100 songs of the decade: What’s It Gonna Be? – Shura

 100 songs of the decade: What’s It Gonna Be? – Shura

Written by: Alexandra Lilah Denton, Greg Kurstin, Joel Laslett Pott and Maureen McDonald
Produced by: Greg Kurstin and Joel Laslett Pott
Album: Nothing’s Real
UK release: May 2016
UK chart peak: –

If this song doesn’t make you feel some type of way, I… I just don’t know what to tell you? Are you sure you’re alive?

Shura is one of my absolute favourite below-radar, Auntie-Sal-off-Facebook-hasn’t-heard-of-them popstars, but What’s It Gonna Be? is such a triumph in loveliness and in FEELINGS that I get a little sad over the fact that more people haven’t heard of it. And the video!!! Ugh don’t even get me GOING on the video!!!!

If you haven’t already got this song in your life, please please fix that immediately.

  • I’ll be writing about my favourite 100 pop songs of the decade; one a day for the last 100 days of 2019. They’re in no particular order, except the Top 10 – which will (obviously) come in late December.
  • See the full list so far here.
  • You can follow the rolling, daily-updated playlist below, or here.

Shaun Kitchener


Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.