Song of the Month

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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