Future Official Chart Contenders Playlist - Carly Rae Jepson, Duke Dumont, more

Listen to ten future releases hoping to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40 in the coming weeks.

Listen to ten future releases hoping to enter the Official Singles Chart in the coming weeks, including songs from Carly Rae Jepsen, Lawson, Duke Dumont and more. 

Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise) (released June 21)

Much like his previous Number 1 hits Need U (100%) and I Got U, Duke Dumont is conveniently releasing his new single in time for summer. With its hypnotic house beats and soulful club-classics vocal, could he make it three summer smashes in a row?

M.O - Preach (released May 3)

They just missed the Top 40 with their last track Dance On My Own, but can three-piece girl group M.O crack the charts with their latest offering? Preach is an infectious slice of pop-R&B that harks back to the days of TLC and SWV.

AronChupa - I’m An Albatraoz (released April 12)

It’s already dominated the charts across Europe, so be prepared for I’m An Albatraoz to take over the UK when it’s released here next month. The track, which is helmed by Swedish producer AronChupa, is thumping Europop at its most bonkers - and it's already proving very popular on streaming services. Before you hit play, consider yourself warned...

Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You (released April 26)

Earlier this month, Carly’s manager Scooter Braun assured the world that she would return with something as big as her global smash Call Me Maybe. It’s a big ask, but we suspect the ridiculously catchy I Really Like You will be bothering the upper echelons of the Official Singles Chart for quite some time come April.

Natalie La Rose FT Jeremih - Somebody (released July 19)

Dutch singer Natalie La Rose has already cracked the States with her debut single Somebody; a bouncy, in-da-club R&B jam that interpolates Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody and LMFAO’s boozy anthem Shots. Its UK release date is still a fair way off, but we suspect it’ll do little harm to her chart position.  

Lawson - Roads (released May 10)

Following their Top 5 debut album (which spawned no less than 5 Top 10 singles), Lawson are back with Roads; an earthy, thigh-slapping piece of guitar pop not too dissimilar to the likes of OneRepublic.

Magic! - No Way No (released April 26)

Following up last year’s Number 1 single Rude was never going to be an easy task, but Canadian quartet Magic! have done the right thing by playing it safe with No Way No, which employs the same ear-snagging reggae-pop hooks as its predecessor.

Galantis - Runaway (U & I)  (released May 3)

This euphoric dance track by production duo Galantis - comprising of Christian Karlsson (aka one-half of production duo Bloodshy & Avant) and Linus Eklöw - is already proving popular on YouTube in the UK and on streaming services. They say they’ve set out to create “a really really big kind of vibe”, and we reckon it’s mission accomplished.

Lion Babe - Wonder Woman (released May 3)

New York duo Lion Babe - made up of singer Jillian Hervey and instrumentalist Lucas Goodman - have enlisted the talents of Pharrell Williams for the rumbling, soul-infused Wonder Woman, which looks set to be their big breakthrough track.

Martin Luke Brown - Take Out Of Me (EP out April 27)

Already being championed by the likes of Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, Leicester-born Martin Luke Brown looks set to storm the charts next month with Take Out Of Me; a bold and angsty number with a folk-infused stomp that he credits for his recent major label signing to Parlophone.

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