WARNING: TITLE IS CLICKBAIT!
But wait. It’s too late. You already read the title and said out loud: “I just NEED to know what number three is!”
I’m sorry for using these cheap psychological tricks (apparently not sorry enough to go back and actually come up with a better title). BUT… Without spoiling too much, I will say that there is a special surprise in the list (and you guessed it already, it’s number 3)
To be honest, I can’t keep up with writing a post for every good song that comes out, as I only write these when I’m in the mood for it. This made me want to make a list of songs that flew under the radar in the mainstream – and remember, you are free to comment on the list if you agree with it or if you just want to let me know that one of the songs I included was actually quite popular and went straight number 1 on the charts in Bhutan.
The songs aren’t listed in any particular order and I made it easy for you to check out the songs – you just click on the title (I know, I’m a genius for this one).
- Stromae – Défiler (Bande originale de la capsule No. 5 Mosaert)
I bet most of you remember how good (and quite annoying at the time) Alors on Danse was. Well, Stromae is back and released (back in April) an almost 9 minute long song that is awesome in every sense of the word. Even if you don’t understand French, this is a must-listen!
- serpentwithfeet – invoice
Invoice is a song that builds up pretty slow, but once serpentwithfeet gets started, he just goes all in and truly showcases his vocal range in this one. Everything in this song comes together to make it one of the most powerful songs this year. It’s definitely one of those songs that you should listen to with some good headphones to get the full experience.
- MMS – Don’t Believe the Internet
The world exclusive premiere to a new song made by me. To be honest I have been playing around FL Studio for quite a bit and decided to record a song. I know it isn’t the best song ever, but I actually think it’s quite good for a first song. I uploaded it to YouTube – let me know what you think in the comments.
- SABA – BUSY / SIRENS (feat. TheMIND)
Saba released one of the best (if not THE best) hip hop album this year, and somehow I didn’t make a seperate post about it when it came out. If you haven’t checked Saba before, this is the perfect time to get into him. And make sure you check out his Tiny Desk Concert performance as well. He kills it!
- Mewithoutyou – August 6th
I just found this group this year when I listened to their Untitled EP, and I have to say that I really like their melodic approach. At times the way they structure their melodies remind me of System of a Down – no wonder I like them. It’s not as heavy as SOAD, but it’s some of the best rock I’ve heard in years (but I have to admit that I don’t follow the genre as much as I used to).
- Raleigh Ritchie – Time in a Tree
If this is your first time hearing of Raleigh Ritchie, you should probably check out all his material. His writing abilities is the perfect combination of catchy, while still telling a (great) story. Even though I linked to the spotify in the title, you should also check out the music video on Youtube – It fits the song perfectly!
- Joey Pecoraro – First Kiss
This is the defintion of Sunday music. The whole album is filled with good-feel songs (the album is named Music for Happiness which is exactly what it is). It’s instrumental only except for sampled vocals and it never fails to put me into a calm and relaxing state. I promise you that Joey Pecoraro will become your go-to for that!
And there we have it! A list that touches on a lot of different genres. Hopefully you will give it all a listen – you never know when an artist or a band hits your perfect musical sweet spot.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did writing it – and I can already now tell that their will be coming a Top 20 songs of 2018 list in December. If you haven’t already checked out my other song rankings of 2016 and 2017 – you can go ahead and do that now as this post is probably ending soon…
… But not quite yet. Okay – now it is. I promise.