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Released: 12th September
Writers: Sofi Tukker, James Patterson, NERVO, Alisa Ueno
Trivia: This song is like an electro-pop Band Aid… except instead of raising money for charity, its key purpose was to sell iPhones (and be performed by the poo emoji). New York duo Sofi Tukker brought together an international collective of DJs and singers to create the ultimate party scene soundtrack, almost a caricature of dance music. Impressively, they managed to get the whole bunch together for the music video, which even features a choreographed dance routine on a big hill.
Best bits: 1. Do you wanna meet me at the bar? Yah! Do you wanna meet me at the lounge? Yah! Do you wanna meet me at the club? Yah! Do you wanna meet me downtown? OK!
2. That’s the way it is, that’s the way it goes, it’s just us two, it’s deja-vu, it’s what we know
3. Every time you call on me, I drop what I do, you are my best friend and we’ve got some shit to shoot

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This week Sofi Tukker returned to their natural home, soundtracking an Apple ad, and they did it in style. Their hectically brilliant new single Best Friend accompanied the announcement of the new iPhone X. Although the kooky New York duo are the artists taking primary credit for the song, it’s a collaboration with two other, equally Apple-friendly electro-pop duos, The Knocks and Nervo, plus Japanese DJ/influencer Alisa Ueno. The track has a bombastic bassline and a series of sassy hooks – there’s a lot more to it than the “Do you wanna meet me” line from the ad. You may know Sofi Tucker from their 2015 single Drinkee, which was heard in a TV ad for the Apple Watch.