The Pretty Reckless – Heaven knows (Leaping Ahead #54)

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[A twenty-tens song (2)]

Released in November 2013 as the second single from the band’s second album, ‘Heaven Knows’ topped both the UK Rock and US Mainstream rock charts. I like it because it’s everything a well-crafted song should be – good riff, catchy tune, rising chorus, quirkiness and oomph! Gets me every time.

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Leaping Ahead #38)

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[A song from 7 February 2015]

Played to death this time last year and onwards through the Spring and Summer, you still have to hand it to this British DJ for coming up with a mix that combines all that’s good about a catchy number. Something memorable to get your feet tapping and your soul feeling good. Love it or hate it – it’s a tune that got to the top of the charts and stayed there for a summer. That says something.