Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great week. I’m not posting a personal blog post today because I’ve been so busy but here’s a link to a great playlist I’ve been listening to all week! I haven’t done one of these in a long time so have a listen:
I hope you enjoy it,
As we all know, Christmas is next Sunday and bloggers have already started creating their Christmas playlists filled with their favourite songs to get you in the Christmassy spirit. I haven’t created a Christmas playlist because everyone’s playlist is pretty much the same to be honest. I prefer all the classic Christmas songs such as All I Want For Christmas and Last Christmas. One of my favourite Christmas songs ever is Merry Christmas by British rock band, Slade. I love UK Christmas songs above all and I just can’t get used to listen to pop artists Christmas songs, it just sounds weird to me lol. Enjoy the Christmas playlist below and have a great week!
San Junipero is the fourth episode in season 3 of one of the best shows on Netflix, Black Mirror. It’s about two tourists who meet in a town called San Junipero and a lot of things are revealed throughout the episode. I watched this episode of black mirror last month and I was blown away! I love this episode so much and the extended spotify playlist, created by the writer, brings back the best songs from the 80s from some of my favourite musicians such as The Smiths, Belinda Carlisle and Whitney Houston. One of my favourite songs in San Junipero is Fake by Alexander O’Neal. I’ve been obsessed with this song for a while now because it’s so catchy and has a very 80s vibe. I highly recommend that you watch this episode of Black Mirror and check out this great playlist below:
This weeks song are:
1. Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’
Sean Paul is one my favourite hip-hop and dancehall artists and We Be Burnin’ is one of my favourite songs by him. This song was released in 2005 and appears on his album, The Trinity (2005). This song reached no.2 on the UK’s singles chart and no. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The beat of this song is so catchy and makes you want to get up and groove. Please listen to this song below:
Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’
2. Shakira – Gypsy
Gypsy is one of my favourite songs by Shakira and it appears on her eighth studio album, She Wolf (2009). This song is heavily influenced by Indian and Middle eastern music and this song is literally about what its like being a gypsy. I love how delicate and soft this song is and I also like the music video. Check out this song below:
Shakira – Gypsy
3. Timbaland & Magoo – Hold On
Hold On is a song dedicated to Aaliyah after her death. It’s a sad song which is reflected on the melody of the song as well as the lyrics. Timbaland talks about how things haven’t been the same since she passed on. I love the opening lines of this song which is “It’s been three years (AH!), livin this fast life. I think on it, I know one day I won’t have life“. I love this song beacuse it’s so raw and honest and they talk about their feelings which is so beautiful. R.I.P Aaliyah. Please listen to this song below:
Timbaland & Magoo – Hold On
Please tell me what you think about my song choices for this week!
This weeks songs are:
1. Chipmunk – Flying High
British Rapper, Chipmunk, released this song in November 2011 and its the lead single of his second studio album, Transition (2011). I love the beat of this track and I’ve been a fan of Chipmunk’s music since I was 10. He has only just come back to the music scene, doing grime, but I still love his old tunes. I really like the music video of this song as well, it was shot in South Africa, please listen to this song below:
Chipmunk – Flying High
2. Timbaland & Magoo – Indian Flute
Timbaland and Magoo are a rap duo from Virginia who met when they were teenagers. I like this song because it is unique in the sense that there is a story being told by a woman in the language of Punjab. The whole song is a dialogue between a man and a woman, it’s pretty much a story of two lovers. Yes, there is an Indian flute in the background which adds to the context of this song and makes it even more beautiful. Check out this song below:
Timbaland & Magoo – Indian Flute
3. Muse – Starlight
Starlight is an alternative rock song by the British alternative rock band, Muse. The album title, Black Holes and Revelations (2006), comes from one of the lyrics in this song “Our hopes and expectations, black holes and revelations“. I really like this song and this band in general, so check out this song below:
Music – Starlight
Enjoy, and please tell me what you think about my song choices for this week!
Who Run The World? Girls. is a great playlist that contains some of my favourite female R&B, Hip-Hop and pop artists like Beyoncé, Eve, Sia, Rihanna and Britney Spears. It always features some of my favourite girls groups ever like The Spice Girls and the Pussycat Dolls. This is a particularly great playlist if you want to listen to some girl power!💁🏾 The singers in this playlist are straight BOSS and show this clearly in their songs. Like the last two playlists, this is more of a throughback playlist because I love hearing the great tunes that were released between 2000-2010, which made me first fall in love music. Listen to this great playlist below:
Room 2: Urban Classics is a great playlist full of my favourite urban tunes. It contain Hip-Hop, R&B and UK garage songs from artists including Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, Nina Sky and Sisqo. What I love about this playlist is that it includes some of my favourite dancehall jams like Gimme the Light by Sean Paul, No Letting Go by Wayne Wonder and Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle. The blend of UK garage and mainstream Hip-Hop makes this playlist unique and refreshing, mostly beacuse UK garage is not as popular as it used to be however, it’s still a great genre of music. Enjoy this playlist below:
Tell me what you think about this playlist and comment below any playlist you’ve heard and/or created!