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The 5 biggest tunes for your festival playlist
We’re coming to the end of festival season, but there’s still a few taking place over the next few weekends where the likes of The Killers, Justin Timberlake, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Goldie Lookin’ Chain will take the stage to get the party started, whatever the weather!
To get you in the mood, we’ve compiled a list of our top tracks for your travel playlist guaranteed to get you in festival spirit.
- Ed Sheeran – Don’t
Everyone’s favourite ginger is doing the festival circuit performing songs from his 2nd studio album, X, released earlier this year. Don’t is our standout single as it tells the story of a celeb girlfriend who cheated on him with a close friend, and it nearly didn’t make it onto the album. We’re pleased it did though, as we love joining in with his silky smooth voice singing ‘ah la la la la’!
- Jess Glynne – Right Here
24-year old Jess released this belter of a tune as her first solo single following collaborations with Clean Bandit and Route 94. We can’t help but sing Right Here at the top of our lungs (even if we can’t make the high notes!). Blast it loud in the car while you try and figure out how you’re gonna fit six of you in a two man tent. Cross that bridge when you come to it, eh?
- Sam Smith – Money On My Mind
Another song we might not be able to hit all the notes for, but we’ll sure as hell try! Money On My Mind is Sam’s 2nd single from his debut studio album In The Lonely Hour. It hit number 1 in the UK singles chart and wins the award for catchiest chorus ever. Guaranteed crowd pleaser, whatever the weather.
- Jason Derulo – The Other Side
What can we say about this American heartthrob? Jason Desrouleaux (yes that is his actual surname) released The Other Side as the lead single from his 3rd studio album Tattoos last year, and it’s a proper party tune. If one dose of JD isn’t enough, try Wiggle, which features Snoop Dogg, as your R&B warm up to the festival weekend.
- Rita Ora – How We Do (Party)
Any song with ‘party’ in the title is always a good one to have on a festival playlist. This song was released from Rita’s debut studio album Ora, sampling lyrics from a Notorious B.I.G 1993 single. Rita said it’s about that feeling you get when you ‘wake up in the morning and want to take another whiskey shot’ – and we all know that after a night in a tent that’s exactly what we want to do. Or not.
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Are you off to a festival this weekend? Who are you looking forward to seeing?
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Ed Sheeran – billboard.com
Jess Glynne – bestinnewmusic.com
Sam Smith – digitalspy.ca
Jason Derulo – capitalfm.com
Rita Ora – contactmusic.com
Main image/homepage image – flickr.com