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The Best 90s Britpop Playlist For Your House Party

Saturday, 11th April, 2020

The best 90s Britpop Playlist for your house party

Happy weekend!

It’s the Easter weekend, which means it’s a long one. However we’ve been in the house for so long that this weekend just seems like any weekend we’ve had over the past few weeks. We can’t go out, so we have to stay home and party.

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90s Europop And Eurodance Playlist In The Times Of Lockdown – Party At Home!

Saturday, 4th April, 2020

90s Europop And Eurodance Playlist

Hey guys,

I hope you are well and happy weekend! I love music, and it’s what we all need at a time like now. I used to do a weekly (then monthly) playlist, but I haven’t posted any music or playlists for months, and have kind of got away from that.

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What I’ve Been Listening To Lately: September Playlist

Sunday, 13th October, 2019

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Summer has been and gone, and I haven’t been listening to much music, or at least, much new music. For over the summer I made some playlists which included summer bangers from the past, the 90’s, 00’s and 10’s, but now the summer is over, it’s time (belatedly) for the September playlist.

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Music Playlist August 2019 – Summer Bangers 2010 – 2019

Thursday, 29th August, 2019

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The summer is almost over! 🙁

As with tradition for this summer, I thought I would create a playlist which is filled with summer bangers. I’ve already done a 90’s summer playlist, the 00’s summer playlist, and now it’s time to bring things up to date with the playlist from 2010 until now.

There hasn’t been too many massive summer bangers of late, I think we’ve definitely had less and less as the years have gone on…Or maybe I am not romanticising the music of today like I did of the previous years.

Either way, here’s my playlist of songs which I enjoyed in the summer, from 2010 until now. They may not have been released in the summer, but I was certainly listening to these back in the hot days of the years gone by.

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Music Playlist: July 2019 – Summer Bangers 2000 – 2009

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

The Michael 84 Playlist

Hey guys!

I hope you are well. Can you believe that it’s August tomorrow!? It’s crazy how fast the summer has gone so far. I guess that means we’re on a 31 day countdown…

It’s time for another playlist for the month, but just like the last time round when I created a 90’s bangers playlist, I’ve decided for this month to continue the trend, this time going for summer bangers from 2000 – 2009.

The summer may be going fast, but you can enjoy the rest of it with music. It’s pretty crazy that these songs are between 10 and 20 years old, but they are. All of these songs have some kind of meaning for me, mostly just brilliant tracks. Some are still classics, others have not aged well 😂 Either way, they do hold some memories.

While the mid 90’s was a haven for euro pop, the early 00’s was all about UK garage, pop-rock, pop, Indie and then in the later years RnB transforming into a more pop and dance kind of music…The later the years went on, the more lots of music genres seemed to be infused with each other.

The summers of 2000 – 2009 were always great, being the age of 16 and 25, so here’s a look back at some of the biggest songs of the years.

It’s the July 2019 summer bangers 2000 – 2009 playlist.

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Music Playlist: June 2019 – Retro 90’s Summer Bangers Edition

Sunday, 30th June, 2019

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Hey guys!

So it’s time for another playlist for the month, and since it’s the summer, I am going to change things up a little bit. Instead of including the latest tracks which are new that I’ve been listening to, I am going to create a Summer Bangers Playlist…But not just any summer songs, these are retro tracks, which are mostly from the 90s.

I will probably do 2 lists. This month I will focus on the more pop and dance from the 90’s, maybe with a bit of hip hop. For the July/August I may focus on the later years, the early 00’s.

The music scene in the 90’s was the best, I will always say that. It had so many genres, and in particular there was so much upbeat music with a dance feel; From pop to euro pop, electro pop, dance, whatever name you want to give it, it was good.

Also if you remember, I said I would listen to the song, “Wake Up It’s A Beautiful Morning” by The Boo Radleys every single day. We’re 30 days in, and I have listened to it at least once every day 😂

I have tried to jam pack as many tracks as I could remember loving from the summers of the past into this list. So here we go, here’s my 90’s retro summer playlist for June 2019.

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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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Music Talk: October Playlist

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018

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We’re almost at the end of October and it seems like the music has just begun for 2018! Robyn is releasing an album, and I’ve heard a couple of tracks from it which I am loving. I included Missing U on the September playlist, but for this one I can also include Honey, another track which I think is so cool.

Rebecca and Fiona also have another track, called Money. Once again I love this and have been listening to this (and Robyn) more or less every day at least once, usually more. It’s a feel good, uptempo kind of song which has that 90’s pop kind of feel to it which I will never stop loving.

There is also a song which is incredibly annoying, but I can’t get it out of my head. I hear it on the radio almost every morning, it’s Purple Disco Machine – Dished – How annoying is that hook!?! Annoying, but catchy, I can’t stop it going round in my head.

Here’s the playlist for October.

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