Song of the week:
YAYA — 'In My Body'
YAYA's from Sweden (of course she is), she is brilliant (see also: 'It's Alright'), and 'In My Body' is a lightly idio­syn­cratic but refresh­ingly unam­bigu­ous 21st Century pop wonder.

Wrong of the week:
Sam Smith — 'Pray'
THIS ISN'T WHAT WE WANTED FROM THE TIMBALAND SESSIONS SAM.

Additional notes:

  • Q4 ALERT: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have a Christmas song out today.
  • Miss Li has this week's best songtitle: 'The Day I Die (I Want You To Celebrate)'.
  • Like all Maroon 5 songs, the new Maroon 5 song (which features Julia Michaels) would be 10x more enjoyable with a different lead vocalist.
  • Little Mix song­writer Camille Purcell's solo career has properly launched this week with 'Body', which feels like quite a good start. (She was also on the Ghosted/TMS song 'Ghosted' back in July.)

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