Songs of the Week 255: February 23 – February 29

big giantic#5. Big Gigantic Feat. Felly – St. Lucia

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This song screams “festival” to me, and I fully expect it to be the song played at almost every big summer bash this year.


gareth donkin#4. Gareth Donkin – Inside

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Struggling to sort the top 4 songs this week. Finally settled on Inside by Gareth Donkin as the 4th, although it’s deserving of a much higher placing. Some pretty smooth, mature RnB.


yes please#3. Yes Please – Half Nelson

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Yes Please are quickly jumping up the ranks of my favorite new bands. Their brand of catchy, frat-house hip hop is right in my wheelhouse.


the 1975#2. The 1975 – Birthday Party

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The 1975 kinda feel like the superstar band that is kinda forgotten. To me, they are my new-age Dashboard Confessional / Something Corporate. There’s a bit of high-school love in their sound (and yes, I realize the song here is about heroin addition).


roddy ricch-big stepper#1. Roddy Ricch – Big Stepper

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I don’t know what it is, but I’m so into Roddy Ricch. Another standout track from Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial.

Songs of the Week 248: December 29 – January 4

russ#5. Russ – Nighttime (Interlude)

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I used to be really into Russ. Not sure what happened, but Nighttime (Interlude) is a welcome re-introduction, with it’s beyond-chill vibe and classic Russ vocals.


kaytranada-needit#4. Kaytranada Feat. Masego – Need It

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Another quality track off Bubba. Not quite as killer as What You Need, but catchy nonetheless.


k.roosevelt-slow#3. K.Roosevelt – Slow

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This one’s chorus won me over. The entire thing is just made to sing-along with.


sylo nozra#2. Sylo Nozra – FOMO

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There’s something about the lyrics and Sylo’s voice that makes FOMO is painfully adorable.


yes please#1. Yes Please – All The Time

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We got an early (very early) contender for song of the year (2020)… and yes I realize it was released over three months ago. Truthfully, I also came across it in the last week of 2019. That said, my blog, my rules. I absolutely LOVE the lyrics, and have had it running through my head daily since I first heard it. Killer track.