Mika samples Wicked’s “Popular” in song about bullying and homophobia

Freshly out Mika has just launched his new album The Origin of Love in France, but we heard it too. All the songs are classic Mika, but one song stands out. On “Popular Song,” Mika samples the well known Wicked hit song “Popular,” originally made famous by Kristin Chenoweth. In the tune, Mika sings about dismissing the negative people who once abused him but have tried to befriend him after he became famous. He talks about the bullying, and homophobic abuse he suffered, singing:

Before the next time that you calling me crazy
Lazy, a faggot, or that…
Here’s the one thing that’s so amazing
It ain’t about that to be a looser baby
(…)
Popular, I know about popular
It’s not about who you are or your fancy car
You’re only ever who you were

Mika’s album is available in the UK from October 8. If you can’t wait till then, take a listen below!

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About DrDCohen

My name is Dannii Cohen, I am an author, psychologist, spiritual worker, LGTB Rights campaigner and blogger/columnist with a background in freelance journalism. I am also a genderqueer/bigender. I have been part of the LGBT world for (literally!!) all my life and have been a campaigner for many years, mainly in my capacity as a writer. I have also been part of the British comedy world since the late 90's. First as a stand up, then as a writer. I stopped for some time for personal reasons, but realised I missed it a lot. At the moment I've begun to create a comedy sketch show online called: The Lonely Man Guide. It is still very much in it's infancy. My motto: When you reach out to people through the written word, you might just reach that certain person who needs to hear the words you have written. So if I can give hope or joy to someone, then that is all that matters.

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