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: 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: 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

SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH AND NORMANI – DANCING WITH A STRANGER

I never delved too deep in to Fifth Harmony’s work when they were on the scene (I could probably name less than a handful of songs), but over the last few months the name Normani has been finding its way to my eyes and ears far more frequently causing me to pay closer attention to the Atlanta born singer.A few months back I saw a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH AND NORMANI – DANCING WITH A STRANGER

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: SABRINA CLAUDIO – UNRAVEL ME

It can be said that a lot of Sabrina’s music is sexy, but this is SEXY. AS. HELL. The simple yet beautiful video (below) also manages to keep the heat turned up without slipping in to vulgarity. But hang on a minute…did you listen to the lyrics? “Our days are numbered, wired and I’m tired of itI know you’re trying but you’ll never unravel me” … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SABRINA CLAUDIO – UNRAVEL ME

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