Celebrate another year of great music! Follow along as we count down the top 89 songs of the year, as chosen by you. As the Top 89 countdown airs, results are revealed online here. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag Top89! CT, we'll look back on the top songs of the decade. Then, around p.
Tracks that kept us feeling sane and human in an exhausting and chaotic year
This year saw the rise of the new house music subgenre amapiano in South Africa. While Amapiano is everywhere, it doesn't mean other genres aren't prospering in the country. From the conventional house of DJ Zinhle , the sung raps of Flame and The Big Hash , and the improvisational jazz of Spaza , among other exciting acts, South African artists ensured was yet another memorable year. OkayAfrica contributors Mayuyuka Kaunda and Sabelo Mkhabela pick 20 songs they feel were the best this year. For many people's ears, the new year will be ushered in by "Umlilo," another house track with a heavy vocal orientation. In a country spoilt for choice, with great house musicians and new dance crazes seemingly popping up every week, cutting through the noise is a commendable feat. Accordingly,"Umlilo" deserves it's recognition as the nation's go-to party song this summer. This '80s pop-inspired jam is just beautifully made, it's the kind of song that clings to your eardrum in the least intrusive way. Featuring perfect vocal performances from both Shekhinah and Tellaman , "Whipped" is a radio bop that no one can deny. With every bop in need of a surefire verse, fellow Durbanite Nasty C comes in for a complementary feature.
The final year of the decade saw A-list superstars relatively quiet on the singles front; instead we saw newcomers shine, and more established artists revived, re-energised and reinvented. Here are the tracks that topped our playlist, setting the scene for an exciting decade to come. You can listen to all 20 tracks here Warning: Contains some language that may offend. The meme that turned into a movement; the song was an unapologetic call to have a good time and not give a flying flamingo about what anybody thinks. The guitar solo, or more accurately a guitar roar, is worthy of Neil Young at his peak.
Its mid-year already, but music fans are still dancing to house songs that were released back at the start of Here's a rundown of the best South African house tracks released so far this calendar year. As we move towards year-end, we will keep an eye on any hot releases and update the list. The video for the song was released in August and is sitting on more than 1.