Yeah of course we are more an indie radio but British pop culture is still in good shape and there was some gems out this year. We loved some tracks from mainstream singers and bands too. Here’s our picks in no particular order.
Harry Styles- Sign of the times
Harry Styles went solo in 2017 with his first self-titled album. The first track Sign of the times was a great piece of classic pop rock reminiscent of Bowie and Marc Bolan glam vibes. We felt into a rollercoaster of emotions through the song.
Dua Lipa-New Rules
Freshly released at the beginning of 2017, Dua Lipa, with her deep powerful voice made a wonderful debut. New rules is girl power aesthetic at its best. She’s one of the best new queens of British pop!
Liam Payne-Strip That Down
A huge bop, a hit! Featuring Quavo we just wanna have fun and get happy on the dancefloor with the lit choreography. Already multiplatinum all around the world, it was the first of many success for Liam. Followed by the dance grooves of Get Low and the Bedroom Floor falsettos it’s just the beginning of a great solo career for him
Ed Sheeran-Shape of You
A powerful hit from Mr Sheeran taken from his third album Divide. All summer long we couldn’t get enough of that song. The chorus is infectious and catchy. Amazing work again from this great singer-songwriter.
Niall Horan-Slow Hands
Follower to the emotional This Town, Slow Hands is a sure bluesy bopping track. Always stomping our feet when the intro is starting, we loved jamming to that tune this year . The guitar riffs and drums are beautifully addictive.
Louis Tomlinson- Miss You
Rebellious punkish pop track within influences like Weezer, a little bit Greenday or Wheatus. Louis Tomlinson voice fits perfectly with that style. It’s great and fun to cheer us up.
Little Mix-No More Sad Songs
Now considered the biggest girl group in the UK since the Spice Girls, Little Mix have versatile voices and they proved it again on this tropical vibe song. From their album Glory Days, it’s easy to get on the dancefloor with this pop gem. Check out also their CNCO collab called Reggaeton Lento and you won’t be deceived.
Zayn ft Sia-Dusk Till Dawn
The blend of both voices made it magical. Emotion, high notes, that’s all we need. I’ll be with you from Dusk till dawn is such a hooked chorus. The melody is beautifully penned and Zayn and Sia voices are mixing perfectly in the video story. Beautiful work of art.