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    47 New Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

    The best new pop, rock, rap, and EDM for May, in no particular order.

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    1. Embattled pop star Kesha's triumphant return to music, "True Colors," a jailbreaking EDM banger courtesy Zedd.

    2. Lucas Lowe's remix of Mike Posner's reformed party boy anthem "Buried In Detroit."

    3. Los Angeles-based singer Mike Taylor's disco-dreamy "Body High."

    4. "How To Love," an EDM-inflected power ballad from Cash Cash and Sofia Reyes.

    5. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's glittery victory lap, "This Is What You Came For."

    6. English singer Kyla La Grange's pleading, synth-heavy "Hummingbird."

    7. "A Change Of Heart," a whirling, low-key break-up tune from The 1975.

    8. California rock band Young the Giant's fiery "Something To Believe In."

    The 1975 / Interscope
    The 1975 / Interscope

    9. Alt-rock band Garbage's slick, sinister "Empty."

    10. The Kills' sludgy "Heart Of A Dog."

    11. Country superstar Jason Aldean's party-starter "Lights Come On."

    12. Florida Georgia Line's reverent, romantic "H.O.L.Y.."

    13. Blake Shelton's quiet, prayer-like "Savior's Shadow."

    14. British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu's sugary sweet "Sweat (A La La La La Long)."

    15. "Wake Up," a good-natured stoner anthem from Fetty Wap.

    16. Los Angeles pop trio Bahari's sun-drenched "Dancing On The Sun."

    Florida Georgia Line / Big Machine
    Florida Georgia Line / Big Machine

    17. Swedish boyband The Fooo Conspiracy's rooftop party-ready "Summer Love."

    18. Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias sex-positive "Messin' Around."

    19. Nick Jonas' big, broken-hearted banger "Champagne Problems."

    20. California singer Bloodboy's emotional hangover of a debut, "Human Female."

    21. "Drop," a woozy alt-R&B track from Beyoncé's teenage protégés Chloe x Halle.

    22. Rap weirdos Rae Sremmurd's relatively subdued "Look Alive."

    23. O.T. Genasis' sparse, hard-hitting "Push It."

    24. "Say It," a synth-y pop expirement from Australian producer Flume and Swedish pop singer Tove Lo.

    Chloe x Halle / Parkwood Entertainment
    Chloe x Halle / Parkwood Entertainment

    25. Newcomer Hannah Jane Lewis' brooding pop anthem "Why Start A War."

    26. "Bored To Death," some straightforward pop-punk from blink-182.

    27. Emo rockers Pierce The Veil's propulsive "Circles."

    28. A$AP Ferg's joyful ode to working hard "Strive (ft. Missy Elliott)."

    29. British production duo Snakehips' laidback "Money On Me (ft. Anderson .Paak)."

    30. "Lovesick," an acousti-pop jam from teen internet heartthrob Jacob Whitesides.

    31. "Flex (ft. Sevyn Streeter)," a casually cool debut from Beyoncé's childhood friend-turned-signee, Ingrid.

    32. American Idol alum Fantasia's silky "So Blue."

    Ingrid / Parkwood Entertainment
    Ingrid / Parkwood Entertainment

    33. AlunaGeorge's electro-R&B "My Blood (ft. Zhu)."

    34. English singer-songwriter Lauren Aquilina's clear-eyed kiss-off, "Kicks."

    35. "Hell No," a hairbrush karaoke-friendly break-up song from Ingrid Michaelson.

    36. Sara Hartman's folky "Satellite."

    37. Los Angeles-based pop trio MUNA's low-key "Loudspeaker."

    38. Tori Kelly and Amy Grant's delightfully inexplicable remake of "Baby Baby."

    39. VÉRITÉ's soaring, drama-filled Constant Crush."

    40. EDM duo Galantis' super-saturated bounce-house of a single, "No Money."

    Ingrid Michaelson
    Ingrid Michaelson

    41. New Zealand–based duo Broods' dark and intoxicating "Free."

    42. Tegan and Sara's sharp, '80s-esque "Boyfriend."

    43. Ariana Grande's sultry, Mariah-inspired "Let Me Love You (ft. Lil Wayne)."

    44. "Lies (ft. SZA)," a shimmery genre-bender from producer Felix Snow.

    45. Dave B's deceptively laidback "Got It From."

    46. SoMo's sexy AF "Control."

    47. Youngr's funky, understated "Out Of My System."

    Plus all of Beyoncé's Lemonade and Drake's Views, but you were already listening to those albums anyway, weren't you?

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