To my R&B lovers, remember Vivian Green? Her song “Emotional Rollercoaster” from the early 2000s is a modern classic. This is her best single since then, featuring a sample of another classic. It’s too bad adult R&B doesn’t get the exposure and radio play it used to—this is a bona fide hit.
You might not know Jones outside of the U.K., but this feel-good upbeat song could and should help her ascend into worldwide stardom.
This is the kind of song I’ve been looking to hear from Daya since her Grammy-winning breakout performance on “Don’t Let Me Down.” She’s said that she wanted to continue to go in that indie/electronic pop direction (sorta like this gem), and after a couple singles that didn’t quite standout, she’s now delivered with her own epic single that fits her elite vocals.
His best/least corny hit.
Secret: This genre-blurring rhythmic pop track is one of the catchiest vibes of the year.
This is a sultry vibe that’s a much better flip of this dancehall classic than this way-too-pop version of it.
Quietly one of the dopest hip hop tracks of this year. Production is A1, and while it may come off like a “Jumpman” knock-off, it’s more original than that. He did, after all, portray himself as Batman in 2014 at Kanye West’s wedding, and his laid-back flow exudes a confidence that contrasts well with the more intense and energetic braggadocio that’s also hot these day.
Very good pop song by Nick Jonas here. Pretty deep, but still catchy— a perfect fall vibe coming off the summer.
Fun and light track to ease out of summer with by two of the smoothest artists in the game.
I’m a fan of Allie X. She’s a Canadian synthpop artist with an excellent catalog and a very edgy style. Here’s her latest, to me, her greatest.
Nice salsa melody as an ode to her birthplace. She’s sounding like an A-list pop star to me.
This song is #1 in the UK but still a sleeper hit in the US. Will it breakthrough and hit the Top 40 here? It’s a well-performed catchy anthem for ladies.