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MO “When I Was Young”

Who doesn’t love a jam with a prevalent saxophone riff? No one.

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Dua Lipa “IDGAF”

And…. this is how to slay with your words. Or an acronym. Either way, Dua Lipa is a lady dragon and this song is her FIRE.

Charli XCX f/ Carly Rae Jepsen “Backseat”

My 2 favorite pop artists join forces to sing about my life, basically. It’s one hell of a sad yet dope song.

My Year In Music: According to Spotify

I’ve been a big Spotify fan since I personally dethroned Apple/iTunes years ago as the place to listen to and discover new music. I’m also a big fan of year-end lists, especially when they are related to music. So, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but an email with a link to a playlist of my top songs of 2017 (courtesy of Spotify)…  it was like Christmas came early this year.

Aside from compiling my Top 100 songs of 2017 playlist, the musical elves at Spotify also sent me some interesting facts about my year in music. My favorite fact? It’s 2017, which is 2 weeks away from being 20 years since *NSYNC appeared on the pop music seen and THEY WERE STILL MY TOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR. Twenty. Years. Later. That made me smile.

Some more of my personal, music trends:

According to Spotify, I listened to over 13,000 minutes of music: over 2,000 different songs from 940 different artist across 55 genres.

Aside from *NSYNC, my other top artists were Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen and The Goo Goo Dolls.

My most played song of the year was Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls.” My other top songs included: “Flame” by Tinashe, “Dark Side” by Phoebe Ryan, “Call On Me” by Starley, and “Barcelona” by Ed Sheeran.

My top genre was pop (not at all surprising.) Other top genres included dance pop, post-teen pop (not quite sure what that is), neo mellow (not a clue), and pop rock.

If you like some of the music on my blog, here’s a link to my top 100 played songs from 2017:

Happy Holidays!!!

–Ashes

Tori Kelly / Ed Sheeran “I Was Made For Loving You”

I don’t know how I missed this song when it came out last year (2016.) And I have no clue how this song was not on the radio (since pop radio usually plays every single song that Ed Sheeran is a part of) but who cares. This song is still a masterpiece. One of the best duets and songs about love in general that I’ve ever heard.

Fifth Harmony “Don’t Say You Love Me”

I wish I had something more sophisticated to say other than THIS SONG IS AMAZEBALLS but I don’t and it is.

Marlene “Miss You A Little”

Another fabulous pop song from Sweden, aka the land where fabulous pop songs are made. In droves.

Superfruit “Future Friends”

THIS SONG IS EVERYTHING!!!!

These two fabulous men, who happen to be two fifths of the AMAZING a capella hit quintet, Pentatonix, created a masterpiece with this song. How it’s not playing everywhere right now is beyond me but, then again, it’s probably a good thing this song isn’t on the radio. It’s just too damn fantastic.

Also, check out their entire album because it’s one hell of an ear fuck, and I mean that in the best way possible.

UPDATE: Just heard the Brian Roberts Jones Choir Remix of this son and HOLY EXPLETIVES. You will actually feel holier after listening to it, trust me.

 

Maroon 5 “What Lovers Do” f/ SZA

Best Maroon 5 song in YEARS.

 

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