It’s that time of the year agin when I look back on the songs that made my year. Appearances from the usual suspects Drake, Florence and the Machine and Lady Gaga sit side by side with some brand new artists like Maggie Rogers and Cardi B.
2017 was a fantastic year for singles. For every surprise #1 hit there were countless underrated songs that pushed an artist to the limit. I pick my favourites from familiar faces like Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar and Lorde, while newer acts like Dua Lipa and Stormzy make a huge impact.
Holiday isn’t just the peak of Dizzee Rascal’s crossover into the mainstream, but it’s also probably the breakthrough moment for the now global force of dance music Calvin Harris who wrote and produced the track.
In 2015, it’s easy to pick out some major hits that are sure to make an appearance here, such as Lean On by Major Lazer, or the second Sam Smith/Disclosure collaboration. With quite a lot of overlap in the Dance Recording and Dance/Electronic Album I think my choices this year will be pretty on the mark.
I take a look at my top 25 albums of 2014 featuring the likes of Taylor Swift, Jessie Ware, Lady Antebellum and Ben Howard.
Last week saw a number of new entries, including Mr Probz making his debut at the number 1 spot, but new entries are fewer this week. The first to make an appearance is courtesy of Pharrell Williams at number 40 with Marilyn Monroe, the second single from his number 1 album GIRL. Alicia Keys and …
Kicking this week’s chart off we have a new entry from The Kooks at number 40. Down marks their 9th top 40 hit and manages to sneak into the chart by a narrow margin after slipping down the iTunes chart throughout the week. Other new entries between 40-31 include Not A Bad Thing for Justin …