Song of the Day #4,892: ‘Essence’ – Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems

Happy Thanksgiving to my readers in the United States! And what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a song by Nigerian singer Wizkid?

‘Essence’ is a duet with fellow Nigerian vocalist Tems in which the two flirt over Afrobeat rhythms. The version that sits at #11 on this week’s Hot 100 (one slot behind Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’) also features a verse by Justin Bieber.

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Song of the Day #2,891: ‘One Dance’ – Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla

drake_one_danceIt’s that time again. For the first time since March, I will take a look at the songs topping Billboard’s Hot 100.

Nine of the current top ten songs are new to the blog. These are the early contenders for Song of the Summer status, though — like a Hillary Clinton superdelegate — my vote has already been committed to DNCE’s ‘Cake By the Ocean.’ We’ll see if any of these songs change my mind.

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