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Singles Swap: Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Sia, and more

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Between surprise releases and endless Spotify streams, choosing new music to listen to can be tough. That’s why EW periodically recommends songs similar to the ones you already love. Whether you dig Daft Punk, The Weeknd, or Bastille, read on to find your next favorite jam.

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Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky”
French robots raise the bar on up-allnight-for-you-know-what disco redux.
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Julio Bashmore feat. Sam Dew, “Holding On”
More squiggly hooks and sweet ’70s bass lines built for midsummer boogie.

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The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Canadian bedroom-R&B phenom woos Fifty Shades of Grey fans with “girl, you’re worth it” falsetto.
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Gallant, “Weight in Gold”
Young L.A. crooner also understands the appeal of high notes, brings even more impressive 24-karat metaphors.

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Sia, “Chandelier”
Chart iconoclast bends ballad rules, plays fast and loose with light fixtures on soaring 2014 smash.
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Hana, “Avalanche”
Lorde-approved L.A. songstress sneaks her own transgressive messages beneath pretty synth-pop gloss.

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Bastille, “Pompeii”
Modern-rock Brits go volcanic with thumping percussion and Lion King-worthy aye-oh aye-oh refrain.
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Coasts, “Oceans”
English upstarts aim for more chest-pounding glory on guitar-crashing chorus, add literal beach sounds.

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Lana Del Rey, “Blue Jeans”
Del Rey pines for a lost James Dean look-alike, remembers his best denims in swooningly moody ode.
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Jihae, “Illusion of You”
South Korean-born New Yorker melds Lana’s babydoll glamour with more serrated Nick Cave-style gloom.

This article originally appeared in the July 24, 2015 issue of Entertainment Weekly. Pick up the issue on newsstands now, or subscribe at ew.com/allaccess.