I wanted to give this article thing a try so yeah lol. Warning though, I have a mixed variety of music tastes, so this list will probably go from 90s r&b to hardcore kpop. Idk lol? Just bear with me, I guess. + Sorry if you don't get some of the things I write. I kind of use my New Zealand/Islander slang lol. I'll update whenever I think of more jams.

(Btw, this is in no particular order)

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDVufnezUAs (Hallucinations- Dvsn)

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UONnRMuuDps (Reggaeton Lento Remix- CNCO, Little Mix)

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwEZRPkAAu8 (Too Close- Next)

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslgz9o8meM (It Wasn't Me- Shaggy)
By far, my favourite throwback song ever. I love any song by Shaggy even though I don't know what he is saying lol. That reggae vibe is so nice for me to hear and even though the meaning of the song is kind of ... lol, it's still one of those catchy throwbacks where you can't help but sing the hook.

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DocBfPIgk70 (Replay- SHINee)
SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY KPOP FANS OUT THERE YAS! SHINee is one of my ultimate favourite kpop groups, not only for their music but for their "give a fuck" personalities. If you're not into kpop, give it a try. It has an early 2000s r&b sound but it still has that kpop vibe that makes the song unique. But also, their vocals are no joke. Just a heads up, more SHINee will be in this list lol and some other kpop grps.

6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oa69pgh3xY (Forever Love- Aaradhna)

7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr29X77OA5g (Lifted- CL)
CL is a badass Korean queen that has 10000000x swag. For her American debut, she released this song which was originally made my Wu Tang Clan (WUTANGGG) and it's such a grindy(?) song. When you hear it, you just wanna get down and start dancing. It's a mega party jam where everyone can sing along and it'll sound dope af.

8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyaI4-5849w (Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller- Dj Khaled)
Rihanna is a queen. Bryson Tiller is bae. Idk what Dj Khaled is doing but his beats sound bomb. The original, "Maria Maria" by Santana can never be beaten though, but this is MY FAV PARTY BOP. Do I need to say anymore?

9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKOtzIo-uYw (Killing Me Softly- Fugees)
Fugees is hands down my favourite group EVER. To me, no one is as authentic, as creative, as aware as those three. Lauryn Hill, my timeless queen, who sings the vocals on this track, brought this song for me. This song is one that everyone knows, doesn't matter which version they like. It's a jam no matter what and I love it so much. Even though I tend to like original versions better, no one serves this song justice better than Fugees (MY OPINION AND DON'T FIGHT ME ON THIS)

10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGvAfJJEVgM (wRoNg ft. Kehlani- ZAYN)

11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-7nzDmC9fY (Coffee (F**king) ft. Wale- Miguel)

12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDAd0S92Uko (Stone Cold- Demi Lovato)
I haven't listened to this song in so long but it's my favourite song from her. She performs this track so well and the emotion cracks in her voice. I love it so much. But that high note at the end though

13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOpSqV9E7HY (Just an Illusion- Julia Zahra)

14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qSNMfm1rlg (Aquaman- Jay Park)
I kid you not, the first time I heard this song, I died. I actually have no words to explain the love I have not only for this song, but for the artist. I am a die hard Jay Park/ AOMG fan where I can go for a week with just listening to the same song from Jay. It's such a sexy yet groovy song. It's fun and his voice is relaxing of some sort. The lyrics however, can be a bit explicit but hey, I'm not complaining. LISTEN TO THIS BOP. I SWEAR ITS SO UNDERRATED. Expect much more from my baby, Jay motherfucking Park

15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4T43PncyQc (July- Kris Wu)

16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQunCjYdAcU (Cave Me In- Gallant X Tablo X Eric Nam)
THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF CHILL. Authentic and lowkey lit. This collab is everything! Gallant who I have loved for years, freaking TABLO who I consider a legend and Eric Nam, one of my fav new artists! Tablo's rap, Eric's heavenly silky voice (I'm not lying, listen to it and you'll see), everything is perfect.

17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tBnF46ybZk (Really Really- Winner)

18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMNPv_HXffQ (Vivir Mi Vida- Marc Anthony)

19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTFtOOh47oo (Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee- French Montana)

20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVMcIEPZ9YY (Rock the Boat- Aaliyah)

21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_rl4ZGdy34 (White Privilege II ft. Jamila Woods- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
I love rap and I'm really picky over which rap I listen to. Artists like Macklemore, Kendrick, J.Cole, Logic, etc. I deeply appreciate. This is the rap that captures me and it should capture everyone who appreciates poetry and current social affairs. This was delivered so well.

22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTfuPF5SoCQ (Love Game ft. Kendrick Lamar- Eminem)
Rap god + Rap king? I actually don't even know what this song is about, but I'm in love with the flow and the goofiness of this track. Two iconic legends on one track? Couldn't ask for more.

23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmvqb9Uzu8k (SAFE- Dumbfoundead)
Another one of my favourite rappers! Dumbfoundead addresses the issue of white-washing in the media and it's beast And plus, the music video is genius. "You ain't ever seen a yellow boy wildin" YOZZZAAA

24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHhrPeaAir8 (You're So Beautiful- Empire Cast)
I used to be so addicted to this show, and this was one of my favourite songs from this series. Hakeem/ Yazz's verse was my fav though tbh. But it's so good and I love the meaning too.

25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DLzyvT4eUo (You're Welcome ft. Lin Manuel- Miranda- Jordan Fisher)

26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qdLx8w0dw (Cough Syrup Cover- Matthew Schuler)
Just listen to his voice and you'll see why I love it

27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-T8aVasQdY (Yacht ft. Sik-K- Jay Park)
Dance? Check. Visuals? Check. Vocals? Check. SWAG AND HOTNESS? Check.

28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0lhM7WdUhE (Far, Far Away- G.Soul)
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Anything G.Soul, I absolutely love. His voice is so heavenly. No one has a voice as soft and soulful as that, bruh. And the reggae vibe that the song brings.... I'm ded

29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXcpLWB2eBA (Sorry- The Rose)

30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A96vsgB1EM (I'm Not Sorry ft. Eric Bellinger- Dean)
Litty lit.

31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be37-T72DNk (Same Drugs- Chance the Rapper)

32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx96Twg-Aew (Sober- Childish Gambino)
My love

33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaF-pGyKaOg (Spotless Mind- Jhene Aiko)
Queen of Alternative r&b

34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QljRe99OMCU (Eung Freestyle- LIVE, Owen Ovadoz, Punchnello, Sik-K, Flowsik)
M F L I T A F

35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIPH8LFYFRk (FXXK IT- Big Bang)
King of Kpop right here!

36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_4rdHIMDfk (Fa La La ft. Boyz II Men- Justin Bieber)

37. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCjNJDNzw8Y (Havana ft. Young Thug- Camila Cabello)
AMAZING SONG. Love everything about it.

38. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHwRNuNPvDc (No Love- Lucky J)

39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvKBsiycHq4 (KBB ft. Jessi, Dumbfoundead, Lyricks- Microdot)
NZ +684 REP

40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHoLaLlL5lA (Bermuda Triangle ft. Dean, Crush- Zico)
DEFINITION OF LIT LET ME TELL YOU THAT