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20. ‘Better Love’ Hozier
The title track of The Legend Of Tarzan is also Hozier’s Hollywood debut and kicks off my top 20 tracks of the year.
19. ‘Dancing On My Own’ Calum Scott
I loved this song when it was originally released by Robyn but this slowed down, emotional version is just the ticket.
18. ‘See How’ Coasts
This is the first Coasts track on my list and I love the vivid imagery that the lyrics evoke and the strong presence of percussion.
17. ‘Don’t Wait For Me’ Flawes
Ok so this is the first of many songs on this list that takes me right back to the live shows. Flawes signed a record deal in September with Red Bull and I was at the first ever headliner.
16. ‘Swings And Waterslides’ Viola Beach
So technically this track was first released for download in August of last year but after that tragic accident this song and Viola Beach’s musical presence soared in popularity. Swings and Waterslides is my go to feel good song.
15. ‘Rome’ Prides
Another uplifting tune that has me punching the air. Indie rock with a The 1975 vibe what’s not to love?
14. ‘Washed Up Together’ Knox Hamilton
After a chance meeting on Spotify and hearing Mandy talking about these guys I gave Washed Up Together a listen and I’m love.
13. ‘The Middle’ Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Singer/songwriters with a folky vibe are my weakness and I love love love the gorgeous vocals of Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
12. ‘Lullaby Love’ Roo Panes
Getting his name from the Winnie The Pooh character; Roo knocked my socks off with his last album so to speak so I was super excited to hear what he had coming up next. Lullaby Love is the perfect marriage of Roo’s deep, velvety smooth vocals and cello accompaniment.
11. ‘Call Off The Search’ Heir
This is what Spotify radio was made for. With beautiful harmonies and climatic instrumentals Call Off The Search is a beautiful offering from Heir’s debut EP.
10. ‘So Close’ King No One
Ever since I first saw King No One at Live At Leeds (its kind of like a music festival but inside) back in April I have been obsessed with this song and was super excited to see them again this month as a birthday present to myself so come dance with me…
9. ‘Kicks’ Lauren Aquilina
Lauren Aquilina has quite literally been kicking butt this year with the release of her debut album and featuring on Buzzfeed’s 40 Underrated Pop Songs of 2016.
8. ‘She Said’ Sundara Karma
Talking of tracks that will get you feet tapping. Sundara Karma were making it big in 2016 and She Said is the perfect floor filler
7. ‘Swimming’ Marsicans
Feel good and very very summery, even when you listen to this track in the bleak mid winter you’ll be transported to the pool side, cocktail optional.
6. ‘Headlines’ Flawes
Flawes make their second offering to my top tracks list with Headlines. I mean that intro deserves a round of applause.
5.’Glitter and Gold’ Barns Courtney
In February I took my friend Becky to a small bar in Leeds ‘The Oporto’ to see Barns Courtney and whilst being totally hilarious we were mesmerised by his gravelly, rich voice.
4. ‘Run’ Tiggs Da Author
Live At Leeds is to blame for introducing me to the fell good music of Tiggs Da Author and I can’t help but smile whenever I hear this track.
3.’ Love’ Tom Speight
Love at first sight or should I say listen. Tom Speight stole my heart and this gorgeous duet is the perfect for the hopeless romantic in me.
2.’ You and Me’ The Hunna
The perfect mix of positivity and pure energy; The Hunna are seizing the day with this uplifting, fast – paced track.
1.’ Wallow’ Coasts
So I may have mentioned that a number of songs on this list remind me of seeing the bands live and Wallow is no exception except with this one I’m travelling hundreds of miles and boarding planes just to wallow in Coasts.