APs top songs of 2017 SZA Bruno Mars Cardi B

first_imgAP’s top songs of 2017: SZA, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Sam Hunt by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Dec 13, 2017 7:08 am PDT Last Updated Dec 13, 2017 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Jack Antonoff of the band Bleachers performs in Camden, N.J. Bleachers’ “Don’t Take the Money,” was named as one of the top songs of the year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.1. SZA, “The Weekend”: Firstly, it samples Justin Timberlake’s masterpiece, “Set the Mood (Prelude)/Until the End of Time.” Secondly, SZA is singing vulnerable lyrics about sharing her man with another woman, or women (dating is a struggle, people!) And thirdly, SZA paints the picture vividly with her crisp vocals matched to a smooth beat. This is storytelling. It’s also creative, realistic and addictive. I listened to it Monday through Friday, and on the weekends.2. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”: Bruno Mars is perfect. That is all.3. Remy Ma, “Shether”: The best seven minutes I’ve spent all year was listening to Remy Ma’s scorching, blazing, punchy and hard-hitting diss track toward Nicki Minaj. Over the beat of Nas’ incomparable “Ether” diss on Jay-Z, Remy’s rhymes remind you that female rappers shouldn’t be the only ones worried about her — her male peers need to be nervous, too.4. Childish Gambino, “Redbone”: Donald Glover’s “Redbone” — reminiscent of George Clinton — is funky, trippy and groovy, and easily one of the year’s best tunes.5. Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”: “I don’t dance now, I make money moves,” Cardi B raps on her breakthrough hit, proving that her past as a stripper and reality TV star didn’t stop her from becoming music’s breakout star of the year. “Bodak Yellow” was just as addictive as Cardi B’s funny, silly and likable personality. But she’s also a serious rapper: She made money moves in 2017, and here’s to hoping she makes major grooves in 2018.6. Dua Lipa, “New Rules”: When you need a reminder to leave that jerk you’re dating, put on Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.” And if you want to learn how to throw the ultimate slumber party, watch Dua Lipa’s awesome “New Rules” music video.7. 2 Chainz featuring Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign and Trey Songz, “It’s a Vibe”: Issa vibe! No, really, it is, a vibe, indeed. A chill, head-bopping one.8. Bleachers, “Don’t Take the Money”: Jack Antonoff continues to show he’s an epic music-maker: Whether it’s producing for Taylor Swift or writing with Lorde and Sara Barellies, he knows how to make the perfect pop song. And the best one he crafted this year was one you might have missed — “Don’t Take the Money,” from his Bleachers project, is a tasty upbeat tune best heard while dancing at a club or in front of the mirror.9. Kesha, “Praying”: Coming after a tumultuous time in Kesha’s life, “Praying” showcases a side of the singer that is lyrically vulnerable, vocally capable, and overall exceptional. The song, deservingly, earned the pop singer her first Grammy nomination. If only she wasn’t competing with Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”10. Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”: Sam Hunt continues to bring swag to country music with his calm vocals and cool songwriting. “Body Like a Back Road” rode to the beat of 2017.Honourable mentions: Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”; J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente Remix”; Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”; Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”; Miguel featuring Travis Scott, “Sky Walker”; DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”; Little Big Town, “Better Man”; Maroon 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”; Niall Horan, “Too Much to Ask”; Fifth Harmony, “He Like That”; Jorja Smith, “Teenage Fantasy.”last_img read more

Man killed in crash motorway closed for hours update 2

first_imgA motorcyclist was killed early on Tuesday morning in a crash on the Nicosia to Limassol motorway, police said.The incident happened at around 5.45am near the GSP stadium in Nicosia. The man was rushed to Nicosia general hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Police said the victim was Giorgos Christodoulou, 65, from Larnaca.Christodoulou’s motorbike was hit from behind by a taxi driven by a Turkish Cypriot, throwing him on the windshield, which was smashed, over the top and the rear windshield, that was also smashed, and onto the tarmac where it appeared, he was hit by a second vehicle.Christodoulou had been wearing a helmet.“It appears a vehicle that was following possibly hit him again. This vehicle is sought by police who is asking the public to help find it,” traffic police deputy chief Stelios Panayides said.The accident forced the closure of the motorway for nearly four hours, causing chaos.Long queues formed, and police instructed drivers to exit the motorway from the roundabout near the stadium and head to Limassol via the old Nicosia – Limassol road through Latsia.The accident prompted far-right party Elam to make a political argument, issuing a statement calling for the closure of the crossing points with the north of Cyprus.“This incident brings back to the limelight the huge problems arising from the opening of the crossing points,” the party said.“In addition to the indirect recognition it gives the unrecognised ‘state’, undermining our National problem, it also many times poses a risk to public safety, since vehicles cross over to the government-controlled area with inadequate checks and without the documentation required by a vehicle in the government-controlled area.”Elam urged the immediate closure of crossing points and called on other parties to “realise the dangers and re-assess their view on crossing points”. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more