Five new songs feature on the charts for the first time this week
Bringing on the disco groove is Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. Considered one of the best tracks of the year, it features bass-heavy throwback tunes with the best of the 70s modern pop beats. Hand claps and a high guitar riff set the tone for a song that will no doubt make it to the top, and fast, from its current spot at 35.
Prayer in C
A song by French-Israeli folk pop duo Lilly Wood and the Prick, originally released on their album Invincible Friends in 2010, this one, at 37, brings back memories from the 90s. Dancy but not pure EDM, the tune is mellow and is great for long drives or parties where dancing is not the focus.
Born to Get Wild
Steve Aoki is constantly pushing boundaries with his music and more importantly his videos. Born to Get Wild, at the 38th spot, featuring veteran rapper Will.i.am, is from his new album Neon Future I and further explores the ideas of the album’s concept. The video, which sees Aoki in a prison, when Will.i.am brings in his strong vocals as a lovely bonus to an already catchy tune.
The new single, at number 39, by Chris Brown features a mid-tempo rhythm and talks about finding love in a club. Returning to his R&B roots, the track starts off with a cool and original sound but progresses to a tune that’s quite jarring. Even Usher’s strong vocals don’t help — a stark contrast to Brown’s own average rendition.
At number 40, we have Push by A Trak and Andrew Wyatt, which is an upbeat breakup anthem. Simple and easy vocals, quick and catchy beats make up this one, which we predict is sure to rise up the dance charts
in no time.
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— Aakanksha Devi and Rashmi Rajagopal