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My Funky Beats

We've all been in a place before where we find ourselves listening to the same music over and over. Sometimes it's because one might realize they've limited themselves to a certain genre and haven't dipped their toes into a new style. Other people might just not know where to find new music that they'll actually like. Here I'm going to give you 100 new songs in new and unique styles of music. Some songs you may or may not have heard before, but then you can discover all the music around it that may pull your interest!


Sometimes we just need some good party songs, the kind you can scream and dance around to with your friends anytime of the year. The songs that will never get old and you can pull them out anytime you're on aux:

  1. UCLA by RL Grime, 24hrs

  2. Wonderwall - Remix by The Selfie Kings

  3. Mr. Brightside by The Killers

  4. All Night Longer by Sammy Adams

  5. Levels - Radio Edit by Avicii

  6. Good Grief by Bastille

  7. Honey by 070 Shake, Ralphy River, Hack & Tree

  8. No Hands (feat. Roscoe Dash & Whale) by Waka Flocka Flame

  9. Mo Bamba by Sheck Wes

  10. Kill The Lights (with Nile Rodgers) by Alex Newell, Jess Glynne, DJ Cassidy

  11. Doses & Mimosas by Cherub

  12. Making Luv To The Beat (feat T.I. & DJ E-Feezy) by WATCH THE DUCK



Everyone loves some good throw back songs. This is the type of style to go when you and all of your friends are trying to have a good time, and more often than not you'll all know the words. Even on your own, sometimes you just want that happy and nostalgic feeling:

  1. Somebody To Love by Justin Bieber

  2. Temperature by Sean Paul

  3. Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo) by B.o.B

  4. Do You Remember by Jay Sean, Sean Paul, Lil Jon

  5. Miss Independent by Ne-Yo

  6. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne

  7. Brokenhearted by Karmin

  8. Pursuit Of Happiness (Nightmare) by Kid Cudi, MGMT, Ratatat



A few songs I felt obligated to throw in are the type of songs I find myself dancing to. Specifically "shuffling". Shuffling has become more popular in recent years, it's basically all foot work but it's a whole lot of fun. This isn't everyone's thing, but if you're ever looking for songs to practice to:

  1. Take Over Control (feat. Eva Simons) by Afrojack

  2. Lose Control by MEDUZA, Becky Hill, Goodboys

  3. Calabria 2008 by Enur, Natasja

  4. Roses - Imanbek Remix by SAINt JHN


These next songs are going to hit home to anyone who was in high school/college specifically between 2016 to 2020. Although these aren't as much of a throwback, these will for sure bring back some good memories from the good old days pre-quarantine at school dances and college parties.

  1. Black Beatles by Rae Semmurd, Gucci Mane

  2. HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar

  3. God's Plan by Drake

  4. I Like It by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

  5. Old Town Road - Remix by Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

  6. SICKO MODE by Travis Scott

  7. My Type by Saweetie

  8. Say So by Doja Cat

  9. The Box by Roddy Rich


Who doesn't love a good drop in the music in the middle of a song? I know it's not just me who loves that feeling in my stomach. Personally I love that feeling when I'm listening to music, it makes me want to throw my first in the air as if I was in The Breakfast Club. If you love that gut feeling, you'll love these:

  1. In The Air Tonight - 2015 Remastered by Phil Collins

  2. Rocketeer by Far East Movement, Ryan Tedder, Ruff Loaderz

  3. Clarity by Zedd, Foxes

  4. Ridin' Solo by Jason Derulo

  5. Animal by Neon Trees

  6. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) by Mark Ronson

  7. Lights - Single Version by Ellie Goulding

  8. Misery by Maroon 5

  9. Summer by Calvin Harris

  10. Locked Away (feat. Adam Levine) by R. City


Once again I have to throw in just a few songs for people who are looking for something new in a specific genre... Specifically songs that are likely to be about the rear end... I'm just putting these out there for those people... gotta reach all crowds! Without further ado...:

  1. Red Nose by Sage The Gemini

  2. Gas Pedal by Sage The Gemini, Iamsu!

  3. Panoramic (feat. Sage The Gemini, Show Banga) by Dmac

  4. Yiken (Certified) by Priceless Da Roc


Now with that out of the way, this might be one of my favorite sections out of them all. These songs are what I like to refer to as the "vibey indie fun time happy songs". I think they're great for summer. They're no to alternative or too poppy. I think they're a happy little middle that can be rare to find.

  1. Sour Patch Kids by Bryce Vine

  2. Left Hand Free by alt-J

  3. Out of My League by Fitz and The Tantrums

  4. Mariposa by Peach Tree Rascals

  5. Shotgun by George Ezra

  6. Sunday Best by Surfaces

  7. Young & Alive by Bazzi

  8. Show Me What I'm Looking For by Carolina Liar

  9. Dancing Queen - From 'Mamma Mia!' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Meryl Streep, Julia Walters, Christine Baranski

  10. Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man

  11. Tongue Tied by Grouplove


How could I not throw in some TikTok songs?! It's such a prominent nowadays in society that I decided to add some of my personal favorites that may not be as popular or so well known:

  1. 20 Min by Lil Uzi Vert

  2. Drama (feat Drake) by Roy Woods

  3. That Way by Lil Uzi Vert

  4. No Idea by Don Toliver

  5. Play Date by Melanie Martinez

  6. Trap House (feat. Shoreline Mafia) by 03 Greedo

  7. Feelings Lauv

  8. Skechers by DripReport

  9. ...And To Those I Love, Thanks For Sticking Around by $uicideBoy$

  10. Freaking Out the Neighborhood by Mac DeMarco

  11. Needs by Verzache

  12. The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala

  13. SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK by Joji


Flowers, summer, hippie vibes, sunglasses, bees and smiles. These songs are that. Whatever genre you would like to call it. This is definitely slower and not so poppy but still very enjoyable in the summer:

  1. Sunflower by Rex Orange County

  2. Boredom (feat. Rex Orange County & Anna of the North) by Tyler the Creator

  3. Pretty Girl by Clairo

  4. Chamber of Reflection by Mac DeMarco

  5. Redbone by Childish Gambino

  6. death bed (coffee for your head) by Powfu, beabadoobee


Rap is probably the most listened to genre in this generation, according to my own knowledge. All of my friends has some sort of rap playlist in their app of choice for music somewhere. Whether you've heard these or not, I think they're a good choice when in doubt:

  1. Dreams and Nightmares (Meek Mill)

  2. Plain Jane by A$AP Ferg

  3. Dior by Pop Smoke

  4. Fire Burning by Sean Kingston

  5. Big Drip by Fivio Foreign

  6. GATTI by JACKBOYS, Pop Smoke, Travis Scott


I know I've added some throwbacks, some party songs, some dancing songs, etc. but this is everything combined. I guarantee absolute serotonin with these songs or your money back (if only you paid for this), seriously you can't go wrong. you can't. Try me:

  1. Sexy B**** (feat Akon) by David Guetta

  2. Hotel Room Service by Pitbull

  3. I Like It by Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull

  4. Give Your Heart a Break by Demi Lovato

  5. Wasted by Tiesto, Matthew Kona

  6. Written in the Stars (feat. Eric Turner) by Tinie Tempah

  7. Tonight by Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris, DJ Frank E

  8. Club Can't Handle Me (feat. David Guetta) by Flo Rida

  9. Eenie Meenie by Sean Kingston

  10. Classic by MKTO

  11. Don't You Worry Child - Radio Edit by Swedish House Mafia, John Martin

  12. Cooler Than Me - Single Mix by Mike Posner, Gigamesh


Last but not least, the songs that you roll your car windows down to blast and jam out to. These songs make me want to scream in joy and I can't help but feeling like I'm driving somewhere that will bring me nothing but happy times, needless to say, these get high praise from me:

  1. Let the Games Begin by AJR

  2. Eighteen Cool by Hoodie Allen

  3. Overwhelming by Jon Bellion

  4. Everybody Talks by Neon Trees

  5. Trumpets by Jason Derulo


Personally I am a HUGE fan of rock, but I cant really pick specific songs, but rather I can recommend some amazing bands who I love. If you're as big of a rock fan as I am, and you haven't yet listened to any of these bands, I would if I were you:


10 Years, 3 Doors Down, All Time Low, Black Veil Brides, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Falling In Reverse, Five Finger Death Punch, Heartist, Linkin Park, Pierce The Veil, Pop Evil, Queen, Shinedown, Sleeping with Sirens, Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Three Days Grace, Trapt, and many more!

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