April 2012 - five great songs I recommend

If we let the atrocity that is Chris Brown getting to number one this month go, there are plenty of great songs around at the moment. Here are my top five sings to recommend this month.

1. Marlon Roudette - New Age

New Age has been a huge hit all over Europe, but for some reason hasn't been big in Marlon's native UK. Its being rereleased here shortly and has a great summery vibe to it.

2. Alphabeat - Vacation

Apart from "The Spell", Alphabeat's second album was a bit of a disappointment to me. Vacation is the first single from their forthcoming third album and is a very promising return to form.

3. fun. - We Are Young

This has been number one in the USA for approximately eleventy-billion weeks and that's because it is FANTASTIC! We are still waiting for a UK release of this but if you are desperate for it there are several cover versions on itunes cashing in on its absence, including a rather good Glee one!

4. Yolanda Be Cool Feat. Crystal Waters - Le Bump

This is catchy as hell and harks back to the greatest dance tracks of the 90s. We Speak No Americano is still played heavily on the radio even though it was nearly two years ago, I think this would be called a "long awaited" follow up!

5. Melanie Fiona - 4AM

Melanie Fiona is another up and coming singer from Canada and 4AM is a very atmospheric bit of R&B and manages to bit different enough from all the other cliched R&B tracks around at the moment.

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