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Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear

By and Lewis Corner
Listen to our ten favourite new tracks this week, including Maroon 5, Alexandra Burke, Linkin Park and Little Boots.

Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa: 'Payphone' (UK: N/A US: April 16)
'Moves Like Jagger' was such an international smash that even parents and grandparents were aware of its existence. Big pop hooks and a savvy feature artist were the main draw, so it's not surprising Maroon 5 have continued the formula for their next single 'Payphone'. It may be more mellow than its predecessor, but it still has a whiff of a big future radio hit. LC



Alexandra Burke: 'Let It Go' (out May 27)
Alexandra Burke may have struggled to get radio stations on board with the hectic, Eric Morillo-produced 'Elephant', but she should have little trouble getting DJs to spin her latest effort. In fact, the dancefloor-ready chorus with its '90s throwback beats puts this in the running for our favourite Alexandra single yet. RC



Linkin Park: 'Burn It Down' (release date tbc)
The Californian band continue to rule the electro-hip-rock genre with the lead single from their fifth studio album Living Things, where frontman Chester Bennington's vocals soar over a glossy, blistering rawk guitar riff with epic results. RC



A*M*E: 'Ride Or Die' (out May 7)
X Factor auditions may not start for another month, but that doesn't mean head judge Gary Barlow isn't spotting talent on his own time. The latest signing to his Future Records label is A*M*E - and after listening to her mix of booty-shaking pop beats and ear-snagging hooks, it's easy to see why Gazza didn't hang around. LC



Tiesto & Wolfgang ft. Luciana: 'We Own The Night' (out now)
With the sun attempting to warm up our shores, Tiesto is also trying to do his bit by unveiling his latest summer dance anthem. Teaming up with Wolfgang Gartner and vocalist Luciana, 'We Own The Night' is a club stomper ready to soundtrack those clear warm nights - we just need to wait for them now. LC



Rumer: 'P.F. Sloan' (out May 20)
Following the success of her million-selling debut Season of my Soul, Rumer returns with Boys Don't Cry on May 28 - a collection of lesser-known songs from the '70s originally sung by men. Its lead single - first put out by Jimmy Webb - is a summery number built for lazy Sundays that showcases her gentle, Karen Carpenter-esque voice. RC



Joyce: 'Keep The Lights On' (out April 30)
Say hello to Katherine Fussey aka Joyce; a 21-year-old singer who recently signed a major deal with Island Records after being discovered online. She's still working on her debut album, but if it continues the ethereal, '70s synth-pop sound of 'Keep The Lights On', you won't hear us complaining. RC



Little Boots: 'Every Night I Say A Prayer (Tensnake Remix)' (UK: April 21)
BBC Sound of 2009 Poll winner Little Boots sold over 100,000 copies of her debut album Hands, but since then we've heard very little from the singer-songwriter. After busily working on the make or break second album, the star has previewed the new set with a remix (courtesy of Tensnake) of 'Every Night I Say A Prayer'. LC



Starboy Nathan: 'Who Am I' (out April 29)
Following the Wretch 32-assisted 'Hangover', Starboy Nathan trails his new album 3D - Determination, Dedication, Desire with 'Who Am I'; an uplifting piece of R&B-pop with an earworm of a chorus. RC



Queen of Hearts: 'Neon' (out May 14)
If buzzing basslines and wistful vocals are your shtick, then chances are you've already discovered or are about to fall in love with Queen of Hearts. The singer's latest track is an electro-led ditty that is bound to get tastemakers drooling - and what's more, it will also receive the rare honour of a physical release. LC



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