Popular & Trending: London's Most Requested 882 words · 5 minute read

Our UK creative team, led by Creative Director, Hollie Hutton, pulled together a “Popular and Trending” curated playlist of Music Dealers songs based on London’s most requested “sounds like” songs from clients.

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Popular & Trending: London’s Most Requested


Mumford and Sons - “I Will Wait”


Hunter & The Bear - “Forest On The Hill”

Hunter & The Bear are a British trio of indie folk rockers inspired by artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bruce Springsteen. Self-released, self-guided and self-confident, they’re about organic and rootsy emotion, fast paced beats, groovy acoustic guitars, and husky and soulful vocals. View Hunter & The Bear’s Artist Page.

Youngblood - “We Come Running”


Dot Dot Dot - “Bring Me To Life”

Dot Dot Dot’s music is a thrilling union of rock elements cloaked in dance beats with synthy frills; it’s a wonder they didn’t call themselves Duran Duran Duran. Dot Dot Dot continually delivers an outstanding performance that reaches a multi- generational audience and often leaves thousands of people begging for more. View Dot Dot Dot’s Artist Page.

M83 - “Midnight City”


Pistol Shrimp - “Moonshine”

Originally from South Africa, Pistol Shrimp is a 21 year old Multi Genre EDM DJ and Producer currently living in Bristol UK. Creating sounds from French Electro to 80’s Synthwave, his sound is a mix of melodic electronic synths underlined with dark rich basslines. View Pistol Shrimp’s Artist Page.

Imagine Dragons - “Radioactive”


5 Star Day - “Sleep Tight”

5 STAR DAY is a powerhouse songwriting collective comprised of writers and performers who have worked with everyone under the sun…from 30 SECONDS TO MARS to KELLY CLARKSON to BLACK VEIL BRIDES to BIFFY CLYRO to LINKIN PARK to PARAMORE to LIMP BIZKIT to STONE TEMPLE PILOTS…and the list goes on. There is no genre considered out of bounds for 5 STAR DAY. They do it all, and they do it well. View 5 Star Day’s Artist Page.

Ellie Goulding - “Anything Could Happen”


Auction For The Promise Club - “Dancer (Running In The Dust)”

Auction for the Promise Club are an indie rock band from St. Agnes, Cornwall – a picturesque fishing village at the southwestern most point of the UK. Their music echoes the stark juxtaposition of the beauty and ruggedness of their home, and sets an emotional and dynamic backdrop for the brutal rawness of singer Zoe White Chambers’ heartfelt lyrics. View Auction For The Promise Club’s Artist Page.

MGMT - “Kids”


Baby Monster - “City Of Lovers”

Los Angeles-based electro-indie pop duo Baby Monster were formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Danny Sternbaum and Marty Larson. The band’s penchant for hook-filled anthemic dancefloor jams has drawn comparisons to contemporaries like MGMT and Passion Pit. View Baby Monster’s Artist Page.

Skrillex - “Bangarang”


SAVOY - “I’m Fine”

Brooklyn-based SAVOY’s rock edged, yet club-geared releases, along with their notoriously high energy live shows have spawned a hybrid dance culture of its own. In just under a year and a half, the live electro-house trio has made a name for itself by effectively bridging the gap between the concert venue rocker and the club-bangin’ partier - and the result is a rapidly emerging new market that can’t seem to get enough. View SAVOY’s Artist Page.

The Temper Trap - “Sweet Disposition”


Desert Noises - “Oak Tree Global”

The name Desert Noises came out of a dream that popped into front-man Kyle Henderson’s head while sleeping. Joined by fellow twenty-something cohorts in bassist Tyler Osmond (yes, those Osmonds), guitar-shredder Patrick Boyer and drummer Brennan Allen, the foursome set out in a van three years ago and haven’t stopped since. View Desert Noises’ Artist Page.

Icona Pop - “I Love It”


Lunch Break Betty - “Oak Tree Global”

An electronic wonderland of sound, Lunch Break Betty’s records transport their listeners back through time to the 80’s, when the bleeps and bloops of synths, and the rebelliousness of punk dominated the charts. View Lunch Break Betty’s Artist Page.

Daft Punk - “Get Lucky”


Sonic Boyz - “Movin’ To The Music”

Well versed in the art of creating music, this duo has a strong background in production, songwriting, and engineering. Collectively, they have compiled an exceptional resume that includes Kanye West, Beyonce, Mary J Blidge, Busta Rhymes, Irv Gotti, Universal, Arista, J records, Def Jam, MTV, NBC, and ABC to name a few. View Sonic Boyz’ Artist Page.

Background Tidbit

Once upon a time, Music Dealers had an internal marketing program called PCAP (Pop Culture Awareness Program). For this program, Music Dealers creative directors would select a popular music chart, whether it be Billboard, Hype Machine, or Spotify, and create a playlist of Music Dealers songs that were similar to the charting songs. 

The program was designed to keep staff up to date on the hot artists coming into the catalog by giving them a popular song to reference. 

Then, some unnamed genius within the organization said, “Wait. Wouldn’t the clients dig this?” Those invovled in the program looked at one another with curiousity. Then some bold employee proclaimed, “Eureka!”

And so Music Dealers presents to you the revived version of this program, just as awesome, with an even better name.

By: Christopher Rucks, Music Dealers