AP’s Tune of This year: Keedron Bryant’s’I Just na Live’

FILE - Rose, from left, Jenni Kim, and Lisa of Blackpink perform at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. on April 12, 2019. Their song "Ice Cream," featuring Selena Gomez, was named one of the top 10 songs of the year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Kedron Bryant, “I Only na Live”: Through times of chaos and unrest, individuals respond differently. Some demonstration. Some shout. And a few songs. After the grisly death of George Floyd, Johnnetta Bryant turned to God and asked to get a pray — along with also the lyrics to”I Only Want Life” was born. She requested her son, subsequently 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, to sing the tune and the remainder is to the history books. Kedron Bryant’s strong performance about being a young Black guy in the present globe went viral, together with everybody from Barack Obama to LeBron James praising the upcoming celebrity and his family due to their strength and optimistic message.

Chloe x Halle, “Can It”: On the window to the walls,’ till the perspiration drops down my… Chloe x Halle took us into the nightclubs — aka the living area — through a pandemic year after we desperately wanted an epic dance song to help us get through the afternoon.

Kelly Rowland, “Coffee”: A sleek, hot number out of an R&B goddess.

The spirit icons combined forces for among the year’s finest collaborations which will certainly put a grin on your face.

Dua Lipa, “Do Not Start Today”: Using this addictive pop stone and upgraded dance moves, Dua Lipa is well on her way to world domination.

Gabby Barrett comprising Charlie Puth, “I Hope”: Breakthrough nation singer Gabby Barrett had a hit with all the first version of”I Hope,” but Charlie Puth slip right into her DMs and requested to add his vocals to the tune and upgrade the beat. The outcome is an undeniable pop crush.

Pop Smoke featuring DaBaby along with Lil Baby, “For Your Night”: Late rapper Pop Smoke needed a knack for hip-hop melodies, which explains why a lot of his tunes have burst on TikTok. “For the Night” is a monster strike which also featured other functions leading the new category of rap.