6. “Senses Working Overtime” by XTC
XTC is an instant burst of energy in your day, and this song is one of their most ebullient, an 80s classic about the consolations of humanity.
7. “Royals” by Lorde
Lorde’s number-one hit shows her in full “Rumour Has It” swagger with a tune about grooving to your own beat, no Cadillacs necessary.
8. “Mannequin” by Wire
Wire were known for their harder tracks, but their most infectious and electrifying tune is this post-punk put-down song that you can’t help but sing along to.
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9. “Pyramids” by Frank Ocean
On top of being the best song of last year, this swirling, operatic masterpiece is nine-minutes long, meaning you won’t have to worry about changing the song.
10. “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood
“Sweater Weather” works so well because of how sinuously sexy it is, a sleeper hit that works its way into your brain and stays there.