Instead of picking 6 new songs, pick your 5 favorite songs from the last 51 weeks. 6 songs per week x 51 weeks, for a total of 306 songs. In no particular order, these are my top five picks for the past year.
release date: March 25, 2022
NMftI Date: March 29, 2022
position: Sonoma County, California
Why I like it: I love fun, energetic pop punk that sounds like it’s from the mid-’00s.
song: “This May Be the Last December” ft. 8485
release date: May 6, 2022
NMftI Date: May 10, 2022
position: Long Island, New York
Why I like it: I love the hip-hop and pop-punk hybrids that are trending these days, creating new and fun sounds.
release date: October 7, 2022
NMftI Date: October 11, 2022
position: british columbia
Why I like it: A female musician with a pop-punk vibe like Avril Lavigne? Yes, please!
smith street band
song: “I don’t want to do anything forever”
release date: May 26, 2022
NMftI Date: May 31, 2022
position: melbourne, australia
Why I like it: It’s closer to punk than pop, but it’s very catchy with a moderate dash of alternative rock.
song: “Let’s Dada”
release date: March 17, 2022
NMftI Date: March 22, 2022
Why I like it: This song is so fun and made me smile when I first heard it. Additionally, the band uses a mix of medieval and modern instruments to fuse folk music with contemporary genres. In this song…Ska!