Kygo is a Norwegian DJ and record producer and Raging was released in April 2016. This song is the fourth single on his recent debut album, Cloud Nine (2016), which features a number of good songs including one of his signature singles ‘Firestone’. Raging can be classed as a tropical house/deep house single because of it’s dancehall elements and balearic beats. I love the drop in this song so check out this awesome tune below:
Izzy Bizu is a British Soul and R&B singer. I first heard this song on an advert for NCS and I instantly loved the singer’s unique vocals and I had to find out what the song was and who was the artist. This song features on her album A Moment of Madness (2016) along with her other singles ‘Adam & Eve’, ‘Diamond’ and ‘Mad Behaviour’. Check out this cool song below:
Gotye is an Australian musician that first rose to fame with his single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ in 2011 and his album, Making Mirrors, was released the same year. On the album, Eye Wide Open was the fourth track and it peaked at no.55 on the Australian singles chart. This song is alternative rock and the lyrics metaphorically say that people are walking to their death (yeah, it’s a bit dark). Check out this song below:
I’ve done 6 out I the 7 AS exams I have to do this year and my last exam is in two weeks! On Tuesday, I had my psychology paper 2 exam which was very similar to paper 1 in the fact that it was neither easy or very hard, but it went OK. Psychology is one of the subjects I want to do really well in because I want to study psychology in university and then become a forensic psychologist, which deals with prisoners and crimes. I thought the 12 marker in my paper 2 exam went much better than the two 12 markers I had to do for the paper 1 exam so I’m quite happy about that.
Yesterday, I had my biology breadth exam paper which is basically tick boxes and short answer questions for those who don’t do AS biology. I must say, it went better than I thought even though OCR (the exam board) tried to add in some weird questions. You’d probably think that an exam made up of tick boxes and short answer questions would be pretty easy but there are always questions that are about tiny details that no one would have thought to revise e.g. What is the length of a mitochondria? 0.2nm, 0.8nm, 1.2nm or 0.02nm. Like, who would have bothered to remember that? Also, I can’t believe I put 1.6 million as an answer to the length of DNA. After the exam, I was discussing answers with one of my friends and I told her I put 1.6 million for that question and she looked at me as if I was crazy. I think she got 0.7 or something. LOL. Overall, it wasn’t a bad exam and I’m glad that the exam is over because I usually do worse in my biology breadth exam paper. On the 7th June, I have my second biology paper which is long answer questions.
However, half term in next week so I’m planning on going over all the topics I’ve done for biology so I can get a better mark and hopefully that pushes my grade up overall. I’m also going to be taking a break from revision, since that’s all I’ve done these last few weeks, and catch up on my favourite TV shows and anime. I’m currently watching Sailor Moon Sailor Stars and I’m 30 episodes into Hunter x Hunter!
Tell me what you’ve been up to this week and how your exams have been going!
1) Asaf Avidan – One Day/Reckoning song ft. The Mojos:
One Day/ Reckoning song is a techo track by the singer-songwriter, Asaf Avidan. The Wankelmut remix was produced by the German DJ Wankelmut. The music video was released on 22 June 2012. This is the fifth singles in the band’s debut album, The Reckoning (2008). This song was especially popular in Europe in countries such as France, Poland, Denmark and Italy. The Wankelmut version was the version that was played on the radio in the UK and it received mostly positive reviews. Check out this song:
2) Jennifer Lopez – If You Had My Love:
If You Had My Love was released on May 4th 1999 and it’s the lead single Lopez’s debut album, On The 6 (1999). This song is a pop/R&B track and peaked at no.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This song was also successful internationally because it topped the charts in countries like Finland. The narrator of this song is wonders if she gives her heart to the guy, will he be there for her? Jennifer goes through the rules before they start a relationship. Check out this song:
3) 50 Cent – Ayo Technology ft. Justin Timberlake:
Ayo Technology is a hip-hop single by the rapper 50 Cent. This is the fourth single in the rappers album, Curtis (2007).In 2008, it was nominated for the best rap song in the Grammy’s. This song reached no.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and made it his eighth top-ten single as the lead artist. In the UK, it reached no.10 on the UKs Singles chart on downloads alone. Even though this song had mixed reviews, I really like the beat of the song so check it out:
Tell me what you think about the songs I’ve chosen for this week and comment any songs you’d like me to add to music Monday next week 🙂
I’m so glad it’s Friday today because I’ve done 4 out of the 7 AS exams so far,which means I only have 3 exams left. My first exam was on Monday and it was psychology paper 1, which I believe was way easier than the specimen paper we were given in class, however I wasn’t expecting the two 12 markers because it kind of messed up my timing and I don’t think wrote enough for each 12 marker .
On Tuesday I had my geography paper 1 exam, which I must admit I didn’t revise very much for because I really don’t like the subject and I wanted to focus more on revising more my other 3 subjects that I’m going to take next year. I really didn’t like geography throughout this year and you can find out why in my post My First Personal Post…. I revised as much as I could but right now I’m just hoping the grade boundaries are low!😂
I had my media studies exam yesterday and the questions were very similar to the ones I’ve done in class so I found the exam quite easy. Out of the two 32 markers we were given, I chose the one that was about consuming media in new technologies because I thought it was more straight forward and there was more to write about with this question than the other which was about media institutions. Last week, I was told that I got an A in my media coursework so I only have to get 61/80 in the exam to get an A in the subject overall.
Today, I had my geography skills exam paper that only lasted 1hr and it went better than I thought if I’m being honest. I’ve got 2 exams next week, psychology paper 2 on Monday and biology (breadth paper) on Thursday. Good luck if you have any exams coming up and tell me what you’ve been up to this week!
Beyoncé (2013) was overall a great album and one of my favourite songs from that album is Mine featuring one of the worlds best rappers, Drake.Beyoncé talks about motherhood, relationships and marriage but also reassures her lover that he is forever her’s no matter what the tabloids and newspapers say about their relationship. Drake’s verse is centred around the fact that her still has feelings for this girl so he’s “running back” to her because there’s no one that can compare to her. Check out this song:
Lovers on the Sun is a country rock/house track in David Guetta’s sixth studio album, Listen (2014) featuring the vocals of the American singer Sam Martin. This song was inspired by western films and features similar progressive chord patterns as Daft Punk’s song, ‘Get Luck’. Lovers of the sun reached no.1 in the UK Singles chart in 2014 but reached no.3 in the US Dance Club songs. I really like the great vocals in this song and the awesome mix between country and EDM. Check out this song in the link below:
Till I’m gone is a hip-hop track by the British Rapper, Tinie Tempah, released in May 2011. This song is the second single released in the United States by Tinie Tempah after Written In The Stars. The American rapper Wiz Khalifa features in this track and the whole song is about a guy that leaves his girlfriend to become a rapper, which is his life long dream, but he tells her that he will return to her one day. Check out this song in the link below:
Today, I’ve officially started study leave which means constant revision and I probably won’t leave my house for about 4 weeks because I’m going to be revising for my exams. I have 4 exams next week, psychology paper 1 on Monday, geography 1 on Tuesday, media studies on Thursday and geography 2 on Friday. This weekend is going to be intense! I’ve got to get at least 3 D grades to stay in sixth form which I confidently say I can achieve in the end of the day. I don’t really feel stressed out as some of my friends about the exams but I’ve really got to focus on studying the next few weeks so I can get good results.
Good Luck! If you have any upcoming exams whether it’s GCSE, A Levels, university exams etc. and I hope you achieve the grades you want! Comment if you’ve got any exams coming up and how you’re going about your revision! Other than that I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend!
Turn Back Time is an electro house track by the British producer, Sub Focus. This song features the uncredited vocals of Yolanda Quartey, who was part of the British country/soul band Phantom Limb. Released in December 2013, this song was his sixth single in his second studio album, Torus (2013). This song is a fan favourite whenever he is performing live and it reached no.10 in the UK Singles Chart. I have loved this song since the first time I heard it because it has an awesome build up and the drop is great! The narrator talks about how music makes her feel young again, when she was free. Check out this song in the link below:
No Love is the fifth single in August Alsina’s debut album, Testimony (2014). In this song, August talks about not wanting to be in a serious relationship with anyone and he only wants to “Kick it” with this girl. August blames himself for the reason he can’t be loved and tells this girl “so don’t come looking for love” because he doesn’t have any love to give. I really like the music video for this song because the relationship between Nicki and August is so cute and she challenges his beliefs that he has to be the bad boy instead of showing his more intimate side of himself. Check out this song in the link below:
Music Sounds Better With You is the only song by the French Band, Stardust. This song was recorded in Paris, where one half on the French Group Daft Punk was based and this song is referred to as the best selling house music genre track worldwide. After the release of this track, the trio resumed their solo careers and never made a track together again. AllMusic gave this track 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it “One of the most irresistable, sublime dance singles of the decade”. Check out this song in the link below: