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Top 10 | Hey 2018

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Author: Noémi / Date: 17/01/2018 / Tags: Top 10
Top 10 | Hey 2018

What’s good, 2018?

How’s the new year treating you so far? Because resolutions are overrated, here are a few tracks that’ll pump you up/motivate/ignite your inner fire for the next 365 days. Let’s lead this year with love and an open heart, even in the face of fears and doubts.

Hey 2018, let’s love and inspire. #rEVOLution

 

bebe

10. “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha

  • Why you should listen to it: Bebe Rexha’s chameleon-like ability to find success within the pop and R&B genres, and showcase tender vocals on this endearing ballad is intoxicating. She’s a vocal disruptor with an infectious energy.
  • What this song’s all about: Be patient with yourself and others. Good things take time. “If it’s meant to be, it’ll be. Baby, just let it be.”
  • Genre: Pop + R&B

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Bebe Rexha Celebrity Channel

2017 Chart-Toppers

P.S. Don’t forget to check out Bebe Rexha’s Stingray PausePlay interview

 

passion pit

9. “Carried Away” by Passion Pit

  • Why you should listen to it: Enjoy endless synthesizer, blaring falsetto, and beats slathered with meaningful words about getting carried away with love. Plus, Michael Angelakos is a major-key melody musical genius.
  • What this song’s all about: LOVE + VULNERABILITY. “I get carried away, carried away, from you/When I'm open and afraid/'Cause I'm sorry, sorry 'bout that”
  • Genre: Indie

Darling Indie 

Too Cool for School 

Indie Vibes: Light as Air 

 

ambrose

8. “Moment In Between The Rest (To Curve an Ache)” by Ambrose Akinmusire

  • Why you should listen to it: 9 minutes of trumpet whispers that create a dreamlike stomping energy. And “Moment In Between The Rest (To Curve An Ache)” is all you could ever ask for from an airy, meter-less jam.
  • This is everything you need to ponder and reflect.
  • Genre: Jazz

A World of Modern Jazz

Avant-Garde Jazz Exploration 

Martini Jazz 

 

florence

7. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine

  • Why you should listen to it: Florence Welch is an art pop diva with a flair for dramatic articulations. This song = Florence’s choir-like voice combined with classic rock and soul sounds. That’s all you need to know.
  • What this song’s all about: Goodbye laziness. Fight and conquer. “The dog days are over. The dog days are done. The horses are coming so you better run.”
  • Genre: Indie rock

Dreaming of California 

Lady Indie 

Running Rhythms 

 

kebmo

6. “Victims of Comfort” by Keb’ Mo’

  • Why you should listen to it: You’ll find Keb’ Mo’s signature resonator guitar and raspy/gruff vocals ready to blues you up. This song is perfectly suited for today’s current political climate.
  • What this song’s all about: The repercussions of staying in your comfort zone. Question everything. Don’t settle for convenience. Creatures of habit are overrated. “I got no one else to blame/I'm just a victim of comfort/Cryin' shame/Boy what have we got to lose? Everything”
  • Genre: Blues

Blues Hits of the ‘90s

The Blues 

Smooth Jazz Guitar

 

grouplove

5. “Colours” by Grouplove

  • Why you should listen to it: The lyrics. The sexy bassline. The relentless drums. Oh and, Christian Zucconi voice. Check it out.
  • What this song’s all about: BE YOURSELF. And be FIERCE. Show your own colors, not someone else's. Rough times are momentary. “HUH. HA/We call it... Life/Oh yeah, that's what we call it.”
  • Genre: Indie pop + alternative

Feel-Good Indie 

Travel Essentials: Indie Wanderers 

Sweater Weather Indie 

 

dua

4. “New Rules” by Dua Lipa

  • Why you should listen to it: Put Adele, Queen B, and Taylor Swift in a blender: you get plastic pop goddess Dua Lipa. She effortlessly rides the tempo and makes it look so easy. Side note: the song’s real catchy.
  • What this song’s all about: Say goodbye to toxic relationships.
  • Genre: Pop

Today's Top 40

Total Hit List

Rush Hour Hits

P.S. Did you know we hung out with Dua Lipa? 

 

wonderful

3. “The Man” by The Killers

  • Why you should listen to it: The only song you need for the ultimate ego boost. You da man.
  • What this song’s all about: “They kiss on the ring, I carry the crown/Nothing can break, nothing can break me down/Don't need no advice, I got a plan/I know the direction, the lay of the land/I'm the man, come round/Nothing can break, nothing can break me down”
  • Genre: Alternative rock

Testosterone Beats

Rock Alternative

Man Cave Rock

Make sure to read our killer album review 😉

 

JT

2. “Filthy” by Justin Timberlake

  • Why you should listen to it: Justin Timberlake is back and ready to attack with some futuristic R&B. Don’t worry, the usual JT blueprint is here: tight funk beats + stripped-down vocals + overwhelming slickness.
  • What this song’s all about: I honestly have no idea. All I can say: it’s like “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” on crack.
  • Genre: Pop? R&B? Justin-music?

Today's Top 40

Total Hit List

Rush Hour Hits

 

bruno

1. “Finesse” by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B.

  • Why you should listen to it: #Throwback everything with this nineties-soaked R&B/pop hit. Cardi B’s brilliant rhymes and charisma perfectly blend with Bruno Mars’ groove-riding chorus. Warning: this song causes unscheduled dance breaks.
  • What this song’s all about: DRIPPIN’ IN FINESSE.
  • Genre: Pop

Today's Top 40

Total Hit List

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