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.
"The Bigger Picture," Lil Baby
Subscriber Account active since. Others were received terribly by critics, but are still adored by people today. All together, we've formed a definitive list of the songs everyone should listen to in their lifetime. This song holds the number two spot on Billboard's greatest adult pop songs of all time list.
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
In the pre-internet dark ages, finding a new band or singer to obsess over required time and effort. But as streaming and other technological gifts have disrupted everything in our culture, the way we discover new music and artists has become easier. Streaming For artists, playlists are paramount. Tei Shi recommends checking out playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal created by musicians you like, since, chances are, your tastes will align. That way your friend could potentially introduce you to a new song or artist on your own playlist. And when all else fails, falling down a YouTube or SoundCloud rabbit hole is still foolproof. Social Media Streaming platforms often source playlists from artists that originally broke on social media. Or you could be more proactive and find the buzzworthy songs yourself, like singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly.
As music listening habits become more specialized, it's easier than ever to miss a new song. Unless it gets put in constant rotation on the radio, earns a coveted spot on your favorite playlist , or pops up on the soundtrack to that hot new TV show, most tracks -- even from big artists -- fly under the radar for the casual music fan. Thankfully, we've got you covered. Below, you'll find five new songs of the moment that are worth taking time out of your busy day for.