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

Tracklisting:

  • Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly – No More Sad Songs
  • Just Us – Cloudbusting
  • Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
  • Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos – Slide
  • Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla

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Released: 16th October
Writers: Iain James, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Henrik Michelsen, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Camille Purcell
Trivia: Little Mix’s performance of Shout Out To My Ex on The X Factor was, to me, the pinnacle of their career. It was the first live performance of the Glory Days era, and followed on from the unexpected success of their previous album, Get Weird, which outsold One Direction and produced 2 of their biggest (and best) hits. This was their chance to confirm their place in girlband history, as not just a contender for the current crown, but a successor to Girls Aloud and the Spice Girls. They aced it. They shone with confidence, sang and danced at their very best, and finally connected with the British public as individuals, as well as a group. But it wasn’t just their success that allowed that moment to happen – it was the song. Shout Out To My Ex was written with four of their most frequent collaborators, and produced by their best. It capitalised on the tabloid stories of the past year, and responded with strength and sass. It called out all the boys that have done them wrong, but it wasn’t bitchy – instead it sounded totally joyous, celebrating the fact that they came out on top. It wasn’t just a “fuck you” but a “we did it!” and that’s exactly how this story should be told.
Best bits: 1. Shout out to my ex, you’re really quite the man
2. You made my heart break and that made me who I am
3. I’m all the way up, I swear you’ll never, you’ll never bring me down


Released: 3rd February
Writers: Jez Ashurst, Emma Rohan, Rachel Furner, Jason Derulo
Trivia: Girlband ballads tend to be filler tracks on their albums, but most groups have a few that are just as good as their upbeat bangers. In Little Mix’s case, Secret Love Song is by far their best ballad. Although I think it found its perfect place in their hands, every time I listen to the song I can’t help but hear writer Rachel Furner singing it in my mind. Rachel played twice at my live music night This Must Be Pop Live, first under her own name and later as Tich, and released some lovely pop songs before moving her focus to writing for other artists. Secret Love Song started out as one of her own tracks, and she performed her solo version (without the verse added by Jason Derulo) live a few times under its original name Behind Closed Doors.
Best bits: 1. I wish that we could be like that, why can’t we be like that? Cos I’m yoooouuuurs
2. Why can’t I say that I’m in love? I wanna shout it from the rooftops
3. Why can’t you hold me in the street? Why can’t I kiss you on the dancefloor?


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

Tracklisting:

  • Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. Camila Cabello – Bad Things
  • Nathan Sykes – Famous
  • Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Wanna Know
  • The Weeknd – False Alarm

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

Tracklisting:

  • Little Mix ft. Sean Paul – Hair
  • will.i.am ft. Pia Mia – Boys & Girls
  • Disturbed – The Sound of Silence
  • Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Swizz Beatz – Famous
  • Kiiara – Gold

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Released: 10th July (UK)
Writers: Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Michelsen, Ed Drewett, Camille Purcell
Trivia: Black Magic was the winner of the Popjustice Twenty Quid Prize this year, which I attended. It’s a brilliant song from some of today’s best pop writers, but there was another British single I was championing on the night, coming up soon in my poptastic singles countdown!
Best bits: 1. “And it’s called, and it’s called, and it’s called black magiiiic!”
2. “Falling in love, falling in love” etc.
3. “All the girls on the block knocking at my door, wanna know what it is make the boys want more”


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

Tracklisting:

  • Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s
  • Little Mix ft. Jason Derulo – Secret Love Song
  • Dawin – Dessert
  • Riton ft. Kah-lo – Rinse and Repeat
  • Matrix & Futurebound ft. V. Bozeman – Happy Alone
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    This week’s playlist features five singles that were released On-Air On-Sale, which I think will grow into future hits.

    Tracklisting:

    • Little Mix – Love Me Like You
    • Drake – Hotline Bling
    • Kygo ft. Ella Henderson – Here For You
    • Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive
    • Fetty Wap – 679

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    This week’s playlist features five new singles that are set to be released “on-air on-sale” in the coming weeks. We can’t hear them yet, but I think they all stand a great chance of success…

    Tracklisting:

    • Little Mix – Hair
    • Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean
    • OMI – Hula Hoop
    • Selena Gomez – Same Old Love
    • James Morrison – Demons

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    This week’s playlist features five future hit singles from the line-up of the weekend's Capital Summertime Ball.

    Tracklisting:

    • Little Mix – Black Magic
    • Jason Derulo – Cheyenne
    • Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
    • Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink – Worth It
    • Flo Rida ft. Robin Thicke & Verdine White – I Don’t Like It, I Love It

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