the SONG list: may

NEW SONG LIST because it’s now officially my Jordan/Miley year AND I can’t get these songs out of my head. As always, you can listen along on Apple Music and on Spotify.

You Might Be (feat. Lils) by Autograf // My song of the summer, even though Pitchfork or Billboard probably won’t bring it up. BLAST IT.

May I Have This Dance (Remix) [feat. Chance the Rapper] by Francis and the Lights // HAVE YOU SEE THE MAGIC THAT IS THIS MUSIC VIDEO?! It’s my personal mood board with mad dance moves.

Right Now by HAIM // HAIM, you converted me with this track. From its unique layering to the stereo sound, they’re officially on my concert wish list.

Thunder by Imagine Dragons // Run to this world. RUN TO IT and TELL ME YOU CAN RUN WITHOUT DANCING ALONG. It’s cheesy, but the fun kind of cheesy.

Just Dancing by Sylvan Esso // Such a groovy track.

Hard to Love by Kacy Hill // Mr. West is executive producing her debut LP (out this summer) and Hill soars.

Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind by Lana Del Rey // Prayer emojis in hopes this one slides on the Lust for Life tracklist. It’s LDR in true form.

Poolside by Baynk // One RAD single cover and you’ll be bouncing to this day chiller on the beach and wandering around East Village all day.

No One Else from Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 // A MUSICAL MADE THE SONG LIST. Mostly, because Denée Benton is breath-taking and I’m HOPING she takes that Tony.

Cross My Mind by A R I Z O N A // My new favorite band. HANDS DOWN. No competition.

*I apologize for all of the letters that suffered from CAPS LOCK in this list*

the SONG list: february

Does anyone else feel like January came and went in about 5 seconds?! SAME here. Anyways, life in NY has been crazy busy. While I apologize for the lack of lists, I’ve got some exciting things in the works 😏. A-YO here we go, the SONG list: february is here.

Drew Barrymore by SZA // Ever since she crooned that hook on Rihanna’s “Consideration,” I’ve been a huge fan of SZA. No Santa Clarita Diet references included. This track sways and grooves.

Little Bit of You by Kevin Garrett // His last writing effort ended up on LEMONADE and now he’s back to his own tunes. Garrett is immensely talented, completely underrated and electric.

On + Off by Maggie Rogers // Alt Pop Perfection. You’ll be head-banging to this one on the 1 train at 8:30 AM. I promise.

Fly by SHELLS // FOUND THIS ONE on one of my favorite apps, Cymbal. Filled with crystallized ambiance, it’s a mellowed out Cascada track.

Scared to Be Lonely by Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa // Your gym playlist thanks me for this one. From the huge drops to the richness of Lipa’s vocals, what a treadmill jam.

Electric (feat. Khalid) by Alina Baraz // She captivated the alternative scene with her Urban Flora EP, now she’s crafting her harmonious vocals with Khalid.

Changing by John Mayer // Who doesn’t appreciate a good John Mayer jam. Is it mind-blowing revolutionary?! No. But that’s 100% okay with me.

(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano by Sampha // He’s on the road with The xx this summer and ready to take the music festival world by force. An ode to the music.

Phase Me Out by VÉRITÉ // CHARLIE these are all moody, sad songs?! Sorry. Welcome to my iPod. BUT, each one is carefully layered and produced. Phase Me Out builds and builds, never to fall.

Big Picture by London Grammar // hi. new London Grammar. god, bless. I’ll be just playing this one on repeat for a week.

Hear the SONG list: february on Apple Music.

the SONG list: january

Snow-filled weekends. My iPhone won’t stop calling me “Sir Charles.” Using Beats headphones as earmuffs because beanies make my head look weird. Finding new coffee spots. Navigating without Google Maps. the SONG list: january.

Feel (feat. Kehlani) by Post Malone // To be honest, Post Malone’s ENTIRE debut album is brilliant. This collab with Kehlani is a standout track and it will have you swaying all day long.

Rennen by SOHN // The stellar title track off his second LP – out Friday. Begging to be made into a bomb modern dance combo, put SOHN on your festival “to-see” list.

Show Me Love by Laura Mvula // Shazam-ed in Shameless’ latest season finale. It’s dynamic, layered and explores every kind of music trick in the book.

Lucy the Tease by Allan Rayman // It’s a salty, soulful Lukas Graham hit with killer reminiscent EDM hooks. Yep. A strange explanation. But it’s a strange wonder.

Rooting for You by London Grammar // MY FAVORITE BAND OF ALL TIME. THEY ARE GREAT. THEY ARE BACK. HI. HELLO. PLEASE PLAY LOLLAPALOOZA. OR AUSTIN CITY LIMIT. I’LL SEE YA THERE. Their music video is also superb. Watch it here.

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran // Before last week, I was an average, “sure, Ed Sheeran is okay” fan. Yet, the man dropped two singles and TAYLOR SWIFT-ed me. His new stuff is great.

Don’t Leave by Snakehips & MØ // I’m a sucker for a good MØ party track. Also, snakehips rules because they come without actual snakes.

Be the One by Dua Lipa // The. ONE. to. WATCH. this. YEAR. One huge voice. Full of chart-topping potential. Uber-catchy. Your “bad pop” song of the month.

Say Something Loving by The xx // Headphones required. The xx comes back to life this FRIDAY with their new album. Really just me excited for them playing the day before my birthday in NY.

Swingin’ Party by Lorde // TGLORDEISBACKWITHNEWMUSICTHISYEAR. See you at Gov Ball 😉

Listen to the SONG list: january only on Apple Music.

the SONG list: december

Just 10 more songs before the SONG list heads to 2017. From dance remixes to those slow ballads, I’ve got all the songs you need to hear right now. As always, you can listen to them all on Apple MusicHoliday Music, not included.

Don’t Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White) by Beyoncé // Queen of the GRAMMYs and easily a Queen of the SONG list. This one earned Beyoncé a Best Rock Performance nod and its perfect for doing some planks at the gym.

On Hold by The xx // I. Am. SO. EXCITED. for their new album to come out in 2017. This lead single is holding me over until January, but get ready to bop along to this track. The band’s new vibe is a perfect hybrid of airy indie synths, sampling Hall & Oates, all with that Jamie XX drum beat.

American Money (Virtu Remix) by BØRNS // One of my favorite songs from 2015 gets a killer remix from Virtu. Prepare to dance the second that bass drops. It just makes you want to dance around at a pool party with Ray Bans on deck.

Stargirl Interlude (feat. Lana Del Rey) by The Weeknd // Now I LOVE The Weeknd’s new album (it made the ALBUM list: 2016). This LDR collab is 1000x better than BBHTM’s “Prisoner.” Cosmic and surprising, the duet is one I can’t wait to hear on vinyl.

City of Stars from La La Land // La La Land is easily my new favorite movie. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s performance of the main theme is transcendent. From the melodies to the simple production, it’s the perfect preview of the wonder that is the entire La La Land soundtrack.

Carry Me Home (feat. Maverick Sabre) by Jorja Smith // Jorja Smith is just something else. PURE talent. Hi. Hello. Please play some shows ASAP. She’s ONE TO WATCH. Like wow. Just TRUST ME.

Make Me (Cry) [feat. Labrinth] by Noah Cyrus // TALK ABOUT A DEBUT SINGLE. It’s pure pop. But insanely irresistible. Labrinth elevates the track and Cyrus proves she’s not the only kid of Billy Ray’s that can sing. Aren’t we all just suckers for a good pop song now and again?

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever by Zayn and Taylor Swift // Fifty Shades owning that soundtrack game again. While they have already hinted at Miguel’s new cover of “Crazy In Love,” this surprise drop last Friday kicked off the weekend. Swift gets sultry, Zayn belts out some high notes.

Higher by Rihanna // Further proof Rihanna can sing – PUMA CREEPERS not included.

Video Child by Many Voices Speak // Just another slow song added to my iPhone that I have to skip over at parties. JUST KIDDING. Yep, it’s sad and beautiful – nothing wrong with that combo – and my favorite song on this list. Elegance in an .mp3

Listen to the SONG list: december on Apple Music.