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Post Playlist: The Recorder team select their best songs of 2016

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 December 2016

The Recorder's Ryan Tute, Hayley Anderson, Maxine Leckerman, Chloe Farand, Matt Clemenson and Niall Joyce

The Recorder's Ryan Tute, Hayley Anderson, Maxine Leckerman, Chloe Farand, Matt Clemenson and Niall Joyce

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As the year draws to a close, the Recorder team puts their suggestions forward for the best songs on the airwaves in 2016.

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix performing live at V Festival 2016 at Weston Park, UK. Picture date: Saturday August 20, 2016. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/ EMPICS Entertainment.Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix performing live at V Festival 2016 at Weston Park, UK. Picture date: Saturday August 20, 2016. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/ EMPICS Entertainment.

Falling Short – Låpsley

This is a great song to relax to. Låpsley has such an appeasing voice and the melody is really nice. (Chloe Farand)

Rock legend David Bowie opens his set at Wembley Arena, at the start of his UK tour. David Bowie was born on 8 January 1947.  Pop Star David Bowie, who has leapt to the top of the pop star wealth charts with a personal fortune of more than half a billion pounds.  Partly as a result of his decision to take control of his purse strings and invest much of his fortune overseas to avoid crippling tax demands, Bowie has surged ahead of stars like Sir Paul McCartney in the cash stakes.  Even more crucially, Bowie, who is worth a total of  550 million, is one of the few international pop stars who owns all the rights to his songs. Details of the sheer extent and source of 50-year-old Bowie's wealth have been unearthed for the first time by Business Age Magazine.  Rock legend David Bowie opens his set at Wembley Arena, at the start of his UK tour. David Bowie was born on 8 January 1947. Pop Star David Bowie, who has leapt to the top of the pop star wealth charts with a personal fortune of more than half a billion pounds. Partly as a result of his decision to take control of his purse strings and invest much of his fortune overseas to avoid crippling tax demands, Bowie has surged ahead of stars like Sir Paul McCartney in the cash stakes. Even more crucially, Bowie, who is worth a total of 550 million, is one of the few international pop stars who owns all the rights to his songs. Details of the sheer extent and source of 50-year-old Bowie's wealth have been unearthed for the first time by Business Age Magazine.

Cake by the Ocean – DNCE

With dance-inducing beats that put you in the mood to shake it, it takes me straight back to summer every time I hear it. And as if I needed another reason, Danny Mac gyrated to it for Strictly. (Ellena Cruse)

24k Magic – Bruno Mars

Absolutely love this song! It’s been constantly replayed on my iPod for weeks now and still can’t get enough of it. (Hayley Anderson)

Shout Out to My Ex – Little Mix

I love the song, it is really catchy and I love the way Perrie Edwards gets to publicly make a final dig at her “cheating” ex-fiancé, Zayn Malik! (Maxine Leckerman)

8 (circle) – Bon Iver

Unbelievable vocals, entrancing harmonies and really catchy. Breathtaking return from the best in the business Bon Iver. (Ralph Blackburn)

Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers (Lvndscape & Boiler remix)

Brilliant remix of a classic, reminds me of summertime in Amsterdam. (Ryan Tute)

House Work – Jax Jones ft. Mike Dunn & MNEK

I like it because it’s a wicked dance tune that gets me geared up for doing my housework on a Sunday morning. (Ann-Marie Abbasah)

Liquid Love – Snarky Puppy ft. Chris Turner

Snarky Puppy is one of my favourite jazz big bands, this song has a real groove to it and just makes you want to stand up and dance. (Chloe Farand)

Good Grief – Bastille

Just an incredibly catchy summertime tune. I ended up humming it under my breath for about a month after I first heard it. (Matt Clemenson)

Lazarus – David Bowie

The perfect send-off for the man of many guises, Bowie always kept us guessing, even in death. (Niall Joyce)


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