SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

Last week I documented how my passion for music began in the late 80s with Kylie Minogue, well a few years later in September 1993, Easther, Vernie, Kéllé and Louise – collectively known as Eternal – released their debut single ‘Stay’; well and truly solidifying my love for music. Their debut record ‘Always and Forever’ is the first CD album I owned and it’s one … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

SONG OF THE DAY: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

A few months ago I wrote a post about a few Mariah Carey remixes that I thought were better than the original versions, and this remix of Usher’s 2008 single ‘Love In The Club’ is another example of when that happens. It’s not just the addition of Beyoncé that elevates the song, but lyrically it’s far more interesting than the original which is simply just … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

RUMOUR: JANET JACKSON TO PLAY GLASTONBURY?

Rumours began circulating earlier this week that Janet Jackson will be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival alongside Kylie Minogue, Stormzy and The Killers. The Sun newspaper say the news came from a Glasto insider, although as yet no confirmation has come from Janet nor her team. If Janet does indeed take her place in prestigious the line-up, it will mark her first live performance in … Continue reading RUMOUR: JANET JACKSON TO PLAY GLASTONBURY?

SONG OF THE DAY: RIHANNA – KISS IT BETTER

A break-up-to-make-up song never sounded so good. Arguably one of the most full-bodied tracks from Rihanna’s 2016 album, ‘Anti’, Rihanna sings confidently over a hypnotic electric guitar riff about the fallout from an argument with her significant other. “Man fuck your pride” I would say the accompanying video is NSFW as there’s a fair amount of (pierced) nipple on show here… Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: RIHANNA – KISS IT BETTER

SONG OF THE DAY: MARIAH CAREY feat. KRAZIE BONE and WISH BONE – BREAKDOWN

Although cherished and much-loved amongst Carey’s loyal fanbase, this song is not on the radar of many casual fans due to it not receiving a full release back in 1997 when its parent album, ‘Butterfly’, was released. Despite the album being considered her magnum opus, conflicts with her record label at the time meant only two songs were ever officially released from the album (‘Honey’ … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MARIAH CAREY feat. KRAZIE BONE and WISH BONE – BREAKDOWN

SONG OF THE DAY: JAMIE WOON – MESSAGE

Jamie Woon’s debut album ‘Mirrorwriting’ would be classified somewhere in the urban electronic/dance music genre although there’s no hiding the soul in his vocal delivery. His second album ‘Making Time’ leaned much more heavily in to soul and R&B and for me this musical shift only elevated Woon’s incredible songwriting ability.The album opens with ‘Message’, my choice for today’s Song of The Day. The track … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JAMIE WOON – MESSAGE

SONG OF THE DAY: MISSY ELLIOTT feat. LAMB – I’M BETTER

This is probably one of the most slept on Hip Hop tracks of the last two years. I’ll admit when I first heard the song I wasn’t as in to it as ‘WTF (Where They From)’, released two years prior. We’re used to Missy singles having an obvious hook to sing along with but this doesn’t really have one and that can make it a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MISSY ELLIOTT feat. LAMB – I’M BETTER

SONG OF THE DAY: CELINE DION – SKIES OF LA

If you listened only to the singles from Celine Dion’s 2007 album ‘Taking Chances’, you could be forgiven for thinking a song like ‘Skies of LA’ would not be on it. Placed right at the end of the set’s 16 songs, it doesn’t really fit with the theme of the album which is made up largely of guitar driven pop songs – something of a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CELINE DION – SKIES OF LA

SONG OF THE DAY: JOSS STONE – GIRL THEY WON’T BELIEVE IT

Now I wouldn’t usually discuss an artist’s personality when writing about their music because in an ideal word the two things can be viewed separately, however, when it comes to Joss Stone I know many people have an idea in their head of who they think she is and it stops them from engaging with her music.Last year a friend convinced me to accompany him … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JOSS STONE – GIRL THEY WON’T BELIEVE IT

SONG OF THE DAY: DALEY – GOOD NEWS

I had the pleasure of seeing Daley headline his own gig in London at the end of last year, this about 7 years after first discovering he and his music when I saw him open for Ledisi in 2011. From the moment he opened his mouth back then I knew it was love and I’m so happy to say we’ve been together ever since.Vocally there … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DALEY – GOOD NEWS