2021 was notable for new levels of achievement by returning artists. Little Simz’s LP Sometimes I Might Be Introvert rewarded the rapper with her first Top-10 placing, while both frantica.com KSI and Wolf Alice scored maiden No.1 LPs. RJ Thompson’s Lifeline became his first Top-5 album and Black Honey’s album Written and Directed was their first to make the Top-10.

Half the track is stone-cold club classic – the other half borrows heavily from one of the cheesiest tracks ever… Whigfield’s Saturday Night. Maybe, if you weren’t around in 1994, it won’t sound naff to you… for everyone else it’s going to bring back bad memories of synchronised dance moves at school discos and weddings. Summer 2022 has seen an explosion of tracks I’m going to call Halfway House hits.

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You just have to log onto the website, log into your Spotify, then give the tool permission to access your account. As a new customer, you can shop without prior registration or login. Sweden’s Icona Pop start with the chorus of Ultra Nate’s Free then build a completely different song around it.

  • As insight into how festival season is shaping up and celebrating coming together to enjoy live music again.
  • Not being tethered to any one genre, and therefore any one aesthetic like in the days of MTV (pop-y and bright) and Kerrang , artists are free to use any visual influences and references they please.
  • If a user listens to a more popular artist such as Taylor Swift, that artist will be placed towards the top of the iceberg.
  • The IFPI has reported that global recorded music revenues have hit $19.1 billion, which means that MIDiA’s own estimates published in March were within 1.6% of the actual results .
  • Today, genreless-ness defines much of the sound in any given top 100 chart with persistent R&B and hip-hop influences, while the return of pop-punk is also making a mark.
  • 2021 was notable for new levels of achievement by returning artists.

But NFTs support musicians by providing them with another source of income and give them greater control over their revenue streams. With celebrities and brands having quickly jumped on the trend, it’s clear that NFTs are here to stay. Every couple has their own budget, but Jonny suggested that music is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding, and it’s therefore worth investing a little more of your budget. Bardcore is an online phenomenon that has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic with 1.1 million fans enjoying Algal the Bard’s trouvère cover of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters.

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A slowed down version of the 2009 Stromae banger was used by TikToker user @usimmango in a video, where he and a group of friends rock to the beat of the track. The video itself has gone viral with almost 20 million likes and over 120 million views. Other TikTokers are putting themselves on top of it, and rocking in sync with the group alongside their own on-screen meme caption. This ’80s bop from Timex Social Club has been turned into a meme that basically exposes every day lies, thanks to its “stop spreading those rumours around” lyrics. Technically, this one started at the end of December 2020 but it’s thriving in January 2021.

For music fans everywhere, Spotify’s annual Wrapped event is a lot of fun. It gives all Spotify users a round-up of their top songs, artists, albums and playlists for the year in a social media-friendly format that’s perfect for sending to your friends. The dominant trend in music video grading today is no trend at all. As artists don’t feel confined to any one genre, their videos are, likewise, free to roam across aesthetic categories and time periods, borrowing and referencing what appeals most at a given point.

Festival trend #2: Feeding the need for nostalgia

The ‘Up’ dance is credited to @theemyanicole and @cchrvs, with Mya Nicole’s original video being viewed over 7.5 million times. The dance was created by @layzchipz, who saw the routine blow up within two days of posting. Charli D’Amelio is now among those who have recreated the dance on their own accounts. This one isn’t a full on dance routine but the viral movies paired with those iconic “my back is aching, my bra’s too tight, my hips are shaking from left to right” lyrics are all over the FYP.