

Listen
Audio file
Pop Don't Stop - Michael Ball show, BBC Radio (UK), 18 March 2018