Heavy Rotation: Bon Jovi, Photoreal, Wizkid & More

Photoreal's That Life and a clutch of singles from Bon Jovi, Duke Dumont and Future...

Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning (Bon Jovi) - What a pleasure it is listening to Bon Jovi all over again! As with many (probably) my first exposure to this rock band was It's My Life, the go-to anthem during my teens though I'm not a metal fan per se. Saturday Night... is more pop-rock, but unmistakably Bon Jovi and energetic all the same.

Ocean Drive (Duke Dumont) - Very catchy and very electronic, Ocean Drive is a sheer adrenaline rush.

Turn on the Lights (Future) - Future may be longing for his girlfriend, but his unique vocals and the lounge'ish beats make Turn on the Lights an utterly melodious auto-tuned rap!

That Life (Photoreal) - An absolute stunner of a song, Photoreal's pensive That Life is the ultimate musical panacea. And that hook is just divine!

I Wanna Get Lost With You (Stereophonics) - When love and rock clash, this guitar'y romantic song is what happens. Lovely!

Can't Feel My Face (The Weeknd) - In which Abel Tesfaye becomes the latest singer to channel MJ after Bruno Mars (Treasure) and Jason Derulo (Cheyenne). A hedonistic pop concoction nonetheless!

Ojuelegba (Wizkid) - Nigerian musician Wizkid's Ojuelegba is my first brush with afrobeat, the musical style a rhythmic blend of Arabic influences and dulcet-sounding percussion.

One More Time (Daft Punk) - You know what they say about songs that are constantly stuck in your head? This is one of them, and never mind the heavy auto-tune, for that's what makes it so damn irresistible in the first place, wanting you to play the groovy song one more time, over and over again, on indefinite repeat!

Hush (ABBY) - Be prepared for a psychedelic sonic experience unlike anything you've heard before, engulfing you in a sea of steadily escalating drumbeats, strings and synths before it's all hushed down in a befitting end.

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