A Pop Trifecta: Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Santigold

In an effort to show we're not just some grouchy, Mojo-reading, old farts—which, of course, we are—we're selecting three tunes of very recent vintage that we happen to enjoy from a couple of artists we have directed quite a bit of disdain their way. (Santigold and her new-wave influenced techno dub leanings have always been alright in our book, though.)

So, here they are:

* Lady GaGa - "Summerboy"
The much more PR-savvy musical heir to Dale Bozzio, GaGa had us fooled at first listen: we thought Gwen Stefani had finally released a song worth listening to.

* Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold"
Despite her lovely bosom—yes, horny heterosexual males write and contribute to "5"—this chick irks the crap out of us. But this track has one of the catchiest choruses we've heard in a while. Did we mention Ms. Perry's cleavage? Yes? Oh, ok.

* Santigold - "You'll Find A Way"
As mentioned above, we've got no beef with Santigold; au contraire. And this happens to be a cool tune with a nice post-modern bent. (Yes, we have now managed to be fratty, nerdy, and pretentious in one post.) Hands down, one of the best songs of the past decade.