SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

Credit where credit is due, Kanye West produced some great music in the mid-00s didn’t he? His production style was so distinct and many of the songs he produced for other artists still sound great almost 15 years later. Combine West’s production style with John Legend’s irresistible tone and pleading lyrics and you’re left with a breakup song that if you’re in love makes you … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)

I don’t think I can do this performance any justice by trying to intellectualise its brilliance and beauty. It. Is. Perfection. The original recording features on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack and was officially released as the 7th single from the film. Most people will of course be more familiar with the set’s lead single Exhale (Shoop Shoop) which was a Billboard Hot 100 number … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)

SONG OF THE DAY: MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN – FLATLINE

So apparently a new Sugababes album IS coming. In August 2018 Keisha revealed new music would be coming soon and so would an explanation as to what has taken so long… Until then we have Flatline. Released five years ago (!) this song still bangs and frankly should have been a hit. Sadly, I believe there are a lot of people out there who do … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN – FLATLINE

SONG OF THE DAY: ALICIA KEYS – IN COMMON

When I started this blog I decided I would focus on the music I like rather than trashing the music I don’t, even if the latter is by an artist I’m a fan of and want to talk about. So with that in mind, what I will say about Alicia Key’s last album ‘Here’ is that it is most definitely my least favourite Alicia Keys … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ALICIA KEYS – IN COMMON

MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL

In 1995 Mariah Carey released the smash hit song Fantasy from her fifth album Daydream. Accompanying the original release was a more hip hop driven remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’Dirty Bastard. It would be this song that started a trend in Mariah’s career to take a more pop flavoured song and give it an urban makeover, oftentimes completely reinventing the original track with barely … Continue reading MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL

BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z – EVERYTHING IS LOVE…IT’S A GROWER

Let me preface this post by saying that I have loved Beyoncé since 1997 when I saw her sitting on that doorstep with Wyclef Jean and the original Destiny’s Child members in the No No No part 2 video. I’ve seen her live four times and have even met her: Yep, that’s me hugging mutha f*****g Beyoncé. Excuse my hair, it was 2009 and Bieber … Continue reading BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z – EVERYTHING IS LOVE…IT’S A GROWER

MICHAEL JACKSON’S NON-HITS

I have always appreciated Michael Jackson’s legacy and impact on the world both musically and culturally, however, with the exception of Remember The Time (IMO Michael’s greatest single of all time) I’ve never really connected with his biggest hits. That’s not to say I wouldn’t get up and dance to Billie Jean at a wedding or sing along to Rock With You if it came … Continue reading MICHAEL JACKSON’S NON-HITS