6. MARK RONSON FT. KATY B, “ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD”
An Olympic theme, produced by Mark Ronson, that doesn’t go for the big, obvious moves? Must be Katy B’s influence. Listen to this now, and like it now, before you become sick of it.
7. MATTHEW SWEET, “GIRLFRIEND”
The elephant in this room, the unspoken entry on this list, is that Bieber song, right? It’s not on the list because we don’t have to tell the people who are listening to it that hey, this new song by the Bieb exists. What we could tell people about are other songs along the same basic lines.
8. FIONA APPLE, “NOT ABOUT LOVE”
Anybody who’s spoken to me over the past month or so has heard about my missing Fiona Apple’s last few concerts, all of which I’ve heard were fantastic, so bah. I have the records. I can deal. This song is for anyone who’s been told things she wished she didn’t hear.
9. TREY SONGZ, “HEART ATTACK”
This is basically Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good” rewritten for the SNES. Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good” was a pretty good song.
10. LEE ANN WOMACK, “THE FOOL”
For obvious reasons. (And because the YouTube comments section of this is somehow an impromptu relationship advice board. The Internet!