With the Fourth of July tomorrow, we couldn’t help noticing this list is seven-tenths American. Regardless, it’s a diverse platter as usual, ranging from the delirious trap rap of Atlanta’s Young Thug to an unsurprisingly solid joint from Ryan Adams. It all beats “The Star-Spangled Banner” and, for that matter, England’s unofficial anthem “God Save the Queen”, Sweden’s “Du gamla, Du fria”, and Germany’s “Deutschlandlied”.
10. Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine – “I Got What You Want (Every Night)”
Before this week, Leipzig-via-San Francisco producer Daniel Goldstein (aka Lane 8) had managed to stay below our collective radar. After teaming up with Manchester’s Bipolar Sunshine for a surreal, uplifting house collaboration, dubbed “I Got What You Want (Every Night)”, we will be keeping a look out as new singles surface ahead of his forthcoming album via Anjunadeep/Ministry of Sound. –Derek Staples