Now in its 13th year, the Popjustice Twenty Quid Music Prize celebrates the best British pop single of the last twelve months.

To the winner: twenty quid, cash.

The winner will be announced on November 20. If you’d like to be a judge on the night, scroll down to apply.


‘BLACK MAGIC’ by Little Mix

‘BODY TALK’ by Foxes


‘I LOVED YOU’ by Blonde and Melissa Steel

‘I’M A RUIN’ by Marina & The Diamonds

‘KING’ by Years & Years

‘LOSING’ by Becky Hill

‘LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO’ by Ellie Goulding

‘SEASONS’ by Olly Murs

‘THE THRILL’ by Nero

‘TURN THE MUSIC LOUDER (RUMBLE)’ by KDA, Tinie Tempah and Katy B

‘UPTOWN FUNK’ by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars



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Entries are now closed!

Little Mix – ‘Move’
Shortlist: Charli XCX ‘Boom Clap’ + Katy B ‘Crying For No Reason’ + Rita Ora ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ + One Direction ‘Story Of My Life’ + La Roux ‘Uptight Downtown’ + Jessie Ware ‘Tough Love’ + Years & Years ‘Take Shelter’ + Rixton ‘Me & My Broken Heart’ + Leona Lewis ‘One More Sleep’ + Ella Henderson ‘Ghost’ + Indiana ‘Solo Dancing’
CHVRCHES – ‘The Mother We Share’
Shortlist: CHVRCHES ‘The Mother We Share’ + Disclosure feat AlunaGeorge ‘White Noise’ + Duke Dumont feat A*M*E ‘Need U (100%)’ + Girls Aloud ‘Something New’ + Little Mix ‘DNA’ + Mutya Keisha Siobhan ‘Flatline’ + Olly Murs ‘Dear Darlin” + One Direction ‘Kiss You’ + Petula Clark ‘Cut Copy Me’ + Robbie Williams ‘Candy’ + The Saturdays ‘Gentleman’ + VV Brown ‘The Apple’
Will Young – ‘Jealousy’
Shortlist: Lawson ‘Taking Over Me’ + Little Mix ‘Wings’ + Nero ‘Promises’ + Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ + One Direction ‘What Makes Your Beautiful’ + Rizzle Kicks ‘Down With The Trumpets’ + Rudimental feat John Newman ‘Feel The Love’ + Saint Etienne ‘Tonight’ + Siobhan Dillon ‘Powerless’ + The Saturdays ‘All Fired Up’ + Will Young ‘Jealousy’ + Marina & The Diamonds ‘Power & Control’
The Saturdays – ‘Higher’
Shortlist: Adele ‘Rolling In The Deep’ + Hurts ‘Stay’ + Jessie J ‘Do It Like A Dude’ + Joe McElderry ‘Ambitions’ + Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat Boy George and Andrew Wyatt ‘Somebody To Love Me’ + Nadia Oh ‘Taking Over The Dancefloor’ + Nicola Roberts ‘Beat Of My Drum’ + The Saturdays ‘Higher’ + Sunday Girl ‘Stop Hey’ + Take That ‘The Flood’ + The Wanted ‘All Time Low’ + Yasmin ‘Finish Line’
Example – ‘Kickstarts’
Shortlist: Alexandra Burke feat Flo Rida ‘Bad Boys’ + Sophie Ellis-Bextor ‘Bittersweet’ + Marina & The Diamonds ‘I Am Not A Robot’ + Mini Viva ‘I Wish’ + Groove Armada ‘I Won’t Kneel’ + Example ‘Kickstarts’ + Mini Viva ‘Left My Heart In Tokyo’ + Tinchy Stryder feat Amelle Berrabah ‘Never Leave You’ + Diana Vickers ‘Once’ + Mini Viva ‘One Touch’ + Nerina Pallot ‘Real Late Starter’ + Hurts ‘Wonderful Life’
Girls Aloud – ‘The Promise’
Shortlist: JLS ‘Beat Again’ + Frankmusik ‘Better Off As Two’ + Calvin Harris ‘I’m Not Alone + La Roux ‘In For The Kill’ + Pet Shop Boys ‘Love Etc’ + Saint Etienne ‘Method Of Modern Love’ + Little Boots ‘New In Town’ + Tinchy Stryder feat Taio Cruz ‘Take Me Back’ + Girls Aloud ‘The Promise’ + The Saturdays ‘Up’ + Alesha Dixon ‘The Boy Does Nothing’ + Lily Allen ‘The Fear’
Girls Aloud – ‘Call The Shots’
Shortlist: Goldfrapp ‘A&E’ + Sugababes ‘About You Now’ + Leona Lewis ‘Bleeding Love’ + Girls Aloud ‘Call The Shots’ + Dizzee Rascal feat Calvin Harris ‘Dance Wiv Me’ + Bloc Party ‘Flux’ + Daggers ‘Money’ + The Ting Tings ‘That’s Not My Name’ + Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse ‘Valeria’ + Hot Chip ‘Ready For The Floor’ + Groove Armada feat Mutya Buena ‘Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control)’ + Little Boots ‘Stuck On Repeat’
Amy Winehouse – ‘Rehab’
Shortlist: Calvin Harris ‘Acceptable In The 80s’ + Jamelia ‘Beware Of The Dog’ + Sophie Ellis-Bextor ‘Catch You’ + Siobhan Donaghy ‘Don’t Give It Up’ + Kate Nash ‘Foundations’ + Roisin Murphy ‘Overpowered’ + Robbie Williams ‘She’s Madonna’ + Boot Luv ‘Shine’ + Girls Aloud ‘Something Kinda Ooooh’ + Mark Ronson ‘Stop Me’ + Amy Winehouse ‘Rehab’ + Bodyrox feat Luciana ‘Yeah Yeah’
Girls Aloud – ‘Biology’
Shortlist: Girls Aloud ‘Biology’ + Gorillaz ‘Dare’ + Ladytron ‘Destroy Everything You Touch’ + Rachel Stevens ‘I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)’ + Goldfrapp ‘Number One’ + Hot Chip ‘Over And Over’ + Sugababes ‘Push The Button’ + Lily Allen ‘Smile’ + Muse ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ + Matt Willis ‘Up All Night’ + Delays ‘Valentine’ + Will Young ‘Who Am I’
Girls Aloud – ‘Wake Me Up’
Shortlist: Charlotte Church ‘Crazy Chick’ + Verbalicious ‘Don’t Play Nice’ + The 411 ‘Dumb’ + Kaiser Chiefs ‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’ + Mylo ‘In My Arms’ + Shapeshifters ‘Lola’s Theme’ + Rachel Stevens ‘Negotiate With Love’ + Basement Jaxx ‘Oh My Gosh’ + Goldfrapp ‘Ooh La La’ + Uniting Nations ‘Out Of Touch’ + Robbie Williams ‘Radio’ + Girls Aloud “Wake Me Up’
Rachel Stevens – ‘Some Girls’
Shortlist: Busted ‘Crashed The Wedding’ + McFly ‘5 Colours In Her Hair’ + Sugababes ‘Hole In The Head’ + Will Young ‘Leave Right Now’ + Emma Bunton ‘Maybe’ + Shaznay Lewis ‘Never Felt Like This Before’ + Girls Aloud ‘The Show’ + Rachel Stevens ‘Some Girls’ + Keane ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ + Jamelia ‘Superstar’ + Javine ‘Surrender’ + Rachel Stevens ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex’
Girls Aloud – ‘No Good Advice’
Shortlist: Abs ‘Stop Sign’ + Amy Studt ‘Misfit’ + Busted ‘What I Go To School For’ + Daniel Bedingfield ‘If You’re Not The One’ + Girls Aloud ‘No Good Advice’ + Ladytron ‘Seventeen’ + Lisa Scott-Lee ‘Lately’ [Public choice] + Mis-teeq ‘Scandalous’ + Richard X vs Liberty X ‘Being Nobody’ + S Club Juniors ‘New Direction’ + S Club ‘Say Goodbye’ + Sugababes ‘Round Round’