Top 10 songs for 2016 so far

It is almost eight months into the year and the songs are flying off the charts; there is certainly no disappointment in terms of music this year –save for Rihanna’s Anti album, which distressed fans all around the world after they waited four years for something substantial other than “work, work, work”.
All in all, the industry appears to be booming more than Hollywood, which has had more than its fair share of sloppy releases and criticisms. This week, Guyana Times Entertainment showcases some of the best hits for 2016 so far:

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
Justin made an electric comeback in May with the release of “Can’t Stop The Feeling” . Surely this is one of the happiest songs of the year so far. It’s perfect for getting you up on a Monday morning.

“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony have crucified the Pussycat Dolls, with their upbeat, raw lyrics. “Work From Home” is all the evidence you need to say bye bye Pussycat Dolls. This song is upbeat and electrifyingly wicked.

“7 years” – Lukas Graham
After I first heard this song, it was on repeat for the rest of the week. The lyrics are in your face, forcing you to see the harsh reality of life. The saddest line is when he says he hopes his children would visit once or twice a month. This is truly a special song.
“Pillowtalk” – Zayn
Love, love, love! This song is certainly reckless and dirty. Let’s say Zayn proved everyone wrong with the release of this song. No one could doubt that he can make it to fame without boy band One Direction.

“Fast Car” – Jonas Blue
This is the winding down song of 2016; coming out of nowhere in January, this song is not going anywhere for a while. It is still on the charts.

“Cheap Thrills” – Sia
Who would have thought Sia would collaborate with Sean “Dutty” Paul to create something so stimulating. We definitely don’t need dollar bills to have fun with this song. Sia has thrilled us again and again with her electrifying lyrics.
“Light It UP” – Major Lazer
“Lean on me” clung to our eardrums last year but “light it up” has buried itself in our brains. This is deserving of the charts. However, it is time they find some new beats.

“Stitches” – Shawn Mendez
This song was the first number one song on the chart for 2016 and has been weathering the charts since. It is worthy of repeat. Nothing beats sad lyrics with an upbeat tempo.

“Work” – Rihanna
This song saved Rihanna’s Anti album and has blasted through earphones around the country.

“No” – Meghan Trainor
Let it go guys, this girl got her lyrics right. After a breakthrough hit “All About That Bass” in 2015, Trainor returned with a new smash hit “No”.
“If I want a man, then I’m gonna get a man,” says it all. Trainor might be the next Taylor.