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Monday, 27th February, 2017

Music: February Playlist

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A quiet January always leads to a much better February as far as music is concerned.

Did you see The BRITS? It was pretty good this year! There were performances by Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Little Mix which were good, some collaborations from Ed Sheeran with Stormzy and Coldplay with The Chainsmokers, and probably the best of the night, Chris Martin singing a duet with George Michael on video which was really powerful.

For the playlist this month I have a couple of new entries, as well as some of the tracks which I have been listening to remaining in the list.

  • Rag & Bone Man – Human
  • Stormzy – Big For Your Boots
  • The Chainsmokers – Paris
  • Alma – Dye My Hair
  • Lana Del Rey – Love
  • Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me
  • Lethal Bizzle F/ Giggs & Flowdan – Round Here
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
  • Sia – Move Your Body
  • Dua Lipa – Be The One
  • Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello – Bad Things
  • Naughty Boy F/ Kyla & Popcaan) – Should’ve Been Me
  • Tinie Tempah F/ Tinashe – Text From Your Ex
  • The Weekend F/ Daft Punk – Starboy
  • Bruno Mars – 24k Magic

Check out all the old music tracks on the playlist page.


Sunday, 29th January, 2017

Music Playlist – January 2017

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January is a bad month for music, I don’t know why, it is almost always is. There used to be an old joke that you should release a song in January, because you’ll probably get to number one, partly because it was true. I have not listened to much new music, but Ed Sheeran has an album released with two songs sitting at #1 and #2, with my favourite of the two being Shape Of You, which I think is a grower for me. Zayn and Taylor Swift also have a song which features in the 50 Shades sequal, 50 Shades Darker called I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, I’ve only listened to it once and I didn’t like it too much.

With that said, here is my playlist for January. Not too much that’s new, since I have not listened to much new music.

  • Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
  • Sia – Move Your Body
  • Sean Paul F/ Dua Lipa – No Lie
  • Dua Lipa – Be The One
  • Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello – Bad Things
  • Naughty Boy F/ Kyla & Popcaan) – Should’ve Been Me
  • Tinie Tempah F/ Tinashe – Text From Your Ex
  • Clean Bandit & Anne Marie F/ Sean Paul – Rockabye
  • The Weekend F/ Daft Punk – Starboy
  • Bruno Mars – 24k Magic

Friday, 30th December, 2016

New Year’s Eve 2016 Playlist – Bangers & Hits

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For December this year I’ve decided to come up with a playlist specifically for New Year’s Eve. That means bangers, party songs, club tracks and anthems. I usually only write a playlist with new music, but I thought I had to do a party playlist for December, and share some of my favourite tracks new and old.

So I have decided to split it up into a few different parts. Current hits, 90’s classics, random pop bangers and hip hop/RnB. That pretty much sums up all the music I like and that I think is good for a great night. If you’re looking to kickstart your New Year’s Eve before the main event, or even want a playlist for the night, here’s my favourite songs which I think will make the night go off with a bang.

2016-ish Hits

  • Bruno Mars – 24k Gold
  • The Weeknd f/ Daft Punk – Starboy
  • Sean Paul, Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie – Rockabye
  • Kungs Vs Cookin On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Sia F/ Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills
  • Zara Larsson – Lush Life
  • Drake – One Dance
  • The Chainsmokers f/ Halsey – Closer
  • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey f/ Zedd – Starving
  • Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love
  • Justin Bieber – Sorry

Random Pop Bangers

  • Years & Years – King
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
  • Katy Perry – Roar
  • Icona Pop & Charli Xcx – I Love It
  • Jason Derulo – In My Head
  • Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
  • Fuse ODG – Million Pound Girl
  • Eric Prydz – Call On Me
  • StoneBridge f/ Therese – Put ‘Em High

RnB & Hip Hop Bangers

  • R Kelly – Ignition Remix
  • Nina Sky – Move Ya Body
  • Skee-Lo – I Wish
  • J Lo f/ Ja Rule – I’m Real Remix
  • Notorious BIG – Juicy
  • ODB – Baby I Got Ya Money
  • House Of Pain – Jump Around
  • Usher – Yeah
  • Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly
  • Blackstreet – No Diggity
  • Run DMC – Tricky

90’s Bangers

  • Livin Joy – Dreamer
  • Corona – Rhythm Of The Night
  • The Original – I Love You Baby
  • Strike – U Sure Do
  • Mousse T – Horny ’98
  • Tori Amos – Professional Widow
  • Gala – Freed From Desire
  • Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
  • Pulp – Common People
  • Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
  • The Grid – Swamp Thing
  • Kenny ‘Dope’ Presents The Bucketheads – The Bomb

That little list should give you some inspiration for your own party playlist! If you wanna listen to all these tracks, I’ve created a playlist with them in below.

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Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

The November Playlist

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It is almost December! Fashionably late, here’s my music playlist for November. The good news is that I have been listening to more new music, so I’ve been able to add tracks to it, as well as removing some older ones which I no longer listen to so much. My favourites this month which have carried over from October are 24K Magic from Bruno Mars, and Rebecca & Fiona – Shotgun. New tracks I love which I’ve added are Clean Bandit & Anne Marie F/ Sean Paul – Rockabye which has been number 1 in the UK singles chart and I’ve been liking it for a couple of weeks.

Here’s this month’s playlist in full.

  • Clean Bandit & Anne Marie F/ Sean Paul – Rockabye
  • Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty
  • Charli XCX F/ Lil Yachty – After The Afterparty
  • Neiked – Sensual
  • The Vamps & Matoma – All Night
  • David Guetta, Cedric Gervais & Chris Willis – Would I Lie To You
  • Maroon 5 F/ Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Wanna Know
  • Rebecca And Fiona – Shotgun
  • Professor Green – One Eye On The Door
  • Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah!)
  • Sia F/ Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
  • The Weekend F/ Daft Punk – Starboy
  • Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
  • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey F/ Zedd – Starving
  • Ariana Grande F/ Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
  • Peg Parnevik – Sthlm Nights
  • Rebecca And Fiona – Drugstore Lovin’
  • The Chainsmokers F/ Halsey – Closer

Monday, 31st October, 2016

Michael 84 Music Playlist – October 2016

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It’s been a pretty odd month for music for me this one! I have listened to lots of older music, and some of the newer music I’ve been listening to is good, but I don’t have one stand out track at the moment. This week I’ve heard some new tracks from Professor Green and his latest track “One Eye On The Door”, as well as the new one from Rebecca And Fiona, “Shotgun”.

Here’s this month’s playlist in full.

  • Rebecca And Fiona – Shotgun
  • Professor Green – One Eye On The Door
  • Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah!)
  • Sia F/ Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
  • The Weekend F/ Daft Punk – Starboy
  • Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
  • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey F/ Zedd – Starving
  • Ariana Grande F/ Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
  • Krept & Konan – Dunya
  • Peg Parnevik – Sthlm Nights
  • Rebecca And Fiona – Drugstore Lovin’
  • Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love
  • The Chainsmokers F/ Halsey – Closer

Listen to the playlist below.

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Sunday, 25th September, 2016

Michael 84 Playlist – September 2016

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Here’s just some of the music which I’ve been listening to in September, with a few brand new fresh tracks which I am really liking. Rebecca & Fiona came back with Drugstore Lovin’ in August and I am still listening to that a lot, but I have added a couple of new tracks, including the Sia track with Kendrick Lamar, and the new ones from Krept & Konan and Calvin Harris.

A brand new song which I only recently heard is Sthlm Nights by Peg Parnevik, and I really like it. I’ve only heard it once or twice, but it feels like I am going to like this one a lot. Another track I added was Daddy Yankee, Shaky Shaky. I don’t feel it’s one of his better tracks, but it’s had over 200m plays on YouTube in only 2 months! I’ll give it a few more listens, it could be a grower. I’ve kept a couple of songs which are now old but I still listen to, including Era Istrefi, RedOne and Enrique Iglesias from the Summer.

Here’s my September playlist:

  • Sia F/ Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
  • Krept & Konan – Dunya
  • Imany feat. Filatov & Karas – Don’t Be So Shy
  • Peg Parnevik – Sthlm Nights
  • Calvin Harris – My Way
  • Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
  • Daddy Yankee – Shaky Shaky
  • Rebecca And Fiona – Drugstore Lovin’
  • DJ Snake F/ Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
  • Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love
  • The Chainsmokers F/ Halsey – Closer
  • John Newman – Olé
  • Fergie – MILF$ – Moms I’d Like To Follow
  • RedOne – Don’t You Need Somebody
  • Enrique Iglesias F/ Wisin – Duele el Corazon
  • Era Istrefi – Bonbon

Monday, 29th August, 2016

Michael 84 Music Playlist – August 2016

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For once in a long time I am relatively early for my August playlist, in that, it’s still August! 😛

I am feeling a bit sad because it ends the summer, and I love a good Summer anthem. But we have had a couple, and I’ve really been loving the Redone track, but it’s starting to sound a bit old now, possibly because I’ve played it so much in the past few months.

New entries include the brand new track from Rebecca and Fiona, Drugstore Lovin’ which is another great tune, and surprisingly also making the list is a Olly Murs track, and one featuring Justin Bieber. When I heard the Olly Murs track I thought it was really good, and didn’t recognise that it was him. I’ve also found some room for Olé by John Newman, which was written by Calvin Harris. There’s been so much talk about this track, from John Newman and Calvin Harris themselves saying it was “different”, and I never really liked it several weeks ago when I heard it. But yeah, it’s really growing on me, and I am really starting to like it.

From not listening to too much new music, I’ve been listening to a couple of old tracks and some even older! I have added them to the “Extras” section of the playlist below. I have had a strange love for UB40, which is unexplainable, and rediscovered tracks from The Bloodhound Gang, Fountains Of Wayne and my favourite Norwegian duo, M2M! :mrgreen:

Check out the full playlist below.

  • Rebecca And Fiona – Drugstore Lovin’
  • DJ Snake F/ Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
  • Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
  • The Chainsmokers F/ Halsey – Closer
  • John Newman – Olé
  • Fergie – MILF$ – Moms I’d Like To Follow
  • Tinie Tempah F/ WizKid – Mamacita
  • Mike Perry F/ Shy Martin – The Ocean
  • Carlos Vives & Shakira – La Bicicleta
  • RedOne – Don’t You Need Somebody
  • Enrique Iglesias F/ Wisin – Duele el Corazon
  • Era Istrefi – Bonbon
  • Martin Solveig F/ Tkay Maidza – Do It Right
  • Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Drake – One Dance
  • MØ – Final Song
  • Rihanna – Kiss It Better
  • Sia F/ Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills

Extra Tracks

  • UB40 – Red Red Wine
  • UB40 – (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You
  • Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
  • Bloodhound Gang – The Ballad Of Chasey Lain
  • M2M – Everything You Do
  • M2M – Girl In Your Dreams

Saturday, 30th July, 2016

Michael 84 Music Playlist – July 2016

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I think that this Summer there’s been some great music. I have been listening to RedOne and the Enrique Iglesias tracks quite a bit since last month, they are two summer bangers. The biggest track for me is still Cheap Thrills from Sia, it’s been around for a while now, but still a banger and Summer anthem. Another one added to the list is MILF$ from Fergie, the video is brilliant, if you haven’t seen it, you need to! 😀

Here’s my playlist for July.

  • Fergie – MILF$ – Moms I’d Like To Follow
  • Tinie Tempah F/ WizKid – Mamacita
  • Mike Perry F/ Shy Martin – The Ocean
  • Carlos Vives & Shakira – La Bicicleta
  • RedOne – Don’t You Need Somebody
  • Enrique Iglesias F/ Wisin – Duele el Corazon
  • David Guetta F/ Zara Larsson – This One’s For You
  • Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama
  • Imany F/ Filatov & Karas – Don’t Be So Shy
  • Era Istrefi – Bonbon
  • Martin Solveig F/ Tkay Maidza – Do It Right
  • Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Drake – One Dance
  • MØ – Final Song
  • Rihanna – Kiss It Better
  • Calvin Harris & Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
  • Lethal Bizzle – Wobble
  • Tinie Tempah F/ Zara Larsson – Girls Like
  • Sia F/ Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills

Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

Michael 84 Playlist – June 2016

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June has snuck by, and we’re now into July! I am loving some of the same music from last month, and I still love Cheap Thrills from Sia featuring Sean Paul, this is definitely going to stay around and be one of the songs of the Summer. Since it’s Euro 2016 I have to include the official anthem, which is This One’s For You from David Guetta and Zara Larsson. I’ve heard it a few times a day since it’s played during Euro 2016.

Here is this month’s playlist 🙂

  • RedOne – Don’t You Need Somebody
  • Enrique Iglesias F/ Wisin – Duele el Corazon
  • David Guetta F/ Zara Larsson – This One’s For You
  • Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama
  • Imany F/ Filatov & Karas – Don’t Be So Shy
  • Era Istrefi – Bonbon
  • Martin Solveig F/ Tkay Maidza – Do It Right
  • Mike Perry – The Ocean ft. Shy Martin
  • Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Drake – One Dance
  • Dua Lipa – Hotter Than Hell
  • MØ – Final Song
  • Rihanna – Kiss It Better
  • Calvin Harris & Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
  • Lethal Bizzle – Wobble
  • Tinie Tempah F/ Zara Larsson – Girls Like
  • Sia – Cheap Thrills

Thursday, 16th June, 2016

Reminisce With The Sunlife Jukebox

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As you know, I love the 90’s, it was the decade I grew up in and the decade which I love, and have always said was the best. The 90’s had so much great music, with girl bands like the Spice Girls if you liked pop, and of course it was the era of Brit Pop with Blur and Oasis leading the way. If it comes down to just music, the other decades would have something to say about being the best, with some of the biggest bands in music history creating the most memorable songs everyone loves.

The 50’s had Elvis, many marking it as the start of the Rock and Roll era. the 60’s had The Beatles, and was not called the swinging 60’s for nothing, with massive hits still known today. The 70’s came along with disco, funk, soul and jazz, with Abba leading the way for the disco vibe. The 80’s was all about electro-pop, how can we forget about Michael Jackson with monster hits.

Sunlife have created this cool jukebox where you can listen to 5 of the most popular songs from each decade. From the 1950’s right up until the 2010’s, there’s plenty of music to listen to, current tracks and those songs that bring back so many memories. There’s the classics such as Jailhouse Rock from Elvis and everyone’s favourite Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody, as well as more modern songs like Umbrella by Rihanna.

Check out the Sunlife Jukebox here and try it out yourself.

Written in partnership with Sunlife.