Songs of 2016

Songs of 2016

Lush Life – Zara Larsson

This song was probably the first song I listened to of Zara Larsson’s. I listened to this pre-summer, I don’t have a clue why but I remember listening to it when it had just over 100M views on YouTube. It has elements of Rihanna to this song. This is very much of a feel good song and should be on the NEW YEAR’s PLAYLIST.

On Fire – Luke Bond feat Roxanne Emery

This song is some years old but I religiously love this song and brought up this song as a suggestion in recent blog this year. It makes no sense for people to like this song about being on fire but noise or instrumental to this song speaks for itself. It falls in well with the same category as Martin Garrix’s version of Animals.

Tilted – Christine and the Queens

I originally listened to the French version called ‘Christine’, I remember putting it up on Facebook and didn’t realise she had a French version of it at that time. I only heard about the song because it was a five second advert on YouTube where you could hear the same to the track. Even though I didn’t understand French, I still like the song so I don’t really have a preference if it is sung in French or English, it doesn’t matter. What matters to me that this is on my list of songs of 2016!!!

If I Was Sorry – Frans

How this song didn’t explode in the UK charts is beyond me. I love the lyrics of this song, the song was probably one of the most talked about song in Eurovision this year but the song was very catchy. Reminds me of why the Swedes are good at what they do in presenting the story behind the song.

Alone No More – Philip George & Anton Powers

This song is so ideal for a wedding reception or dance to in Ibiza. The music video so reminds me of what life is all about in that film, being able to record a video like that is very creative.

Something in the Way You Move – Ellie Goulding

One of my favourite tracks of Ellie’s. Belonging to her third album, she still continues making great music. To me the song is very uplifting and feel good song. Put it on my party list.

I originally heard it in an advert which I think is L’OREAL but might be wrong. Ever since, I just loved the song although I have no idea what Ellie is putting across. All I know is the chorus reads: ‘Something in the way you move, something in the way you do it, something in the way you move.

Army – Ellie Goulding

I just love the lyrics of this song. It is authentic and original. It is to do with friendship and thinking about the positive of friendships and relationships. To me it is more about how competitive the music industry is, when people write up songs, it can be stressful and pressurising. But friendship is clinging on to people who you love the most.

Speeding Cars – Walking on Cars

Gosh, it gives me chills when listening to this song. The song has grown on me, I discovered the song through a sample on YouTube. Since then, I have brought the album ‘Everything This Way’, it is definitely a song I would recommend to listen to. 5*.

Fire in the Rain – Mans

I love this particular because it describes life and life in what a relationship needs to be. Relationships also need a special purpose or an attachment to someone no matter what their sexualty, ethnicity, background or anything that is judged against. It has a country feel to it but I’m not that bothered about it.

Deception – Christina Grimmie

I couldn’t make up a list of songs of 2016 without this song. I covered this song in a previous blog I did earlier this year but this song truly gets me on how talented Christina was. This was the first song I listened to of her’s and it’s a shame that her presence is missed because I think she could have been one of the greatest. That song blew me away and it was mainly on the repeat button.

Reckless – Gareth Emery feat Wayward Daughter

I fell in love with the video itself, (I put it up as a suggestion in a recent blog). It talks about the hardships about being split from a relationship or something that wouldn’t work when it started. Reminds me of how heartbroken I was at the start of March. Looking back it, I didn’t feel that the girl from Ireland was convinced at the start that a long distance relationship would work but at least we gave it a try anyway. That isn’t why it didn’t work because it could of. I think there was a lack of hope and promise missing. Yes, I hadn’t a job, didn’t live nearby, didn’t drive obviously but obviously that can come intime. By having faith in someone and able to trust their path is key in a relationship. I didn’t feel I had that support and I didn’t feel she truly symphases or understood my situation. Obviously now I am able to go on now months down the line and my life is becoming easier. Hmm enough said.

Gallant – Bourbon

Many of you will not have heard of Gallant or the song Bourbon. I only heard of this song and Gallant by watching JOOLS HOLLAND. To me the song is a real classic tune. When I say classic, it has melody and soul. His voice just blows me away. I would see it being played on MAGIC FM.

Chvrches – Bury It

To be honest, I purchased this song in the Chvrches album ‘Every Open Eye’ last year but I only heard it recently when Hayley Williams sung in the music video. I don’t know why I get addicted to this song, the song is very catchy which is looked at full of noise, anger and frustration.

Amir – J’ai cherché

I don’t really associate this song not just as a Eurovision entry but I use this song as a way of staying positive, being positive and use it to inspire me in life. I always want to get better, I still have a long way to go to be a master of any craft. Ideally, I want to use the inspiration from this song to learn French, Italian, German and as many languages that interests me. This song is about believing in yourself and you can accomplish anything with dedication.

Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime

One of the Eurovision hits that stole the show. It doesn’t really matter to me if I hear foreign lyrics, I still understand at least 80% of the song.

Frans – If I Was Sorry

This was probably the song that got best remembered after Eurovision ended. The song grew on me after. Thinking about it, how it isn’t storming the UK Charts is beyond me.

The song is so well done. Sweden should be proud of this song representing their country in 2016. Since Eurovision ended, I still have listened to the track at least once a week. It doesn’t matter if you like Eurovision or not, I regard this as a cool trendy song that can be covered on The Voice.

Francesca Michelin – No Degree of Separation

This is probably the song that inspired me to learn Italian. When listening to it, I hardly understood most of the words that was said but I loved the song very much. It reminds me of where the positives of life can take us. Grazie per farmi sapper l’italiano. (Thanks for getting me to know italian).

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