Passenger - Let Her Go
Already a #1 hit in Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Austria, British singer Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) has become famous everywhere else before he has in his home country! Let Her Go is a lovely little song with a singalong chorus and emotive vocals that will obviously be one of the biggest hits of the year when radio finally decide to start playing it. Vocally he sounds like a cross between James Blunt, Ed Sheeran and Ben's Brother but he has a sweet charm to his voice that really aids the unique selling point of the song. Watch out for this!
Icona Pop feat Charli XCX - I Love It
Feisty Swedish duo Icona Pop's I Love It, co-written by British singer Charli XCX, has been out in their home country for almost a year now, becoming a monster hit there in 2012. Since then it has become a huge hit in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland and is currently climbing the iTunes top ten in the US, which means that in a month or two it will be absolutely massive in the biggest country in the world. The UK will surely follow suit. It's a bold, brash, in your face pop anthem that is like nothing else out there right now and that will surely help it to stand out!
Imagine Dragons - It's Time
American indie/rock act Imagine Dragons have been compared to The Killers and look set to make it big with their debut album Night Visions, which was finally released in the UK this week. Previous single Radioactive has already been in the UK charts for months and is looking set for a new peak this week but It's Time has been chosen as the next single and has been recently added to the Radio 1 playlist which will help its cause. 2013 has so far seen something of an indie/rock revival in the charts with the likes of Bastille, The 1975 and The Lumineers scoring huge hit singles and Imagine Dragons may well end up being bigger than all of them. Their 'hands in the air' anthems are radio friendly without being cheesy and should appeal to a wide audience.