Recent Songlist (Country)

Recent Songlist (Country)

The songs I have been listening to, besides Sheeran’s new album, have been a mixture of country songs. Here are 6 songs that are some of my current favourites, some are new, some are old. The artists include The Shires, Catherine McGrath, LAdy Antebellum, Keith Urban, Heartland and Kelsea Ballerini.

The Shires | Drive

Catherine McGrath | When I’m Older

Lady Antebellum | You Look Good

Keith Urban | Blue Ain’t Your Colour

Heartland | I Loved Her First

Kelsea Ballerini | Dibs


The Humpo Show | Richard

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Songs XVIII

As I have been watching a few 80’s and 90’s comedy films that are considered classics lately I thought I would do a musical post about the soundtracks that featured in those films, and songs that are similar.

Free | All Right Now
Released: 1970
Hard/Blues Rock single that has an unmistakable chorus that everyone has heard before. This song fits into the genre of films that I have been watching lately perfectly. A song that can be played at parties and everyone can dance to, or in the car when friends are rocking out.

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🎶 Songs (Christmas Special) 🎶

Songs I Have Listened To Recently Vol. 9 (Christmas Special #1) 

🎅 🎄 🎁 ⛄ ❄️ 🎶🎅 🎄 🎁 ⛄ ❄️ 🎶🎅 🎄 🎁 ⛄ ❄️ 🎶🎅 🎄 🎁 ⛄ ❄️ 🎶🎅 🎄 🎁 ⛄ ❄️ 🎶🎅 🎄 🎁 ⛄ 
‘Tis the season to play Christmas songs! 
As Christmas approaches I will be posting some more of my favourite songs that I play during the festive period. 

[I posted this post on the 3rd December…last year! I’m not being lazy! :p I’m just recycling a musical post that I enjoyed making. Honest!!]

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Songs XVII

Songs XVII

This post’s list of songs come from Rick Astley, Michael Buble, The Veronicas, The Lumineers, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Pink and Maroon 5. There are some brilliant videos, especially Maroon 5, The Lumineers and The Veronicas videos, be sure to check them out!

Rick Astley | Dance
Better known for his 80’s hit Never Gonna Give You Up. However, his new song Dance, which he performed on Strictly Come Dancing recently is infectious and I love it. I also quite like another track off his new album, Angels on my Side.

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Hall of Fame Songs List

Hall of Fame Songs List

In this musical post I have decided to post some of my favourite songs which have featured in various Songs posts before, but as there has been 16 editions of Songs, averaging 8 songs a post, that is 128 songs, and some of these songs need a greater spotlight on them. Hence this Hall of Fame Songs List, which I will add to whenever a song really impresses me.

The first 7 songs to be inducted to the Hall of Fame are: Learn to Fly (Foo Fighters), Howl (Gaslight Anthem), All Goes Wrong (Chase and Status), The Wolf (Mumford and Sons), Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini), A Rush of Blood (Coasts) and Young Blood (The Naked and Famous).

Foo Fighters | Learn To Fly

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Songs XVI

Songs XVI

You may be wondering why I am posting a few posts in quick succession…or not. But I will be in London for the next 2 weeks on a work placement with Penguin Random House! I’ll be doing Marketing and Publicity for Children’s Books. Therefore, I will be focusing on that rather than the blog, make sure to leave some of your blog post links for me to look at when I come back! 🙂

The recent edition of Songs that I have been listening to recently includes: Catherine McGrath, The Shires, The Chainsmokers, Olly Murs, Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes, Kurt Nilsen, Sam Hunt and Matchbox 20.

Catherine McGrath | Let Me Love You (DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber cover)
One of my favourite artists from YouTube, Catherine has been doing covers for a while now and her talent has not gone unnoticed as she has recently been signed up by Warner Music. Her Let Me Love You cover is absolutely brilliant, and so is her most recent cover of OneRepublic’s Kids.

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Hans Zimmer Tribute

Hans Zimmer Tribute

The German composer is a musical genius. I have compiled a list of (only) seven tracks below that he has composed for various films, some you will instantly recognise. However, this list merely scratches the service of this man’s incredible repertoire, which has seen him pick up an Academy Award, Golden Globes, Grammys and Classical BRITs. If you desire, you can pop on to YouTube and find hours upon hours of his work from various films, and others from his albums. The 17th, 18th and 19th century had talented composers like Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, where the connoisseurs of music would listen in wonder to their brilliant pieces of music, today we have their equivalent, Hans Zimmer.

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Inception | Time
Inception is one of my favourite films, and there are some wonderful pieces of music that seamlessly flow with the story-line. Time is one of them, Dream is Collapsing is another. Time is a magical piece of music which transcends the confines of the film it was designed for, and has become something that speaks to the listener on a deeper level. It can inspire, entertain, influence thinking, soothe, or anything else the listener can take away from listening to it.

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Songs XV

Songs XV

This edition of Songs features Paolo Nutini, Bastille, Passenger, Zara Larsson and DNCE.

Paolo Nutini | Iron Sky

“Mass Confusion,
Spoon fed to the blind,
Serves now to define, 
Our cold society.”

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Songs XIV

Songs XIV

The recent edition of Songs features Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zara Larsson, Alan Walker, Goo Goo Dolls, Shane Filan and Amir.

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake | True Colours

To promote the upcoming film Trolls, the two lead actors sing a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colours”. The Trolls film is due to be released 4th November.  Continue reading

Songs XIII (Remix Edition)

Songs XIII (Remix Edition)

In the thirteenth edition of my musical posts I thought I would do something different. This time I have decided to focus on some remixes of popular songs. The list includes Ed Sheeran, Oasis, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Adele and Taylor Swift. One thing I have noticed among remixes on YouTube is that they like to use attractive girls as the background to their music videos.

Ed Sheeran | In Love With The Coco (Hitimpulse Remix)
My favourite from this list. 


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Songs XII

Songs XII

Let me know some of your musical tastes, or even direct me to a musical post you have done and I’ll check out the music you listen to as I am always looking for new music and songs to listen to. This time on Songs; Jack Savoretti, Paramore, Shawn Mendes, Zara Larsson, Daughtry, Chris Martin and Elefant.

Jack Savoretti | Always on My Mind (live cover)
A cover of a classic made famous by Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and The Pet Shop Boys. Savoretti’s unique style, which I love, suits this song perfectly. He actually performed recently on The Graham Norton Show, but unfortunately there isn’t a video on YouTube of it. If you enjoy his music and want to find it, watch the GNS episode of Matthew Perry, Miriam Margolyes and Gemma Arterton, where he sings his single Catapult. One of my favourite current singers.

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Songs XI

Songs XI 

2016’s first edition of the Songs that I have been listening to includes a variety of different artists and bands across a plethora of musical genres. This edition includes; Taylor Swift, Sigala, Coldplay, Fleur East, Daughtry, Sam Hunt, Catherine McGrath, Against the Current, Chase and Status and Ellie Goulding.

Taylor Swift Acoustic | Wildest Dreams 
On September 30, 2015, Taylor Swift celebrated her attendance record-breaking exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum, with an intimate performance at the Clive Davis Theater. One of my favourite songs from the 1989 album, and this acoustic version may even be better than the studio album version. Taylor also performed other songs while at the GRAMMY Museum, my other favourite being Blank Space.

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Taylor Swift Tribute

Taylor Swift Tribute

Taylor Swift. Swiftie. T-Swizzle. TayTay. Tay. T-Swiz. Swiftmeister. Queen Tay turns 26 today! Arguably the most famous singer at the moment alongside Adele and Beyonce. Her albums and tours have smashed records worldwide, I have been lucky enough to go to a live gig of her’s (RED Tour, London) and she was amazing! (Side note: Sam Smith was the guest performance that night, before his subsequent meteoric rise, and The Vamps were the supporting act, who have now built a sizeable fanbase.) I hope you all enjoy this tribute to the beautiful, talented and inspirational woman, who seems to do okay at this music thing! 🎶

5 Guinness World Records. 4 sold out tours. 3 albums selling over a million copies each in one week. 2 blue eyes.  1 Taylor Swift. ❤️

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Songs I Am Currently Listening To Vol. 8

Songs Vol. 8

In this volume of Songs, the artists that feature include; Alpines, Coldplay, The Hot Damns, Fort Atlantic, The Walkmen, Scissor Sisters, Cristin Milioti, The Beatles, Eurythmics and Adele. Adele’s record breaking Hello, Coldplay’s new single, the song from Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary, background songs from How I Met Your Mother that I have been re-watching recently and some songs I heard on karaoke for my birthday.

The Hunt | Trailer for BBC One | 

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Songs I Am Currently Listening To Vol. 7

Songs I Am Currently Listening To Vol. 7

In this week’s edition of songs that I have been listening to recently. The list includes Against The Current, Echosmith, Dorothy, Jack Savoretti, Jamie Lawson, Ollie Bryan, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. A bit of an eclectic mix, including Ed Sheeran’s first artist signed to his label, a band on their world tour and 2 Soul legends! Have a listen and let me know which ones you enjoy, if you’re already a fan and suggestions for other songs to listen to. 🙂

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Graham Norton Show Tribute

The Graham Norton Show Tribute

This post is a tribute to the double BAFTA winning chat show The Graham Norton Show. It has been 6 years since the first Graham Norton Show on BBC One (Although it was on BBC Two for the previous 2 years) and I thought that I would commemorate my favourite chat show by doing a small tribute to the brilliant host, fascinating interviews, talented music guests and the hilarious moments that have happened throughout the show’s history. If I were to hazard a guess at the amount of guests that have appeared on the show in it’s entirety, I would say around 900 or so. (Anyone knows the exact amount?) It is now in its 18th series and still going strong!

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Songs I Am Currently Listening To Vol. 6

Songs I Am Currently Listening To Vol. 6

In this edition of the songs I have been listening (and singing) to recently, there are some songs that I enjoyed listening to from films such as Animal House, Vacation and High Society. This post’s list includes Lloyd Williams, Lindsey Buckingham, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Five, Sigma ft. Ella Henderson, Johnny Stimson, Alice Kristiansen and Foo Fighters.

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