ECHOES: The 2012 Spring Playlist, Vol. 4

Several rainstorms and three volumes later, here we have another compilation to add to the pile as you begrudgingly start that spring cleaning you've been putting off since St. Patrick's Day. This season has proven to be quite bountiful with tunage. My iTunes library has quickly blossomed into a full array of songs ranging from returning 90s alt-rockers (Hello, Garbage) to teenyboppers turned rappers (thank you Mr. Bieber).

Hurry up and get on the bandwagon before summer rears its sunburnt head...

1. "Warrior" by Mark Foster, Kimbra & A-Trak - This heavenly slice of electro-pop just might turn out to be one my favorite songs of the year. With a collaboration like this, who needs to ride on Gotye's shoulders? Kimbra is spreading her wings and ready to soar. Listen:



2. "Payphone" by Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - Adam Levine & Co. are punching in their pop card, and although the addition of Wiz is utterly unnecessary, this should satiate those looking for a sequel to last year's megahit "Moves Like Jagger."

3. "Never Close Our Eyes" by Adam Lambert
4. "Burn It Down" by Linkin Park
5. "Waiting for the Feeling" by Bright Light Bright Light
6. "Touch Me" by Katharine McPhee
7. "Unexpected" by Negin
8. "Burnin' Up" by Ne-Yo

9. "Pound The Alarm" by Nicki Minaj - Less annoying than "Starships," this bonus track is the more club-worthy head pounder...or treadmill motivator.

10. "Turn Up The Radio" by Madonna - Finally, after the misfires that were "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and "Girl Gone Wild," Madge has selected a song off MDNA that's worthy of being an official single.

11. "Only The Horses" by Scissor Sisters - Calvin Harris steps in as producer on this interesting single that aims to catapult the Sisters into the mainstream:



12. "Let It Go" by Dragonette
13. "Heart Vacancy" by The Wanted

14. "Dance Again" by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - A sequel of sorts to last year's "On The Floor" that's as disposably fun as a can of silly string.

15. "Kiss Me Again" by We Are The in Crowd feat. Alex Gaskarth
16. "Cough Syrup" by Darren Criss
17. "Changes" by Dirty Vegas
18. "Earthquakey People" by Steve Aoki feat. Rivers Cuomo
19. "30 Days" by The Saturdays
20. "Ray Charles" by Chiddy Bang
21. "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber
22. "Battle In Me" by Garbage
23. "Watching You Watch Him" by Eric Hutchinson
24. "Carry Me" by Morgan Page feat. Nadia Alo

H.P.M.

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