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Top songs of 2016 (20-16)

There has been a great number of tracks out this year, so many that have taken my interest. I feel that the challenge to grab someone is still just as high and varied in 2016 as it has always been. This list was indeed a hard one to put together, but I was glad to finally have this list made. Everyday up until Monday, I will reveal five songs each day till I reach my favourite song of 2016. Let me know if you enjoy these songs, I would love to know what 2016 track is your favourite.

Let’s begin the countdown…

  1. Jess Glynne – Ain’t Got Far To Go

Jess Glynne has had a great few years, her music has been a huge presence on the charts and a huge number of hits have accompanied her since her initial collaboration with Clean Bandit. ‘Rather Be’, ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ were all brilliant, and even one of the quieter releases has made a massive impact. Even though her debut album came out over a year ago, it still has many surprises.

  1. Bowling For Soup – Hey Diane

Bowling For Soup have managed to keep a huge fanbase going for many years now. With the release of their latest album, Drunk Dynasty, the band continue to impress and entertain. Jaret Reddick and the band continue to tell some great stories, and the first offering from the new album has got so much for all to enjoy.

  1. Rag’N’Bone Man – Human

Recently, he was nominated for the BRIT’s Critics Choice Award, and it isn’t hard to see why. His track ‘Human’ is featured on pretty much every radio station in the country. The song is very catchy, it has a great beat to it and is surely to be the start to many big things. Though I only know currently this one track from him, I can’t wait for the album in February.

  1. Busted – Coming Home

Busted came back as their original line-up just over a year ago, and have since gone down a storm. Their reunion arena tour earlier in the year was just the beginning, a new album then came with a more mature but familiar sound for us to enjoy. While the album itself is enjoyable throughout, ‘Coming Home’ was the track which just got me from the first listen.

  1. Clean Bandit and Louisa Johnson – Tears

Clean Bandit have had a great array of hits, and this is definitely one of them. Taking the then recent winner of X Factor and getting her vocals over this hit song was a great move. The British can make some great tunes, and the results are usually fantastic. A tune with plenty of dance and buzz, I can’t really say why I enjoy this tune so much. But, I really do!

15-11 will be online tomorrow, look out for the rest of the countdown.

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

Bowling For Soup – Hey Diane. REVIEW

This band was one of those that I loved to hear from the very first song. With a great hard-rock vibe mixed with some well-seeded humour. Bowling For Soup have always been a must-have addition to my music collection. The latest song, ‘Hey Diane’, is no exception. They can tell some brilliant stories within their lyrics, and Diane looks like another great character for them to mine.

The lyrics state about how much Diane means to them, Jaret even mentioning how she fixed his hoodie (Frank Turner hoodie, wish I had one of those!). The band always seem to have this energy that I can’t see matched by any other band. The band released their first album in 1994, and their style has remained consistent and addictive throughout their career.

‘Hey Diane’, from the latest album Drunk Dynasty is definitely a hit. Using Pledgemusic again, the band have struck gold by creating another incredible piece of music. I will be listening to the album very soon (I can almost hear the fans shouting at me as I haven’t listened to it yet! I am sorry!). But if this first song is anything to go by, I can imagine the rest of the album will sound bloody awesome!

Final rating: 9/10

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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