Welcome to the first online edition of Singles Swap, which has only appeared in the print edition of Entertainment Weekly until now. Read on below as we recommend songs similar to the ones you already love.
Mumford & Sons: “Little Lion Man”
The Brit-folk anthem so beloved, it even gets a pass for dropping multiple F-bombs.
Milo Greene: “1957”
Think Mumford with less angry banjo and more floaty, Fleet Fox-y harmonies.
Taylor Swift: “Sparks Fly”
The reigning queen of pop-country story portraiture paints a perfect meet-cute.
Sacramento newcomers conjure their own tale of sweetly twangy new romance.
Nicki Minaj “Did It on ‘Em”
Nicki at her scatological naughtiest, riding a speaker-blowing beat straight to Bonkersville.
Azealia Banks: “212”
She’s no Minaj xerox, but she’s got that same wild-card charisma — and major NSFW-ness.
Spoon: “The Underdog”
Cerebral indie rock got what it always needed on the Austin stalwarts’ 2007 jam — full brass!
The Non-Commissioned Officers: “Ahead of the Wave”
Spoon meets ELO meets awesome at the roller rink; and yep, they brought their horns.
Jennifer Hudson: “Spotlight”
A gentleman doesn’t let his lady languish — as if any guy could put J. Hud in a corner.
Crystal Nicole: “Pinch Me”
The R&B proto-diva just wants love too. But you’d be a fool to cross her fierceness.
Tell us what you think, readers: Are you a follower of any of our picks? Have you found a new favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
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