1. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 Fat Boy Slim Both a banging throwback tune and an on-point reminder to celebrate all the positive things and people in your life. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 3. "Guys My Age" by Hey Violet View this video on YouTube youtube.com Resolutions:– Stop dating guys my age– Get Rena Lovelis's exact hair colourAnd 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. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 4. "Hey Maria" by Klangkarussell View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 youtube.com If you feel like the first two verses of this song sound like you, Paul Simon has the solution for you in his third verse: Bail out to another country. Or at the very least go on holiday somewhere. Solid advice. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 6. "Boombayah" by Black Pink View this video on YouTube youtube.com May your outfits and hair flicks be as strong as Black Pink's every day of the coming year. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Me and my gal pals, dance-walking our way out of 2016. 7. "Tired of Talking" by LÉON LÉON "I've been nothing but good to you. Your howling into the night won't do. I'm tired of talking. Get out the door and disappear. When you get back I won't be here." PREACH IT LÉON. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 8. "I'm in Love With My Life" by Phases View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 soundcloud.com If this is the year you want to get into a new relationship, let Khalid show you the kind of fella you should be looking for. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 11. "Shout Out to My Ex" by Little Mix View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 soundcloud.com This is another very good getting-over-negative-relationships song. Plus it could realistically be about bad friendships as well as bad romances (there are not enough songs about friend breakups). AND it's catchy as hell. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 13. "Bitch" by Plastiscines View this video on YouTube youtube.com Feel free to change bitch to "nasty woman" when you're singing along. 14. "Rooting for You" by London Grammar youtube.com I mean, the fact that London Grammar have FINALLY RELEASED NEW MUSIC is uplifting enough on its own. But the haunting strains of this song are actually surprisingly hopeful. Darling, I'll be rooting for all of us. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 15. "Never Give Up" by Sia View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 open.spotify.com If you're raring to take 2017 by the horns and show it what you're made of, this is the angry power anthem for you, my friend. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 17. "Talk Too Much" by Coin View this video on YouTube youtube.com "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 youtube.com NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, REMEMBER YOU ARE A DANCING KING. That is all. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 19. "Pencil Full of Lead" by Paolo Nutini View this video on YouTube youtube.com New shoes, new year, and a track to jive dance to whenever you feel down. The ultimate 2017 starter pack. 20. "Alright" by Supergrass Supergrass Because we are alright. We're gonna be alright. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 21. "Because I'm Me" by the Avalanches View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 Disney JUDGE ME ALL YOU WANT. I love Moana, I love the film, I love Alessia Cara's cover of her song, I LOVE ALL OF IT. And if you don't find the lyrics to "How Far I'll Go" at least a little bit inspiring, you are dead inside and we can't be friends.I also think I deserve at least some credit for the fact that we're, what, like five, six months into these playlists and my love of Disney is only just rearing its head. Frankly, I'm surprised I made it this far.Also be sure to check out Jordan Fisher's cover of "You're Welcome", because if nothing else, we could all learn something from Maui's confidence. YOU'RE WELCOME. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 23. "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers View this video on YouTube youtube.com "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 The Veronicas The song for when you need to know it's OK to go through hard times, and that there's always people on your side no matter what. Or the song for when you just want to dance. Either's good. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 25. "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae View this video on YouTube youtube.com 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 Fleetwood Mac It's 2017. This year, let all the negative people in your life go their own way. Then you go yours. And make sure to listen to lots of Fleetwood Mac while you do it. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com Listen to the full playlist here: View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 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!