1. U Smile — Justin Bieber
The only evidence I can find that Michael is not dead, merely in hiding behind a haircut closely resembling that of a lightly tousled tulip.
One day I may feel about this song the way I feel about the Pogues Fairytale of New York. I'll report back. Makes me miss scotch.Steady, wistful, fond, like toys breaking up with one another, or airport music by Harry Nilsson.
4. Get Outta My Way — Kylie Minogue
There's a series of stepped, consecutive fifths in the chorus that feels like a staircase rising up to meet your feet as you duck and jive your way up towards the mirrorball that awaits you, always.
Peter Gabriel does Vampire Weekend does Peter Gabriel. Yet the self-reference, instead of being smarmy, comes off as sweet, bashful even.Peter Gabriel does Vampire Weekend does Peter Gabriel. Yet the self-reference, instead of being smarmy, comes off as sweet, bashful even.From the Bird and The Bee's album of Hall and Oates covers: a song that sounds like an old number one but turns out, upon closer inspection, to be an original.As close as an indie band comes to sounding like Bill Withers without being frog-marhed to the door and ejected on the grounds of tunefulness.The London jazz crooner channels Neil Diamond and Billy Joel among others. The way to Sophie Dahl's heart, we now find out.