You might be the most informed person about America’s top-charting music hits, but have you ever wondered what other countries listen to? We in the United States have been blessed with a big enough country to house multiple successful record labels, but what about the countries that only have one or two major cities?
This week I bring you the 20 top hits in Greece – a country smaller than the Midwest. Believe it or not, they listen to all kinds of stuff, thanks to the fact that they’re nestled in the middle of numerous cultures and diverse artists. You might be surprised to recognize more names on this list than you expect; they listen to everything from Alicia Keys to Disturbed to the Strumbellas to Tom Odell over there, plus loads of stuff I guarantee you don’t know (yet!).
- Pitsi ft. Animado – “Mi Amor”
- Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – “This Girl”
- Sak Noel & Salvi ft. Sean Paul – “Trumpets”
- LP – “Lost On You”
- Ben Delay – “I Never Felt So Right”
- Kaleo – “Way Down We Go”
- Manuel Riva & Eneli – “Mhm Mhm”
- Monoir & Osaka – “The Violin Song”
- Dua Lipa – “Be The One”
- Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
- John Rous, Alfie Rhodes – “Oasis”
- Mahmut Orhan ft. Sena Sener – “Feel”
- Sky Dance – “Magic Touch”
- Beasy & Leon – “Mojito’s Revenge (DJ Pandelis Orient Mix)”
- Consoul Tranin – “Take Me to Infinity”
- Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson – “Girls Like”
- Enrique Iglesias ft. Wisin – “Duele El Corazon”
- Duke Dumont – “Ocean Drive”
- Coldplay – “Hymn for the Weekend”
- Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”
If you’re looking for pop music made in Greece by the Greeks, then look no further than Konstantinos Argiros, Stavento, Marina Satti, Thanos Petrelis (pictured above), Ilias Vrettos, Nikos Vertis, and Helena Paparizou, who are all pretty huge. Each puts their own flair into the music, while somehow still being able to capture the traditional sounds of Greece (voice tonality and drum rhythm has a lot to do with it – take a listen for yourself). Personally, I’m a little bit in love with Konstantinos Argiros even though I can’t understand hardly a word he’s saying.
Clearly, the Greeks’ favorite music all tends to have the same underlying rhythm – perfect for dancing. In the city, the youth spends their nights (until 6 a.m. or later) clubbing and dancing to whatever they can find. So crank up the music – you might even find yourself partying like the Greeks do.
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Corinne Pachl is a recent graduate from Truman State University whose heart will always lie in the depths of Kansas City, MO. Since studying abroad in Europe, she just wants to travel and eat food from all over the world. Until her next adventure, she aspires to find happiness and understanding in the soundtrack of everyday life.