Day 82 brings us to Now! #82, which came out on 23rd July 2012.
Let’s have a listen to some summer hits I would have been far too busy to go partying to. Except when I felt like it.
Track 1: Fun and Janelle Monáe – We Are Young
Gorgeous atmosphere, awesome tune. A favourite.
Track 2: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
I’ve always had a soft spot for this feelgood track. Love the instrumental hook.
Track 3: Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
Very pretty tune, quite like this one.
Track 4: Flo Rida – Whistle
I find the theme and chorus of this track a bit irritating.
Track 5: Coldplay and Rihanna – Princess Of China
Another beautiful tune. Really like the way this works as a duet.
Track 6: Rudimental and John Newman – Feel The Love
I like the vocals, but I find the rest of the track a bit dull.
Track 7: Nicki Minaj – Starships
It’s an okay tune, but it’s a bit generic.
Track 8: Rihanna – Where Have You Been
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Rihanna on track 5.
This one’s pretty uninspired and forgettable.
Track 9: Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah – RIP
Another annoying theme, and I’m not keen on the tune.
Track 10: Conor Maynard – Can’t Say No
Daft theme, but it’s a good head-nodder.
Track 11: Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
Justin Bieber sounding like Justin Timberlake. It’s not a bad tune though.
Track 12: Ed Sheeran – Small Bump
I find this one really depressing!
Track 13: D’Banj – Oliver Twist
Good danceable track, great atmosphere.
Track 14: Stooshe – Black Heart
Another nice retro-tinged track from Stooshe – good stuff.
Track 15: Katy Perry – Part Of Me
The verse sounds too similar to David Guetta and Rihanna’s Who’s That Chick?, and the chorus is pretty generic.
Track 16: Marina & The Diamonds – Primadonna
Pretty tune – quite like this one.
Track 17: Paloma Faith – Picking Up The Pieces
Depressing, annoying tune.
Track 18: Train – Drive By
Good beat, but the theme and tune are irritating.
Track 19: Cover Drive – Sparks
Pretty tune, quite like this one.
Track 20: Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
So slow and depressing that I actively dislike it.
Track 21: Alex Clare – Too Close
Great atmosphere, builds beautifully.
Track 22: Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love
Lovely tune, but it’s too slow for me.
Track 23: will.i.am and Eva Simons – This Is Love
I really like this one – beautiful atmosphere, epic chorus.
Track 24: Cheryl – Call My Name
It’s got a good beat, but the tune’s a bit generic.
Track 25: DJ Fresh and Rita Ora – Hot Right Now
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Rita Ora on track 9.
This is a great track though – really upbeat and danceable.
Track 26: Tulisa – Young
Annoying tune, but it’s got an okay beat.
Track 27: David Guetta and Nicki Minaj – Turn Me On
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Nicki Minaj on track 7.
Interesting hook, but the vocals are pretty bland.
Track 28: Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo – Let’s Go
Quite like this tune, and it’s very danceable.
Track 29: Usher – Scream
Good beat – happily nodding along to this one.
Track 30: Jessie J and David Guetta – LaserLight
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had David Guetta on track 27.
Annoying tune, uninspired bland electro lines. Just boring.
Track 31: Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music
Another forgettable dance track.
Track 32: The Wanted – Chasing The Sun
Quite like this one – it’s very danceable, and the atmosphere’s great.
Track 33: The Saturdays – 30 Days
Another one with a good rhythm, but the tune’s a little repetitive.
Track 34: Loreen – Euphoria
The Eurovision winner for 2012. Great tune, awesome atmosphere.
Track 35: Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
Great beat, and it’s got a nice epic feel, but again it’s very repetitive.
Track 36: Azealia Banks and Lazy Jay – 212
Love this one – the rhythm is awesome.
Track 37: Plan B – Ill Manors
Great atmosphere, but it’s another one that’s too repetitive for me.
Track 38: B.o.B – So Good
Love that piano at the start. Good stuff.
Track 39: Sway – Level Up
There’s some interesting lines here – I like the hint of harmonica – but on the whole it’s too messy for me.
Track 40: Taio Cruz and Pitbull – There She Goes
Daft lyrics, generic tune. Not hugely keen on this one.
Track 41: Labrinth – Express Yourself
Interesting rhythm, but I find the tune pretty irritating.
Track 42: Scissor Sisters – Only The Horses
The tune’s okay, but it’s a bit forgettable.
Track 43: Lawson – When She Was Mine
Boring tune, cheesy lyrics. Not my thing.
Track 44: Gary Barlow, The Commonwealth Band and Military Wives – Sing
Song released to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It’s cheesy and fairly awful.