We’ve compiled a New Year’s playlist of this crazy year’s most viral Russian songs – from pop idols to hip hop artists, and of course, some romantic slow dance numbers. Some of them stormed Tik Tok.
1. SMALL BIG – S * ck My D * ck 2020
The popular Russian group aptly expresses the feelings of the whole nation about the passing year. It certainly wasn’t pretty. But we’re almost there!
2. MORGENSHTERN & Allj – Cadillac
One of the biggest names on the Russian music scene this year is undoubtedly Morgenshtern (Alisher Valeyev). His summer collaboration with Allj (Alexei Uzenyuk) was the main success during the lockdown.
3. Slava Marlow – Ð¡Ð½Ð¾Ð²Ð° Ñ Ð½Ð°Ð¿Ð¸Ð²Ð°ÑÑÑ (I’m still drunk)
A talented 21-year-old musician from a small town, discovered by Morgenshtern, really hit the big guys with this song, which took the internet by storm.
3.dore – ÐÑÑÑÐ¸Ð»Ð°ÑÑ (fallen in love)
TikTok users loved this song, which reminds them of the vibes of 2000s pop music. And it’s also a new Russian word for your collection – Ð²ÑÑÑÐ¸Ð»Ð°ÑÑ (vtyuritlas) which is slang for a female verb that is actually a whole sentence: “I have a crush.”
4. DJ SMASH – ÐµÐ³Ð¸ feat. Pot (Running)
A new hit from DJ SMASH, author of the legendary dance track ‘Moscow Never Sleeps’. The new video features the ordinary outskirts of Moscow, so it’s something fresh and interesting to see from this artist as well.
5. Mari Kraimbrery – ÐµÐ°Ð½ (Ocean)
This young and talented Russian beauty composes music on her own, and even does it for more famous Russian singers. This one is a classic girl-focused love song.
6. Cream Soda & Ð¥Ð»ÐµÐ± – ÐÐ»Ð°ÑÑ Ð½Ð° ÑÐµÑ Ð½Ð¾ (Crying At a Techno Party)
Released in April, just as the implications of the COVID lockdown were just starting to be felt for Russians, this video immediately went viral and even sparked a balcony dance challenge.
7. Rauf & Faik, NILETTO – ÐÑÐ»Ð¸ ÑÐµÐ±Ðµ Ð±ÑÐ´ÐµÑ Ð³ÑÑÑÑÐ½Ð¾ (If you are sad)
NILETTO is a Russian teenage idol. Her 2019 hit song Ð¸Ð¼ÐºÐ° (Beloved One) has 205 million views on YouTube. The new song, recorded by him and two other young performers, recalls summer nights and first loves.
8. MORGENSHTERN & Lil Pump – WATAFUK ?!
The aforementioned Morgenshtern released several hit songs in 2020, one of which was a collaboration with this American rapper. In an interview, Morgenshtern said he sent the track to Lil Pump and just loved it, agreeing to collaborate immediately.
9. BULA & SVNV – Ð¢Ð»ÐµÐµÑ (Smoldering)
âÐÐ·Ð»ÐµÑÐ°Ñ ÐºÐ°Ðº ÑÐ°ÐºÐµÑÐ°, Ð´Ð»Ñ Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ ÐµÑÑÑ Ð²ÑÑ Ð¿Ð»Ð°Ð½ÐµÑÐ°â (I ââtake off like a rocket, the whole planet is mine) – this is one of the most popular TikTok songs and the only popular composition of this young duo.
10. SQWOZ BAB, THE FIRST STATION – (AUF)
After that song you would sing AUF for the rest of the day, believe us. “All My Wolves Say AUF”, a favorite song of all Russians who think they are cool gangsters.
11. Anet Sai – (Tears)
A slow song that you will happily dance to in this New Year. This incredibly viral song became the soundtrack for the Russian version of the TV show ‘Ladette to Lady’.
12. Basta & Zivert – Ð½ÐµÐ±Ð¾Ð»ÐµÐ¹ (Pour / Do not get sick)
It is a melodic instrumental collaboration between the great Russian hip-hop artist Basta and a young singer Zivert. The chorus plays with the words’ Sky poors [rain]’and’ don’t be sick ‘(Ð½ÐµÐ±Ð¾ Ð»ÐµÐ¹ OR Ð½Ðµ Ð±Ð¾Ð»ÐµÐ¹).
13. Ramil ‘- Ð¡Ð¸ÑÐ¹ (Shines with a thousand lights)
A 20-year-old singer only made his debut on the Russian scene in 2019, while this year his hit has already managed to rock all the Russian charts, as well as many post-Soviet countries. And TikTokers loved it too.
14. Egor Creed & The Limba – Coco L’Eau
This year has been marked by surprising collaborations from very different performers. This work by cult idol of Russian teenage girls Egor Creed and young Kazakh singer The Limba is no exception. A pleasant and fresh composition.
15. JONY – Ð¢Ñ Ð±ÐµÑÐ¿Ð¾ÑÐ°Ð´Ð½Ð° (You are ruthless)
JONY is a young Russian singer of Azeri origin. His songs have taken top spots on the charts for the past two years. And this one hit all the right notes with Russian girls. âYou’re ruthless when you’re fully dressed,â he sings. Try to resist this one!
16. ARTIK & ASTI – ÐÐµÐ²Ð¾ÑÐºÐ° ÑÐ°Ð½ÑÑÐ¹ (Dance, Girl)
A feminist hymn from this young and promising duo supports all the girls who have faced unhappy love. Dance and dispel the melancholy – you know this boy doesn’t deserve you!
17. ANIKV (feat. SALUKI) – ÐÐµÐ½Ñ Ð½Ðµ Ð±ÑÐ´ÐµÑ (I won’t be anymore)
Incredibly enjoyable and fresh sounding, this song won’t let you go easily, and the interesting vocal performances will keep it in your playlist for a while. A girl imagines how her boyfriend would feel if she wasn’t there.
18. HammAli & Navai – ÐµÑÐ»Ð¸ ÑÑÐ¾ Ð»ÑÐ±Ð¾Ð²Ñ? (What if it was love?)
This Russian duo of Azeri origin is one of the representatives of rap called chicha (including Ramil and The Limba, mentioned above). This musical trend involves oriental motifs, strong vocal parts, and it has been incredibly popular in Russia and the post-Soviet space since 2018. This video provides a karaoke version, so you have the chance to learn one. thing or two while you’re singing over it.
19. Clava Coca & NILETTO – ÐÑÐ°Ñ (Crush)
The word ÐÑÐ°Ñ, which is a transliteration of English ‘crush’, has recently become incredibly popular among Russian teens and TikTokers. Tongue.
20. Geegun, Timati, Egor Creed – Rolls Royce
The popular Russian artists were part of the same music label – ‘Black Star’, created by Timati, before going their separate ways. Their new collaboration is about their glamorous life. The video itself is a good action flick.
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