Paul Weller - When Your Garden’s Overgrown
Taken from his number one album Sonik Kicks, Paul Weller manages to deliver his lyrics in his gravelly geezer tones while sounding like Damon Albarn, complete with Blur-style backing vocals. Bright and breezy, with a laid-back groove, guitars are accompanied by a host of spacey, sonic effects.
Pitbull - Back In Time
Like a film about time travel, the theme tune for Men In Black 3 jumps between genres and the sounds of various eras, opening with a deep Chicago house beat, before segueing into a stomping electro and the line dance-esque anthem sampling the 1950s hit for Mickey & Sylvia, Love Is Strange, famously featured in Dirty Dancing. Slick, fun and a fitting floor-filler.
Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
Featured on Faith’s second album Fall To Grace, this impassioned and heartfelt song about feeling insecure and full of self-doubt while picking up the pieces left by a lover’s former flame features whirling strings and a constant beat like a quickened heart.