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    26 Brilliant Songs You Need In Your January Playlist

    New year, new playlist.

    1. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran

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    What, you thought you'd get through this list without one of old Eddie's new songs? Behold, this is the soundtrack to me sashaying into 2017, only having time for men who don't blink when I fill up my bag with food from the all-you-can-eat restaurant we're at.

    2. "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim

    3. "Guys My Age" by Hey Violet

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    – Stop dating guys my age

    – Get Rena Lovelis's exact hair colour

    And because I'm feeling generous, I've also put "Fukboi" below, to complete your collection of dating anthems. "I'd rather cut out my tongue than let you kiss me with yours" = my new motto.

    4. "Hey Maria" by Klangkarussell

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    When I have stressful conversations I dance around my room to this to get rid of tension. Please accept this as my new year's gift to you.

    5. "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon

    6. "Boombayah" by Black Pink

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    May your outfits and hair flicks be as strong as Black Pink's every day of the coming year.

    7. "Tired of Talking" by LÉON

    8. "I'm in Love With My Life" by Phases

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    Sometimes, there's nothing like a song to help remind you that you do, actually, love your life. Listen to this, then rekindle your romance with living.

    9. "Send Me on My Way" by Rusted Root

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    So, I rewatched Matilda this month, vowed to read more books, then ended up just listening to this song on repeat for four straight hours. But seriously guys, I defy you to a find a more delightful song.

    10. "Reasons" by Khalid

    11. "Shout Out to My Ex" by Little Mix

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    And if you're moving on from a relationship this year, let Little Mix deliver the perfect "fuck them and their shitty bedroom skills" right into your ears.

    12. "Handstand" by the Fontaines

    13. "Bitch" by Plastiscines

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    Feel free to change bitch to "nasty woman" when you're singing along.

    14. "Rooting for You" by London Grammar

    15. "Never Give Up" by Sia

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    If you're starting 2017 on a bad foot, there's no point moping. Pick yourself up, put this on loop, and keep on keeping on, no matter what setbacks might get thrown your way.

    16. "Hostile" by Chambers

    17. "Talk Too Much" by Coin

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    "I talk too much." Finally. A man who gets it.

    I'm kidding, I'm kidding (or am I).

    Either way, let's do less talking and more loving this year.

    18. "Dancing King" by Exo

    19. "Pencil Full of Lead" by Paolo Nutini

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    New shoes, new year, and a track to jive dance to whenever you feel down. The ultimate 2017 starter pack.

    20. "Alright" by Supergrass

    21. "Because I'm Me" by the Avalanches

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    Yet more proof that shoes are a major key. Go now, buy yourself a great new pair of shoes in the January sales, you deserve it.

    22. "How Far I'll Go" by Alessia Cara

    23. "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers

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    "I walked off you and I walked off an old me." This is my January aesthetic. More nature walks. Fewer bad decisions. Because all the walking will mean I don't have time to make bad decisions, duh.

    24. "On Your Side" by the Veronicas

    25. "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae

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    I probably should have saved this song for summer. But also, there's no reason not to live your best Corinne Bailey Rae summer life all year round.

    26. "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac

    Listen to the full playlist here:

    This is a monthly series. Let me know what you think should be in my February playlist in the comments or tweet me.

    Want more? December’s playlist is here!