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45 x 45's of 2019

A weird but not quite wonderful year, but looks like we made it. Just. Whatever comes next is anyone's guess. So let's kick back with a tin of M&S Gin and Tonic and celebrate the years best choons.

1. Melody of Love - Hot Chip

Beautifully fragile assertion of love, constantly and tantalisingly out of grasp

2. Late Night Feelings (Krystal Klear Remix) - Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li

Booty call banger for the boudoir, via a detour to the dancefloor

3. Prophet - King Princess

A slinky languid, 2am in a cocktail bar track that winds itself around you and doesn't let go

4. Soldi - Mahmood

Incoherent, angry sounding Italian with added double claps. Iconic "fingers on temple" moment is just so......

5. BKLYNLDN - Shura

"This isn't love, this is an emergency". Understated Transatlantic sexual yearning with a sly hint at the sending of unsolicited pics....such is the modern dating way.

6. Adore You - Jesse Ware

Another slice of beautiful perfection from Jesse Ware. She's really very good.

7. To Be Human - MARINA

State-of -the-globe Lonely Planet travelogue, which essentially comes to the conclusion that - yes, we're a bit fucked.

8. Jasmine - Bat for Lashes

80's 'Lost Boys'- inspired ethereal hypno-banger, half spoken in a detached icy tone, half over the top falsetto. Weirdly brilliant in all the right places.

9. Patience - Tame Impala

A sort of laid back yacht rock that - true to most Tame Impala tracks - is fairly indefinable lyrically, but washes over you like a cooling facecloth on your forehead.

10. Lights Up - Harry Styles

Hail the return of Harry, with a warm rush of airy loveliness, a gospel singalong preceded by a clever pre-chorus asking "Do you know who you are?" The tease.

11. Poplar - Michigander

12. Bright Horses - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

13. Find U Again - Mark Ronson feat. Camilla Cabello

14. Hungry Child - Hot Chip

15. The Greatest - Lana Del Rey

16. I Wanna Know (Lost Tapes) - Royksopp

17. Kids In The Dark - Bat for Lashes

18. Hello Sunshine - Bruce Springsteen

19. Now That I've Found You - Carly Rae Jepsen

20. Leaning On Myself - Anna of the North

21. About Work The Dancefloor - Georgia

22. Morph - Gemini Rising

23. Silence - Tepr

24. Blame It On Your Love - Charli XCX feat. Lizzo

25. Tokyo - White Lies

26. Assume Form - James Blake

27. Shadows (F9 Remix - Alphabeat

28. Got To Keep On - The Chemical Brothers

29. Baby - Clean Bandit feat. MARINA and Louis Fonsi

30. Violence - Grimes

31. Scarcity - Vok

32. This Life - Vampire Weekend

33. Performance Review - John Tejada

34. Gone - Charli XCX and Christine

35. You and I - LEON

36. Incapable - Roisin Murphy

37. Interstellar Disco - Oscar Schaller

38. Talk - Two Door Cinema Club

39. An Open Mind - Pet Shop Boys

40. The Warning - Kindness feat. Robyn

41. Truth - Chingiz

42. All The Songs - Will Young

43. Julien - Carly Rae Jepsen

44. Wasted Lewis - Jenny Lewis

45. Disco Moment - Bright Lights, Bright Lights

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