By STEVEN DAVEY
Influential music site Popjustice.com has just issued its year-end tally of the top 100 tunes of 2007. No surprise that Umbrella by Rihanna and Jay-Z heads the list but the artist who comes in at number 2 — as well as numbers 8, 45 and 52 — should get Toronto’s alt-music crowd talking.
Fronted by former local folkie Martina Sorbara, Dragonette
grabbed the runner-up spot with I Get Around. And their True Believer, Marvellous and Competition all placed well within the top 60. Now based in the UK, the electro-glam outfit — think Gwen Stefani meets Goldfrapp — look set to make a splash ‘over ‘ome. Of course, sharing management with the Scissor Sisters can’t hurt.
The newly sexed-up Sorbara — hey, it worked for Peaches! — is also the youngest daughter of former Ontario finance minister Greg Sorbara who recently quit the Liberal cabinet to spend more time with his family. Just wait till the National Post gets a hold of that tabloid tidbit!