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For a crisp morning run

As the mercury plummets across the northern hemisphere, here are a few well-chosen tracks to get the blood pumping.

1.
Suspira
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti

2.
Ready Baby
Jeanne Added

3.
Jeg Ka’ Rigtig Godt Li’ Dig
Andreas Odbjerg & Ida Laurberg 

4.
Plage érotique
Rêve Blanc 

5.
Life is a Flower
Ace of Base

6.
Carrossel do Tempo
Polo & Pan, with Abrão

7.
Fade to Grey
Visage 

8.
Palco
Gilberto Gil

9.
Voyage Libre
Thievery Corporation, with Lou Lou Ghelichkhani

10.
Décla
Nina Lili J

11.
Romantic World
Brenda Fassie 

12.
The Gentle Rain (RJD2 Remix)
Astrud Gilberto

13.
Once
Virna Lindt 

14.
Soleada
Adiós Amores

15.
Get Over You
Sophie Ellis-Bextor 

16.
Pure Shores
All Saints

17.
Elevation
Braxe+Falcon, with Sunni Colón

18.
Soft Life
Lady Donli

19.
Keep Your Hold on Love
Yatte & Duett 

20.
Super Ego
Babe Rainbow

For when the fire is roaring

It’s time to kick back, soak up the seasonal good cheer and settle down with some timeless, atmospheric tunes that form an appropriate audio accompaniment to the crackle of an open hearth.

1.
Le coeur grenadine (Polo & Pan Remix)
Laurent Voulzy

2.
Santa Catarina
Lazywax 

3.
Amanhecer
Carbeau

4.
Como Antes
Matias Damásio

5.
Slave to Love
Bryan Ferry 

6.
Why I Follow the Tigers
The San Sebastian Strings

7.
Pillow Talk
Sylvia

8.
Adventure
Momoko Kikuchi 

9.
Marcepan
Sanah 

10.
Come on Home
Lijadu Sisters 

11.
Cara de Árabe
Tapioca

12.
What Now
Honey

13.
Sunflower
Tamino & Angèle

14.
Cordeiro de Nanã
Os Tincoãs 

15.
Step by Step
Eddie Chacon

16.
Sémaphore
Requin Chagrin

17.
Descends
Weekend Affair

18.
Cosas de la Vida
Eros Ramazzotti

19.
Orange
Discodor 

20.
Yara
Charif Megarbane 

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For a wintry dinner party

Start celebrating with a selection of songs that pair perfectly with wine, some animated conversation and perhaps a little dancing after the digestifs are served.

1.
Tudo Pode Mudar
Metrô 

2.
Sabato Italiano
I Coccodrilli 

3.
Meutrière
Alan Palomo, with Flore Benguigui 

4.
Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Friendly Fires

5.
Run
Sault 

6.
Samba
Cléa Vincent

7.
Beige 70 (Domenique Dumont Bilingual Remix)
Cola Boyy 

8.
Midnight Pretenders
Tomoko Aran

9.
Inan
Selman Faris

10.
Saturday Love
Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal 

11.
Plastic Love
Mariya Takeuchi

12.
La Orilla
Federico Aubele 

13.
Nights over Egypt
The Jones Girls 

14.
Strawberry Letter 23
The Brothers Johnson

15.
Back on 74
Jungle 

16.
Underwater Love
Smoke City 

17.
Chico
Luísa Sonza

18.
Ela E Carioca
Bebel Gilberto 

19.
Limbo
Jessy Lanza

20.
Relax
Kassin

For a late-night boogie

As the bottles pile up, it’s time to switch to something stronger as guests shake their tailfeathers.

1.
Pra Ver Você Sambar (Yuksek Remix)
Alligatorz, Ron Puma, DJ Greem

2.
Beautiful Stranger
Madonna 

3.
Tu me Play
Juliette Armanet 

4.
Reflex (live from Le Palace)
Parcels 

5.
C’est l’amour
Clara Luciani 

6.
Disco Dancer
Kiki Gyan

7.
Mi Amor
Plastic Mode

8.
Difícil
Marina Lima 

9.
Lw Kan
El Shab Arab 

10.
I Can’t Wait
Nu Shooz 

11.
Don’t You Want Me (Hooj Mix)
Felix

12.
Watch Me Now (Queen of the Night)
Sam Quealy

13.
Black Eye
Allie X

14.
Euphoria
Elodie 

15.
Sing Hallelujah!
Dr Alban 

16.
Big Fun
Inner City 

17.
Saturday Night
The Pressure

18.
Co-Star
Amaarae

19.
Chase
Giorgio Moroder

20.
Pela (Sam Ruffillo Remix)
Musta

Tunes that made our year

It has been a memorable 12 months for pop anthems – here the Monocle Radio team choose a few of their highlights of 2023.

1.
eMtunzini
Muzi 

2.
Manodzi
Stonebwoy, with Angelique Kidjo

3.
Rush
Troye Sivan 

4.
Tension
Kylie Minogue 

5.
(It Goes Like) Nanana
Peggy Gou 

6.
Italodisco
The Kolors

7.
The Sea
Romy 

8.
Maria Joana
Nuno Ribeiro, Calema & Mariza 

9.
It Girl
Associanu, Karma Fields & Kah-Lo 

10.
Il primo passo sulla luna
Laura Pausini

11.
Triple A
Jubël, with nle Choppa

12.
Amplify
Liset Alea, rjla & Rodriguez Jr 

13.
Dararí
Aitana 

14.
Flowers
Miley Cyrus

15.
Jealous Guy
The Weeknd 

16.
Caution to the Wind
Everything but the Girl 

17.
Super Shy
NewJeans

18.
Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol 53
Shakira and Bizarrap

19.
Shy Boy
Carly Rae Jepsen 

20.
Pearls
Jessie Ware

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