Can you believe it's June already? Where does the time go? I'll tell you where it goes... lots of research into Game of Thrones theories, cat videos, seeing if there's new Snap Chat selfie filters and complaining that it's too hot/too cold in Australia. Mostly that it's too hot. We do however try to make as much time as we can to listen to the best new music going around. We think we do a pretty good job and so, as we do each June, we let you know what our 25 favourite songs of the year have been so far. 2016 has already been an incredible year for acts both established and emerging, from Australia and abroad and across all genres. Yes, especially gospel hard rap. It's a thing, look it up. While you might call us biased, we've got to say that the world's best music is coming out of Australia this year. In fact, Australian artists make up 21 of the 25 songs listed below. And what are these songs? Why waste your time with more small talk? Let's get to the music!
TOP 25 SONGS OF 2016 (SO FAR)
10 FEET TALL
She swore she'd never play that hand,
But she's stuck.
A LOVE SONG
It all began innocent as love could be,
In every word you gave it all to me.
BURN THE WITCH
This is a round up,
This is a low flying panic attack.
But here you found me with a shovel in my hand
by Machine Age
But I'm afraid of losing all that I've got,
It's clear to me that I don't think we'd get far.
END OF TIME
by Ecca Vandal
You're testing my faith, feel I should run but I'll,
Stay 'til the end, 'til the end times out...
by Two People
Throw things around 'til the walls fall down,
And I fall out, and I fall out.
FEEL MY LOVE
by Phebe Starr
Please be kind, you know I love you,
But my heart is blind.
by Remi ft. Sampa The Great
Where's your self esteem, gorgeous?
Did it go when I told you that I was a cheat, gorgeous?
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me,
I got hot sauce in my bag, swag.
It's too hard to know what you're thinking,
And I'm only thinking of you.
by Little Earthquake
Why can't you be honest?
Why can't you be honest with me?
HOUSE ON A ROCK
Living on I love you's and recycled prayers.
by Ariela Jacobs
Everywhere I go, it's hurting me to know,
It's not the right thing to do.
IN THE DARK
I do not love, anyone anymore,
You taught me how, to be numb to the core.
by Ella Hooper
And if I know I can't make you love me,
Is it wrong to hold on, child?
NEVER BE LIKE YOU
by Flume ft. Kai
I'm only human can't you see,
I made, I made a mistake...
NIGHTMARE OF 1984
by SS Sebastian
I can barely breathe anymore,
Like my hand is holding my own head under water.
NOT MY FRIENDS
by Tired Lion
Look at the people just lying around,
To get you back up they just pull you back down.
The world keep turning, safe place to fall,
Hugging your shadows, up on the wall.
by Gang of Youths
All the neighbours think we're strange,
But they don't feel the strains, of living with our strange diseases.
by PJ Harvey
Hey little children don't disappear (I heard it was 28 000).
by Violent Soho
Killjoy, you're like a rhinestone pick up line,
My drunk guitar's more fun than you'll ever be.
YOU DON'T THINK YOU LIKE PEOPLE LIKE ME
by Alex Lahey
All I want is to have cleanskin wine and watch Mulholland Drive with you...
YOU'RE A FUCKING JOKE
by Bec Sandridge
Baby, you're a fucking joke,
I think it's funny, you feel a little cold,
You've got a hunger, you can't control,
And now I'm leaving, you're saying oooh don't you go.