SONG OF THE DAY: ARIANA GRANDE – 7 RINGS (NYLE DiMARCO ASL VERSION)

Ariana’s latest music video for ‘7 Rings’ has been given a creative makeover by actor, model and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, alongside director Jake Wilson. The video sees Wilson and DiMarco recreate the video but with the latter performing the song in American Sign Language. Nyle had previously called out Ariana and her team via social media when her hit single ‘Thank U, Next’ was … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ARIANA GRANDE – 7 RINGS (NYLE DiMARCO ASL VERSION)

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

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: KYLIE MINOGUE & JACK SAVORETTI – MUSIC’S TOO SAD WITHOUT YOU

Kylie Minogue is the artist who first drew me in to music when I was just a few years old. The first music recording I ever owned was her 1989 single ‘Never Too Late’ on vinyl (which I still have). My walls were covered with Kylie posters and I even used to dress up like her… Yup, that’s me in a custom-made pencil skirt and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: KYLIE MINOGUE & JACK SAVORETTI – MUSIC’S TOO SAD WITHOUT YOU

COVER OF THE WEEK: WHITNEY HOUSTON MEDLEY – JADE NOVAH

OK, ordinarily I wouldn’t go near a Whitney Houston cover. The bar is just set way too high and most performers struggle to even come close. However, when I saw this one was done by Jade Novah who I KNOW can kill it vocally, I decided to give it a go.With this near eight minute medley, Jade tributes Whitney with such dignity by maintaining her … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: WHITNEY HOUSTON MEDLEY – JADE NOVAH

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: DEBORAH COX – NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

There’s really not much to say about this song because just from reading the title above, a wave of 90s nostalgia will have washed over you and you’ll be feeling the desperate urge to hit play on the song below.So go ahead and click play on what is probably one of the greatest R&B records of the late 90s, a song that his Cox’s most … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DEBORAH COX – NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

SONG OF THE DAY: SBTRKT feat. JESSIE WARE – PROBLEM (SOLVED)

SBTRKT’s usual sound is a mix of UK Garage, House, Dubstep and Electronica; admittedly not the style of music I listen to and talk about on a regular basis. But this particular song caught my ear a few years ago when I recognised the voice as belonging to Jessie Ware, but did not recognise it as a song from her catalogue. Thanks to the trusty … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SBTRKT feat. JESSIE WARE – PROBLEM (SOLVED)

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

MUSIC TO HELP YOU THROUGH BLUE MONDAY

Do you feel like shit today? Well today is officially the most depressing day of the year. The dark mornings, cold weather, and the sad reality that it’s a long 11 months until we can listen to Mariah Carey’s Christmas albums again can cause many of us to feel a little down in the dumps this month. But today specifically – the third Monday of … Continue reading MUSIC TO HELP YOU THROUGH BLUE MONDAY