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household hates this song because of me. In the shower, in the car, getting ready to go out or for work at 6 a.m., “Green Light” was blaring through my speakers 24/7 this year.
How a song can be so uplifting while singing about what I can only assume is man-trash shocks me every time I belt it out. Despite the single getting some negative critical reviews because of its non-Lorde sound, it’s seen a lot of commercial success. And while some would argue it has been overplayed (I’m sorry, dear housemates) my bet is it will make top three.
4. Meg Mac – “Let It Happen” (Like a Version)
Even though it was a little late in the game (she recorded it on November 2) Meg Mac’s cover of the trancey Tame Impala single is hands-down the best cover of any song I’ve ever heard.
Don’t get me wrong: I love Kevin Parker as much as the next white-girl Arts student in her twenties, but the husky female voices and harmonies between Meg Mac and her sister make this version into something completely new and mesmerising.
5. Charli XCX – “Boys”
Summary of my year: I was busy thinkin’ bout boys.
6. E^ST – “Life Goes On”
This song is a roller coaster from start to finish. The verses make me sad and nostalgic about past relationships that probably weren’t that important to the other person. Then the chorus drops and I want to run a marathon and text my exes to tell them they ain’t shit.
So if you’re in a post-relationship lull that you feel you’ll never escape, do yourself a favour and listen to this track. You too will realise that life does, in fact, go on.
7. Tove Styrke – “Mistakes”
This Swedish songstress got a whole lot of airplay with her single “Say My Name” which dropped back in May. But her song “Mistakes” won the toss-up between the two.
The perfect balance between catchy and relatable, this song has perked me up every morning at work before the sun is up. The subject of the song is being with someone you know is bad for you with the hook ‘You make me wanna make mistakes, bend my heart until it breaks.’ I guess it’s both a physical and an emotional wake up.
8. Heaps Good Friends – “Olympic Sneakers”
This Adelaide duo is a breath of fresh air for the Australian music industry. The best way I can describe their sound is if San Cisco and The Jungle Giants drank a butt-load of energy drink and then threw up their thoughts on the page, but with a female voice.
“Olympic Sneakers” is the perfect party song, dancing song or running song (if you’re into that kind of thing.) The lyrics, despite sounding like stream-of-consciousness, speak to me on a different level. The first time I heard this song was in the car on the way home from work, and I kid