Beyonce's here; so is Bowie. But in between, you'll find songs spread across a dozen genres and all the spaces in between, picked by NPR Music's station hosts, staff and contributors to represent the best of the first half of 2016. Songs we couldn't stop.
in May 2016. Swift ended the 16-week streak at the top of "Despacito," the reggaeton track by Puerto Rican pop star Luis Fonsi with rapper Daddy Yankee, whose remix featured pop celebrity Justin Bieber. "Despacito" tied "One Sweet Day," the 1995 ballad by.
While Mendes initially broke out thanks to Vine, his new material is showing artistic growth ("Treat You Better" and just-released new single "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" all incorporate exciting, instrumental breakdowns), but doesn't forgo the.
Like reggaeton’s use of the Dembow riddim and Baltimore club's reliance on the “Sing Sing” break, flex tunes revolve around a chopped-up instrumental called the ... "Work (Hitmakerchinx FDM Remix)" (via SoundCloud) Though its roots stretch back.
Dave Nada, “Teach Me How to Kizzy” (Soundcloud). The Los Angeles-based underground ... Mixing house music with the deep Afro-Latin rhythms of reggaeton, the instrumental, bass-heavy sub-genre has continued to evolve since its rise in the late.
Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marquee, what really.