I usually don't tag people, but I think Fancy will see that soon. Anyway, I'm wondering if you're telling me this because he loves "Love Me Like You Do" or he doesn't like Years & Years. I'm intrigued.
"Run Away With Me" is the second single from Carly Rae Jepsen's third album E•MO•TION, which was released during the Q2 in Japan and Q3 in the rest of the world last year.
First of all, Carly Rae has been a hit or miss for me to be honest. "Call Me Maybe" is a cute track, despite it's a little juvenile, but it was so overplayed that I ended hating it. Not anymore because I could listen to it occasionally. That said, maybe it was the reason why I didn't bother to check Kiss yet, although I enjoyed her collaboration with Owl City, "Good Time".
"I Really Like You" was a good track as well, but I felt that it was a bad idea trying to get a viral video to make people to get into the song. That said, after a couple of listens, it got lost in the shuffle for me, so it made me to disconnect from this era. However, after I saw that there was so much hype and praised for this track and the album, I checked out this one and I was impressed, so I was on board.
Many critics have said that "Run Away With Me" is one of the best pop songs that came out last year and I feel that this is correct. The synthpop production, with the inclusion of the saxophone, is amazing and Carly Rae's vocals complement so well with it. Also, the track has a feeling of nostalgia, which makes it even better.
This is the only appearance from Carly Rae Jepsen.
PS. Give a shoutout to popstop's favourite song! Just kidding. (I <3 U, although you don't come here. )
"Real Joy" is a track by Brighton DJ and producer Fono, whose real name is Luke Fono, and it was released as his debut single back in June of last year.
I found out this track because of Calvin Harris back in February of last year. He rarely makes tweets suggesting people to listen to a song, but they usually tend to be really good if he does and this wasn't the exception. I mean, it's incredible. Everything about the production, which some people may think that it's too much, is amazing and insane in my opinion. Such a beast!
There aren't enough words to praise this song. Really. Also, the vocals are too good and it makes people to get into it, which is perfect for a rave. I have to be honest that I would go nuts if I listen to this in a DJ set and it would have been one of the best times of my life. Oh! And the music video is one of most intriguing ones I have ever seen.
That said, the track is definitely not a Top 40/mainstream song, but it was getting a lot of support on BBC Radio 1, so I assume that I would have found out sooner than later if Calvin Harris isn't one of my favourite artists.
This is Fono's only appearance.
The Top 3 will be revealed tomorrow. Go ahead if you would like to make some predictions.
"It Feels" is a song by Australian DJ and producers Miriam and Olivia Nervo, who are better known as NERVO, and it's included on their debut album Collateral, which came out last year.
I have always enjoyed NERVO's stuff, but surprisingly any of their songs have done a lot on my weekly chart, besides this one. I remember that it was early February when they announced that they were going to drop this song exclusively on Spotify, which I found weird because they posted on Instagram that they were shooting a music video for "Let It Go" (FYI, not a hot Idina Menzel remake), their collaboration with Nicky Romero, a month before.
Anyway, I listened to this song there and I really enjoyed it. The progressive house production hit on me and this was actually a good thing because the latest productions from this electronica sub-genre didn't do anything for me at that time. NERVO's vocals sound too good on it and the chorus is amazing, but I think that the best part is the build-up to the outro, where their voices shine and it gives me chills every time I listen to it.
"Loud Places" is a track by British DJ and producer Jamie Smith, who is better known as Jamie xx, and it features vocals from Romy Madley-Croft. The song is included on his critical acclaim debut album In Colour, which was released late May of last year.
I remember I saw that this track was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show late March of last year and I loved it on first listen, so I made a thread for this, but I didn't know where the best place to do was. I was torn between the World Hits and the Non-Radio Singles & Album tracks forums and I finally created it on the Folk & Indie forum because Jamie xx is under Young Turks, which is an indie record label. I still don't know if it was good idea or not. A month later, I requested to be moved to the World Hits forum because it was pushed in the UK though.
At this point, I didn't know too much about The xx, where both Jamie xx and Romy, along Oliver Sim, are members of. However, I checked their discography and I was impressed, so I regret not finding out them before.
Anyway, regarding the track, everything about it is perfect. Jamie xx's production is so atmospheric that it literally takes you to another place and Romy's vocals sound incredibly well on it, as well as the background vocals.
"How Deep Is Your Love" is a collaboration between Calvin Harris and Disciples, which features uncredited vocals from Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen.
So, how deep is your love? The story I had with this track is long, so I will try to make a summary. It was May when Calvin told JoJo Wright and Jesse Lozano at the backstage of the 102.7 KIIS-FM Wango Tango that there was going to be a new and different release from him coming out in July. It was bittersweet for me because I was happy that something new was going to be out soon, but it also meant that there wouldn't be more singles from Motion. Justice for "Faith".
A month later, Calvin revealed that this was called "How Deep Is Your Love" and it was a collaboration with Disciples. I was shocked! I listened to "They Don't Know" a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed the deep and future house production, so I was totally hyped. However, this month, the track leaked before its official release in July.
Fortunately, it was a low-key leak, despite it even had two more until it spread out two days before its release. I actually could catch one of them in early July, so I immediately told that to Odalissa, who is the person behind Calvin Harris Daily's Twitter account, and she reported that to Calvin Harris's team, who took the links down.
I remember that day I listened to the extended mix of the song and it was incredible. It was totally a departure of his old and current stuff, so it wasn't something in the vein of any of the tracks he has released so far and Disciples' influence was notorious. Also, Ina Wroldsen sings so effortlessly in the track, making the song so much better than it is. As a side note, it was great that all of them performed the track for the very first time live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month.
However, one of the things I still don't get it is why she isn't credited? I know that there are some songwriters who doesn't want to be credited when they lend their vocals on them, but Ina has a solo career as well, so it would have helped her a lot if this was a hit or not. I guess this will be one of the mysteries around this track I will ever have.
This is the last entry from Calvin Harris and Disciples.
Post by Juan Carlos on Jan 17, 2016 23:31:25 GMT -5
Finally, I want to thank all you for following this EOY chart with their likes, comments or, simply, checking this out. I truly appreciate it. <3 As a mentioned at the beginning of this countdown, this is the third time I'm doing this and, despite of the time it takes to do all the stuff, I really enjoy it. Yeah! it's weird. Anyway, I didn't expect to go further, so I hope there will many more charts to come. Thanks again!
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