Music Monday: 05/12/25

Music Monday: 05/12/25

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!

Omone 😀

Music Monday: 20/06/16

Music Monday: 20/06/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Shakira – She Wolf

She Wolf is a mixture of EDM, disco and synth-pop, recorded by the Colombian singer and songwriter, Shakira. This song was released on my birthday, 10th July, in 2009. Commercially, this song did well because it was in the top 10 charts in countries like Spain, Canada, Germany and the UK. I love the sensual nature of this song and furthermore, in the LGBT+ community She Wolf is considered as a gay anthem because of liberation, as people identify with themselves coming out of the closet and being free, like the lyrics “There’s a she wolf in the closet, let it out so it can breathe“. Check out this amazing song below:

Shakira – She Wolf

2) Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up

Birdy released this song on New Year’s and its her third track on her third studio album, Beautiful Lies (2016). The music video of this song starts with Birdy lying down on a bed and the camera slowly enters her mind where, there are a number of demons and angels. The lyrics of this track portray a girl who will be with her partner on his quest to happiness and even through dark times. This is one of my favourite songs from Birdy and this indie pop tune is so good, so check it out below:

Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up

3) The Wanted – I Found You

The British-Irish Boy band, The Wanted, released this single in November 2012 and it became the second single in their debut studio album, Word Of Mouth (2013). The music video was filmed in LA  and features the Storm model, Chloe Lloyd and centres around the fact that the narrator found her when he was about to give up. The Wanted are a great band but the band took a hiatus in 2014 to pursue their solo careers however, the band said that they will work together again in the future. Please check out this cool song below:

The Wanted – I Found You

I hope you like my song choices this week and comment which one is your favourite! 🙂