BuzzFeed’s 57 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

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1. Janet Jackson is calm, cool, and collected on comeback single “No Sleeep.”

2. “We Try But We Don’t Fit In,” a dreamy, lo-fi anthem for kids on the sidelines from Jackson Phillips (aka Day Wave).

3. American Idol alum Adam Lambert chases “The Original High” on this clubby, house-inflected track.

4. Beck ditches folk for funk on “Dreams.”

5. Real-life couple Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill get romantic on “All Eyes On You (ft. Chris Brown).”

6. Raury transitions from folk singer to MC and back again on the rousing “Devil’s Whisper.”

7. Selena Gomez gets sexy with A$AP Rocky on “Good For You,” her first post-Disney single.

   

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8. Brooklyn rapper Junglepussy gets boastful on “You Don’t Know.”

9. Newcomer Ivy Levan gets a boost from Sting on “Killing You,” a sinister, bass-driven ode to toxic relationships.

10. Soul-funk singer-songwriter Seven Davis Jr. gets political on “Fighters.”

11. Darwin Deez picks up where he left off two years ago with the irresistibly disagreeable “Kill Your Attitude.”

12. The murky, genre-bending “Hero” from up-and-coming rap collective BROCKHAMPTON.

13. Demi Lovato’s banger of a comeback single, “Cool For The Summer.”

14. Synth-pop trio Years & Years mourn the end of a relationship on the ghostly “Foundation.”

    

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15. DeJ Loaf’s bawdy, affectionate “Shawty (ft. Young Thug).”

16. “Outta My Mind,” a sinister bit of blues-rock from The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s side project, The Arcs.

17. Carly Rae Jepsen’s crisp kiss-off, “Emotion.”

18. Alt-R&B lothario The Weeknd goes full Michael Jackson on the Max Martin-assisted “Can’t Feel My Face.”

19. Samantha Urbani’s soaring, reggae-tinged “U Know I Know.”

20. Owl City’s cheerful ’90s kid anthem “Unbelievable (ft. Hanson).”

21. Soul goddess Lianne La Havas’ airy, amorous “What You Don’t Do.”

  

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22. Ashley Monroe’s sinister murder ballad of a break-up song,”I Buried Your Love Alive.”

23. Tori Kelly revisits the themes of JLO’s “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” on the bold and brassy “Expensive (ft. Daye Jack).”

24. Kiiara bids her lover a glitchy good-bye on “Gold.”

25. Phoebe Ryan just wants to be friends with benefits (nothing more, nothing less) on the shimmery “Homie.”

26. “Dance On Me,” a slinky, dancefloor-friendly cut from D.C.-born “future bounce” rapper GoldLink.

27. Teen star Austin Mahone is all grown-up on the synth-y, suggestive “Dirty Work.”

28. Puff Daddy and Pharrell’s darkly hypnotic party jam, “Finna Get Loose.”

  

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29. “Them Changes,” a funky Flying Lotus collaboration from Los Angeles-based musician Thundercat.

30. Brooklyn rockers Highly Suspect’s sneering, seething “Mom.”

31. The Game and Drake vow to keep it 8 more than 92 on “100.”

32. JJ’s sweet, shimmery shoegazer, “Truce.”

33. “Empty Bottle,” a grunge-pop throwback from ’90s rockers Veruca Salt.

34. Favored Nations’ loose, disco-inspired love song, “Always.”

35. Swedish pop upstart Tove Lo celebrates doomed relationships on the euphoric “Timebomb.”

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36. LEISURE’s sticky, languid “Hot Love.”

37. The Chainsmokers’ “Roses (ft. Rozes),” a surprisingly delicate EDM anthem.

38. San Diego native Andra Day proves her diva bonafides on the stripped-down “Rise Up.”

39. Danish pop star SHERPA’s sad, soaring “In Your Blood.”

40. Lera Lynn’s menacing True Detective track, “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For.”

41. The boys of MKTO make their type clear on the infectious “Bad Girls.”

42. Mysterious Chicago rapper(s) Goodbye Tomorrow’s hard-hitting “Pray 2 God.”

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43. Kate Boy’s relentlessly upbeat “Midnight Sun.”

44. Motown-inspired soul singer Leon Bridges’ “Smooth Sailin’” is just that.

45. Beach Baby’s hazy, dream-like “U R.”

46. The lush sensitivity of demo taped’s “Not Enough.”

47. Los Angeles-based rapper A.Chal’s woozy “ROUND WHIPPIN.”

48. “Hold Me Down,” a defiant, synth-heavy fight song from ascendant pop force Ashley Frangipane (aka Halsey).

49. Foxes’ advocates for dancing through the tears on “Body Talk.”

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50. Melanie Martinez continues to perfect her creepy-cute pop sound on the Leslie Gore-sampling “Pity Party.”

51. “Golden,” a breezily confident track from London-based neo-soul singer Nao.

52. Instagram sensation Niykee Heaton’s genuinely seductive “Say Yeah.”

53. Indie pop star Wrabel has a case of the dancefloor sads on “I Want You.”

54. After short stints on the Disney Channel and ABC Family, Katelyn Tarver is back with “Nobody Like You,” an appealingly laid-back bit of bubblegum.

55. Bay Area rapper Bobby Brackins’ parties hard with Iamsu! and Jonn Harton “Mob With the Squad.”

56. “Money Trees Deuce,” Jay Rock’s introspective sequel to his 2012 Kendrick Lamar collaboration, “Money Trees.”

57. Former Das Racist member Heems’ wobbly, heartbroken “Damn Girl.”

    

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2015 Grammy Winners List

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Morning Phase,” Beck

3. SONG OF THE YEAR
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)

4. BEST NEW ARTIST
Sam Smith

5. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Happy (Live),” Pharrell Williams

6. BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Say Something,” A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera

7. BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Cheek To Cheek,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

8. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
“In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith

9. BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne

10. BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
“Syro,” Aphex Twin

11. BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
“Bass & Mandolin,” Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

12. BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

13. BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
“The Last In Line,” Tenacious D

14. BEST ROCK SONG
“Ain’t It Fun,” Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)

15. BEST ROCK ALBUM
“Morning Phase,” Beck

16. BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
“St. Vincent,” St. Vincent

17. BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z

18. BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Jesus Children,” Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner

19. BEST R&B SONG
“Drunk In Love,” Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z)

20. BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
“Girl,” Pharrell Williams

21. BEST R&B ALBUM
“Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton & Babyface

22. BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“i,” Kendrick Lamar

23. BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“The Monster,” Eminem Featuring Rihanna

24. BEST RAP SONG
“i,” K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

25. BEST RAP ALBUM
“The Marshall Mathers LP2,” Eminem

26. BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Something In The Water,” Carrie Underwood

27. BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry

28. BEST COUNTRY SONG
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

29. BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert

30. BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
“Winds Of Samsara,” Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman

31. BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
“Fingerprints,” Chick Corea, soloist

32. BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
“Beautiful Life,” Dianne Reeves

33. BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
“Trilogy,” Chick Corea Trio

34. BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
“Life In The Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

35. BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
“The Offense Of The Drum,” Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

36. BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG
“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful

37. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG
“Messengers,” Lecrae Featuring For King & Country

38. BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
“Help,” Erica Campbell

39. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
“Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong,” For King & Country

40. BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM
“Shine For All The People,” Mike Farris

41. BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
“Tangos,” Rubén Blades

42. BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
“Multiviral,” Calle 13

43. BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)
“Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández,” Vicente Fernández

44. BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
“Más + Corazón Profundo,” Carlos Vives

45. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
“A Feather’s Not A Bird,” Rosanne Cash

46. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
“A Feather’s Not A Bird,” Rosanne Cash

47. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
“The River & The Thread,” Rosanne Cash

48. BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
“The Earls Of Leicester,” The Earls Of Leicester

49. BEST BLUES ALBUM
“Step Back,” Johnny Winter

50. BEST FOLK ALBUM
“Remedy,” Old Crow Medicine Show

51. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
“The Legacy,” Jo-El Sonnier

52. BEST REGGAE ALBUM
“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley

53. BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
“Eve,” Angelique Kidjo

54. BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM
“I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai),” Neela Vaswani

55. BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)
“Diary Of A Mad Diva,” Joan Rivers

56. BEST COMEDY ALBUM
“Mandatory Fun,” “Weird Al” Yankovic

57. BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

58. BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“Frozen”

59. BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

60. BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“Let It Go,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel) (Track from: “Frozen”)

61. BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
“The Book Thief,” John Williams, composer (John Williams)

62. BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA
“Daft Punk,” Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)

63. BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS
“New York Tendaberry,” Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)

64. BEST RECORDING PACKAGE
“Lightning Bolt,” Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam)

65. BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
“The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27),” Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)

66. BEST ALBUM NOTES
“Offering: Live At Temple University,” Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

67. BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM
“The Garden Spot Programs, 1950,” Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)

68. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
“Morning Phase,” Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)

69. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Max Martin

70. BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL
“All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix),” Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend)

71. BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM
“Beyoncé,” Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé)

72. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL
“Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending,” Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

73. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL
Judith Sherman

74. BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
“Adams, John: City Noir,” David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)

75. BEST OPERA RECORDING
“Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers,” Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

76. BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
“The Sacred Spirit Of Russia,” Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)

77. BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
“In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores,” Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe

78. BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
“Play,” Jason Vieaux

79. BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
“Douce France,” Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)

80. BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
“Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances,” Partch; John Schneider, producer

81. BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
“Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean,” John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

82. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

83. BEST MUSIC FILM
“20 Feet From Stardom,” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

Jack White Covers ‘Devil’s Haircut’

Jack White’s post-Lazaretto victory lap has included a whole lot of covers. As Consequence of Sound point out, right around the same time Arcade Fire was launching into the strains of “Hot Hot Hot,” the Third Man boss offered up the latest public evidence of his longtime friendship with Beck by playing a fragment of Odelay‘s “Devil’s Haircut” during his performance of “Sixteen Saltines” in San Francisco.

Just last month, White turned up at one of the Guero singer’s pre-Newport Folk Festival shows in Providence, Rhode Island for guest spots on “Loser” and “Where It’s At,” but the two alt-rock superstars have been nursing a bromance at least since the ex-White Stripe played bass on “Go It Alone” in 2005. Third Man Records issued a Beck single back 2012 and White also recently appeared on Beck’s Song Reader album. Watch fan-shot video of the cover above at around the 11-minute mark.