Meek Mill | “Glow Up”

A piano-led beat from C.N.O.T.E. finds Meek’s breathless delivery selling the anxiousness of the track. “Glow” is essentially another excuse for Meek to brag about his money, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. This thing is a goddamn banger. More, please.

Carly Rae Jepsen | “Cut to the Feeling”

Jepsen fully embraced ’80s worsip on E•MO•TION (the sessions of which produced this song) and her music has been all the better for it. After all, no one does unabashed joy quite like her. The anthemic nature of “Feeling” is as stratospheric as anything she’s done – indeed, multiple references to skyward wishes lie in the sugar rush of a chorus. Of course, this is Carly Rae we’re talking about, so naturally the song has several hooks (including Casio-esque percussion and an itchy guitar line borrowed from “Edge of Seventeen”). Things can seem pretty fucking dark right now, and we need more gleeful confection like this. This is a goddamn monster of a single, and the world would be better off if this were song of the summer.