Song of the Month

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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