The Top New Songs You Should Listen to Right Now

Nora-Grayce Orosz

Hundreds of songs come out every month, and if you blink while looking at Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Twitter, or wherever else you hear about new music, you are bound to miss something. This is where we can help. We spend hours every day watching for and listening to hordes of new music, and we've decided to put our best finds all in one place. What follows are the top new songs in hip-hop, pop, EDM, and more.

This is a chronologically ordered list, newest to oldest, based on release date, that will be updated weekly with all of the top songs of the moment, the ones that have already staged global takeovers and the others that have next. Mosts of the songs added on here will be those released within the last month or two. But sometimes a song takes a while to percolate before it pops off, which is why we will occasionally break our own rule.

So get up from your computers, and go do something productive. Let us stare at the Internet while you reap the rewards. These are The Top New Songs You Should Listen to Right Now​.


  • A$AP Ferg "East Coast" f/ Remy Ma

    Released: April 7
    Album: Still Striving
    Label: RCA

    A$AP Mob founding member A$AP Ferg is wasting no time in churning out new bangers. “East Coast” is the lead single off of Ferg’s newest album, Still Striving. This most recent collaboration with the Bronx’s own Remy Ma is an East Coast anthem with as much homegrown pride as its predecessor, “Work.” Remy Ma comes in guns blazing once again, possibly taking more shots at Nicki Minaj. Ferg sticks to an unrelenting flow and a catchy hook that’ll have you feeling that East Coast pride—no matter where you’re from.


  • Katy Perry "Bon Appetit" f/ Migos

    Released: April 28
    Album: n/a
    Label: Capitol Records

    I can’t say I ever thought I’d hear Migos ad-lib shouting “Katy Perry!” But I’m grateful that I have now. The probability of “Bon Appetit” being a banger was dubious, but then again, Juicy J and KP did manage to make “Dark Horse,” so…. Veteran pop genius Max Martin gives the track his glossy dance-friendly treatment, while Perry and Migos’ innuendos about cherry pie make it clear that this isn’t really about food. This is the collaboration you didn’t know you needed until you hear it.


  • DJ Khaled “I’m the One” f/ Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

    Released: April 28
    Album: Grateful
    Label: Epic Records

    The second single from DJ Khaled’s upcoming record, Grateful, features an all-star cast, including Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne. The video, executive produced by Asahd Khaled, a child, shows Khaled hanging out on the grounds of his lavish estate with a group of gorgeous ladies and his artist pals. “I’m the One” displays that cocky charm that Khaled and each featured artist is entitled to. Each is an icon in their own right and the ladies that happen to cross their path have to know: They’re the one.


  • SZA "Love Galore" f/ Travis Scott

    Released: April 28
    Album: Ctrl
    Label: TDE

    SZA’s chilled out, soulful energy returns on her latest single, “Love Galore.” Enlisting the help of moody rapper Travis Scott, she takes listeners on a journey through a painful past relationship and her subsequent rebirth as a woman who is putting herself first, no questions asked. Her newest project, Ctrl, is set to be the next release coming from her label TDE, which should give fans some comfort knowing the singer isn’t quitting music just yet.


  • Wale “My Love” f/ Major Lazer, Dua Lipa, WizKid

    Released: April 28
    Album: Shine
    Label: Maybach Music Group

    Wale’s Shine dropped early and has some impressive features sprinkled through the 14-track album. The Major Lazer produced “My Love” jumps out immediately. The song, featuring rising pop star Dua Lipa and Nigerian Afrobeats artist WizKid, is a breezy, light-hearted track that should come out of car windows all summer.


  • ASAP Mob “Wrong” f/ ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg

    Released: April 28
    Album: Cozy Tapes Vol. 2
    Label: RCA Records

    ASAP Mob’s new single “Wrong” is the latest release from the Cozy Tapes vault. The hauntingly spare beat echoes like an organ in a Gothic cathedral, which fits the confessional tone of the track; Ferg and Rocky address their transgressions repeating, “Father please forgive us,” at the beginning of of verses. It’s an omission of guilt and a plea for forgiveness for the rappers’ womanizing ways.


  • Avenue "Ain't Shit Funny"

    Released: April 28
    Album: Mass Ave & Lenox
    Label: n/a

    This Boston native’s album Mass Ave & Lenox drops early next month and in anticipation of his studio debut he has released “Ain’t Shit Funny.” Avenue has promise and hometown pride, and this song showcases why. His authenticity shines through as he raps about his lifestyle in the South End section of Boston. Produced by Cooking to Kill, “Ain’t Shit Funny” has that old school style that fits the young rapper’s hard-hitting flow.


  • Lana del Rey "Lust for Life" f/ the Weeknd

    Released: April 19
    Album: Lust for Life
    Label: Interscope

    Premiering on BBC Radio 1 this week, the hotly-anticipated title track from Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album is now available. She brought in the cavalry for the single, teaming up once again with her friend and frequent muse, the Weeknd. The rise and fall of the melody mimics the pair’s silky vocals as they croon through the Iggy Pop-inspired chorus. Del Rey revealed in in her BBC Radio 1 interview that although “Lust for Life” has the big, polished sound of her earlier records, the new album will have a touch of that grittier acoustic flair as well.


  • Zaytoven “East Atlanta Day” f/ Gucci Mane, 21 Savage

    Released: April 21
    Album: n/a
    Label: Familiar Territory

    Hotshot producer Zaytoven brings Atlanta all-stars Gucci Mane and 21 Savage together to celebrate a trap holiday on “East Atlanta Day.” The two rappers go in one of his more subdued beats, boasting of Lambos, jewelry, and racks with their typically laconic charm.


  • Dua Lipa "Lost in Your Light" f/ Miguel

    Released: April 21
    Album: n/a
    Label: Warner Bros.

    The fiery English songstress responsible for “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” and “Hotter Than Hell,” continues to make waves in the pop scene with her latest single, “Lost in Your Light.” The single unites Lipa’s sultry vocals with those of the suave Miguel for an irresistibly groovy electro-pop jam. Rick Nowels, longtime collaborator of labelmate Lana Del Rey, produced the track, blending the two artists’ styles to create something seriously soulful. Between a sold-out European tour and a guest appearance during Martin Garrix’s Coachella set, Lipa shows no sign of slowing down. Look out for her on this summer’s festival circuit.


  • D.R.A.M. "Gilligan" f/ ASAP Rocky, Juicy J

    Released: April 21
    Album: n/a
    Label: EMPIRE/Atlantic

    Hot on the heels of his major label debut, D.R.A.M. is back, and he’s brought company. Teaming up with the sueremely cool ASAP Rocky and Juicy J, elder statesman of fucking clubs up, Big Baby has engineered an unsettling club track that’s heavy on Three 6 Mafia hallmarks. It’s a booming, unbalanced track, designed to induce head-nodding and a woozy sense of unease, accompanied by D.R.A.M.’s howling, lonely chorus. It’s an interesting choice for a comeback, but D.R.A.M.’s young career has been characterized by moves outside the box.


  • Lady Gaga "The Cure"

    Released: April 16
    Album: n/a
    Label: Interscope

    The first weekend of Coachella featured tons of guest appearances and new music, and one of the most exciting new releases came from Lady Gaga. Gaga used her moment in the desert to give fans an infectiously charming new single, “The Cure.” The song is a treat for Born this Way and ARTPOP fans as it reunites Gaga with producer DJ White Shadow, and hits their well-worn stride. It definitely has that bubbly pop feeling of Mother Monster’s earlier work, but still retains the sentimentality and love present on her most recent record, Joanne.


  • Tash Sultana "Murder to the Mind"

    Released: April 21
    Album: n/a
    Label: Lonely Lands Records

    A Melbourne-based singer songwriter, Tash Sultana has an intricate past and a musical journey that began with street performing in her home country of Australia. Her latest release, “Murder to the Mind,” is as intriguing as her story, creating an aura of mystique that makes the song even more enjoyable. It has a jazzy feel, with tons of horns and smooth guitars that all build up to a truly badass electric guitar solo.


  • Mike WiLL Made-It “On the Come Up” f/ Big Sean

    Released: March 17
    Album: Ransom 2
    Label: Eardrumma/Interscope

    Mike WiLL and Big Sean both come out guns blazing on the latest single from the ubiquitous producer’s Ransom 2. Mike WiLL brings a flair for the dramatic to the production with some ominous operatic backing vocals, and Big Sean spits bar after bar about his come up in the rap game. His flow is steady and unrelenting as he raps about loyalty and a new generation of young rappers on the come up as he focuses on his grind and making his dreams a reality.


  • Mura Masa “1 Night” f/ Charli XCX

    Released: March 17
    Album: To Fall Out of Love To
    Label: Interscope

    Mura Masa—the British producer who recently made waves with the ASAP Rocky-assisted “Love$ick”—just announced that his debut album was finished and, today, dropped his latest star collaboration, this time with Charli XCX. “1 Night” has all the charm and light-heartedness of his previous singles, and it’s a star turn from Charli on the heels of her fantastic mixtape, Number 1 Angel. Mura Masa’s signature steel drum-infused electronic pop is guaranteed to have you daydreaming of sunset parties on the beach. Charli’s vocals, paired with the tropical production, conjures up memories of old flames and a yearning for those laid back summer flings.


  • GoldLink "Pray Everyday (Survivor's Guilt)

    Released: March 17
    Album: At What Cost
    Label: RCA Records

    This latest single off of GoldLink’s newest album At What Cost is a sharp right turn from his usual house-influenced trap beats. “Pray Everyday” has a subtle gospel influence—courtesy of producer Sevn Thomas—that fits the style of the track perfectly. On the song, the D.C. rapper muses about his own vices and position within the music industry while reminding himself to stay humble and say your graces.


  • Charli XCX "Dreamer" f/ Starrah, Raye

    Released: March 10
    Album: Number 1 Angel
    Label: Asylum Records

    Charli XCX has done it once again; come through with that bass-thumping house party bop you didn’t know you needed until you hear it. “Dreamer” is the first track off of Charli’s latest mixtape Number 1 Angel, out today, which is intended to tide fans over in the interim between albums, but really functions as a (great) standalone project. “Dreamer” features a collaboration with singer/songwriter/rapper Starrah, who lends the track her left-field, uniquely melodic brand of hip-hop, and longtime XCX collaborator Raye. The chorus is insanely catchy—you’ll be keeping this song on repeat as you’re getting ready for the turn up.


  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie "Drowning" f/ Kodak Black

    Released: March 10
    Album: n/a
    Label: Atlantic Records

    Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie has teamed up with controversial contemporary Kodak Black on a song that details familiar rags to riches journeys, but filtered through the unique perspective of two young artists whose success has come quickly. “Drowning” has an interesting choice of instrumentals—almost melancholy in tone, perhaps in mourning of Boogie and Kodak’s old lifestyle of “chilling in the projects” in exchange for a new life of icy wrist pieces and chains so heavy they feel like they’re “holding up a mountain.”


  • Aminé "REDMERCEDES"

    Released: March 3
    Album: n/a
    Label: Republic Records

    Perfectly positioned to continue his hot streak following the runaway success of his hit single, “Caroline,” Amine has released a long-awaited follow-up “REDMERCEDES.” Stylistically, Aminé’s flow is smooth, but hits hard. He boasts about his new whip and the attitude that comes with owning a fresh new red Mercedes. The production, courtesy of Malay Ho and Aminé himself, feels like a mash-up of Summertime ‘06 Vince Staples, old school Missy Elliot, and Bay Area hyphy—in summary, it’s fire.


  • Mike WiLL Made-It "Gucci on My" f/ 21 Savage, Migos, YG, Kamaiyah

    Released: March 3
    Album: Ransom 2
    Label: Eardruma/Interscope

    The release of this massive collab suggest the suspicion that Mike WiLL Made-It may be releasing his Ransom 2 mixtape this month, as he previously hinted, may be true. The song arrives with some strong verses from each rapper, synthesizing each signature flow. The Mike Will beat, as always, serves as a vehicle to deliver listeners some fire bars. Hopefully some more stellar collaborations like this are lined up for the rest of Ransom 2.


  • Hayley Kiyoko "Sleepover"

    Released: March 3
    Album: n/a
    Label: Empire/Atlantic

    This song from California native Hayley Kiyoko is a sweet homage to those of us who find ourselves spending a lot of time in our own head romanticizing relationships we know will probably never happen. Its video depicts Kiyoko acting out these internal fantasies with a girl who, in reality, is only a friend. She described her daydreaming nature in an interview, explaining that she “found comfort through a safe haven” in her head. “Sleepover” will resonate with anyone enjoys escaping into the comfort of that familiar daydream.


  • Lana del Rey "Love"

    Released: February 18
    Album: n/a
    Label: Interscope/Polydor

    If you needed more proof that not all of Lana del Rey’s songs are grim and somber, here it is. “Love” was released early due to some brief chaos after having been being leaked online, and brought back some of those big, crisp sounds of her early work with Born to Die. It came with a music video in which images of young couples are seen floating through space and sharing soft serve on the moon, which seems totally fitting for her description of the new album’s “retrosensibility with futuristic flair” aesthetic. The song gives us all a little comfort in knowing that although the world seems to be in shambles right now, “it’s enough to be young and in love.”

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