Top Pop Tracks Of 2016
This year, like every year, the best pop music soared to great heights. The A-list stars were out in force working with massive teams of industry professionals and also our favourite rising acts have been kicking some serious ass. These artists big and small provided us with some amazing pop tracks that deserve your attention – and we’ve picked some of our favourites below.
Tove Lo – Cool Girl
Tove Lo is known for releasing hit after hit but ‘Cool Girl’ is her slickest, sexiest pop anthem so far! Sweden’s synth-pop sensation delivered an impossibly chic appraisal of the joys of casual relationships. “Let’s not put a label on it / Let’s keep it fun,” she sang.
Charlie xcx – After The Afterparty
We love Charlie xcx! She’s been teasing new music for the past 12 months and a few months ago the singer shared her new collaboration with Lil Yachty, ‘After the Afterparty’. “I got glitter in my underwear like it was Studio 54,”. Charli XCX is back to doing what she does best, creating huge catchy pop tracks about going one further for the best night out.
Major Lazar – Cold Water ft Justin Bieber, MO
Following on from their Grammy success with “Where Are U Now,” the dream team of Justin Bieber and Diplo reunited to crash the top 10 again with ‘Cold Water’. It may not have the big party breakdown of their previous release, but between Bieber and Mø’s smooth vocals and Diplo’s synth-horn breakdowns, there’s no denying this is still a total banger.
Fickle Friends – Brooklyn
Brighton five-piece Fickle Friends have been uplifting our spirits this month with their awesome track ‘Brooklyn’.
Their latest release sees them raise the bar with their irresistible blend of indie-pop. Bouncy synths and danceable drums/ guitars make this track three minutes of pure joy
Years & Years – Desire ft. Tove Lo
So technically Years & Years released the track in 2015 but they teamed up with our favourite pop gall Tove Lo for this re-release. A marvellous production that combines elements of deep house and electronic music. Just perfect!