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Postby Tansike » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:38 am

The ones by Britney and Tinie Tempah are really good. Surprised "Girls Like" didn't smash outside of the UK though.
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:25 am

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Betsy is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from North Pembrokeshire, Wales.
My favourite new artist of 2016, her voice is Cher meets Clare Maguire and she gets better with every song!
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:29 am

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Timucin Fabian Kwong Wah Aluo (born 25 July 1987) is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter and DJ.
Mike Dunn is an American DJ and producer.
Uzoechi Emenike (born 9 November 1994), professionally known as MNEK, is a British singer, songwriter and record producer.
...and Jax Jones is my favourite producer of 2016! MNEK's hook-writing talents are all over this certified banger.
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:32 am

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All Saints are a girl group formed in London, England in 1993.
Loved seeing them live this year, such a triumphant but still underrated comeback - this had all the hallmarks of an All Saints classic.
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:02 pm

Betsy is too underrated, should be huge
Waffles are checked cookies
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Postby Tansike » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:22 pm

"One Strike" was a nice comeback single by All Saints :)
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Postby Thriller » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:50 pm

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Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer.
Those whistles across that production though... Selena has a knack for a catchy pop earworm and this was cream of the crop.
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Postby Thriller » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:54 pm

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
An underrated moment for her this year, it was brash, catchy and instant with an ABBA-esque key change - should've been big.
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Postby Thriller » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:58 pm

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Laura Tesoro (born 19 August 1996 in Antwerp) is a Belgian singer and actress.
Total rip-off of Fleur East's Sax but I'm a sucker for anything with that retro disco vibe and a funky bassline.
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Postby Thriller » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:02 pm

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer and songwriter.
This smoky, seductive number is a clear highlight from ANTI and straddles the line between pop and artistry perfectly.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:03 pm

This is like the radio 1 playlist, where's the edge?! :lol:

Don't know the Eurovision one but the others are good.. surprised you like the Selena one so much!
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:06 pm

Four great tunes. "Kill Em With Kindness" is one of my absolute faves last year, glad it's so high on your list :D
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Postby Phoenixx » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:49 pm

#21 and 23-25 are amazing :)
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:41 pm

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Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
It has lost some of its appeal over time but it definitely soundtracked some good moments of 2016 for me.
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:43 pm

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Grand Hammond are a Belgian band founded in 2014 as a project of producer and lyricist Hans Francken.
Think Paloma Faith meets Caro Emerald, this is great fun and always puts me in a good mood.
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:45 pm

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Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish record producer, DJ, singer and songwriter.
Was a massive grower but then suddenly you're like wow that chorus/vocal is really strong.
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:49 pm

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John Paul Cooper known better as JP Cooper (born in Middleton, England in 1983), is an English singer.
I love the way there are two choruses and the key changes, plus what a voice. Glad this gem is finally blowing up.
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:54 pm

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Peter Gene Hernandez is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
After the initial Uptown Funk comparisons, this stands up as a total bop by itself. Perfect comeback single.
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Postby Phoenixx » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:56 pm

Happy to see #18 and #20
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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:20 am

Can't Stop and TIWYCF very good.. 24K Magic I thought was legit diabolical and now I low key adore it.

September Song has grown on me so much, love it.
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Postby Tansike » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:04 pm

Bruno's track grew on me so much, glad it's so high here :)
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Postby Thriller » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:59 pm

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DNCE is an American funk pop and dance-rock band, fronted by Joe Jonas
Potentially THE catchiest song of 2016, it's just an unashamed pop song with strong hooks and production. Simple!
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Postby Thriller » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:01 pm

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Holly Lapsley Fletcher (born 7 August 1996) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer.
I obsessed with this all summer, it's got all the hallmarks of a 70s disco smash but also feels very current - absolutely lush.
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Postby Thriller » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:03 pm

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Tom Stræte Lagergren (born 29 May 1991), professionally known as Matoma, is a Norwegian DJ and tropical house producer.
Rebecca Claire "Becky" Hill (born 14 February 1994) is an English singer and songwriter from Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Becky Hill's stunning vocal absolutely makes this song so irresistible and immersive.
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Postby Phoenixx » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:23 am

Love Cake By The Ocean 8-)
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