SONG OF THE DAY: MAHALIA – I WISH I MISSED MY EX

Mahalia is a UK born singer, songwriter and actress. She signed her first record deal aged 13 and since then has been nominated for a Brit Award, worked with Rudimental and appeared in the film ‘Brotherhood’ (2016).Her debut album ‘Diary of Me’ (2016) was largely made up of guitar-driven tracks, but since then she has begun experimenting with her sound using influences of trap, soul, … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MAHALIA – I WISH I MISSED MY EX

SONG OF THE DAY: NAO feat. SIR – MAKE IT OUT ALIVE

Nao is undoubtably one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the UK in the last few years. The 31 year old singer/songwriter hails from East London and in the few short years since bursting on to the scene has made quite a name for herself; currently she is selling out venues on her Saturn World Tour. I’ll be seeing her in a few … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: NAO feat. SIR – MAKE IT OUT ALIVE

SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

Last week I documented how my passion for music began in the late 80s with Kylie Minogue, well a few years later in September 1993, Easther, Vernie, Kéllé and Louise – collectively known as Eternal – released their debut single ‘Stay’; well and truly solidifying my love for music. Their debut record ‘Always and Forever’ is the first CD album I owned and it’s one … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

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: THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS – I HATE THIS PART

I often think Nicole Scherzinger does not get the credit she deserves for her vocals. She could turn it out live too and trust me I know, because I have watched every live performance of ‘I Hate This Part’ that I can find on YouTube.The song speaks of a couple who have reached an inescapable moment of having to call time on their failing relationship … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS – I HATE THIS PART

COVER OF THE WEEK: ROCK THE BOAT (AALIYAH) – SAM SPARRO

We all know Aaliyah’s 2001 single ‘Rock The Boat’ is a masterpiece. It’s one of the greatest R&B records of the early 00s (and that’s saying something because that period yielded A LOT of great music) so of course anyone attempting to take on the song by way of a cover is doing so bravely.Well, I think Australian singer/songwriter Sam Sparro has created something pretty … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: ROCK THE BOAT (AALIYAH) – SAM SPARRO

SONG OF THE DAY: RIHANNA – KISS IT BETTER

A break-up-to-make-up song never sounded so good. Arguably one of the most full-bodied tracks from Rihanna’s 2016 album, ‘Anti’, Rihanna sings confidently over a hypnotic electric guitar riff about the fallout from an argument with her significant other. “Man fuck your pride” I would say the accompanying video is NSFW as there’s a fair amount of (pierced) nipple on show here… Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: RIHANNA – KISS IT BETTER

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

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: 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