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These are a list of 25 songs as determined by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu, Davido the only African Artist to make the list :
1. Robyn, “Dancing on My Own”: We’ve all been there — the one you want is dancing with someone else. For that exact moment, Robyn created “Dancing on My Own,” so instead of awkwardly checking your phone, just dance to this tune.
2. Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne, “Motivation”: Don’t ever sleep on Kelly Ro.
3. Alabama Shakes, “Gimme All Your Love”: Brittany Howard’s bluesy vocals plus psychedelic guitar-playing equals OMG.
4. Drake, “Passionfruit”: Drake can do so many things — rap, sing, sing-rap, rap in accents, and more. But my favorite performance of his this decade? His groovy nature on the dance-floor anthem “Passionfruit.” Here’s to hoping he finally releases a full-length R&B album of his singing.
5. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith, “Latch”: Speaking of dance-floor anthems, “Latch” was, and still is, the jam!
6. Jay-Z and Kanye West, “(Expletive) In Paris”: The Kanye we miss, and Jay-Z we’ve always loved.
7. Adele, “Someone Like You”: This song induces tears of sadness (breakups are hard!) and tears of joy (this song is just too good).
8. CeeLo Green, “(Expletive) You”: With Bruno Mars in the writer’s chair and CeeLo in the vocal booth, a classic song with a few curse words was born.
9. Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”: Gotye is somebody that we used to know. Like, for real. Where he has he been? We’re thankful he had a mainstream run because his Grammy-winning “Somebody That Used to Know” is a timeless track.
10. Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”: No explanation needed.
11. Lady Gaga, “Alejandro”: Gaga’s “The Fame Monster” EP, released a year after she put out her multi-hit debut “The Fame,” was a piece of art, as Gaga elevated her radio-ready sound to newer, darker dimensions, especially on “Alejandro.”
Else where, American Rapper Kanye West and his choristers sample Nigerian singer, Davido`s chart topping track IF, a song he dropped two years ago.
the rapper is seen bumping his head to the intruments, whilst his backers are heard singing and shoking to the gospel version..
check the video below
Kanye West performing a Gospel version of If by Davido. pic.twitter.com/3nA3TPm0oU
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) December 17, 2019
It been a good year for Afrobeats and African music in general.