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Back To The 2000’s Music: M2M

Sunday, 16th June, 2019

M2M - Shades Of Purple CD - Back To The 00's

Last time I was looking at the 90’s band Shampoo, and this time round I am taking a look at another duo, this time from the early 2000’s, M2M.

M2M were a Norwegian pop music duo comprising Marit Larsen and Marion Raven, but I only knew them as M2M. You may have heard of them, or at least one of their songs may be familiar to you, which I’ll get on to.

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Back To The 90’s Music! Shampoo Were Brilliant

Sunday, 9th June, 2019

Shampoo CD - We Are Shampoo - Back To The 90's Music

Not only do I love 90’s fashion and trends, but I love 90’s music. When it comes to 90’s fashion and music, there’s not much of a better mash up than the duo Shampoo and their style, even if they’re girls. I was listening to their songs and then decided that I’d get the CD album from Amazon.

Yes, the album was actually released in 1994, which seems so crazy to get the CD all these years later. The only song which I knew was Trouble, their biggest hit, and I remember it from being a kid. I don’t remember the other tracks, but when I was listening to that, I tried a few more tracks, loved what I heard, so decided to get the Album which I could, which wasn’t too much money, as you can expect.

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Michael 84 Music Playlist: May 2019

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

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Can you believe that the Summer is here! I’m still waiting for that big Summer track to drop, and I haven’t heard any so far. That being said, I’ve been listening to some good music in the past month, and it’s good to see some that made my playlist in early April went on to do pretty well.

I am kind of referring to Vossi Bop from Stormzy, which I liked the first time I heard it, and went straight to number 1 in the UK. The charts doesn’t really make much difference these days, it’s definitely not what it used to be, but it’s still cool that it did get there.

Along with that I kind of like the new Ellie Goulding track, Sixteen, and along with that I’ve been listening to a lot of the same stuff as last month. The Aitana track has been getting a lot of play, it’s a really cool easy listening track, but you probably don’t hear Telefóno much in the UK.

I have also been listening to Late Night Feelings from Mark Ronson and Lykke Li too, one of my most listened to songs of this month for sure.

I think for my next playlists in June, July and August, I am going to focus on the biggest and best Summer bangers of all time, and split them up in 3 playlists (one for each month). So you can expect to see some old tunes, all time classics and songs to take you back to the Summers from the 90’s to more recent years.

But until then, here’s my playlist in full for May.

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What I’m Listening To: April 2019 Playlist

Sunday, 28th April, 2019

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Happy Sunday!

It’s almost the end of the month, so that means another music playlist. I haven’t been listening to too much new music, but there has been a couple of tracks which I’m really liking at the moment.

I just heard the new Stormzy track, Vossi Bop which is really good. It’s British hip hop at it’s best, with plenty of great references in there you’d expect to hear from any rap song. Stormzy is always good at putting in well timed references to what’s going on in the World. Another good track is Boasty, which I heard quite a while back, but it’s finally growing on me.

Another track which I really like is Late Night Feelings from Mark Ronson featuring Lykke Li. I have liked Lykke Li for years, and bought her two first albums, Youth Novels and Wounded Rhymes. This is another good track which features her vocals on a Mark Ronson, it seems to be a winning combination.

So this month just a couple of tracks added. Here’s my playlist for April.

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Music Playlist: March 2019

Thursday, 28th March, 2019

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It’s near the end of the month, so that means another Playlist! The music which I have been listening to for the past month, and there hasn’t been too much new stuff which I have been listening to.

Maybe in the future playlists I should include the older tracks which I have been listening to…That would be one hell of a mash-up of music, with Brit Pop, old pop, new stuff, hip hop…

Anyway, there haven’t been any stand out tracks which I’ve had on constant repeat. I heard the new Carly Rae Jepsen track the other day, I thought it was pretty good and I’ve listened to it a few more times and I like it.

Along with that, my most listened to track, or rather most watched video is the track Send To Robin Immediately from Robyn. I love the video which goes with the track, it’s really brilliantly shot, and so have watched this over the past several weeks quite a bit.

I have added in the new track from Ava Max, as well as a couple of songs which feel like they’re good for the better weather. We’re edging towards Summer now, so hopefully there’ll be a few Summer bangers right around the corner.

Here is this month’s playlist in full.

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Music Playlist – February 2019

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

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It’s almost the end of February, so that means another look at what I’ve been listening to in the February playlist!

Music is starting to get good for 2019, with a slow start to the year as it usually is, I’ve found a couple of new tracks which I really like. It was the Brits last week which was fairly decent, but I think that the awards shows these days are just not the same. I don’t think they’re as big of a deal as they used to be, now we’re in the Internet age the artists can reach people online, and they don’t feel as big as they once did.

I have to talk about the UK charts, because it’s the first time ever that someone has knocked themselves off number one. Ariana Grande was #1, and then she knocked herself off #1, something which has never happened before. I think it goes to show how the chart doesn’t matter any more, does anyone actually care too much about chart position any more?

Anyway, I’ve been listening to the new Robyn track, Send To Robin Immediately, which I really like. The video is pretty good too, you’ve got to check it out.

Here’s my playlist in full.

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Playlist: What I’ve Been Listening To In January 2019

Monday, 21st January, 2019

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It’s January, it’s 2019 and so it’s time for some new music! There has been a couple of new songs which I have added to my playlist, but January is usually seen as the month where nothing much happens in terms of new music, and we used to see lots of odd songs make it to number 1 back in the day.

A new month means a new release for Ariana Grande, with her new track called 7 Rings. I have given it a listen I’m not much of a fan, it could be a grower. It samples ‘my favourite things’, and I am still not too sure what to make of it.

I have also heard “Sweet But Psycho” played far too much, everywhere I go I hear it, so I have to include it in the list. It’s a song which is growing on me I have to admit.

Since watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last month I’ve been listening to the tracks from the performers quite a bit; Bebe Rexha, Rita Ora and Halsey being three of the artists who performed.

It’s also nice to hear Theophilus London & Tame Impala – Only You getting played more. I heard this a few months ago and it seems it’s being played more and more, a great track which has retro roots.

Here’s my playlist in full

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Music Playlist: What I’ve Been Listening To In November

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018

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Hey guys!

It’s nearing the end of the month, which means another music playlist once again. It’s so weird, we had no big Summer tracks, but I’ve discovered a couple of songs in recent months which are real Summer bangers which I’ve been listening to constantly.

There are the Robyn tracks from her latest album, Honey and Missing U which are big tunes! I’ve been listening to them a lot, and really like them. Then there’s Dished from Purple Disco Machine, the most annoyingly catchy song which you can’t help but love. It’s a Summer club track, and still sounds good.

Then there’s two Spanish songs, Lo Malo from Aitana Ocaña and Ana Guerra and Alvaro Soler – La Cintura which was actually on my playlist in July. I only gave it a listen once or twice, but now I can’t stop playing it.

The Rebecca and Fiona track, Money, has been around for a while, but since they released a new music video several weeks ago, I’ve been listening to that more and more. Then there’s Thank U, Next from Ariana Grande which you can’t get away from – Good job it’s a cool track.

The 90’s was my decade, if you read my blog you’ll know that, and so the song 1999 from Charli XCX has to make it into the list. It’s odd that she has this song referencing music from the 90’s, and Anne-Marie had 2002 referencing some of the same music; Confirmation that the 90’s was the best 😉

I randomly heard this track on the radio which sounds so familiar, it’s by Theophilus London & Tame Impala and called Only You. It’s a sample/cover, so I’ve probably heard the original before (it was by Steve Montie I think), it doesn’t bring back memories, but it’s such a good track if you’re into more soulful music.

It’s the last month until December, where I’ll probably be listening to a lot of Christmas songs. So here’s my playlist in full until then…

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