Attention boppers: We expect to be hearing this on every radio station for the next three months straight. This is how you duet. A simple and effective R&B/pop groove, Sam Smith scales back his performance to explore the tone and sensuality of his gorgeous voice. Normani gets the chance to prove her vocal chops next to his and sounds emotive and beautiful. Nothing over the top or high energy, but it grooves. The message is perfectly bittersweet… and it’s especially cute knowing Mr. Smith is a Fifth Harmony MEGA-fan. #issabop
BloodPop shifts from the sound of his traditional electro-pop collaborations with the likes of Justin Bieber and Lady GaGa and moves his sound into the club scene with this deep house track. We’re boppin. #issabop
This upbeat trap from the Atlanta born rapper is the third new song he’s released since New Year’s Eve. The flows on this are so unpredictable and so good. Please, please, please let the rest of the sixteen songs on his upcoming new album “The WZRD” be just as amazing. Flying 1st class or private zzz nah bro I saw you in coach when I went to the bathroom. #issabop
Do you already know what The Weeknd sounds like? If so, nothing’s changed. Straight up, this is boring. The Weeknd set his own bar high with two inventive provocative albums, but recently, it’s just sounding recycled. P.S. One of our writers is a Weeknd kinda girl and loved this song. #issaflop
Rap and island undertones collide in this unpredictable, musically solid and very danceable duet. With lines like “I like the way you look at me with your mouth on him,” this is the perfect song for exchanging glances with a hotty from across the bar before you dive into the crowd and fish them out. #issabop
Lauren Jauregui (pronounced Ha-reg-ee) was in Fifth Harmony. (Now that that’s out of the way…) Our work-from-homegirl really comes through with her latest, leaning fully into urban R&B, a move that fits her distinct rasp and emotional delivery. Clearly Ty has been giving her some swag tips in the studio, it sounds like he had some influence with this one. The lyrics are a bit bipolar upon close analysis, but who’s really listening for that level of detail? The beat knocks and gets us hot — just like the cover art. An Aphrodite queen! More of this, please! #issabop
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So what if the lyrics to the Canadian duos latest single were written on the back of xerox copies of their GED’s? (Kidding) Isn’t it nice to have an anthem of encouragement for people who didn’t complete all levels their secondary education? #issaight