From pop comebacks to international acts finding crossover success to gorgeous ballads and irresistible dancefloor bait, was quite the year. Here are the songs we couldn't stop playing this year. Think the vulnerable voice of Nina Simone waxing poetic about the ills of millennial dating. Following in the footsteps of international kings like Burna Boy and WizKid, Rema's crisp, charming vocals float over a bouncy rhythm that blends Afropop and hip-hop to create three minutes and 15 seconds of sheer joy.
Lizzo – Tempo (feat Missy Elliott)
Thank god for that because didn't shape up to be any easier than , and we needed all the great music we could get. Throughout the year, we listened to and judged every new tune and collected the ones we love the most. The video? A work of art. Being able to peacefully create that art with your ex? Doing that thing listen to the end of the song for reference nine times in one day?
You can listen to all songs that were voted for in our playlist. Mon 2 Dec M ore than 50 Guardian music writers were polled for their favourite albums and tracks of the year, and a bewilderingly complex spreadsheet was created to tally their votes.
Look alive, people! Lover or hate her ha Stream Now. Yeah, the finale left us on about two million cliff-hangers, but this new Zendaya single is so good that it was all worth it in the end. This new Sam Smith song is so catchy, it will probably be stuck in your head until