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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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Music Playlist: September 2018

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018

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It’s been quite an unusual month for music, it’s been quiet in the singles front, but Eminem released an album, and Robyn also finally released an album too. I’ve heard a couple of tracks on the Eminem album and think it’s pretty good, and heard one track on the Robyn album which I love!

Apart from that, I haven’t listened to much new music, perhaps I am getting old and only listening to old music, or maybe there’s just not been too much that’s stood out? I have to say, the new Robyn track, Missing U, is something I really love, and is classic Robyn. I think I’ll be listening to this one for a while!

Here is my playlist below.

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Music Playlist: August 2018

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018

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It’s the last month of the Summer, and I am sad to say that we’ve not really had a Summer banger of a hit song this year. When it comes to music for this half of the year, you probably have to say it has belonged to Ariana Grande, who seems to have been everywhere with her album and all of the tracks getting constant airplay.

Since we’ve had no bangers this summer, I’ve actually been listening to some old school songs from previous summers. It’s kind of sad that we haven’t had many big hits for quite some time, it’s kind of hard to see where the next big one will come from.

The playlist is very much the same as it was, with a few new entries.

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Music Playlist: July 2018

Wednesday, 1st August, 2018

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Where did July go!

We’re into August now, so here’s the music which I’ve been listening to in July.

It looks like this year we won’t get a Summer banger. I have listened to quite a bit new music in the last couple of days to come up with a playlist of fresh new tracks, but I have been listening to some older stuff too, I may post that up at a later date.

Ariana Grande is everywhere at the moment, she’s in every chart, and it feels like every single from the album is getting some air time, along with Cardi B too. I had to feature at least one of their tracks in the playlist, since you can’t really listen to any music without hearing one or both of them in the mainstream.

Here’s my playlist for July.

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Football Anthems Playlist For The World Cup

Friday, 6th July, 2018

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If you haven’t got World Cup fever there’s something wrong with you. It’s getting to the serious stages now, and since we’re almost into the weekend, music is called for, but not any old music, football songs!

I’ve created a football anthems playlist which I think is perfect if you’re looking for ideas or inspiration for this weekend. I am sad that Spain lost, but for everyone else in the country that supports England, this will be a big weekend!

The playlist includes all the usual bangers you’d expect to see, a couple of novelty footy tunes as well as a mix of dance and Indie tracks which have made their way into football history being sung at grounds around the World. Whether it’s the John Barnes rap, Football’s Coming Home, Shouting Mitro’s on fire or just humming along to Seven Nation Army, they’re all hits and easy to join in with.

Check out the playlist, and if you want to listen to the whole thing, it is on YouTube below. 25 songs which are all about football, having a good time and singing as loud as you possibly can.

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Music Playlist: May 2018

Monday, 28th May, 2018

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The Summer is upon us! We’re just days away from June, and hopefully a few big Summer bangers in terms of big hit songs. There hasn’t been one which has stood out just yet, but it is the Summer of the World Cup, and that means a World Cup song.

This time round it’s done by Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi and is called Live It Up. I have only heard it once or twice, and I think it’s a grower. We’ll probably hear it quite a bit during the World Cup, I need to give it a proper listen before I make up my mind whether I like it or not.

There hasn’t been much in terms of other new music which I’ve listened to, as I have been getting in the mood for the World Cup, listening to football songs – Maybe I will do a football playlist in the run up to the World Cup 😉

Here’s my usual playlist, which isn’t the biggest, but it has a couple of big songs in there. My favourite at the moment is probably 2002 from Anne Marie, however the thing I don’t like about it is how inaccurate it is – She references lots of songs, none of which came out in 2002! ? She references songs like “Oops I Did It Again” (2000), “Bye Bye Bye” (2000), “99 Problems” (2003), Ride Wit Me (2000), Baby One More Time (1998). Anne Marie, you need to change the title of the song!

Here’s my playlist for this month.

  • Rita Ora, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX – Girls
  • Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up
  • Natalia – Con Ganas
  • Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
  • Anne Marie – 2002
  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
  • Sigala F/Paloma Faith – Lullaby
  • Plan B – Guess Again
  • Aitana, Ana Guerra – Lo Malo
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
  • George Ezra – Paradise

Music Playlist: April 2018

Monday, 30th April, 2018

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It’s that time again, the time for the April music playlist!

I have resisted writing about a certain *NSYNC song, because tomorrow…It’s gonna be May. Last month  I was listening to The Lightning Seeds and Prodigy a lot, and this month I haven’t been listening to much from the 90s, and kept it current.

I should mention the sad news about Avicii which you’ll already know, it’s so sad that he’s sadly no longer with us, and was only 28. I remember writing about Wake Me Up back in 2013 and posted up the video as soon as it was released on the blog, and listening to “Seek Bromance” which he done under his Tim Berg name back in 2010 which I also featured.

Ariana Grande is back with a new single/album, and I’ve listened to it, which has been more forced than through choice. I am on the fence with the first track, I’ve heard clips non stop for over a week, but only heard the song all the way through a couple of times.

Here’s my playlist for April 2018, hopefully I haven’t missed anything out.

  • Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
  • Anne Marie – 2002
  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
  • Sigala F/Paloma Faith – Lullaby
  • Plan B – Guess Again
  • Aitana, Ana Guerra – Lo Malo
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
  • George Ezra – Paradise
  • Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel
  • The Weekend & Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me
  • Rudimental F/ Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These Days
  • Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey – The Middle

Music Playlist: March 2018

Friday, 30th March, 2018

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It’s time for some music!

One of my favourite Dance Acts, Swedish House Mafia has reunited a few days ago, at the Ultra music festival in Miami. So it looks good for the rest of 2018, they should have new music coming soon. For March I was listening to some old tracks from the 90’s, mostly Lightning Seeds and The Prodigy have been the two which has seen the most play.

There’s been a couple of newer tracks which I’ve been listening to, Bebe Rexha and George Ezra have had some good tracks, and the Zedd and Grey track is another song which I’ve been listening to.

We’re almost into April, which is getting closer and closer to the Summer, and I do love a good Summer banger, so I hope that 2018 has another big one for us.

Here’s my playlist in full.

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Music: February 2018 Playlist

Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

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Can you believe we’re almost into March already, because I can’t!

That would usually mean Springtime is coming, but if you look outside you’ll probably see snow. Yes, it’s the Beast From The East as the media is calling it, or a Siberian Winter being blown over from Russia. Anyway, back to the music from February…

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Music Playlist: January 2018

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

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It’s almost February so that means it’s time for my January Playlist! The very first playlist for 2018, and as usual there hasn’t been too much happening in music in January. There’s been a couple of songs I have been listening to, the most played isn’t a new song, it’s Bella y Sensual from Romeo Santos, Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam, and was released in the Autumn of last year.

I have decided to make the playlist from scratch, so it doesn’t include any songs which I’ve previous had in the playlist. They are all new additions, including Bruno Mars, Craig David and the Eminem track with Ed Sheeran. There’s some brand new tracks too, with Dreamer from Axwell & Ingrosso, and the new Zedd track.

The BRITS are coming in a couple of weeks, and we should have some new music in the coming weeks which will hopefully be exciting.

Here’s the playlist for this month in full.

  • Romeo Santos, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam – Bella y Sensual
  • Eminam F/ Ed Sheeran – River
  • Bruno Mars F/ Cardi B – Finesse
  • Dua Lipa – IDGAF
  • Sigrid – Strangers
  • Diplo F/ Mo – Get It Right
  • Craig David F/ Bastille – I Know You
  • Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa
  • Martin Garrix & David Guetta – So Far Away
  • Ofenbach vs. Nick Waterhouse – Katchi
  • Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey – The Middle
  • Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Dreamer
  • Enrique Iglesias – El Baño