“Apache” by Fatboy Slim
Apache is THE hip-hop song. Fatboy Slim does a great version of it. But it’s by no means the first and definitely not the last version of Apache to hit the sound waves.
“Mas Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes feat. Black Eyed Peas
Mas Que Nada is a classic. If you don’t have it in your collection, get it. When paired with the Black Eyed Peas (guilty pleasure) you get a fantastic, bubbly, and highly addictive hip-hop song.
“River” by Ibeyi
Sung by French-Cuban twins. A lot of songs are described as ‘hypnotic;’ this one actually is.
“Too Close” by Next
It took position #1 on the year-end US Billboard Hot 100 in 1998. It took me until last May (17 years?) to figure out what this song is actually about, and it’s amazing.
“I-69” by Roman GianArthur
It only took me about 30 seconds to figure out what this song is actually about, and it’s amazing.
“Legs” by Chuck Inglish feat. Chromeo
The awesomeness of this song is one of the few valid justifications for the gross objectification of women… (FYI, joking there…mostly)
“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” by Leo Sayer
If Richard Simmons and the BeeGees had a love child, it would be Leo Sayer. And no, it’s not an abomination, because … this song.
“While I Was Playin’ Fair” by Gramatik
Gramatik is an electronic artist from Portorož, Slovenia. He does good work; the fact that he’s from Slovenia is just a bonus.
“My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas make another appearance on this week’s PlayListzomania: “My Humps” is an effortful song about one woman’s successes and conquests thanks to her incredibly bodacious booty and chesticles.
“The Passenger” by Iggy Pop
“Respect” by Otis Redding
Aretha Franklin’s version of Otis Redding’s “Respect” is by far the more popular of the two, but let’s give some homage to the song’s true progenitor, the Big O (an actual moniker for the lauded artist).
“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
The Weeknd is a true hitmaker, and just as with Kanye, I can’t stop listening.
For the Spotify-minded, here’s a link to the playlist (some of the songs are, unfortunately, not available on the platform):