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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Anne-Marie – Heavy
  • DJ Snake ft. Lauv – A Different Way
  • Kideko ft. Tinie Tempah & Becky G – Dum Dum
  • Kygo ft. Justin Jesso – Stargazing
  • Paloma Faith – Crybaby

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The funny thing about Justin Bieber’s transition to coolness is that his music has ended up being poppier than it was before. The dirgey faux-R&B of his teens has been replaced with sweet, melodic pop (with a few quirky sound effects thrown in, just to remind us he’s cool now). To ensure the hype doesn’t die down now that Purpose has been out a while, Justin features on two big singles, collaborating with each participant of last year’s summer anthem, Lean On. First came Cold Water with Major Lazer and MØ, and now the big single from DJ Snake’s long-awaited debut album, Encore. The plan was clearly to hedge his bets – it’s basically guaranteed that one of the two tracks will be a megahit, and maybe even both. Let Me Love You is the work of a team of pop songwriters, including Ali Tamposi (best known for writing Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger) and Brian Lee (Fifth Harmony’s Work From Home), a mid-tempo love song that contrasts melancholy verses with a sparkly, uplifting chorus, followed by a bouncy drop (just so we know we’re still in 2016). It has been rumoured that Selena Gomez recorded a version, or perhaps it will later be released as a duet. If they are to finally appear together on a song, this seems like a good choice.


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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Tove Lo – Cool Girl
  • D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – Broccoli
  • NEIKED – Sexual
  • Skrillex ft. Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini
  • DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You

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Released: 2nd March
Writers: Karen Ørsted, Thomas Pentz, William Griachine, Philip Meckseper, Martin Bresso
Trivia: This song was turned down by Rihanna, which seems like quite an error considering the series of musical false starts she’s had this year. MØ is brilliant, but I personally would have loved the song to go to Selena Gomez. It would have been a career-defining moment for Selena, and an interesting complement to Bieber’s Diplo collaboration, which was a hit at the same time.
Best bits: 1. The Indian-sounding “wuuh-uh-ohh” noise
2. “Blow a kiss, fire a gun, all we need is somebody to lean on”
3. “We would only hold on to let go”


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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles.

Tracklisting:

  • David Guetta ft. Sia & Fetty Wap – Bang My Head
  • The Weeknd – In The Night
  • DJ Fresh & High Contrast ft. Dizzee Rascal – How Love Begins
  • DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle
  • Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up (Remix)

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This week’s playlist features five future hit singles by artists I’ve featured here as Future Stars.

Tracklisting:

  • Sigala – Easy Love
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer – She’s Kinda Hot
  • Jack Garratt – Weathered
  • Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
  • DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It

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This week’s playlist features five future hit collaborations between artists from different countries.

Tracklisting:

  • Feder – Goodbye
  • LunchMoney Lewis – Bills
  • Dillon Francis ft. DJ Snake – Get Low
  • Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me
  • Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson – Ain't Nobody

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There are a few different places you might have heard of DJ Snake, depending on your taste in music. Most interesting to me, he co-wrote three of Lady Gaga’s strongest ARTPOP tracks: Applause, Do What You Want and Sexxx Dreams. However, the French DJ is also known for his own music, which is less poptastic but certainly popular. His first single Bird Machine was released by Diplo’s label Mad Decent and was supported by Radio 1, while his new release Turn Down For What (featuring Lil Jon, who surprisingly still exists!) is whooshing up the US Shazam chart. I couldn’t even listen to it through in full, but with connections to such varied big names as Diplo and Lady Gaga, DJ Snake has to be one to watch.


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This week’s Future Hits playlist features five songs by international artists which I think could be big hits if released and promoted in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Stafford Brothers ft. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian – Hello
  • Capital Cities ft. André 3000 – Farrah Fawcett Hair
  • Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle
  • Watch The Duck – Poppin’ Off
  • DJ Snake ft. Alesia – Bird Machine