This weeks songs are:
1) Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natural Mystic
‘Natural Mystic’ is the first song in Bob Marley & the Wailers’s ninth album, Exodus (1977). The album ‘Exodus’ incorporates Jamaican reggae with other genres including blues, soul, funk and British funk. This is one of my favourite songs from this album besides Jammin’. This song is great when you just want to relax and chill out, but also to think about the deeper meaning of life and the world we live in. The link to this song is below:
2) The Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Smiths are my favourite alternative rock band and this is one of my favourite songs from their third album The Queen Is Dead (1986). ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ was the leading single in this album and reached no.26 in the UK singles chart in 1986. Morrissey, the lead singer of the band, compares himself to Joan of Arc when he says ‘As the flames rose to her Roman nose’. In the background, there is a high-pitched voice which is Morrissey’s voice in a higher pitch. In this song, he regrets what he’d said by saying ‘I was only joking’. The link to this song is below:
3) Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
‘This Is How We Do It’ by Montell Jordan is an R&B/Hip-Hop soul track released in 1995 by Def Jams, which was the first R&B song Def Jams had released. This song reached no.1 in the US Billboard hot 100 in 1995 for seven weeks. Jordan uses an enhanced sample of Slick Rick’s ‘Children’s Story’. The song refers to how Montell and his friends party and celebrate. This is an ultimate party track, that everyone can dance and sing to! Here’s the link to this song:
Comment if you like any of the songs I’ve chosen this week and suggest any songs I should do next week!