We’re well into the second month of 2015 and so far, we’ve had some amazing singles grace the charts this year. So, in honour of the best three songs in the Official UK Top 40, we have selected the best three tracks to add to your February playlists:
‘FourFiveSeconds’ – Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney
The unusual collaboration brought a certain amount of attention to the track, especially when it was performed at the prestigious Grammy ceremony for the first time. Rihanna is seemingly the lead in the song and she carries it throughout, only stopping when Kanye has his odd solo. McCartney is pretty quiet on the track, singing the chorus collectively, but he is the man behind the music – playing the guitar the whole time to give the acoustic theme to the song. I never thought I’d see a song with Kanye West in my iTunes library, but there’s a first time for everything, especially since the song is at number five in the Top 40.
‘Uptown Funk’ – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
We’ve all heard it and we all love it. Now sitting at number three in the charts is, arguably, the catchiest track of this year and potentially last year as well, ‘Uptown Funk’ has reigned the charts for weeks and weeks, only stopping its dominance when the last song in our February top three was released. Enough of them for now- let’s talk Ronson and Mars. The track is equivalent to Pharell’s ‘Happy’ … except ‘Uptown Funk’ will never annoy you as you can never hear it too many times. If you’ve not heard it for a few days, you may be suffering from withdrawal symptoms so I suggest you attend to your needs at once.
‘Love Me Like You Do’ – Ellie Goulding
Music sweetheart Ellie Goulding is behind (almost) this track, except it is from the official Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack. While this may put some people off, it is certainly worth listening to as it has propelled itself straight to number one in any chart going- not just the UK Top 40. It is dramatic and electric and makes for perfect listening especially on a morning while travelling to work/school. There is just something about Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ that has stolen the attention of music lovers around the world and it is very difficult to find out what exactly it is, but it has worked like a treat when it comes to success.