SONG OF THE DAY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS feat. BEYONCÉ and KELLY ROWLAND – SAY YES (LIVE)

I’ve said this before, but despite being an atheist, gospel music lifts my soul. When Michelle Williams released ‘Say Yes’ in 2014 I was going through a tricky time and I used to play this song over and over and I would always feel lifted by it. Almost a year after its release, Michelle united with her Destiny’s Child bandmates Beyoncé and Kelly to perform … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS feat. BEYONCÉ and KELLY ROWLAND – SAY YES (LIVE)

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

SONG OF THE DAY: DESTINY’S CHILD – NUCLEAR

There’s no denying that ‘Nuclear’ does not go as hard as some of Destiny’s Child’s better known songs such as ‘Survivor’ or ‘Lose My Breath’, but there is something easy and laidback about this song that just feels so good to me. The Pharrell produced cut was co-written by Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle, with the latter stating in an interview with German web show MalcomMusic … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DESTINY’S CHILD – NUCLEAR

JUST STAND UP (LIVE AT FASHION ROCKS 2008): ALL T, ALL SHADE

When was the last time we had a good charity single? I would say it was in 2008 when LA Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds brought together some of the most prominent female singers of the time to sing on a record called ‘Just Stand Up’. The song is just what you might expect from a charity single – uplifting, positive and full of motivational … Continue reading JUST STAND UP (LIVE AT FASHION ROCKS 2008): ALL T, ALL SHADE

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

WAKE UP EVERYBODY: WHEN SINGERS GET POLITICAL

There’s no denying the huge level of influence a celebrity can have over their respective fanbase. Most will at some point or another during their career use this power to endorse a commercial product, but a select few will use this influence to raise awareness at what they deem to be social injustice too. It used to be the majority of celebrities would be very … Continue reading WAKE UP EVERYBODY: WHEN SINGERS GET POLITICAL

SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. J. COLE – PARTY

For me, ‘4’ is Beyoncé’s best album. Whilst on the surface the theme may not be as cohesive compared to albums such as ‘Lemonade’ or ‘B’Day’, I think there is something to be said for the big, broad musical strokes that this album is painted with. As you journey through ‘4’ you can go from the unashamedly pop bob that is Love on Top, past … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. J. COLE – PARTY

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