Glad you like "Wild Thoughts," and, yes, "New Rules" was a big pop highlight of 2017 for me.Thriller wrote:Wild Thoughts was the best ratchet bop of the year, Rihanna's first verse is fire.
Dua's full breakthrough with New Rules was a great moment this year.
I've actually checked out Dua's album in full - how could I not after hearing the loveliness of "New Rules" - and all those singles you mentioned are among the LP's highlights. Beyond the singles, though, I didn't find any keepers, unfortunately.king_oxymoron wrote:Yes, lots of good going on here!
Have you checked backwards on Dua since hearing New Rules? It's absolutely her big moment, huge pop track and creator of so many memes but she had such big hits beforehand... 'Last Dance', 'Hotter Than Hell' and 'Be The One' are particularly ace.
Loved the DJ Khaled track, great sample and superb delivery all round.
Malibu I thought was so boring and ill informed at first, like it now.
Green Light is inspired. Def one of the choruses of the year but I have to say I do love the verses too, they make it more a Lorde for me, they're a bit weirdly timed, with strange vocals and that gives it her left of centre edge.
The Ed tracks.. I was definitely team Shape Of You at first but have you ever heard a song so much? It remains a bop but for me, Castle on the Hill has been the one wit lasting appeal. Great storytelling, particularly the heartbreaking middle eight breakdown, and a rip roaring chorus,
Katy's tune was one of her best in an age, big fan.
Great to see Steps particularly as you're not UK based, they've done OK here chart wise but obviously nothing like the power they used to be, agree it was a big surprise of the year for them to excel. Niall though, NOT A SURPRISE to those who always knew haha.
Yeah, I definitely agree that the verses are more Lorde, whereas the chorus feels like an average Carly Rae Jepsen song on synth steroids.
Trust me, the number of times you've heard "Shape of You" is likely dwarfed by the times I've heard "What's My Name?" That song was inescapable. I even heard it outside a church once.
Not UK based, but this site is perhaps the biggest influencer on my music taste, rivalled only by my own random explorations. That being said, I was bound to stumble upon the Steps song.
I have to give you the foresight kudos on Niall.