In the years since Joji launched his music career, he’s become known for his self-described “dirtier, more grittier” pop sound. So when he came to Genius, we recruited the singer-songwriter to take a look back on some classic pop hits of the last few decades.

From Britney Spears’ “Everytime” to Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” he shared his honest opinion on the unforgettable pop artists who preceded him.

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