Top 25 Songs of April 2016

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

Edmworm. Simply.


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.

Top 25 Songs of February 2015

My favourite songs from a really good month in music.

25. The Knocks & Walk The Moon – Best For Last


24. Bloc Party – So Real


23. Night Beds – Corner


22. David Guetta f. Sia & Fetty Wap – Bang My Head


21. Rostam – Wood


20. Brett – Claire Drained


19. Gemini – Time To Share


18. Mu – Vampire


Bonus: Stark Sands with Punch Brothers – The Last Thing On My Mind

Recently watched Inside Llewyn Davis, so that’s why.


17. You Say Party – Ignorance


16. Zhu – In The Morning


15. The Chainsmokers f. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down


14. King Charles – Choke


13. Icona Pop – Someone Who Can Dance


12. Wild Ones – Dim The Lights


11. Wintersleep – Territory


10. Chemical Brothers – Wide Open

This sounds like Lisbon in the summer. I don’t know that sound yet, but I will soon…


9. Foxes – Cruel


8. Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore


7. 5 Seconds of Summer – Jet Black Heart

Not sure they’d come close to “She Looks So Perfect” again. They have with this one.


6. Adele – Send My Love

Adele is all-powerful, so there is no audio available on Youtube. So in its stead, a pretty good cover of a really good song.



Really talented songwriter. This is the gitch.


4. Sia – Move Your Body/Cheap Thrills/Broken Glass/House on Fire/Footprints

Sia is brilliant. Soooooo many hooks.


3. Jordan Klassen – No Salesman

I’m so thankful to have come across this haunting masterpiece. What a voice and what a melody. Wow.


2. Yeasayer – Prophecy Gun

Simply, one of the best bands on the planet. The chills. Always.


1. The 1975 – Somebody Else/A Change of Heart

The full versions of both of these mega-monster tunes aren’t available on Youtube, so the previews will have to suffice. It’s only March, but these will end up being two of the best songs of 2016, I have no doubt.