One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” is their first single since Zayn Malik’s departure in March 2015. Released worldwide on 31 July 2015 by the English-Irish boy band for their fifth studio album, it debuted at the top of the charts in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand upon its release. The song became the group’s first number one single in Australia, as well as their fourth UK number one single. For those worried that a four-member incarnation of the group can’t get the job done, “Drag Me Down” assuages those fears by keeping the overall quality level high.
“Pretty Girls” is a song by American singer and actress Britney Spears as the first single from her 2015 album. The song features is an Australian rapper, songwriter, and model Iggy Azalea where the two team up in the out-of-this-world video for “Pretty Girls,” which was inspired by the 1998 cult classic Earth Girls Are Easy. The ’80s-inspired clip was directed by Iggy. “That’s been awesome, not only just getting to work with [Britney] and write the song, but being able to have something to do with the visual and all that has been great.” The official video has now more than 103 million views on Youtube.
“Cool for the Summer” is a pop song performed by American singer Demi Lovato from her upcoming fifth studio album. The song was released as the lead single on July 1, 2015 by Hollywood, Island and Safehouse Records, and made its radio premiere on the same date via Republic Records.The music video released on July 23, 2015 on Vevo already has more than 20 million views.
“Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)” is the latest re-work of German music producer and DJ Felix Jaehn which is a remix of Rufus and Chaka Khan classic “Ain’t Nobody”, which features the vocals of Jasmine Thompson. The remix was based on an original solo release by Thompson in 2013. That initial cover had reached number 32 in the United Kingdom and Scotland before. The Youtube video of Felix Jaehn remix already has 53 million views and became a far bigger international chart success.
“Pony (Jump On It)” is the newest re-work by the British duo, Tough Love that samples Ginuwine’s 1996 R&B hit Pony. This re-work has a frisky, fun-fuelled sense of energy and it features American singer Ginuwine who has recorded new vocals for Tough Love’s updated version of the track. The single will be officially released on August 7 for digital downloads.
“Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” is a song by English singer-songwriter and pop hit-maker Jess Glynne. The lyrics of the song is a real powerful anthem about putting on a brave face in the face of sadness and heartbreak. “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” will be released as the fourth official single taken from Glynne’s upcoming debut album “I Cry When I Laugh”. The song has its debut live for the first time during Radio 1’s Big Weekend on Saturday May 23, 2015. The single was officially premiered and first played on radio on July 2, 2015 while the official music video, with now more than 1 million views, was premiered on July 9, 2015.
“Do It Again” is a song performed by American recording artist Pia Mia featuring R&B singer Chris Brown and American rapper Tyga. The song was eleased as the lead single from her upcoming debut studio album on May 4, 2015 by Interscope Records. “Do It Again” is a pop and R&B song that also contains elements of trap music. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics and the accompanying music video released online on Youtube already has more than 23 million views. It was released on June 26, 2015.
“Hold My Hand” is a song by English singer-songwriter Jess Glynne that debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 29 March with sales of 97,000. The song was released on March 22, 2015 as her third solo single from her debut album “I Cry When I Laugh”. “Hold My Hand” held the top position on the UK Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks. It also peaked at number seven in the Irish Singles Chart. The video for “Hold My Hand” released on Youtube on February 23, 2015 has now more than 30 million views.
“100 (Built For This)” is a song by British rapper and singer-songwriter Dappy released as promotional single on iTunes last July 17, 2015. In a press release, Dappy explained the message behind the record: “The most important lesson I have learnt is to trust the right people,” said the rapper. ‘We constantly go through trials and tribulations in life, and when you finally realize that certain people around you are genuine, you have to show them your gratitude and loyalty back.” Described as more upbeat-yet-powerful, ‘100 (Built For This) is a followed up single (though not the second single) of his big single ‘Beautiful Me’.
“Come and Get It” is the lead single by English soul singer and musician John Newman from his second album ‘Revolve.’ The song was written by John Newman and cowritten with acclaimed pop songwriter Greg Kurstin. A music video released June 1, 2015 was commissioned for it to promote the song and now has more than 6 million views. “Come and Get It” has received positive critical reception for its “upbeat jangly swing accompanied by a funky melody that adds a Pharrell-esque twist”. It was digitally released on July 17, 2015.