A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
Ellie Goulding featuring Wale and Waka Flocka Flame: "Lights!" (Potomac Boys Club remix)
Up-and-coming DMV remixers Brenton Duvall and Patrick McKelvy (almost) redeem Waka's "No Hands" by mashing it up with Goulding's great "Lights."
Evidence: "I Don't Need Love" (mixtape)
We had assumed that anyone who dared rap over "Hey Jude" would automatically be struck down by an angry God, or by The Beatles' copyright lawyers. The Dilated Peoples MC/self-styled fifth Beatle tempts fate on this strange, irresistible collection of Beatles remixes and covers.
The Go! Team with Bethany Cosentino: "Buy Nothing Day"
The Best Coast frontwoman brings her own brand of nostalgic treble-pop to this frisky puppy of a song. From The Go! Team's upcoming "Rolling Blackouts."
Telekinesis: "Car Crash"
The newest single from Telekinesis (the nom de rock of Seattle singer-songwriter Michael Benjamin Lerner) is a minor miracle of smart, strangely forceful power pop.
Jens Lekman: "Waiting for Kirsten" (live)
If you only listen to one song all year about the charms of famous actresses and the pitfalls of the Swedish health-care system, let it be this one, performed in L.A. by adorable wood sprite Lekman.