'Twas the week of love and with Valentine's freshly behind us, it's probably time to get a couple love songs in the rotation. We've got sugar-sweet Rema and Vic Mensa – AKA Vino Valentino – for the lovers. But don't worry, if big romance wasn't the mood this week then get acquainted with these heartbreaking Moliy and Future tracks or do a 180 with our selection of 50 bangers, chunes, and classics to kick off the weekend with.
The Best New Music You Need to Hear (& Why)
1 Rema - Calm Down - I've never heard a bad Rema song and this latest release is no exception. The Nigerian star floats over the Andre Vibes and London co-production, recounting the first encounters of a love story. Not a miss in sight, Rema's "another banger" formula is clearly still in tact.
2 Pusha T - Diet Coke - What happens when an 18-year-old 88-Keys beat gets the Kanye treatment and Pusha T rapping over it? Pure hip-hop excellence. That's the story of "Diet Coke," the explosive lead single off Pusha's upcoming album It's Not Dry Yet.
3 Fivio Foreign - City of Gods (ft. Alicia Keys & Kanye West) - I love to hear singing over drill beats and the "R&Drill" movement just got another moving entry from Alicia Keys whose chorus punctuates the gritty production and bars by Ye and Fivio. Add to that slime ad-libs by Playboi Carti and this feels like something that was meant to be on Donda.
4 Moliy - Love Doc - Ghana's wonder girl Moliy has one of those rare ethereal voices that turns any song to gold. So give her a Zodivc production and a Valentine-ready story of heartbreak and you've got an afrobeats tune that'll get you dancing but could also inspire tears – and aren't those the best?
5 Future - Worst Day - Leave it to Future to mark Valentine's Day with a song titled "Worst Day." In true toxic excellence, Future laments having too many women to please on Valentines, shopping sprees, and having to pop pills to ease his own pain. Damn.