39 Songs You Need In Your Life This January

The best new pop, rock, and hip-hop for January, in no particular order.

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1. Folk-pop singer Birdy goes pop on the grand, glittery “Keeping Your Head Up.”

2. Dreezy’s syrupy self-esteem boost, “Serena (ft. DeJ Loaf)

3. The New Year’s resolution-ready optimism of Ra Ra Riot’s “Absolutely.”

4. Panic! At The Disco’s “Rock Lobster”-sampling party anthem, “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time.”

5. Kanye West’s “Jumpman” remix/Nike diss track, “Facts

6. Cam’s warm hug of a country song, “Village.”

7. Harlem-based rapper Skizzy Mars’ shoe-gazing not-quite-love song, “Crash (ft. Pell).”

8. Japanese pop duo FEMM’s super-saturated “PoW!.”




9. Coldplay’s wispy “Birds.”

10. Travi$ Scott goes full T-Pain on the pitch-shifted “Wonderful (ft. The Weeknd).”

11. Electro duo GRRL PAL’s sugary “Submarine.”

12. U.K.-based pop singer Foxes’ synth-pop celebration, “Amazing.”

13. Sia’s party-ready Rihanna reject, “Cheap Thrills.”

14. R&B starlet Kenzie May’s gorgeous, gooey “Honey.”

15. Radiohead’s moody, rejected Bond theme, “Spectre.”

16. The practiced cool of The 1975’s glammy “UGH!.”


17. Comeback kid JoJo’s soaring, house-inflected “Right On Time.”

18. Kehlani’s murky kiss-off, “Did I.”

19. Kid Ink and Fetty Wap get romantic on the bouncy “Promise.”

20. Toronto-based rapper Ramriddlz’s woozy “Bodmon.”

21. jj’s calm, cool, collected “Paranoid.”

22. Monica and Timbaland’s brassy, he said-she said breakup song, “All Men Lie.”

23. Passenger’s delicate, folksy “Everything

24. The lo-fi cheerleader appeal of Hinds’ “San Diego.”




25. 5 Seconds Of Summer’s punchy “Jet Black Heart.”

26. Plane Jaymes’ swampy “Water Wet.”

27. D.R.A.M.’s triumphant, reflective “1 Year.”

28. “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” Daya’s sass-filled follow-up to her viral hit “Hide Away.”

29. Hudson Mohawke’s electric reimagining of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York theme, “Escape.”

30. Mabel’s velvety “My Boy My Town.”

31. The no-frills appeal of Rachel Platten’s piano ballad “Better Place.”

32. Drake protégé Majid Jordan’s silky, synth-heavy “Something About You.”


33. Jack and Jack’s chill AF “How We Livin.”

34. Martin Garrix’s tense, satisfying “Bouncybob (ft. Justin Mylo & Mesto).”

35. Country newcomer Maren Morris’ husky, over-it anthem “Drunk Girls Don’t Cry.”

36. Elliphant’s reggae-inspired “Step Down.”

37. Brooke Eden’s ode to working class living, “Daddy’s Money.”

38. Cole Swindle’s sad country song, “You Should Be Here.”

39. Producer swell. repurposes a Vine sample on the hypnotizing “I’m sorry (ft. shiloh).”

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