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Postby Thriller » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:26 pm

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Zara Maria Larsson (born 16 December 1997) is a Swedish singer and songwriter.
One of the freshest hits of the year, I still think she's yet to fully match this.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:27 pm

ZARE too LOW hmph.
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Postby Thriller » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:30 pm

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Matthew Thomas Masurka (Gigamesh) is a Minneapolis-based American three-time multi-platinum selling music producer and DJ.
Caroline Smith is an indie-folk singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funky disco vibes all over this, my drive to work jam for many weeks earlier in the year.
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Postby Grybop » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:39 pm

Ahh, #36 sounds really good!
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:42 pm

"One Dance" and "Cheap Thrills" are both among the best party songs of the year; I just massively prefer the Sia song, and I'm glad Rihanna rejected it, as I can't imagine her doing a better job with it than Sia.
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Postby Grybop » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:16 pm

JSparksFan wrote:and I'm glad Rihanna rejected it, as I can't imagine her doing a better job with it than Sia.
Cheap Thrills is so much better than any Anti single, really? Well, she must have had her reasons.
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Postby KokoCollino » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:54 pm

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as JLo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author, and producer.
A strong showing in both song and video for J-Lo this year, catchy and simple - would've smashed in her hey-day.
It smashed as hell in Germany though and is becoming one of her classics at parties 8-)

Christine and The Queens is faaaab! I prefer the English version though, ugh they deleted it on Spotify :x

"Magnetised" is a great piece of work ...

"Lush Life" ... ugh will Zara ever reach this level again?
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:03 pm

I know and like "Tilted" (heard it for the first time tonight on the Xmas TOTP) and Tom Odell. Merry Xmas sexy. :D :P
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Postby Thriller » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:11 pm

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Illyus & Barrientos are an electronic music duo from Glasgow consisting of Illyus Brown & Ivan Hall Barrientos.
Trina Broussard (born October 8, 1969) is an American R&B singer and songwriter.
One of the best house tracks of the year, the build up and drop is so satisfying... a reworking of an early 00s R&B song.
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Postby Thriller » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:13 pm

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Gabrielle Ann Aplin (born 10 October 1992) is an English singer-songwriter.
I really enjoyed her last album but this new lane for her is absolutely spot on! Gorgeous vocal and production.
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Postby Thriller » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:16 pm

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Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress, model and singer.
Grey is an American electronic music duo consisting of brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha.
Anton Zaslavski, better known by his stage name Zedd, is a Russian-born German record producer, DJ and musician.
After making my top 100 with Love Myself last year, Hailee was back with another massive earworm and deserved smash.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:22 pm

Love Starving, as good as if not better than the brilliant Love Myself!
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Postby Tansike » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:18 pm

"Lush Life" is pop at its best, really loving it, so i'm happy to see it on your countdown :D

"Starving" took lots of time to grow on me but now i think it's pretty great.
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Postby Thriller » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:20 pm

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Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, and fashion designer.
Great bubblegum-pop, catchy comeback, shame she's a 40+ female as this would've been a hit for anyone else!
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Postby Thriller » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:24 pm

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Bastille are a British indie pop band formed in 2010 lead by vocalist Dan Smith.
I didn't think much to Good Grief but this one is all kinds of brilliant! The sax riff, brooding mood, "exorcise my mind"... excellent.
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Postby Mainshow » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:30 pm

I agree! This track is so much better than "Good Grief" wich was rather disappointing.

Nice to see Sia, Drake, Tom Odell.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:30 am

Like the two last songs by Gwen and Bastille, however both already released better tunes. Kinda sad how Gwen flopped in 2016, as the music she put out was very good.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:13 pm

I really like Set Them Off but realised too late.. I just bought the album, found it really disappointing first listen, do you like it?
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Postby Thriller » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:02 am

I've not listened to the album no! May not bother then.
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Postby JakeP » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:38 pm

Hi Thriller :D

So here are my favourite songs that have appeared so far.

48. Usher - Crash
46. Jennifer Lopez - Aint your mama
44. Christine And The Queens - Tilted
42. Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper - Perfect strangers
40. Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla - One dance
39. Sia - Cheap thrills
37. Zara Larsson - Lush life
33. Hailee Steinfeld & Grey featuring Zedd - Starving
32. Gwen Stefani - Make me like you

Tilted got to #5 in my chart last year although it was the original french version called Christine. Even though i didn't understand the lyrics, i loved the sound and style of the track. I find the english version a bit strange, not in a bad way but it's as if they took the french lyrics and re wrote the song using english words that sound similar, or maybe that's just me who thinks this! :oops:

Lush life was also a big hit for me last year but i'm so happy Zara ended up getting a big hit in the UK this year with this song.

My obvious fave here is Starving, a #1 in my chart for three weeks. Still think its the best song Hailee has done yet and i hope they release a great new song next instead of re-releasing Love myself as it just doesn't click with me. :(

Your comment about Make me like you is interesting when consider Sia is also 40+ but is getting hit singles. Plus Gwen still looks immaculate at 47 but age really shouldn't dictate your success. If the song is great it deserves to do well.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:44 pm

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Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer and actress.
The clear highlight from Glory for me, this is brashy Britney at her best - should've been at least the second single.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:48 pm

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Victor Rådström, known as Neiked (stylized as NEIKED), is a Swedish producer.
Dayo Olatunji (born 4 March 1992), better known by her stage name Dyo (formerly Ms D), is an English pop/R&B singer
Took a while to grow but this is so cute, funky and fresh. The bass in the chorus is fire.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:51 pm

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Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu (Tinie Tempah) is a British rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Perfect re-introduction for Tinie as a lead artist - ballsy, clubby, instant and radio friendly... such a shame Mamacita was dross.
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:16 pm

Christine and The Queens 8-)
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Postby king_oxymoron » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:18 pm

Thriller wrote:I've not listened to the album no! May not bother then.
As if you've listened to Glory but not this :lol: I think I liked 'Blame' and I see that's been added to R1 as next single and I think I liked that.

Girls Like I adored.. even bought.. went off the boil so quickly for me. Know the rap though!

Here for Sexual, definitely!
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