SONG OF THE DAY: AUGUST GREENE feat. BRANDY – OPTIMISTIC

I recently featured this song on my Blue Monday Spotify Playlist (click here to read more on that). The original version by Sounds of Blackness is a longtime favourite of mood enhancer of mine and this cover by August Greene and Brandy is a beautiful homage. Brandy’s signature soulful vocals are on top form here, and with the addition of a rap by August Greene … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: AUGUST GREENE feat. BRANDY – OPTIMISTIC

‘SONG OF THE DAY’ SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

If you want to find every song featured on Song of the Day all in one place, look no further than my aptly titled Song of the Day Spotify Playlist! I update daily with each new song so be sure to hit ‘follow’ to stay up to date with what I think are some of the best songs, past and present. Currently the list features … Continue reading ‘SONG OF THE DAY’ SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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: 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: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

I love hearing Christina in this realm. She’s laidback and sexy in an effortless way and the mood of the song means she’s uncharacteristically restrained when it comes to her vocals and believe me, that’s no bad thing. Christina’s talent is undeniable, but at times I do wish she’d approach her delivery with more ease and not throw everything she has vocally at each and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

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

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