U2, “Until the End of the World” (1991) This pulverizing Achtung Baby cut sounds as fresh as the day it came out, and its lyrics, sadly, feel even more relevant 25 years later.
Sia, “Chandelier (Plastic Plates remix)” (2014) This pulsating refresh of the Aussie’s smash is iHeart-perfect dance-pop that keeps Sia’s soaring, raspy soprano front and center.
Sting, “All This Time” (1991) This tribute to his deceased father is nonetheless upbeat and melodically rich—and the best single Sting has written outside The Police.
Drake ft. Rihanna, “Too Good” (2016) The couple—and their low-key Views duet—are #goals inspiring, Will Bad Girl Ri Ri make an appearance Friday? Cross your fingers.
Zedd, “Clarity” (2012) When the EDM nostalgia compilations come, every single one will include this Grammy-winning Euro-dance banger—and you’ll still sing along to Foxes’ Alanis-esque choral refrain.
Ariana Grande, “Love Me Harder” (2014) Forget Victorious. The one-time teen actress is now a full-fledged pop star, whose voice can hold its own with The Weeknd’s on this second-album earworm.
Tears for Fears, “The Working Hour” (1985) A lush sax solo becomes a propulsive number built on two chiming chords and an abstract indictment of the sins of capitalism. Perfect for the morning commute.
Britney Spears, “Make Me” (2016) The pop princess teamed with rapper G-Eazy for the first single off Glory—and it’s got just the right amount of breathy sex appeal.
iHeartRadio Music Festival September 23-24, 7:15 p.m., $150-$750. T-Mobile Arena, 702-692-1600..