Music Monday: 03/10/16

Music Monday: 03/10/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Maverick Sabre – Let Me Go

Maverick Sabre is an English-Irish singer/songwriter/rapper, who released Let Me Go back in 2011. This song is a hip-hop/r&b track from his second debut studio album, Lonely Are The Brave (2011), which was titled after a movie he watched when he was 12. Let Me Go peaked at no. 16 on the UKs Singles chart in 2011 and I remember, when I was 13 years old, hearing this song for the first time on TV and falling in love with it. Maverick opened up and said that this song was about his alcohol problems, specifically Jack Daniels. I particularly like Maverick’s unique and soulful voice so please check out this song below:

Maverick Sabre – Let Me Go

2) Wretch 32 – Don’t Go ft. Josh Kumra

Don’t Go is also a Hip-Hip/r&b track, released by English rapper, Wretch 32 featuring Josh Kumra. This is the fourteenth track on his debut studio albums, Black and White (2011), which is a mixture of British Hip-hop, r&b and grime. This song reached no. 1 on the UKs singles chart in 2011. Wretch 32 said that this song, originally known to be a love song, is about his love for music which was surprising to many people. Check out this great song below:

Wretch 32 – Don’t Go ft. Josh Kumra

3) Garbage – #1 Crush

I first heard #1 Crush while watching a video about Spike and Drusilla from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. This song was written and recorded between March 1994- May 1995 and it also appeared on the soundtrack for Romeo + Juliet (1996). #1 Crush is actually the B-side to their debut release Vow and this song is about having an obsession over a love interest. Shirley, the lead singer of this group, said this about the song in 1997 – “All real love is a form of obsession. If you love someone more than anything else, that degree of exclusivity requires an abnormal amount of passion and care. And that can be positive. It’s just that keeping it short of unhealthy, short of violence, really requires a bit of moderation. You can’t let something like that take over all of your thought processes.”

Garbage – #1 Crush

#AllNightDanceParty

#AllNightDanceParty

Like last weeks post, this week has been so hectic with school and all that comes with it. I didn’t get to write a blog post on Friday because I had so much work to do and I’d probably be repeating everything I’ve said on my previous blog posts. This week has been quite stressful however, in the beginning of last week I discovered one of my now favourite playlists on Spotify called ‘All Night Dance Part’. I’ve been particularly listening to dance music this week beacuse it somehow lifts my spirits, makes me forget about all the school work I have to do and brightens my mood. In a way, it reminds me of summer when I didn’t have to worry about mid-topic assessments and making pre-notes for lessons. I highly recommend that you listen to this playlist, some of my favourite songs are Girls Like, BOSS, I Loved You, Slave To The Vibe, Ain’t Giving Up, House Work, Rinse & Repeat, Just Say, Freak Like Me, Changes etc. So check it out!

I might start posting my favourite playlists every week on my blog with different song genres and my own playlists as well, so please tell me if you think I should!

Omone 😀

Music Monday: 12/09/16

Music Monday: 12/09/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Noisettes – Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)

Don’t Upset The Rhythm was released in March 2009 by the English indie rock band, Noisettes. This song appears on their second studio album, Wild Young Hearts (2009) and there’s an official remix featuring Wale and Estelle. I really like this song because it does bring back memories from my childhood, when I started to really have a passion for Continue reading “Music Monday: 12/09/16”

Music Monday: 29/08/16

Music Monday: 29/08/16

This weeks songs are:

1) The Smiths – This Night Has Opened My Eyes

I think that this is one of the most underrated songs by the Smiths which appears on their compilation album, Hatful of Hollow (1984). I really love this song mostly because of the guitar riff and the bass beacuse they’re soo good and, like most songs by The Smiths, it’s a little bit depressing. In this song, Morrissey criticises Christianity and believes that people are misleading themselves by following Jesus. Even though I have opposing views on the meaning of this song, check out this great song below:

The Smiths – This Night Has Opened My Eyes

2) TLC – Kick Your Game 

Kick Your Game was released by the R&B/Hip-Hop group, TLC and this is the third track  on their second debut album, CrazySexyCool (1994). TLC are the best-selling American girl group and their one of my favourite girl groups of all time. I really like this song and my favourite part is when Left Eye is alternating between being the man and being herself while rapping. Lisa “Left Eye” describes how she first met her then boyfriend, Andre Rison. This whole song states the fact that even though she knows he wants to take her home, if he can’t catch her attention then she’s not going home with him. Check out this cool song below:

TLC – Kick Your Game

3) Lemar – If There’s Any Justice

Lemar is an English R&B and If There’s Any Justice is the first single from his second album, Time To Grow (2004). This song peaked at no.3 on the UKs singles chart between 2004-2005. The lyrics of this song is so sweet to me because it is about a girl that he has fallen in love with but she already has a man. He states that if he had met her first, they would have been together instead of her and that other guy. Check out this song below:

Lemar – If There’s Any Justice

I hope you especially enjoy this weeks music choices and please comment on what you think about these songs!

Omone 😀

Music Monday: 22/08/16

Music Monday: 22/08/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Akon – Troublemaker

Troublemaker features Sweet Rush and this is the fourth single in his debut album, Freedom (2008). In this song, Akon is “Posted up” in the club and he’s chilling with the ladies, even though he says he’ll treat his girl like a queen, they know that he is nothing but trouble. I first heard this song when I was in primary school, maybe I was in year 5/6 but it was the only song that I had on iTunes for a while! I used to listen to this song on repeat after school on the computer, so whenever I hear this song it takes me back to my childhood where my passion for music began. I don’t think that this is a groundbreaking song with outstanding lyrics, but check out this song below:

Akon – Troublemaker

2) Mary J. Blige – Real Love

Real Love was released in 1992 by R&B singer, Mary J. Blige. This is the second single from her debut studio album, What’s The 411? (1992). Real Love peaked at no.7 on the US Billboards Hot 100 in 1992 but reached no. 1 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks in 1992. Toby Lightman did a cover of this song in 2004 and it appeared on her debut studio album, Little Things (2004). I really like the beat in this song and how personal this song is to Mary because she said to her producer:  ‘I just want a real love in my life for once.’ Check out this great song below:

Mary J. Blige – Real Love

3) Tweet – Boogie 2nite

Boogie 2nite is a dance-pop song by Tweet, released in December 2002. This song appeared on her debut album, Southern Hummingbird (2002). I originally heard this song through the cover by the British dance group, Booty Luv which peaked at no. 1 on the UKs dance chart in 2006. Booty Luv’s version of this song is more suited for a party/club setting in my opinion, but I like both versions. Tweet’s original version of this song in my opinion focuses more on the vocals and I love the harmonisation of her vocals in this song, It’s soothing. Check out this nice song below:

Tweet – Boogie 2nite

Please tell me what you think about this weeks song choices and suggest any songs you’d like me to add to Music Monday next week!

Omone 😀

 

Music Monday: 15/08/16

Music Monday: 15/08/16

This weeks songs are:

1) John Newman- Gold Dust

John Newman is an English singer and songwriter who is most known for his song, Love Me Again, which reached no. 1  in the UKs singles chart in 2013. Gold Dust is the ninth single from his debut studio album, Tribute (2013) which reached no. 1 on the UKs albums chart in 2013. The song starts off with the singer telling his partner that it’s better for them to break up and he lets out all the thoughts he’s had on their 2 year relationship. Their relationship is ‘Gold Dust’ because even though their relationship has turned to dust, they’re ending each others unhappiness. Check out this great song below:

John Newman – Gold Dust

2)  Kate Boy – Northern Lights

Kate Boy is a Swedish synth-pop duo. Northern Lights was released in 2012 and the song is literally about northern lights that show up in the northern hemisphere due to electrical charged particles which produces a variety of colours, predominantly green and pink. The music video of this song contains stunning visuals of different designs and the group themselves. Check out this cool song below:

Kate Boy – Northern Lights

3) Axwell – Nothing But Love ft.Errol Reid 

Axwell is one of the three members of Swedish House Mafia, a progressive/electro house group, and this song appeared on their album Until One (2010). The music video is really interesting because it reflects the meaning of the lyrics which is all about Jesus. This interview of Axwell basically sums up the song and music video:  “The vocal, it sounds like it’s a Jesus kind of a thing. With the whole ‘Whatever you do, turn the other cheek’ and ‘I got nothing but love for you, whatever you do.’ So I was like, ‘I really like this idea,’ and it’s going to be kind of hard to pull off with it not being weird or upsetting. I think the idea is that it’s a bit like how we would be if there was a modern Jesus among us.” Check out this song below:

Axwell – Nothing But Love ft. Errol Reid

Music Monday: 11/07/16

Music Monday: 11/07/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Nick Brewer – Talk To Me ft. Bibi Bourelly

Nick Brewer is an English Hip Hop and Grime artist who released Talk To Me in July 2015 featuring the German singer, Bibi Bourelly. Bibi Bourelly also wrote the lyrics to Rihanna’s 2015 hit song BBHMM. The music video for this song has just over 4 million views. This track is heavily sampled from the original song Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) by Crystal Water. Talk To Me will become the leading single on his upcoming debut album, Recreation. I really like the uptempo beat of this song, so please check it out below:

Nick Brewer – Talk To Me ft. Bibi Bourelly

2) Bastille – Of The Night

Of The Night was released in October 2013 by the British indie rock band, Bastille. This song became the lead single on their album, All This Bad Blood (2013) and it peaked at no.2 on the UK’s singles chart. I love the fact that this song is a mashup of two Eurodance songs, Rhythm Is A Dancer by the German group Snap! and The Rhytm Of The Night by Corona. This song has been given 5/5 stars by music critics and it was called “one of the most inspired covers ever made”. Dan smith wrote this song about a man who is a crime investigator who sees all kinds of murders, but he falls so deep in depression that he commits suicide. Check out this great song below:

Bastille – Of The Night

3) Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi

Kid Sister is an American Rapper who is most known for her song Pro Nails. Right Hand Hi is an electro house track which is the fourth single on her album, Ultraviolet (2009). This song peaked a no.31 on the UK’s R&B singles chart but it didn’t even reach the top 40 on the UK’s singles chart. This song did well in Belgium reaching no.9. This track is the classic party song that gets all hands up in the air, so check out this cool song below:

Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi