It’s Friday 16, October and time to count down the top 10 bops of the week.
1. Perfect – One Direction
First up we have One Directions latest single to support their album dropping next month on the same day as Justin Bieber’s. At the moment Bieber seems favourite to win the number number one spot with two stellar pop hits to 1D’s Drag Me Down. This tune may not rank among their best, but written about Taylor Swift we’re sure it’ll make headlines in no time.
2. Music To Watch Boys To – Lana Del Rey
This is the song we never knew we needed, an anthem for our favourite past-time, watching boys. The sultry track features Del Rey’s trademark vocals alongside a visually stunning video. Though it was released as the second single to her album, Honeymoon, a matter of weeks ago we don’t think the track achieved as much notoriety as it deserved. Charting at a meagrely 186.
3. Be Right There – Diplo & Sleepy Tom
This banger is perfect for the club, and could have been in good running for song of the summer if released earlier. Diplo stays on top form as he releases yet another great mix with Sleepy Tom, an attractive DJ with only 5000 followers on Twitter, we’re sure we’ll see that number explode within the upcoming weeks.
4. Second Hand Heart – Ben Haenow ft Kelly Clarkson
Poor Ben Haenow, everyone wanted Fleur to win last years X Factor, his victory came as a somewhat anticlimax to a rather boring season. Now his first single has a feature from another of Simon Cowell’s artist Kelly Clarkson. Someone clearly has little faith in Haenow selling his own records. It’s sad seeing X Factor winners in decline before the next season so we’ll support him, for now.
5. Confident – Demi Lovato
Parts of the song sound like a Fergie or Ashley Tisdale song from 2005, and thats part of what we love about it. The other part being Demi shrieking through a few verses. This is the perfect jam for getting ready for a night out on the weekend. “What’s wrong with being confident?”
6. Talk Me Down – Troye Sivan
We’ll be honest, we’ve never watched a Troye Sivan video, we’ve never heard a Troye Sivan song, we know Troye from appearances in other Youtubers videos and gifs on Tumblr. So it was a pleasant surprise to hear the Youtube personalities song on Spotify, which has us excited for the gay singers full album in December.
7. Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynne
Jess Glynne doesn’t seem like a UK popstar along the likes of Ellie Goulding, for this reason we thought she may have just been a flash in the pan with mega hit Hold My Hand. However, Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself is objectively better than her debut outing. With a host of number one singles and a number one album we’re sure Glynne will be making dance music for a while longer.
8. Drop In The Ocean – OMI feat. AronChupa
We are obsessed with OMI’s Jamaican tone in his singing, with smooth vocals and fresh production we could listen to OMI sing anything. While his latest efforts fail to surpass Cheerleader, we’re still loving this chilled out record.
9. Hey Boy – Take That
This boy bands been through a lot, a ten-year hiatus, inside drama, band members walking in and out at their leisure. Yet the quality of their music never seems to take a hit. Their latest single as a three-piece is a funky and faux-cool track. With a chorus and pre-chorus sing-along ready, this track is great for radio listening.
10. Lady Marmelade – Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Mya, Lil Kim, and Missy Elliot.
We love a good old Diva collab, and this may be the apex. With Rita Ora’s hilarious idea to cover the song with a group of barely relevant singers who couldn’t reach a Christina vocal run if they combined talents, we decided to bask in the originals perfection. Sorry Ora, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX and Miley Cyrus, we’re gonna have to pass on this one.