Our Top Songs of the Week (19/11/22)

As chosen by Insanity’s music team

In a week where… 

Doja Cat started a feud with Elon Musk, Adele and Beyonce headed the nominations at the Grammy Awards,  Taylor Swift broke Ticketmaster, Insanity Assistant Station Manager KInga Stusik took home Bronze at the SRA Awards, Brockhampton released their final album and Mariah Carey was denied to be trademarked as ‘Queen of Christmas’, here are the song recommendations curated by our music team.  

Musfik (Head of Music)

Audacity by Spencer Elmer 

‘I caught a snippet of this song on TikTok and immediately fell in love with the track. Chill rap infused with cocky vibes whist portraying an elegant image. Spencer definitely caught me off guard with the way he raps about his topics and implements it with mellow tunes that just work so well together. If you want to feel like you own it all, this is a song for you! Definitely check his music out, worth your time I promise.’ 


Yoda by Weird Al Yankovic 

‘I wont lie, it’s a stressful time. I need some fun. This is fun. Enjoy some fun.’


Unlock It (Lock It) by Charli XCX ft. Kim Petras and Jay Park

‘I found this song again through the magic of TikTok’s algorithm, and it does not disappoint. It’s very different to some of Charli’s earlier songs. I just can’t stop playing it, it’s constantly on repeat for me and I can’t get tired of it. I absolutely love the early nineties/ early 2000’s vibe it gives and it seems my love of Kim Petras won’t be going away any time soon. Such a great song!’ 


Sensation by Crosses 

Wow, it’s not another seductive track by Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno? I’m not a stereotype but this man could sing the instructions for microwave pizza and it would still be sexy! Crosses is Moreno’s side project, in collaboration with Chuck Doom and Shaun Lopez. This latest track off their upcoming record is transcendental, remarkable and just god-damn gorgeous- Really this track is perfect to listen to in a dark room and cry about how lonely I am.   


High and Dry by Radiohead 

‘I’ve been bingeing their discography recently, and I’m not done yet, but I think that this is my favourite so far. The chords and main riff are simple but heartfelt. Thom Yorke’s haunting high vocals in the chorus are absolutely stunning. Random bits of guitar i the background make the track interesting throughout, but the driving nature of the acoustic guitar ties it together. A piece of art from a band of artists.’ 


What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club 

‘A bit of a throwback! One of my favourite indie songs that is just so upbeat and fun to listen to. A good stress reliever in a season of lots of assignments!’


Ocean Breathes Salty by Modest Mouse 

‘This is a song that I’ve listened to for a while and it is definitely influenced my creative work. A perfect tonal balance of bitterness, comfort and melancholy Anybody who knows early 200’s Alt Rock probably knows Modest Mouse anyway, but check this out if you like the era and don’t know it!’ 


Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode 

I’ve had all of Depeche Mode’s music on repeat recently. Enjoy the Silence has got to be my favourite song of theirs so far. The mix of synths and David Gahan’s deep vocals works so well!’ 



An emotional conclusion to BROCKHAMPTON’s (as far as it counts them being together). Kevin’s mourning lyrics of his time in the group and how he achieved his dreams. “Let me be the one that you cling to”- a touching way of bookending the group, almost as their letting fans know that their music will still remain, even if as a collective they have moved on.’ 


Ame Furu Yoru no Mukou by Lamp

I cannot recommend this band enough and this song is one of the great masterpieces by Lamp, a Japanese indie band formed in 2000. It starts off very simple and catchy with whistles. You can feel the influence of jazz as the waves of harmony hits you with all the backing vocals, smoothly shifting between male and female. The fragile and innocent female vocal is just pure heaven in your ears. The syncopated claves in the background and shakers also give a strong impression of bossa nova. I especially like the use of extra percussion with the glockenspiel, triangles and wind chimes, sparingly yet at the right timing 


Babe, Can I Call? by The Hunna

‘An absolute banger. I have always loved The Hunna and I have equally always loved this song. It’s made it back into a playlist after not hearing it for a while and I couldn’t be happier about it. Some songs are just permanent faves and this is definitely one of mine.’ 

As always here’s the link to our playlist: