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

Tracklisting:

  • Diplo ft. MØ – Get It Right
  • Luis Fonsi ft. Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa
  • G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B – No Limit
  • Steve Aoki ft. Lauren Jauregui – All Night
  • Flo Rida ft. Maluma – Hola

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

Tracklisting:

  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  • Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
  • Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave
  • Martin Jensen – Solo Dance
  • Kris Kross Amsterdam & Conor Maynard ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Are You Sure?

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

Tracklisting:

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer
  • Jason Derulo – Kiss the Sky
  • MØ – Final Song
  • M.O – Who Do You Think Of?
  • Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In the Name of Love

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

Tracklisting:

  • Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ – Cold Water
  • Katy Perry – Rise
  • Snakehips ft. Zayn – Cruel
  • 5 Seconds of Summer – Girls Talk Boys
  • Lee Walker & DJ Deeon ft. Katy B – Freak Like Me

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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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I’ve always been a fan of MØ, but more for her personality than her music. MØ was part of a punk girl duo in her teens, and interned for Le Tigre’s JD Samson before she was famous. I believe pop has more in common with punk than any other genre, because they’re both about being confident and free. I love how MØ brings her punk background into her live performances, but also how she’s approached her move into pop music with a positive and respectful attitude. She’s not dismissive of pop artists: She cites Sporty Spice as her biggest inspiration and was thrilled when Rihanna was filmed dancing to Lean On. She simply wants to exist alongside them putting her own spin on the genre, with no sense of superiority despite the critical acclaim she receives. With Lean On she (and Major Lazer) finally released a song I could really get on board with, and although Kamikaze isn’t such an instant banger, it has the same multi-cultural super-2015 vibe. On first listen I wasn’t convinced, but on second listen I was obsessed. Kamikaze is the lead single from her forthcoming second album, and was produced by Diplo.


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As the most talked about new Danish artist of the past few months, of course I have to feature . Her name may be very irritating to those without a Scandinavian keyboard, but she is making waves in the UK and US regardless, with sold out London gigs, SXSW buzz and blog hype. Although the 23-year-old singer, whose real name is Karen Marie Ørsted, is mostly compared to artists like Grimes and Lykke Li, the fact that the Spice Girls inspired her to get into music gives me hope she has some good pop tunes up her sleeve. Her three tracks so far, Pilgrim, Maiden and especially Glass, are interesting but her potential isn't yet fulfilled. She may be the tastemakers' latest obsession, but she's got a long way to go if she wants to be more than that.