20 songs you’re sleeping on right now

This is our attempt at balancing the universe.

May 01, 2018

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Each month The FADER staff rounds up the songs we wish more people were playing. Here they are, in no particular order.

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Cardi B, “Money Bag”

Currently sitting at no. 58 on the Hot 100, Cardi B’s “Money Bag” is the lowest ranking song from her debut album Invasion of Privacy. This is absolute bullshit, everyone is nuts, and I want to fight. Blast “Money Bag,” a perfect song, through your speakers asap. —Juliana

John Legend & Bloodpop, "A Good Night"

It's definitely not revolutionary, but John Legend's submission for Song of the Summer is cute and perfect for any and all family reunions. —Myles

Peewee Longway, "Feeling Myself"

My love for Peewee was locked in with 2013's Lobby Runners mixtape, and I'm happy to report he's still going stupid 5 years later! Love this song and have been playing it at least once a day. It's #PepInYourStepTypeBeat aka extremely my shit. —Nazuk

Saba, "PROM / KING"

Tracing the roots of his grief that informed so much of his incredible new album CARE FOR ME, Saba rewards multiple listens with scores of tiny details to discover and a seamless and invigorating intersection of narrative and rhythm. Constant chills every time. —Jordan

Alison Wonderland & Chief Keef, "Dreamy Dragon"

Chief Keef's annual insane pop verse is over some of dance music producer Alison Wonderland's best. Unexpected and amazing. —Duncan

Kelsey Lu, "Shades of Blue"

This smoky new Kelsey Lu single will fuck around and make you think it's you who's in the middle of a crazy heartbreak. Come through, vocals! —Rawiya

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Rexmanningday., "Mass Ave"

A jumpy, rough-around-the-edges addition to the "Pop Punk Songs About Massachusetts" canon that damn near perfects the form. —Patrick

Junglepussy, "Trader Joe"

I can't think of a stronger compliment than Junglepussy telling this dude she likes him more than Trader Joe's. Catchy song, clever fruit and veg references. 365 by Whole Foods could never! —Rawiya

Ashley Monroe, "Hard on a Heart"

Kacey Musgraves’s "High Horse" got a lot of attention, but it wasn’t the only disco-country masterpiece released this month. Ashley rules too! —Duncan

Ramz, "Family Tree"

Another lullaby-as-pop song from Ramz, the 18-year-old behind the inescapable U.K. smash "Barking." This one's just as fun and bubbly! —Rawiya

Husalah, "Million Miles"

My bay area bud Ben and Brooklyn bro Ali inspired me to listen to this new Husalah project, and I feel blessed to have come across "Million Miles." Please just listen to it. —Nazuk

Key!, "Kelly Price Freestyle" "Dig It" and "Hater"

Key! is incredible, and I for one am stoked as shit for his collaborative project with Kenny Beats. Kenny's been earning consistent W's with every track he's produced, from collabs with Hoodrich Pablo Juan to Rico Nasty. This man does not lose! And for the most part, neither does Key! If these newly released tracks from their upcoming 777 are any indication of the heat that is impending, please Lord pray for me. The warmer days are about to be so much more live. —Nazuk

Lil Baby, "Never Needed Help"

I fuck with Lil Baby so strongly. His songs have this insane ability to hit your gut and, like, mold to the struggle you're doing through, no matter what it is. This loosie that dropped earlier this week on Worldstar is no exception. Shit hits. —Nazuk

Black Dresses, "Wiggle"

Black Dresses's WASTEISOLATION is a dance party with life-or-death stakes. "Wiggle," one of many standouts, is about being a trans woman and trying to survive: "If you turn the light on, I'll just run away / I know I don't belong but I have nowhere else to stay." —Patrick

Quay Dash, "No Drama"

"You ain't with the shits / You are a bum bitch." !!!! Quay Dash forever! NY's hardest!!!!!!!! WAKE UP YALL!!!!!!!!!! —Nazuk

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Hunnybee"

It's embarrassing how much I like this song on UMO's new album Sex & Food. It's so chill and hazy and it weirdly makes me actually want to go to a summer music festival. —Myles

Ase Manual, "All The Stars"

My homie and FADER alum/contributor Khalila Douze put me onto Ase Manual a bit ago, and this week the New Jersey producer dropped an insane tape of reworked tracks from the Black Panther soundtrack. My favorite was this flip of "All The Stars." It's freaking insane. —Nazuk

CupcakKe, "Quiz"

It turns out the quickest way to my heart is to either reference the movie Split or have an adlib that goes, "I'm hungry!" Thank god for CupcakKe, who included both on "Quiz," her first track with PC Music. —Olivia

Kali Uchis, "Dead To Me"

She did that!!!!!!! —Myles

Lil Uzi Vert, "Rich Forever Leaked"

The only rapper to do a puzzling internet freakout well, possibly ever. His flawless streak of posts ended with a great new song over a beat from an old Chief Keef banger, and it sounds like he tapped into the sound of strip clubs in the seventh seal of hell. —Jordan

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