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:
This weeks song are:
1) Sub Focus – Turn Back Time
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:
2) August Alsina – No Love ft. Nicki Minaj
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:
3) Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
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:
Comment what you think about the songs I’ve chosen this week and what songs I should do for next week 🙂
This weeks songs are:
1) Disclosure – Omen ft. Sam Smith:
Omen is an electro house/synthpop song by the English duo, Disclosure. This song was released in 2015 and it’s the second song from their
album, Caracal (2015). Omen peaked at no.13 in the UKs singles chart as well as featuring in the video game Fifa 16. I really like the music video to this song because its sensual, futuristic and it follows a gripping narrative. Sam Smith is a great vocalist and I really advise you to listen to the song if you haven’t already. Check out the song on the link below:Disclosure – Omen ft. Sam Smith
2) Craig David – 7 Days:
7 Days is an oldie by the R&B singer Craig David. This song was released in July 2000 and was nominated for a Grammy award. This is David’s biggest hit worldwide, earning a gold certificate sale in the UK and it reached no.1 in the UKs singles chart. I enjoy the groovy beat of this song! Check out the song in the link below:
3) Naughty Boy – Lifted ft. Emeli Sandé:
Lifted is an R&B/soul track by Naughty Boy featuring the Scottish artist, Emeli Sandé. Lifted reached no.8 in the UKs singles chart in 2013 and the music video features a hotel that displays a number of lone people dancing. I like the way this song makes me want to get up dance as if no one is watching and I really like the lyric “I’m not afraid and I’m not alone, even if I’m dancing on my own”. Check out this song on the link below:
This week, I began the last term of school on Tuesday with a ton of work to do and study leave is only a couple of weeks away. I started the day on a high note, due to the fact that I did a lot of revision over the Easter break and I was pretty prepared for the 3 mock exams I had this week, so all was good.
I had media studies period 1 and 2, which I happy with because I finished by print production and evaluation over Easter, so all I had to do was make some improvements in my work. We recieved feedback on our moving image production and print production, so I went on to make various improvements so I can get a better grade. By the end of the lesson, I’d finished nearly all of all things that I needed to improve on and as I clicked save… the computer crashed. That’s right, all the improvements I’d made was all gone! And to make it worse, on Wednesday I tried to open the file, but guess what… The file wouldn’t open, because the file is corrupted! So now I have to recreate my double spread article for media😡 why does this have to happen to me?
I had one of my biology mock exams on Wednesday that went horribly because half the things I thought was going to come up in the mock didn’t.There was way to much maths and data analysis than actually biology in my opinion. After school, I had a 2 hour geography which didn’t go as bad as I predicted which kind of ended my day in a high note.
Today, I stayed after school for about 2 hours to redo my media article which I’ve luckily completed. Woohoooo! That means my media coursework can be handed in on time!
I hope you guys have had a wonderful week and good luck if you have any exams. Comment on what you’ve been up to this week!
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!