Featured Songs

Local DJs: Songs that are worth listening to

There are countless songs that are being released and listened to every day. Thus, it may be a daunting task to look for a track to listen to today. Luckily, there are many popular and skilled artists known for their award-winning singles. Take a look at the list of featured songs and the key details you should know about them here at Local DJs:

Dior

Dior is written and sung by the late rapper Pop Smoke from his album Victor Victor Worldwide which was released in February 2020. It was produced by 808Melo and was mixed by Mike Seaberg and Jason Richards. The remixed versions of the song were also included in Pop Smoke’s other albums such as Shoot for the Stars (2020) and Faith (2021). Check out more details about the track below:

  • Song title: Dior
  • Released: February 11, 2020
  • Genre: Hip hop
  • Singer: Pop Smoke
  • Origin: New York

The song is about buying the latest clothes from the luxury brand ‘Dior’ and flirting with women. Although it was criticized by many, it was nominated and won various awards. It even hit peak positions, especially after Pop Smoke was murdered in February 2020. Take a look at the following peak positions this song has achieved below:

ChartCountryPosition
ARIAAustralia48
Austria Top 40Austria61
Ultratip FlandersBelgium20
Canadian Hot 100Canada28
TracklistenDenmark39
SNEPFrance59
Official German ChartsGermany59
Global 200 (Billboard magazine)United States61
Single Top 100Netherlands64
RMNZNew Zealand38
Billboard Hot 100United States22
Rolling Stone Top 100United States12

Save Me

Save Me is a song by BTS from their album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever. It was released in 2016 by their management, Big Hit. The song also has a Japanese version that was released in the same year under Universal Music Japan. Check out the key details about this song below:

  • Song title: Save Me
  • Released: May 2, 2016 
  • Genre: K-pop, hip hop, RNB, pop
  • Singer: BTS
  • Origin: South Korea

The song is bright and bouncy but if you will understand the lyrics, it actually masks the pleas for help. Save Me was primarily produced by Pdogg and was written by the following music writers:

  • Pdogg
  • Ray Michael Djan Jr
  • Ashton Foster
  • Samantha Harper
  • RM
  • Suga
  • J-Hope

Save Me was promoted for 1 week only on Korean music shows such as Mnet, KBS, SBS and MBC but it still topped the Billboard World Digital Songs. Take a look at the following peak positions this song has achieved below:

ChartCountryPosition
GaonSouth Korea19
Philippines Hot 100Philippines71
World Digital Songs (Billboard magazine)United States2
LatauslistaFinland23

Sorry, Sorry

Sorry Sorry is a song by Super Junior from their album of the same name. It was written by composer Yoo Young-jin who wanted to create a song that is both fun and easy to listen to. The song became one of the most popular and successful singles of the boy band. Check out the key details about this song below:

  • Song title: Sorry, Sorry
  • Released: March 9, 2009
  • Genre: K-pop, pop
  • Singer: Super Junior
  • Origin: South Korea

After its release in March 2009, Super Junior promoted the single in various Korean music programs such as Music Bank, Popular Songs, Music Core and Kiss The Radio for 2 months. In just a week after the release, the song peaked at number 1 on M! Countdown and Music Bank. The song also became an extremely huge hit in the Philippines, peaking at number 6 at local TV channel MYX. Take a look at more peak positions this song has achieved below:

ChartCountryPosition
M! Countdown (M.NET)South Korea1
Take 7 Charts (SBS)South Korea1
Music Bank (KBS)South Korea1
Chart KoreaSouth Korea1
Annual Top 100 Singles (Hit FM)Taiwan1
Singles Top 100 Weekly Chart (KKBOX)Taiwan1
Asian Top 50 Year-End 2009 (Channel V)Thailand1

Lose Yourself

Lose Yourself is written, produced and sung by American rapper Eminem as the main soundtrack for the movie 8 Mile. It has aggressive themes that mostly deal with the struggles the singer dealt with and the obstacles he had to overcome to gain the respect of his fellow rappers. Check out the key details about this song below:

  • Song title: Lose Yourself
  • Released: October 28, 2002
  • Genre: Hip hop
  • Singer: Eminem
  • Origin: United States

The song became a commercial success and reached the top of many charts worldwide. It was even considered as one of Eminem’s finest and greatest songs of all time. Lose Yourself even won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Academy Award for Best Original Song. Take a look at more peak positions this song has achieved below:

ChartCountryPosition
ARIAAustralia1
Austria Top 40Austria1
Ultratop 50 FlandersBelgium1
Canadian Singles ChartCanada1
TracklistenDenmark1
Eurochart Hot 100 (Billboard magazineUnited States1
Official German ChartsGermany 2
Single Top 40Hungary1
Dutch Top 40Netherlands1
Recorded Music NZNew Zealand1
VG-listaNorway1
Romanian Top 100Romania1
Billboard Hot 100United States1
Official Charts Company United Kingdom32

Imagine

Imagine is English rock artist John Lennon’s best-selling single of his solo career. It was released in 1971 to encourage world peace without religion, materialism and borders between nations. Check out the key details about this song below:

  • Song title: Imagine
  • Released: October 1975
  • Genre: Pop, soft rock
  • Singer: John Lennon
  • Origin: United States

After its release, Imagine had reached peak positions in various music charts around the world. It was even recognized as one of the most performed songs of the 20th century. The song was awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame and was placed second at Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book.

Over 200 artists including famous ones like Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga have performed and covered Imagine. The single also sold more than 2 million copies in the United Kingdom alone. Take a look at more peak positions this song has achieved below:

ChartCountryPosition
National Top 40Australia1
Kent Music ReportAustralia1
Ultratop 50 FlandersBelgium12
Canada Top SinglesCanada1
Official German ChartsGermany18
OriconJapan14
Dutch Top 40Netherlands6
VG-listaNorway6
Springbok RadioSouth Africa1
Billboard Hot 100United States3
Kent Music ReportAustralia19
Recorded Music NZNew Zealand23
Top Rock Tracks (Billboard magazine)United States20
Canadian Singles ChartCanada10

Check out the awards and nominations John Lennon’s song, Imagine, received by looking at the table below:

AwardOrganizationYearResult
Best Original SongGolden Globe Awards2003Won
Best Original SongAcademy Awards2003Won
Best Video from a FilmMTV Video Music Awards2003Won
Video of the YearBET Awards2003Nominated
Viewer’s Choice AwardMTV Video Music Awards2003Nominated
Record of the YearGrammy Awards2004Nominated
Song of the YearGrammy Awards2004Nominated
Best Rap SongGrammy Awards2004Won
Best Song Written for Visual MediaGrammy Awards2004Nominated
Best Rap VideoMTV Video Music Awards2003Nominated

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the best rock songs of all time. It is written by Freddi Mercury and sung by the rock band Queen in which he is a member. Mercury and the rest of the band members refused to deeply explain the lyrics of the song but they stated that it was about relationships.

The unique 6-minuter song lacks a refraining chorus and consists of various sections instead including an intro, operatic message, reflective coda, ballad segment and a hard rock part. Check out the key details about this song below:

  • Song title: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Released: October 31, 1975
  • Genre: Hard rock, pop
  • Singer: Queen
  • Origin: United Kingdom

The song became one of the best-selling singles of all time both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Bohemian Rhapsody also became the most streamed song during the 20th century since it has been downloaded and listened to over 2 billion times. It topped the UK Singles Chart for more than nine weeks and reached peak numbers in various music charts all over the world. Take a look at more peak positions this song has achieved below:

ChartCountryPosition
Kent Music ReportAustralia1
Ultratop 50 FlandersBelgium1
Canada Top SinglesCanada1
Dutch Top 40Netherlands1
Recorded Music NZNew Zealand1
VG-listaNorway1
Springbok RadioSouth Africa2
Billboard Hot 100United States9
Official German ChartsGermany7
Eurochart Hot 100Europe3
Canadian Digital Song SalesCanada6
SNEP SinglesFrance3
Single Top 40Hungary8
Japan Hot 100Japan11