MOR Hits! Top end of this month was just ridiculous.
25. David Guetta & Sia f. Fetty Wap – Bang My Head
24. Yeasayer – Gerson’s Whistle/Dead Sea Scrolls
23. Kygo – Raging
22. Good Charlotte – 40 Oz.
21. Tom Odell – Magnetised
20. JMR – Found My Religion
19. Broncho – Fantasy Boys
18. Lilly Wood & The Prick – Kokomo
Bonus Roatan Vacation Songs: Beach Boys – Kokomo; Shayne Bailey – Leggo Meh Man; Shawn Colvin – Sunny Came Home
I was in the gorgeous Roatan, Honduras for the first couple weeks of April, 2016, and these are 3 sunny tunes that I associate with the trip.
17. The Lumineers – Angela
16. Alesso, Nico & Vinz – I Wanna Know
15. Young The Giant – Amerika
14. Lucius – Almost Makes Me Wish For Rain
13. The Strumbellas – Shovels & Dirt/Spirits
12. Kanye West – Famous
11. The 1975 – Lostmyhead/The Ballad of Me and My Brain/Loving Someone/I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
Snippets only, but snippets will suffice. #hits
10. Jonas Blue, Dakota – Fast Car
Really dig this electro take on the classic 90’s tune.
9. The Chainsmokers f. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
8. Broods – Free
Got under my skin in relatively short order (and I’m not referring to anger inducement). It’ll be so tough for Broods to top their debut, but if they can match or come close, I’ll be super impressed.
7. Yeasayer – Half Asleep/Uma
Absolutely no band on earth is like Yeasayer. That, their tireless melodic machinations, their kinetic, cryptic keepsakes, are why I love them so. That, and more.
6. Plants & Animals – No Worries Gonna Find Us
Huuuge song from the Montreal outfit. Possibly my favourite song ever from them. Big claps.
5. M83 – Do It, Try It
That drop is fucking ridiculous.
4. Lucius – Gone Insane
Holy shit. This video is absolutely stunning. The concept is brilliant, and the time it must’ve taken to put it together. Wow. One of the most fearless endings to a song I can remember in forever.
3. Snakehips, Tinashe – All My Friends (99 Souls Remix)
This might’ve been the song of my Honduran escapade. Firstly, this remix kills the original. Secondly, this remix kills 99.9% of other remixes. It’s been around a little while, but really took astral flight for me in April.
2. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
And this one happens to be in that 0.1%. It’s still fairly recent, but in the pantheon of remixes, this song will have a prominent place. Positively massive. Posner deserves a lot of credit for the barren lyrics.
1. The 1975 – Paris
Live and cover versions of this song abound, but a crisp record version does not (at least to my cursory investigation). So again, I can only link the official snippet, which comes in at 50 seconds. That’s enough time, however, to hear how “Paris” is another (ANOTHER!) jaw-droppingly fantastic earworm from The 1975’s second LP. (Go find the full length though. Trust.) When I heard Love Me, then The Sound, then Somebody Else, then A Change of Heart, I first off thought that that foursome is an aural assault the likes of which POP MUSIC hasn’t seen in some time. Then I thought, I expect the album to be awesome, because it would be on the back of those four songs alone. I didn’t expect a fifth. I got one. “Paris” is phenomenal. The melody is spring-time saccharine sweet, and I adore how it’s cut by the sometimes morbid, lullabyian (new word) lyrics. I love that about The 1975. They have that ever-attractive English wit and cheek, and they coat it with some of the most adventurous pop music around these days. Paris is the sound of a band flexing yet another muscle in an increasingly toned catalogue. Combined with the rest of their work, this is clearly the sound of band who want to be the Biggest Band In The World. I think they’re well on their way.