Dua Lipa, born 22nd August 1995, is an English songwriter and singer. She began her music career at the age of 14 years when she started covering songs by other musicians on YouTube. In 2015 she signed with Warner Music Group and after a short time, she released her first single and her eponymous debut album in 2017. This album peaked at position three on the UK Albums Chart and gave eight singles including ” IDGAF”, “Be the One” and “New Rules”- the UK number-one single.
In January 2018, Dua Lipa received nominations in 5 categories at the Brit Awards 2018. These were the most nominations than any other musician that year. Future Nostalgia- her second studio album received positive reviews from music critics and even earned her six Grammy nominations including the song of the year and Album of the year and Record of the year. Additionally, it became her first United Kingdom number-one album and with four top ten singles including “Break My heart” and “Physical.” In 2021 Dua Lipa was included on the Time’s 100 next future 100 most influential people. Below is a collection of her top ten songs.
# 10 – Electricity
“Electricity” is a track by Dua Lipa featuring Mark Ronson and Diplo. This is an entertaining gospel-esque track about the nice sensation or rather feeling of falling in love. Musically, this track draws from 1990s music and Chicago house and includes the elements of electro-pop, diva house, and disco-house.
The song is a dance-pop and a piano house track and the lyrics are about a couple who has found a companion with one party comforting the other. The music video starts with sirens going off all over the streets and then a man mentions the blackout. He is cut off by a reporter who talks about how the luminous skyscrapers are now shadows.
The music video received numerous positive reviews with music critics praising Dua Lipa for her performance. The song was released for streaming and digital download via Columbia Records and Sony Music on 6th September 2018 as the fourth single from Silk City’s debut extended play. The track won the Grammy Awards for the Best Dance Recording during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. It peaked at number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the UK singles chart.
# 9 – Hallucinate
Dua Lipa composed this club banger with Frances, full name Sophie Frances Cooke. This track is from Lipa’s second studio album Future Nostalgia. She talks about how crazy love can make you feel to the point of losing your mind and “hallucinate.” The track is a trippy dance song with electro swing, dance-pop psychedelic, and synth-pop elements.
Music critics compare this hit with Madonna’s 2005 album “Confessions on a Dance Floor.” Dua said that the song is her number one festive track since it has unlimited fun. The music video is very entertaining featuring rubber hose-style animation used in cartoons. Upon its release, the song featured in many charts in European countries including Spain, Italy, and Portugal. It reached number 159 on Billboard’s Global Excluding U.S chart and number 31 on the UK singles.
# 8 – One Kiss
When we talk of collaborations, any song that puts Dua Lipa with Calvin Harris is destined for success. The track is a persuasive love song with simple lyrics. The music production is what has made this hit gain so much commercial success.
Calvin’s composition is simple and yet very effective, looping simple keys and beats into a joyous blend of deep house. Without a doubt, Lipa’s vocals are the perfect choice for this song which shows that she has a lot to give to her fans.
The song received much applause from music critics for its throwback sound of “One Kiss” and its summertime aesthetics. The track won the Brit Award for British Single of the Year during the 2019 Brit Awards. The song was well received by Lipa’s fans and enjoyed great commercial success. It topped the U.K charts and also became the longest-serving number one single hit for a female artist in 2018. Again it peaked at number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Dance Club Songs.
# 7 – Physical
Plenty of pop stars mimic the sounds of the 80s for inspiration, but no one has done it better or rather concentrated the motif like Dua Lipa. “Physical” is the second single obtained from the Future Nostalgia album.
This is an uptempo Power pop and also a synth-pop song. Dua Lipa uses spoken word delivery in her pre-chorus, but chants the chorus including a shout-out to Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 track of the same name.
The song talks about the excitement of falling in love. In the song, she convinces her partner that must not settle for the normal or rather ordinary, and what they have together is phenomenal. The music received acclaim from the music critics who viewed the high energy of the song as well as Lipa’s vocals that are uniquely reinterpreting the 1980s era. It topped the charts in Croatia, Israel, Bulgaria, Poland, and Lebanon and featured in the top ten charts in 17 additional countries. It debuted at number 60 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
# 6 – New Rules
“New Rules” is indeed an entertaining and catchy song that transcends seasons and also remains relevant with its simplistic and powerful messages. This is an important song about breakups that reminds us to always stay true to ourselves and we have the support of our friends and loved ones as well. It encourages us to stay away from our ex even after they attempt to get back together with us.
The music video is very empowering since it features several women together with Dua Lipa dancing together and having each other’s back. She said that the song was about girls looking after each other.
Besides its message, the track has a stunning beat drop that will make you almost break your bones due to its entertaining dance moves. The track is featured in her eponymous debut studio album released in 2017. The track has been labeled “breakup and female empowerment anthem” by music critics. The track was featured in the top ten charts in many countries and peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
# 5 – Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
At number five is this catchy song “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)”. The song is about a lot of things. It is energetic, edgy, self-affirming, and sassy, all at the same time. It has a killer beat drop just like “New Rules” and the little “Mwah!” sound that Lipa throws into the song’s chorus makes it even more entertaining and charming.
The song is about Dua Lipa finding power in a dirty or rather messy relationship that is strung together by a single nightstand. Typically the song is about being proud of yourself and embracing change. The track was released via Warner Bros. Records on 26th August 2016 as her fifth single in her eponymous debut studio album. It peaked at number 72 on the US Billboard Hot 100 weekly chart.
# 4 – We’re Good
This is a song with amazing vibes and a great one to celebrate summer. In this song, Dua Lipa is fantasizing about a friendly break up with her partner. The track was released for the “Moonlight Edition” of her album Future Nostalgia.
The music video is quite entertaining with Dua Lipa singing to a dining room that is full of wealthy passengers who have boarded the Titanic. The song peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week of 1st May 2021. It also reached number 25 on the UK singles chart and position 31 on the Argentina Hot 100.
# 3 – Levitating
At number three is this incredible track “Levitating. ” Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby is an outstanding collaboration. The hit is featured in her second studio album Future Nostalgia released in 2020.
The song is a nu-disco and electro-disco song with some disco tropes. It has elements of pop-funk, dance-pop, space rock, and power pop as well as the 1970s, 80s, and 90s pop and R&B styles.
“Levitating” is a love song that has a unique addictive beat. The song was already a hit hours after its release but DaBaby is the one who helped in boosting its popularity after they did a remix. The track boasts amazing commercial success and was number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, topped the US Adult Top 40, and was featured in the top 10 charts in many countries.
# 2 – Break My Heart
If I was asked about a song with the catchiest chorus from Lipa’s list of songs, this is the song to go for. Dua Lipa claims that this song has been composed for dance crying. Generally, it is about Dua falling ‘head over heels” for someone and yet she is scared that the relationship will come to an end and bring her a heartbreak that she will never recover from.
Typically the song is about being scared to be too happy. The song is featured in her second studio album Future Nostalgia. It was released for streaming and digital download on 25th March 2020 through Warner Records as her third single from the album. The track peaked at number 6 on the UK singles chart and also peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
# 1 – Don’t Start Now
Amazingly and without a doubt this song features as number one on our list of top 10 Dua Lipa songs. This is the lead single of Future Nostalgia album and it kickstarted a new era for Lipa.
“Don’t Start Now” is a dance crying song of Lipa and due to the extent of its emotions, it deserves to be our top song on this list. In this track, Lipa celebrates her independence, and also, she instructs or rather warns a former love to stop stalking her and forget about their past relationship. The track received highly positive reviews with most critics noticing the significant development in Lipa’s sound as well as her vocals. The hit peaked at number two on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart. This song is considered the beginning of a revival of disco music.
Dua Lipa is a legendary artist who will become extremely famous shortly due to her pure talents in music. She started her music career at a young age doing cover songs for other artists. Her sound and vocals are charming and make you enjoy every voice and word that comes from her mouth as she does her magic in music. The above songs by Dua Lipa are entertaining and will leave you asking for more of her hits. Enjoy!