Lots of emotional pits and valleys on this week’s countdown, from star-studded collaborations (Elvis Costello & the Roots) to songs about divorce (Sebadoh) and odes to the awkwardness of puberty (FIDLAR). Dance, laugh, shed a tear. This one goes everywhere.
10. FIDLAR – “Awkward”
Adolescent anxiety seeps from FIDLAR’s latest single, which is a re-recording of a track that originally featured Kate Nash. “I’ll probably end up fucking up and make it super awkward,” sings the ever-optimistic Zac Carper. Whiny girlfriends, barfing at parties, awful haircuts — sounds like junior high. And God knows that shit was awkward.–Jon Hadusek