A song recorded by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, Royals is included in her debut studio album Pure Heroine which was released this year. This best hit song was written by Lorde and Joel Little and serves as “a response to everything that is on pop radio,” according to both artists. It was praised by many critics because of its overall production and message. It became so popular around the world that it was listed as one of the best’s best songs by several media outlets, including Rolling Stone, Time and Spin. This song also won the APRA Silver Scrol Award and peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks. It also dominated music charts in Belgium, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland.