With Every Heartbeat

Robyn and Kleerup

Robyn (2008), Kleerup (2008)

Robyn has a knack for unconventional song structures, and for bringing out the best in her collaborators¬†(her other song on the list achieves both of these things as well). “With Every Heartbeat” marries strings and electronic beats with grace, and is particularly memorable forRobyn’s staccato mourning of the title line — “and it hurts with every heartbeat.”

Also check out: Kleerup’s collaboration with Lykke Li, “Until We Bleed”