Songs of the Week 168: June 17 – June 23

charli xcx#5 Charli XCX – 5 In The Morning

Catchy half hip hop, half pop from Charli XCX on her latest album release.

james arthur#4. James Arthur – You Deserve Better

Starts a little slow, but there’s some undeniable pop dance jams snuck in there once the track gets going.

asap rocky#3. A$AP Rocky Feat. Moby – A$AP Forever

I somehow missed this guy on Rocky’s release a few months ago. I’m pretty sure I listened to the entire album, but I also believe I really would have remembered hearing the nostalgic sounds of Moby’s Porcelain. Any song sampling that track is a win in my books. I actually think this track really shines near the end when we are treated to the vocals of Khloe Anna.

kyan#2. Kyan – Like Summer

Any song this week could have been the #1 track. They are equally good (or I guess alternatively, nothing stood head and shoulders above everyone else). Hadn’t heard of Kyan before I came into Like Summer, but he’s definitely on my radar now.

gorillaz#1. Gorillaz Feat. George Benson – Humility

Ended up giving the nod to the Gorillaz because it’s the most “summer-sounding” track on my list and well, I think the season has finally arrived (on the West Coast of Canada anyway). Plus the music video features Jack Black on guitar, which is just a great time in general.