“We All Fall Down”
Lidell has spent the past few years exploring electro’s abstract side, which is why it’s refreshing to hear his powerful tenor lacing producer-DJ A-Trak’s icy “We All Fall Down.” Bottom dropouts yield the expected explosive chorus — but damned if it doesn’t bang. — Steven J. Horowitz
“On My Mind”
After Ed Sheeran released the scathing “Don’t,” reportedly about ex Goulding, the British songstress seemingly claps back with the Max Martin-produced single from new album Delirium (Nov. 8). The surefire radio hit combines the twangy guitars on The Police’s “Message in a Bottle” with sputtering trap drums, a recipe for a spicy kiss-off. — S.J.H.
Pentatonix Featuring Tink
“Can’t Sleep Love”
A cappella is normally more suited for talent shows and holidays than radio. But this single, from the self-titled debut of the genre’s biggest group, is different: There’s real funk behind the jazz-hands charisma, invoking Stevie Wonder and early Justin Timberlake. — Alex Gale
“Runnin’ (Lose It All)”
Nearly 20 months after Beyoncé floated down from the heavens in a stork’s handbasket, the pop queen teams with Zayn Malik’s ex-producer Naughty Boy for a dance track that has all of the charm of a Cadillac SUV: clean, smooth, efficient. It’s unremarkable, but any new music from Queen Bey is cause to click “play.” — Jeff Rosenthal
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This article originally appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of Billboard.