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  • Published: 10:12 April 15, 2014
  • KATY PERRY / BIRTHDAY
    KATY PERRY / BIRTHDAY

    Katy’s definitely jumping around musical styles at the moment. After the dark sound of trap-inspired Dark Horse, this is definitely DISCO!

  • ONEREPUBLIC / LOVE RUNS OUT
    ONEREPUBLIC / LOVE RUNS OUT

    This was supposed to be released last year but Ryan Tedder held it back because he wasn’t happy with the chorus, as he says “you can’t have a song without a chorus.”

  • ED SHEERAN / SING
    ED SHEERAN / SING

    Ed’s new album drops in June. It’s the follow up to + called x (Multiply) and features an Ellie Goulding diss song! He wrote about their relationship problems in a track called Don’t.

  • CLEAN BANDIT feat SHARNA BASS / EXTRAORDINARY
    CLEAN BANDIT feat SHARNA BASS / EXTRAORDINARY

    Their name comes from the translation into English of a Russian swear word. Sharna Bass is the vocalist on this song, a 16 year-old singer who’s never recorded before.

  • PHARRELL WILLIAMS / MARILYN MONROE
    PHARRELL WILLIAMS / MARILYN MONROE

    How do you follow a smash like Happy? Number 1 in 24 countries, including 8 weeks in the UAE. Luckily Pharrell has another stand-out song in Marilyn Monroe.