January has been a busy month!

There’s been some tracks which have helped me get through the slog, Blue Monday and those long raining evenings. Working with music labels like Warner, Sony and Island UK, I’m fortunate enough to get the inside scoop on what’s dropping – but there’s nothing more exciting than seeing a song rise up the charts as social conversations increase.

Some songs are slow burners, whereas others are instant hits – with Twitter putting it at the top of their Spotify playlists every day.

Social media has, more than ever, affected the national and global music charts – with singles and artists catapulted to success overnight.

Here’s a few of my favourites from January… Let me know in the comments if you’ve discovered any new hits, or what you’ve been playing!

Ritual – Love Me Back

I might be slightly bias as I worked on this campaign, but it’s so exciting to finally be able to talk about my work with Ritual and their new campaign ‘Dreamers Never Learn’. The track is an instant bop with a growing baseline and catchy lyrics.

Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho

Currently this track has spent 4 weeks at Number 1, and there’s no chance of it dropping anytime soon. The track is a classic pop hit, with Ava’s vocals really coming into play.

My favourite lyric is “So left but she’s right though” and everyone in pop loves a song about going crazy eh!

Betty Who – Between You & Me

Australian under-burner Betty is a force to be reckoned with. She knows how to release a party anthem with ‘Somebody Loves You’ an engagement classic. Her new album is dropping in February, and the first teaser released is ‘Between You & Me’, a self-love anthem that keeps you going throughout the day.

The music video is pretty cool too – as she falls in love with herself. Isn’t that nice.

Mark Ronson – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (Official Video) ft. Miley Cyrus

Disney star Miley has come a long way from her Hannah Montana days. This anthem by Mark Ronson lets Cyrus’ husky country tones really shine.

“This world can hurt you, it cuts you deep and leaves a scar. Things fall apart, but nothing breaks like a heart.” and it’s true Miley, it’s true. The music video is as impressive, with Mark and Miley both on the run in a self driving car (at some points) plus some very current political points scored.