1. “Infinity” by Mariah Carey
Perfect for: Moving on from your no-good ex
Drop whatever you’re doing and listen to this fantastic new track from MC! With lyrics like “Could it be that you just lost the best you've ever had?”, fans have been theorizing that the song’s about ex-hubby Nick Cannon. Either way, we don’t care. MIMI'S BACK, Y'ALL!
2. “American Oxygen” by Rihanna
Perfect for: When you’re getting jaded about ~*life*~
After that badass last single “Bitch Better Have My Money,” Rihanna gets serious this time and contemplates the American dream. You may not be breathing in “American Oxygen,” but whenever you work your ass off to chase your own dreams, you kinda get what she’s saying.
3. “Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert
Perfect for: Dancing your feels away.
Glamberts, rejoice: Adam's back with a darkly danceable new track! Plus, it’s got a chorus that's the perfect thing to cry out when you're engulfed by those icky feels of emptiness: “MY HEART IS A GHOST TOWN!”
4. “Headlights” by Robin Schulz feat. Ilsey
Perfect for: A summer pool party.
Don’t be fooled by the desolate, water-less water park you see in the video. This infectious tropical house track by the German DJ-producer is just the #tugstugs your pool party needs.
5. “Until We Can't (Let's Go)” by Passion Pit
Perfect for: Feeling unstoppable.
Hearing this song about escaping the things that hold you back can be just the push you need to finally take control of your life. And ICYMI, Passion Pit is performing at the World Trade Center on August 13! Mark it, CGs!
6. “Fire Meet Gasoline” by Sia
Perfect for: A destructive kind of love.
Sia’s latest single was used for the video you see above, which is a promo vid for Heidi Klum’s lingerie line starring the supermodel and Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal as fiery lovers—literally. On a related note: Does anyone else think this kind of sounds like Beyonce’s “Halo?”
7. “Ship to Wreck” by Florence + The Machine
Perfect for: Feeling frustrated with a relationship that’s falling apart.
You only need to watch the MV above to see the raging feels that Florence + The Machine’s latest single is all about. #DamingHugot
8. “Instant Crush” by Natalie Imbruglia
Perfect for: An unrequited love.
Yes, the “Torn” singer is baaack! This time, she covers a Daft Punk song—the first single off Male, her compilation of covers of songs by male artists—and adds her own brand of romantic neurosis to it.
9. “Lovin' So Hard” by Becky G
Perfect for: Realizing you’re in luuurve. *heart eyes emoji*
This sweet number by the teen pop star is the perfect song for the boom boom to your dynamite whom you wanna see, like, all the time. Or something. Just lock him down, girl!
10. “All That” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Perfect for: The lead-up to MOMOL.
When it’s just you and your man, slow things down to sultry levels with this syrupy, '80s-flavored new jam from Carly Rae. MOMOL GUARANTEED.
“Young Heart” by Vanessa Carlton
Perfect for: Feeling wistful about an ex-BAE.
Remember that girl who would walk a thousand miles if she could just see him tonight? She’s gone indie, and she doesn’t sound like that anymore. Whether you like the new direction Vanessa has taken or not, this hazy, heartbreaking acoustic ballad is definitely worth a spin.
Follow Cheekie on Twitter.