Playlists often sprawl and lose their focus but we're keeping this one to a strict 21-song limit.

Big Hit Energy is all about a song sounding like a smash, regard­less of how many streams it has. The playlist updates slowly, so you can get to know the songs inside out. And these are songs that deserve to be known inside out.

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This playlist is one of Popjustice's Big Four. The Big Four are: 2018% Solid Pop Music, Big Hit Energy, New Music Friday: The Popjustice Edit, and 21st Century Pop.