Skip To Content

    37 Songs You Need In Your Life This February

    The best new pop, country, R&B, and rock for February, in no particular order.

    Nina Nesbitt / Via instagram.com

    1. Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt's femme fatale pop anthem, "Chewing Gum."

    2. RAC's synth-y sunrise of a song, "Magic Hour (ft. Little Boots)."

    3. London-based R&B singer Rationale's Prince-like "Something For Nothing."

    4. Sia's deceptively sunny "Reaper."

    5. DJ Mustard's low-key banger "Whole Lotta Lovin' (ft. Travis $cott)."

    6. Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Chairlift's fragile "Crying In Public."

    7. Wet's '90s-inspired "All The Ways," which makes romantic insecurities sound warm and inviting.

    8. Miike Snow's bouncy ode to jealousy, "Genghis Khan."

    Miike Snow
    Miike Snow

    9. Indie pop singer Colette Carr's Carly Rae Jepsen-esque "Play House."

    10. Maluca's punkish self-love anthem "MALA."

    11. L.A.-based duo THEY.'s slurry, twilight-hued "Bad Habits."

    12. Flume's "Never Be Like You (ft. Kai)" is both shimmery and weird, a rare combo.

    13. Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon's gruff, likable "Nobody Wins."

    14. St. Lucia's "Help Me Run Away" is maximalist synth-pop in the vein of Bleachers or Taylor Swift's "Out Of The Woods."

    15. British singer-songwriter Låpsley's spacious "Love Is Blind."

    16. Laura Mvula's gorgeous, airy collaboration with Nile Rodgers, "Overcome."

    LauraMvulaVEVO
    LauraMvulaVEVO

    17. Gladiator's spiky, slow-burning "Brave (ft. Vindata & Mothica)."

    18. Courtney Barnett's rambling Ramen love song, "Three Packs A Day."

    19. Tinashe's sexy AF "Energy (ft. Juicy J)."

    20. Glee star Alex Newell's euphoric, dancefloor-ready "This Ain't Over."

    21. Danity Kane who? Dawn Richard's breathy, glitched-out "Not Above That" is a certified banger.

    22. OVO duo Majid Jordan's sparse and sultry "Every Step Every Way."

    23. Rumours's icy, intoxicating "I Do It All."

    24. One Direction's Zayn Malik pivots to "Pillowtalk"-ready R&B on his first solo single.

    ZaynVEVO
    ZaynVEVO

    25. SoundCloud duo Sink & Keli's wispy love song "Simple Things."

    26. AlunaGeorge's laidback, dancehall-inflected "I'm In Control (ft. Popcaan)."

    27. Grimes sounds like a homicidal cheerleader on the pop-tastic "Kill V. Maim."

    28. Charlie Puth's breezy, he-said-she-said duet with Selena Gomez, "We Don't Talk Anymore."

    29. Finnish sister act LCMDF go full Icona Pop on the brash, bratty "Rookie."

    30. Somewhere between folk and EDM is Bishop's massive, genre-defying foot-stomper, "River."

    31. London-based Savages' sinister, spartan "Adore."

    32. Maren Morris' "My Church" is a hymn-like ode to country's greats.

    MarenMorrisVEVO
    MarenMorrisVEVO

    33. Indie-pop duo Oh Wonder's restrained "Lose It."

    34. BJ The Chicago Kid's simmering, soulful "Love Inside."

    35. London-based band Beach Baby jangly "Sleeperhead."

    36. Lissie's dream-like "Don't You Give Up On Me."

    37. Cam's exquisite, understated break-up song "Mayday."

    Follow our Songs You Need In Your Life This Month playlist on Spotify!

    embed.spotify.com