21 Songs You Might Have Missed In January

29 January 2016, 17:39 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

PopBuzz January 2016 Playlist
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

Need some tunes? We've got you covered.

January was full of amazing music that you may have missed. But don't worry, we got all the best stuff here for you. Tuck in.

AlunaGeorge - "I’m In Control feat. Popcaan"

Tropically infused dance music is on the cards for AlunaGeorge's mighty comeback single that has us dancing at our desks.

Chairlift - "Moth to the Flame"

Glossy, uplifting pop banger from everyone's favourite Brooklyn hipsters. New album Moth is pure FIYAH. 


Charlie Puth "We Don't Talk Anymore feat. Selena Gomez"

Well this is a surprise. Charlie Puth released a VERY VERY good song with our fave Selena Gomez. Is there anything Selena can't do?


Jorja Smith - "Blue Lights"

The UK's answer to Alessia Cara. Her first single topped 100k plays in just 48 hours on Soundcloud. Not bad. Excellent Dizzee Rascal sample, too.


Josef Salvat - "Paradise"

Sophisticated and shimmering pop served up by the devilishly handsome Josef Salvat is everything a cold January ordered.


Kiiara - "Say Anymore"

Officially the first banger of 2016. Glitchy electro-pop so good it will make slut drop within 5 seconds.


Lawson - "Money"

Anthemic and stadium sized seems to be on Lawson's agenda, and "Money" delivers on both counts.

LCMDF - "Rookie" 

Technically from December but we're posting now to make up for our tardiness. LCDMF are Finland's answer to Icona Pop. They've been around for some time but this could be their crossover moment. 

Lea Lea - "Drum of Death"

Solid pop-rock with a dash of Santigold thrown in for good measure. We're L.I.V.I.N.G for London-based Lea Lea's comeback single. EP to follow next month.  

Mass Gothic - "Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me"

It might be January but you wouldn't know it listening to this summery indie-pop banger from Sub Pop's latest signings. Smiles all round.

Mind Enterprises - "Girlfriend"

Similar to LA Priest or Hot Chip; we're addicted to the nocturnal, housey vibes from Andrea Tirone, producer and songwriter from Turin, now residing in London. Big tune.


Nina Nesbitt - "Chewing Gum"

Nina Nesbitt takes a page out of Tove Lo's book, embracing darkness, synths and drum machines, resulting in a sexy, dark and wonderful track.


Rihanna - "Work"

Was it worth the wait? Emphatically, yes. We could do without the Tidal nonsense though. Head over to Tidal for the song.


Panic! At The Disco  - "Crazy = Genius"

Brendon has truly embraced swing music for Death of a Bachelor and, we're ngl, we LOVE it.


Pet Shop Boys - "Inner Sanctum" 

What do you do after releasing 12 studio albums over 20 years? You go techno, obviously. Neil and Chris are still one of the most exciting pop artists alive.


Rosie Lowe - "Woman"

Rosie Lowe follows in the footsteps of Rhye with this sublime slice of mature electronic pop with warm and fulfilling production. Music with a soul.


St. Lucia - "Love Somebody"

The follow-up to "Dancing On Glass" is a slow-burning sex jam of epic proportions. We're into it. Yeasayer and Tears For Fears fans will be, too.


The 1975 - "The Sound"

The 1975 will be the biggest band in the world by the end of the year, if songs like this are anything to go by. 


Vanessa White - "Nostalgia"

Vanessa could be the UK's answer to Beyonce, if only people would let her. She continues her winning streak after "Relationship Goals" and "Don't Wanna Be Your Lover". Get on this now.

Whitney - "No Woman"

Whitney share no musical similarities with their namesake, Ms Houston (RIP), but they do write beautiful indie/folk ditties instead, so all is forgiven.


Zayn Malik - "Pillowtalk"

Zayn's proves that in 1D are behind him, as he showcases the R&B-side to him that he was so achingly trying to set free.