#FeelGoodFriday is here once more! Friday, 11 December and we’re having a chilled one this week. Fear not we still have some thumping beats to get down to this weekend.
1. You Don’t Own Me – Grace ft. G-Easy
Remaking Lesley Gore’s iconic feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me,” may not seem like a great idea but mix in a fresh beat and a sick rap and it’s an entirely new song. The back and forth between the pair, and a slick production elevates the song to a whole new level. We’re living for this one.
2. Alright with Me – Wretch 32 ft. Anne Marie
We’ve been hearing about Wretch 32 for years and years now but never bothered to listen to an entire album even though we loved his single in times past. With this latest jam we’re certain that this time we actually will do a little looking into this British hit-maker. A total club hit.
3. UGH! – The 1975
Released from their second album, the lengthily titled I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It this track deals with cocaine addiction with both verbose, convoluted lyrics as well an upbeat production. Its a pure bop, with deeper meanings that we love from the band.
4. Pride – American Authors
This American indie/rock band did relatively well with there first album, not part way into their second and we’re still loving them. Pride may not be directed to gay pride but the lyrics are applicable and the message universal. Never give up your pride. Rainbow flag and heart eyes emoji.
5. Calm Down – Katy B ft Four Tete, Floating Points
This is the second time in a few short weeks Ms. Katy B has made it onto our bop list, we’re loving this London lady recently. On her new track she is yet again working as a team with other artists. Her voice is cool, the chorus catchy and the production is totally cool. We can see ourselves getting down to this one.
6. My Beyoncé – Lil Durk, Dej Loaf
Who is Lil Durk and Dej Loaf? And what are those names at that? Regardless, any song that name drops Queen B grabs our attention, and one that uses her as the highest point a potential girl can reach makes our list. Okay, the songs not bad, and after a quick google they are a couple? (kissing on stage anyway) and have collabed with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Eminem and French Montana.
7. Changes – Charles Bradley
Bradley covers one of our favourite Black Sabbath songs that hasn’t had a cover this great since Kelly O gave it a whirl. (God bless her singing career RIP) The track receives a new and soulful gospel tinge layering the song with an entirely different meaning. We’re pretty obsessed with this right now.
8. Marching Band – R Kelly ft. Juicy J
Okay, no I don’t agree with R Kelly going around peeing on people or all that underage grossness, also not forgiven him for screwing up Gaga’s Do What You Want but his tunes are so darn catchy. From start to finish this whole track is pure sex. Sex. Sex. Ugh, R Kelly pee on me!
9. A Very Murray Christmas – Bill Murray et al.
So we finally watched this and apparently Murray ropes in all his celeb pals including Miley Cyrus and George Clooney to perform classic Christmas tunes and participate in quick skits. He may not be Sam Smith but we’re loving the soundtrack, the whole album is one of our bops for the week.
10. Two Of Hearts – Stacey Q
We’ve had this song on repeat for days, don’t ask us why. Released TWENTY years ago this year, this flouncy track came from poor one-hit-wonder Stacey Q. But what a hit it is! If you recognise it perhaps its from a Drag Race lip-sync, or Hesters make-over in Scream Queens? Or you may be seriously old.