100 songs of the decade: Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sigrid

 100 songs of the decade: Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sigrid

Written by: Sigrid Raabe and Martin Sjølie
Produced by: Martin Sjølie
Album: Sucker Punch
UK release: February 2017
UK chart peak: 62

Can you BELIEVE this song will soon be THREE CALENDAR YEARS of age? And still Sigrid feels like a peppy up-and-comer! That’s #thecurrentpoplandscape for you.

Sucker Punch and Plot Twist came close, but Don’t Kill My Vibe remains her finest moment. As debuts go, it’s a belter of a mission statement; confident, inventive, and acing what good pop does best: making done-a-million-times lyrical themes sound fresh and exciting again.

Sigrid’s debut album finally came out earlier this year and despite a few wobbles en route to its release, I do think it deserved more ongoing love than it got. I hope there’s plenty more to come from her in the next decade.

  • I’ll be writing about my favourite 100 pop songs of the decade; one a day for the last 100 days of 2019. They’re in no particular order, except the Top 10 – which will (obviously) come in late December.
  • See the full list so far here.
  • You can follow the rolling, daily-updated playlist below, or here.

Shaun Kitchener


Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.