While our favourite pop professional Max Martin doesn’t like to be tied down by the do’s and don’ts of the English language, there’s no denying that proper spelling is a must for the dedicated music fan.
How else will you be able to search for the right song or artist on Spotify? Or post anything about them on Twitter without being met with a barrage of scorn and shame?
Luckily for us, some of our most beloved artists have taken it upon themselves to school us on the importance of spelling. They don’t always get it right themselves (I’m looking at you, will.i.am), but the hooks are undeniable.
SO SIT TIGHT, grab a notebook (or, y’know, your phone – it’s 2017) and get ready for an intensive cram-session. Here’s the definitive playlist of pop bops that spell it out: