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.