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Updated: Dec 18, 2018

45 x 45’s of 2018

Catching up with the modern music*, kids. So that was 2018, and here are the tracks that soundtracked it. Spotify link at the bottom for the playlist.

*list features Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Cher so…you know, finger on the pulse as ever, but whatevs, enjoy.

1.Girlfriend (feat. Dam-Funk) – Christine and the Queens

Queen of the year releases laid back 80’s inspired anthem, rebooted to some very 2018 concerns. Amazing

2. Missing U – Robyn

Robyn returns with shiny, euphoric , sad/happy “dance through my pain” classic

3. Why Don’t You (feat JAFAAR) - Tepr

Euro-Franco sun kissed poolside banger part 1

4. My My My! – Troye Sivan

Coming out awakening set to a dreamy, ecstatic soundtrack

5. Dancefloor – Tracey Thorn

Daft Punk-esque pissed-up travelogue of the best night of your life

6. Four Out Of Five – Arctic Monkeys

Hotel California re-imagined as a sci-fi Kubrick fantasy moon vacation

7. Under The Sun – Roosevelt

Euro-Germanic sun kissed poolside banger part 2

8. Fireworks – First Aid Kit

Lovely, careworn Swedish loveliness, feeling like it was just breathed out sitting in a hut on the Stockholm archipelago

9. Present Tense – ShadowParty

Good to see New Order releasing a song in 2018 without actually releasing a song

10. It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) – The 1975

The ever eclectic Matty Healy goes 80’s, sounding in places like an updated Belinda Carlisle (no bad thing really)

11.Pray for Me (with Kendrick Lamar) – The Weeknd

12. Honey – Robyn

13. Bloom – Troye Sivan

14. no tears left to cry – Ariana Grande

15. Falling Into Me – Let’s Eat Grandma

16. so sad so sexy – Lykke Li

17. Make Me Feel – Janelle Monae

18. Sanctify – Years and Years

19. Babylon – Booka Shade

20. Comme si – Christine and the Queens

21. Fast Slow Disco – St. Vincent

22. No Angel – Charli XCX

23. Queen – Tracey Thorn

24. Ocean (Feat. Dave Gahan) – Goldfrapp

25. Don’t Go – Diego Garcia

26. He’s Got His Mother’s Hips – John Grant

27. Plaything – Roisin Murphy

28. Little Bit – Bright Light Bright Light

29. Seventeen – Troye Sivan

30. Hunger – Florence and the Machine

31. Love It If We Made It – The 1975

32. Me and Michael – MGMT

33. Fuh You – Paul McCartney

34. Suspirium – Thom Yorke

35. Wasted Times – The Weeknd

36. Snakeskin – Deerhunter

37. deep end – Lykke Li

38. Everybody’s Coming To My House – David Byrne

39. Party for One – Carly Rae Jepsen

40. Little Dark Age – MGMT

41. It Gets Better (With Time) – The Internet

42. Immaterial – SOPHIE

43. Cheap City – Jake Shears

44. Life is Golden – Suede

45. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight – Cher

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