New songs

Published on June 10th, 2016 | by Gerry Galipault


New Songs: Barbra Streisand, Usher, etc.

I was an avid Billboard chart follower for decades. I could tell you what songs made the Top 40, the Top 10, the No. 1 spot. I could tell you the No. 1 song of each year, and I have loads of Billboard chart books from Joel Whitburn’s Record Research.

Not anymore. I can’t exactly pinpoint the moment when I stopped caring about the charts; it happened gradually with the onslaught of the Internet, iTunes and iPods in the 1990s and streaming in the 2010s.

Today’s Hot 100 doesn’t even remotely reflect what I’m listening to these days. The chart is heavily weighted with the same established, overexposed artists (Drake, Rihanna, etc.) and nameless/faceless newcomers and one-hit wonders.

I prefer to keep track of what’s new and what’s cool through our weekly roundup of New Songs. The great thing about it: Just hit shuffle and enjoy.

Follow along with our New Songs: A Playlist on Spotify (or click on the Spotify player at the bottom of this page).

“At the Ballet,” Barbra Streisand with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley

“Crash,” Usher

“No Limit,” Usher feat. Young Thug

“We Turn Red,” Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Live in the Dark,” Jeff Beck

“Satan Pulls the Strings,” The Avett Brothers

“Kush Ups,” Snoop Dogg feat. Wiz Khalifa

“In My Blood,” The Veronicas

“The Martyr,” John Paul White

“Rabbit Hole,” blink-182

“Watching the Waiting,” Wye Oak

“Giant,” Banks & Steelz

“Tres Grand Serpent / What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?,” The Deslondes

“I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside,” Morgan Delt

“Prayer for the Dying,” Lisa Hannigan

“Is This Love,” Bob Marley & The Wailers feat. LVNDSCAPE + Bolier

“Bury It,” CHVRCHES feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore

“All of Us,” Chasing Destiny (female quintet formed as part of a 10-part BET docuseries)

“Heartlines,” Broods

“Saltwater Gospel,” Eli Young Band

“East Coast Girl,” Butch Walker

“Kill Me With Love,” Lightwave Empire

“Beautiful Life,” Lost Frequencies feat. Sandro Cavazza

“Do You Wish It Was Me?,” Gary Allan

“Beach Flowers,” Ruby the RabbitFoot

“How I Feel,” Roy Woods

“Geronimo,” The Beach

“Get It Started,” Ray J

“Infinite Love,” Todd Chrisley & Sara Evans

“Need Somebody,” Alex Newell

“Hey!,” The New Respects

“Lost,” FAAROW

“Not For Sale,” Crobot

“Lucky Black Skirt,” Blondage

“Summertime,” Mahaut

“Do It Again,” Lady Wray

“LUV,” Tory Lanez

“Lullaby,” Ohlayindigo

“Dance With Me,” Leagues

“Summer in the City (Living Is For Somebody Else),” The Legends

“Guilty Steps,” Dario Slavazza

“Seaside,” Haux

“The Floor It Shakes,” Josh Flagg

“Walk the World,” Jessica Martindale

“Twin Flame,” Shadow the Wild

“1989,” Electric Pyramid

“Taste,” This Party

“Follow My Cat,” Andrea Roberto

“Lean Upon You,” The Aparte Project

“Johanna,” Otto Niklasson Elmerås

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