South Korean boy band BTS continues its global ascension with its first-ever full English single, the ultra-catchy "Waste It On Me," with electronic music stalwart Steve Aoki. The release follows a massively successful year for the seven-member group, which has rightfully been dubbed “the biggest boy band in the world,” with two No. 1 albums on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, several coveted bookings on American award show stages and talk shows, as well as high-profile co-signs from Nicki Minaj and Aoki.
Amid the other 11 additions to my BAH's Bangers playlist is India-bred bop machine Vardaan Arora's mesmerizing club banger "Dance Like You" and British singer Nao's funky Thelma & Louise-inspired "Yellow of the Sun." Keeping the heat going is Lauren Jauregui's impressive debut solo single "Expectations," and rounding out the picks is the late Chris Cornell's unreleased live cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U."