I know Parris Goebel as the woman who directed, choreographed and starred in the Bieber-less video for Justin Bieber's "Sorry." I had no idea she was an artist in her own right. "Nasty" is rowdy, and dizzying, and made for dancefloor battles between professionals at clubs, so not something I could listen to on, like, my commute to work, but whenever I'm getting ready to go out and am feelin' myself, "Nasty" might get a spin.—Danielle Cheesman
Izzy Bizu, "Lost Paradise"
The delivery, cadence, and instrumentation on Izzy Bizu's "Lost Paradise" recalled Amy Winehouse so much, it was a little hard for me to appreciate it as-is. But the breathy and key-changing "ooh" vocalizations provided the originality I needed. This is bluesy and dramatic and its the third verse, where Bizu sassily puts her raw vocals on front street, that became my favorite moment.—D.C.
Michael Bublé, "Nobody But Me"
Bublé is the closest thing to our time's Sinatra, but this is likely what Ol Blue Eyes would sound like if he had to make music in a time when genres were slowly becoming nonexistent. "Nobody But Me" is big band meets pop — with a rap verse thrown in for good measure. Aside from those 16 bars, give Bublé credit for really trying to take his classic sound and give it fresh, contemporary life. —Driadonna Roland