[17] Jess Glynne, ‘Hold My Hand’


Give or take a week, Jess Glynne was No.1 in the charts all year, which is quite a feat for one of the blandest pop stars in recent memory. ‘Hold My Hand’ is pick of the bunch for its joie de vivre and that bit where Jess’s voice goes way too high at the start of the final chorus. These are the tiny margins that make a smash.

Junior lights up. “Does this mean the others are going to be really great?” The jury’s out.