Years and Years
There's something delicious about this
track—it has a very jungle-fever-meets-nightclub vibe. If you haven't heard of
them before, Years and Years are an electronica band from Britain quite unlike the heavy
bass-lined swill you're subjected to in the name of EDM at the average bar you
frequent. Works equally well as your fingers tap away against a keyboard at
work in an impending-weekend swell of joy.
Disclosure Feat Sam Smith
Last time these guys collabed, Latch happened and that was amaze. So, obviously, expectations were pretty high from this track as well—and they did a bang-up job. The slow sexiness of this club number has a certain je ne sais quoi to it that the regulation rhythm-bass-repeat song doesn't—quite ideal for a grinding session with the person you came with.
On My Mind
This song has that trademark Ellie
voice-warble we love so much, and an easy-to-get-down-with beat, plus a
catchy-enough chorus for you to ad lib some impromptu moves to on the
dancefloor. If there's no dancefloor on the weekend blueprint, this works like
a dream when you're roaring down the streets in your ride as well.
Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
John Legend feat. Ludacris
A weekend seems pretty incomplete without
the melodic stylings of Johnny L. The arrogant yet debonair lyrics ("I don't want to brag, but I'll be the best
you ever had") work perfectly in time with a groovy-enough beat for some
textbook sizzler moves. Ludacris steps in as the filler rap—interesting enough,
but we'd have been just as good with JL flying solo on this one too.
I Don't Mind
Usher Feat. Juicy J.
The song, yes, is about a dude being cool
with his 'girl' stripping on the side as long as, you know, noone else parks in
his garage, if you know what we mean. We're sure it's rap's feeble, simple-minded attempt at being
feminist, but the beat is so smooth and bouncy, you actually kind of don't give
a sh*t. A good one for the drive back from the club as well.