Sleigh Bells, “Crown On The Ground”
Pretty much everything on Sleigh Bells’ debut album Treats, really. Even if you don’t know who this band is, you’ve almost certainly heard their energetic, ultra-bombastic combo of rock riffs and crunk bass in all sorts of ads, movie trailers, and TV shows. This music is going to have utility for a loooong time, and in the future, people will be surprised that songs like “Crown On The Ground,” “Kids,” and “Infinity Guitars” were not actually major chart hits at the time of their release.
Florence + The Machine, “Dog Days Are Over”
Florence + The Machine have a lot of hits for a band with only two albums — and that’s not even counting Florence Welch’s work outside of the group — but their breakthrough single is the one that is a guaranteed classic. It’s the first truly great gospel song of the 21st century.
Skrillex, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”
This is pretty much the same deal as with Sleigh Bells — even if you don’t really listen to Skrillex, you almost definitely know this song. This has the added bonus of basically being the first hugely famous dubstep song, and as such will always be used in movies and documentaries as musical shorthand for the early 2010s EDM boom. Also, this is a brilliantly composed track, and far more musical than a lot of people realize.
Lady GaGa, “Bad Romance”
Lady GaGa could totally mess up the rest of her career, and no matter what, “Bad Romance” will always be a song that gets people very excited. It’s her anthem, and she can basically dine out on it for the rest of her life.
Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Adele’s 21 sold over 10 million copies in the United States alone in a time when it’s a miracle to sell even 500,000. “Rolling in the Deep,” the album’s biggest hit, is a sure shot for longevity if just because of that, but the fierce post-breakup sentiment means it will always have utility. This is basically the new “I Will Survive.”
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YASSSS to my ginger goddess kween Florence and Slaydele! And whats this I see? No Godney? No Legendtina? No Messiah Carey? No King Bey? HAHA! All the stans must be so pressed right now. Good.
What will you still listen to twenty years from now, ONTD?