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Song Of The Month – November 2018 – Who You Are by Jessie J

LINK TO THE VIDEO When it comes to uplifting songs, this is one of the best of modern times in my humble opinion. It’s such a good message for young boys and girls and even old ladies like me. I also like to pretend I can sing and belt it out like a diva. Move over Miss J! Follow me on YouTube to watch the whole playlist. So here it goes, press play, listen and love it. Let’s keep growing! xx Lee xx Comments welcome below.   Hey, why not follow this blog! There should be some follow buttons somewhere…

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Song Of The Month – October 2018 – The Way I Am By Eminem

LINK TO THE VIDEO Do you remember that time when Eminem was literally the most important person in whole entire world of music? I even bought Angry Blonde which was a book about his songs, the lyrics, the inspirations. I loved him but I had friends that were obsessed with him. The way these young whipper snappers are obsessed with One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift and even Queen Bey. I bet if we had Twitter then, they would have been hardcore trolls for him, haha, thank goodness for growing up in the Dark Ages! Follow me on YouTube to…

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Song Of The Month – September 2018 – Crawling By Linkin Park

LINK TO THE VIDEO Last year, the lead singer of Linkin Park died and I had an immense feeling of grief, especially for his children, I realised that I hadn’t listened to one of my all time favourite albums, Hybrid Theory, for years. It got me through those awkward teenage years, gave me a feeling of belonging to something. The album will never sound the same again. When it first came out and for a significant amount of time after, it was literally the only album that I owned where I could listen to every single song without having to…

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Song Of The Month – August 2018 – I Write Sins Not Tragedies By Panic! At The Disco

LINK TO THE VIDEO This a complete throwback of me from a different time. I remember I went through a phase of mild emo-ness. I loved it. I had a friend at school that used to write song lyrics down on paper and pass them to me in class. For ages, I thought she was some sort of philosophical poetical marvel! Turns out she was just sending me Papa Roach and Incubus lyrics. It made me realise that I wasn’t paying attention to lyrics as much as I should have! And although she never sent me this song because I’ve…

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Song Of The Month – July 2018 – Ready For Love By India.Arie

LINK TO THE VIDEO I think this is the 3rd time that India Arie has popped up in my Song of the Month playlist. What can I say but she’s amazing! Songs like this make me wish I never gave up the guitar but it hurt my fingers though! Anyway, this song gives me goosebumps, it’s so sincere and beautiful. If you’ve never heard it before I suggest you listen to the words carefully, if you have heard it before, sit back, relax and be taken away to that place her voice sends you to. Goosebumps! Follow me on YouTube…

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Song Of The Month – June 2018 – Should’ve Been Us By Tori Kelly

LINK TO THE VIDEO With a voice like hers, I’m not sure why she isn’t bigger! But perhaps the market is too crowded or people just haven’t given her a chance but honestly, Tori Kelly is so amazing and that hair!! Had to mention the hair, of course! I love this song and did from the second I first heard it but I loved it even more when I saw her perform it at the VMAs a couple of years ago. I first heard of her when she was the featured singer on a Professor Green song (Lullaby) and honestly…

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Song Of The Month – May 2018 – On & On By Erykah Badu

LINK TO THE VIDEO I’m just over half way through my headwrapping photo project on Instagram and it’s time for my Song of The Month.  So when it came to a musical artist that inspired me and also I could picture their crowns wrapped in  beautiful fabric, who else other than Erykah Badu. I know these days she is known for flaunting her immense natural hair either loose or threaded up but when I was younger, all I remember where her impossibly high headwraps. She’s quite an intense human being from interviews I’ve seen and read, she is truly a…

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Song Of The Month – April 2018 – 2U By David Guetta and Justin Bieber

LINK TO THE VIDEO I am loathed to add Justin Bieber to my definitive list of songs I love because I am a grown ass woman but goddammit, he makes fairly good music (now) especially when he collabs with dance DJs. It’s just a winning formula for the guy, it was a toss up between this or “Where R U Now” with Skrillex but this one caught me in the right mood so here you go. Follow me on YouTube to watch the whole playlist. So here it goes, press play, listen and love it. Let’s keep growing! xx Lee…

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Song Of The Month – March 2018 – Stay by Zedd & Alessia Cara

LINK TO THE VIDEO I have to say there is something a little different about Zedd’s take on dance music. From collabs with Hayley Williams to Foxes, it’s clear that he focuses on the song and not just the beat. Which is why this collab works so well! I love Alessia Cara’s voice and I played a few of her songs to the kids but the boys couldn’t care less (their loss) and this was the one that my daughter latched onto the most. We love it, this is our song. As soon as the video starts, she knows what…

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Song Of The Month – February 2018 – Breathe Life By Jack Garratt

LINK TO THE VIDEO I can’t even describe this sound. This is music like I’ve never heard. I have many a list of products to try, places to go and albums to buy (because some people haven’t yet come round to the idea of Spotify!) and this artist, Jack Garrett, is on the list of albums for sure. I will admit, if you don’t tell anyone, that I like to dance to this when I’m alone like I’m some sort of contemporary dancer, because I don’t think you can dance to this in a normal “club” sort of way. Anyway,…

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Song Of The Month – January 2018 – Get On The Bus By Destiny’s Child

LINK TO THE VIDEO I can’t remember a time when Destiny’s Child or Beyoncé weren’t a part of my life. Well I can, there was a brief period where the Spice Girls where the greatest girl group of all time. I know TLC were around but I’m from the UK so at their peak, you couldn’t breathe without something Spice Girls being shoved in your face. But Destiny’s Child were different. They weren’t surrounded by the hype, at least not on this side of the Atlantic, their songs were more complex than the Spice Girls glorified nursery rhymes, their super co-ordinated…

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Song Of The Month – December 2017 – Are You That Somebody? by Aaliyah

LINK TO THE VIDEO The beat of this song is soooo strong. I feel, apart from the string vests in the video, this sound and look would hold up today, no question. Aaliyah is one of those artists, because she passed away, whose greatest potential was never met. Yes she was pretty big but her last album was about to blow up in the mainstream. I wonder what she’d be doing now, how she would sound in 2017? This is one of the best Timbaland produced and featured songs he’s done. I love his verse in this, I remember when…

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Song Of The Month – November 2017 – Babooshka by Kate Bush

LINK TO THE VIDEO I had a very short Kate Bush phase in my late teens and early 20s. To be fair not much stuck except for a few hits like Wuthering Heights and Babooshka. I was singing Babooshka at the top of my lungs in front of the kids with the video playing in the background. I don’t think they get it…just yet. I always thought I knew the words until I stumbled onto a lyric video and as I read them, I realised that it’s quite an intense story in such a short song. I suppose I spent…

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Song Of The Month – September 2017 – I Am Not My Hair by India.Arie

LINK TO THE VIDEO “Good hair means curls and waves (no) Bad hair means you look like a slave (no) At the turn of the century It’s time for us to redefine who we be You can shave it off like a South African beauty Or get in on lock like Bob Marley You can rock it straight like Oprah Winfrey If it’s not what’s on your head, it’s what’s underneath, and say Hey (hey) I am not my hair I am not this skin I am not your expectations, no (hey) I am not my hair I am not…

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Song Of The Month – August 2017 – She-Wolf by Shakira

LINK TO THE VIDEO It’s a bit silly but a-woooo! I know this song is hardly a classic but it’s just a bit of fun. Shakira looks amazing in this video, what more can I say? Literally, what more is there to say! Follow me on YouTube to watch the whole playlist. So here it goes, press play, listen and love it. Let’s keep growing! xx Lee xx Comments welcome below.   Hey, why not follow this blog! There should be some follow buttons somewhere on this page if you’re in a browser or you can go to my subscribe…

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Song Of The Month – July 2017 – Ain’t It Fun by Paramore

LINK TO THE VIDEO I love Paramore. I am probably a little old for their projected demographic but even still, I love them. I love Hayley Williams. I love that she was supposed to be the next Britney Spears but told the industry to duck off and became the kickass musical heroine I wish I could’ve looked up to when I was a teen. I love their songs, how catchy and clever they are. But something you may not associate with them as a non-fan is that they’re fun. Feisty, moody, loud and yes, fun. This song captures that, captures…

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Song Of The Month – June 2017 – Pass Out by Tinie Tempah

LINK TO THE VIDEO This song reminds me of like four years worth of going out. It took a long time before DJs stopped playing this one.It’s one of those songs that everyone of a certain age knows all the words too. And when I say a certain age, I’m not talking old even. If it came on when I was out now (on the extremely rare occasion I go out), this is STILL my jam! I know I’m talking about this like it’s an ancient classic but I swear when I get old and frail and am stuck in…

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Song Of The Month – May 2017 – It Takes More by Miss Dynamite

LINK TO THE VIDEO When I’m singing along to this song, the hands are going, the lip gets curled, the neck gets a little loose. What can I say, it’s a classic. The album this came off is pretty decent, my mum bought it, she was a bit of a CD junkie however, I am not going to say anything negative about that because it meant that I had access to music I couldn’t afford to get myself. Yes, there was a time when your first port of call to hear something wasn’t the internet. It is old now and…

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Song Of The Month – April 2017 – Gust Of Wind by Pharrell Williams

LINK TO THE VIDEO I love this song so much. I think it got a bit overshadowed by Happy and Get Lucky but honestly, I think it’s better. I have a habit, when I love a song, to play it on repeat. For hours at a time and this is one of those songs for me. I actually based a whole chapter of one of my stories around this song I like it so much. But if you don’t know this song, you should be ashamed of yourself! Or listen and get to know it… Follow me on YouTube to…

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Song Of The Month – March 2017 – Video by India.Arie

LINK TO THE VIDEO I remember when this song came out and it was so different to everything else I was hearing. It was a positive message that, as an insecure teenager, I needed to hear. I just wish that once I put down my hairbrush microphone and left my bedroom I would have been able to put her lessons into practice. It’s only taken me until now to really understand what she means and that it’s ok to just be yourself! It’s hard, but it’s ok. Follow me on YouTube to watch the whole playlist. So here it goes,…

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Song Of The Month – February 2017 – Whip My Hair by Willow Smith

LINK TO THE VIDEO When it comes to thinking about classic songs that will go down in history, this ain’t one! But at this time of pretty much complete baldness, it is motivation. Because one day I will be able to whip my hair or have enough hair to add extensions to my own hair to whip. But until that day, I will just nod my head to this little ditty. Follow me on YouTube to watch the whole playlist. So here it goes, press play, listen and love it. Let’s keep growing! xx Lee xx Comments welcome below. Hey,…

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Song Of The Month – January 2017 – Alive by Sia

LINK TO THE VIDEO Not even Donald Trump’s face at the beginning of this video can dampen how much I love this version. This would be another one I inflicted on the kids, “you will like this…eventually!” And they do. They now dutifully sing along which makes me happy. I can’t say that I’ve been through this kind of turmoil in my life but the fact that people have and they survive is inspirational and motivational. This version in particular gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it, I think that is the power of the gospel choir transforming…

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Song Of The Month – December 2016 – Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) by Major Lazer

LINK TO THE VIDEO Moving into December, it is the season to be jolly and all that malarkey but I’m not one to sit and listen to Christmas music (unless it’s the 8 Days Of Christmas by Destiny’s Child, specifically Opera of the Bells). The song of the month needs to make you forget that it’s cold outside, make you feel the summer sun and this does that for me. If only I had hair to whip to this! It literally never gets old and if you were to get a little bored, there are like 5 versions of this…

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November 2016 – Phenomenal Woman by Laura Mvula

LINK TO THE VIDEO My first song of the month! Definitely, the first of many, many more… I love music. I love dancing around my living room, singing at the top of my lungs with my kids, I love when music just makes you feel good, makes you want to sing louder, make you wish it was your song. Well this song does that for me. Also the fact that Laura Mvula is proudly sporting a bald head makes me more confident that I have nothing to be embarrassed or worried about. She looks amazing but more importantly sounds amazing.…

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