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BAH’s Bangers Weekly Playlist

This 10/10 playlist features Mario, AlunaGeorge, MAX, THEY, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, Lil Baby, Gunna and more

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October 10, 2018

R&B veteran Mario’s “Good Times” collaboration with legendary blues artist Buddy Guy, whom Rolling Stone once ranked as one of the greatest guitarists ever, gets this week’s BAH’s Bangers off to a harmonious start. The pairing is just one of seven collabs from the 12 new songs added to ONE37pm’s weekly playlist: THEY lit up with Wiz Khalifa for “What I Know Now;” AlunaGeorge mixed it with Baauer for “Champagne Eyes;” Charli XCX rode a time machine with Troye Sivan back to “1999;” Anderson Paak kicked it with Kendrick Lamar for “Tints;” Hazers conspired with Alex Aiono for “What Do We Do;” and Lil Baby flexed with Gunna for “Underdog.”

 

The best visual combo, though, is MAX monkeying around with Crystal the Monkey (yes, the one from The Hangover sequel) in the music video for soulful “Worship.” Rounding out the playlist is Jack & Jack’s trop-pop banger (“No One Compares To You”); Jessie Ware’s clubby bass bop (“Overtime”); Twenty One Pilots’s tribute to Tyler Joseph’s grandpa (“Legend”); and LANY’s emotional I-told-you-so stunner (“Run”).

Oct. 1 Picks: Robyn, Young Thug, Nina Nesbitt & More

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A new remix of Elton John’s 1972 “Rocket Man” from Atlanta rapper Young Thug launches the Oct. 1 BAH's Bangers playlist straight into your ears’ orbit. “Young Thug, who I love and have met, [dropped this remix called ‘High’],” Elton recently told Beats 1 Radio. “This is so cool and so good. … Sometimes you hear something you never knew was going to happen or never thought was going to happen in a million years.”

 

The playlist continues with Sigala’s “Somebody,” a cheery tropical house collab with HRVY and Nina Nesbitt. You get a double dose of Nesbitt, as the Scottish singer-songwriter’s “Loyal To Me” closes out this week’s 12 new song selections with a catchy online-and-offline warning to a skeptical significant other: “If he never wants you to meet his friends; if he ain’t tagging you on the gram,” she sings, “take your heart and turn it around while you still can.” Swedish pop stalwart Robyn’s sweet “Honey,” which fans first heard as an unfinished song in an episode of HBO’s Girls last year before finally being released as a studio version this September, is the latest single (following the poignant “Missing U”) from her first album since her universally acclaimed Body Talk from 2010.

 

Rounding out the playlist is Roosevelt’s synth-pop confection (“Last To Know”); Nao’s roll-down-your-car-windows stunner (“Drive and Disconnect”); Skrizzly Adams’s raspy rock banger (“Dance With Darkness”); Nicky Romero, Deniz Koyu and Walk Off the Earth’s crescendoing EDM sing-along (“Paradise”); Jeremy Zucker’s coffee-stained confession (“comethru”); Yumi Zouma’s melodic dreamscape (“Powder Blue/Cascine Park”); Billy Currington’s sensual radio gem (“Bring It On Over”); and Logic, Wale and John Lindahl’s relentless rap (“100 Miles and Running”; wow, wait until you hear Logic’s last verse).

Sept. 24 Picks: Brockhampton, Dinah Jane & More

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“I want more out of life than this,” belts the London Gospel Choir over heart-piercing strings in Brockhampton’s “SAN MARCOS,” a stunning song unafraid to address mental health’s role in personal growth. It’s a standout track from the group’s must-hear iridescence album. “SAN MARCOS” leads off this Sept. 24 BAH’s Banger’s playlist, followed by Dinah Jane’s impressive “Bottled Up” collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign and Marc E. Bassy. The catchy tune marks her solo debut, and the lyrics reference two songs from her Fifth Harmony years (“Work From Home” and “Worth It”).

 

The former girl group member’s debut single will warm you up for the fiery Korean boy band BTS’s “IDOL” featuring Nicki Minaj. It’s a big week for groups as rockers Imagine Dragons’s “Zero,” country-turned-EDM trio The Band Perry’s “NOSTALGIA” and synthpoppers St. Lucia’s “A Brighter Love” all get some love here. Rounding out the playlist is Just Kiddin’s clubby love letter (“Indiana”), Au/Ra’s contemplation on digital relationships (“Emoji”), Noah Kahan’s soulful reflection (“False Confidence”), Macy Gray’s reggae-infused hand-clapper (“Witness”), Thomas Rhett’s JT-esque party jam (“Country Gold”) and Christine and the Queens’s bass-heavy bop (“Doesn’t Matter”).  

Sept. 17 Picks: Ciara, MNEK, Lauv & More

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The September 17 playlist revs into a feel-good gear with The Knocks' "Goodbyes" featuring Method Man and crosses the finish line with ODESZA's vehement "Loyal," which Apple just used in the promotional launch ad for the new iPhones and Apple Watch.

 

Sandwiched between those bookend bangers is country legend Dolly Parton and pop wailer Sia's surprising "Here I Am" duet, English singer-songwriter MNEK's socially conscious "Crazy World," Ciara's empowering post-#LevelUpChallenge "Dose," and Lauv's remixed "Reforget." Other songs making me feel all the feels recently are LANY's "Thick and Thin," Morgan Reilly's "8," APRE's "Everybody Loves You," Wale's "Ungrateful & Thankful," Kane Brown's "Homesick," and RL Grime's "Light Me Up" featuring Miguel and Julia Michaels.