Tune Tuesday | England ’17

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Hi 🙂

Now we’re in one of my favorite places! Have you ever felt homesick for a place you’ve never been? Well, I have and my heart belongs in England, mainly London! The music in this post is all over the place really, we have a lot of pop but in different ranges! All three artists have been featured on the Billboard Charts!

The first is Dido and I am REALLY hoping that I have not talked about her yet. My gut is telling me that I have either wanted to mention her or the possibly is this will be a repeat of an older post, who knows! I love Dido though! We tend to believe that this trend of chilled, dark, pop/alternative/indie music is new but it’s not and Dido should be the mother of it! After hearing her song “Thank You” and “White Flag” years ago, I have had this love of a somber vibe in music! She’s the reason why I’m obsessed with Banks! They have such similar sounds, it’s so good!

Second will probably shock you and/or make you remember the year 2004, whether or not that was a happy year for you is another thing altogether! Mis-Teeq is an all girl group consisting of Sabrina Washington, Alesha Dixon, and Su-Elise Nash. Does the song “Scandalous” ring any bells? It does for me, between my mom and I, we were obsessed with it. We tend to do that with girl groups for some odd reason! One movie that I love is Catwoman, I’m like the 1% of the population who loved it I guess! If I could find the soundtrack or score, I’d be a happy camper because they basically helped with it.

Last one is Dua Lipa, she’s our new artist! Of course, I did not think she was British until I looked her up and was amazed but was also very happy too because then I could include her with this year’s lineup since she’s been featuring practically everywhere! You might’ve saw her all over YouTube last year towards the summer, she was the featured artist on there! She’s recently released a new track with Miguel called “Lost In Your Light” but you might be more familiar on Martin Garrix newest single “Scared Of Being Lonely”. I’m still obsessed with this sucker!

So what do you think? I’m looking for more British music, so if you would like for me to talk about someone just let me know! 

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Tune Tuesday | Denmark ’17

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It’s time for week three and we’re going to be talking about Denmark! It is always a country that I love to talk about on Tune Tuesday, but finding music from the actual country can be fairly difficult! Which is the main reason why I only have two to share today! These artists are very good and deserve free promotion!

The first person I am going to discuss is a native DJ by the name of Martin Jenson! I’m not going to lie but after I discovered him and his single “Solo Dance” on Spotify, I began to hear the track on Sirius XM BPM quite regularly! I don’t hear a whole lot about him anywhere, but I’m hoping to hear some more soon!

Lastly is Christopher, he was a late addition, I was on Facebook on a “liking” spree trying to find new music for these posts and ended up regretting not putting Finland back on my rooster but finding this guy too! First of all, he is REALLY cute! Blond hair and blue eyes! *shudders* He kind of sounds like Justin Bieber but I think I prefer his voice instead! Last month he released a new song called “Naked” and it’s really good! He also has two released albums on Spotify!

Have you heard of Martin Jenson or Christopher before? Always looking for suggestions for music in Denmark, if you know anybody, let me know!

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Tune Tuesday | Canada ’17

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Welcome back to week two and it’s all about Canada!

I am very excited about talking about the variation of Canadian music today! We’ve got a little pop and some electronica in the mix! Also, people seem to think the French language would only appear for week five: France, but if you didn’t know this, but there are a few countries that have French as part of their official language. So you’ll be getting a taste of it in this post too!

First off we have Alessia Cara! I think she is amazing despite the fact when I first heard her song “Here” I figured she would be a one-hit wonder. I know, even I’m furious with myself! Her 2016’s “Know-It-All” has done a very good job lately, cracking out the hit like “Scars To Your Beautiful” at the end of the year that was about self-esteem and accepting who you are. She has such a sweet voice that you do not believe she’s basically 20 years old! I thought she was like 16-17 when I first saw her.

Second act is Shaun Frank. If you don’t listen to a lot of dance music then you’ve probably never heard of Shaun. Unfortunately, I’ve only heard of two or three tracks but they’ve mostly had an interesting, chilled beat with some good vocals! I recently found on YouTube were these live versions of his songs “La La Land” with Delaney Jane and “Let You Get Away” featuring Ashe. I love both of them, but I really wish they would release that version of “Let You Get Away” mostly because of the saxophone. Who knew that was used in the original? Or was it?

My last is a duo by the name of Lydia&Sebastian. They are the ones who mostly sing in French, which is perfectly fine! I actually like it this way, it’s fun! They do have a few songs sung in English, but majority of their music is in French. I don’t know a lot about them, but from the songs that I have heard they have a more chilled out vibe in their music, I would categorize them in the modern adult, they’re not too pop-y in an obnoxious way! They’re really interesting!

How are we liking the artists featured on Tune Tuesday so far? If you have any suggestions for music in 2018’s lineup, let me know!

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Tune Tuesday | Australia ’17

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So we are starting off the musical summer with Australia! The Aussies have a wide array of music, a lot of rock music as we’ve seen in the previous years of talking about it on here! Last year I had plans on talking about AC/DC but I somehow talked myself out of it and decided to wait until this year to use them. I remember of leaving the band in my “tag” box so it’s haunted me ever since!

One thing that I find fascinating is that not a lot of people generally know where they’re favorite music is from, like I had mentioned last week about Seether coming from South Africa, not a lot of people know that so whenever the older generation like my parents (and aunts and uncles) learn that AC/DC is also from another country it usually blows their mind! To me, it’s fun because we all assume that a singer who has a great English voice must be American! So whenever this happens I usually have fun decoding the barrier!

Unfortunately, I don’t listen to a lot of AC/DC on my own! It’s usually whenever I’m around my mom that I have no problem of listening to them and she’s the one that tends to ask me if they’ve released any new music, but that’s an every music act kind of question with my mom, because she likes all kinds of music just like her oldest daughter! I do remember listening to the album they released either early 2016 or late 2015, I can’t think that far back but I did check it out. I don’t think I ever finished it or else I would have done a review on it if I had!

In these Tune Tuesday posts, I like to have an oldie and newbie; you can get a good mixture of people together checking out something that they use to listen to but also find a new act and figure out some kind of relationship there too! I think it’s fun so that’s why I’ve included another band called Awaken Solace! They’re a symphonic metal band, you should know how I feel about that genre as a whole! They’re “new” mostly because they only have one other released album, while still working on their second called “MYTHANDRIEL” to hopefully be out later this year!

Always looking for more Australian music! If you have suggestions for 2018’s lineup, leave them below!

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April Playlist

Howdy!

The end of April marks the start of May, most importantly another year of Tune Tuesday worldwide! I released the lineup on Tuesday, so there you can keep track of the country each week! Hope you really enjoy the posts I publish as they are very fun and can be interesting especially if you’re unfamiliar with your favorite artist and band’s native homeland, because not everybody is what they seem or in this case, sound if they mostly speak English!

By the 8th of April, I had a total of 58 songs in this monthly playlist! Whenever I start these playlists sometimes I have a bunch of songs that I hear on the radio on repeat basically, so if they’re not annoying by the middle of the month I usually try to add them onto the list, like Papa Roach’s “Help” and The Chainsmokers’ “Paris” the one song that I’m about sick of is “Starving” by Hailee Steinfeld featuring Grey and Zedd! What really gets me is the fact that I love the track but since I hear it ALL the time, it’s no longer a favorite anymore! That’s the one downfall about listening to a Top 40 radio station!

I think that’s the big theme in this playlist and I have to say, I try not to build on a theme for these lists, but sometimes they just happen! I put quite a bit of music into this that I used to listen to and unfortunately, don’t hear all that much anymore! If I could figure out how to download music back onto my iPod again, I’m pretty sure I’d cure that right up, but I’m broke a lot faster than I have been lately!

The song of the month was actually a last minute addition! I’ve been hearing Idina Menzel’s song “Queen Of Swords” a lot lately, before this I think I had only heard of it twice. I do remember she performed it on Dancing With The Stars when she was a guest judge! I keep forgetting how good the beat is, so that’s my main reason for listing here.

What have you been listening to lately? Any oldies, but goodies you want to share?

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4 Years Of Tune Tuesday Worldwide!

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So it is almost summer and you know the deal! It’s time for my worldwide Tune Tuesday posts to come back!

Can you believe I’ve been doing these for FOUR years?! The reason why I started writing these types of posts is because back then, I desperately wanted to write about music but I didn’t have any ideas on where to start, I was even doing my reviews at the time but they weren’t very good. So I kept thinking about all of the music and how international my tastes had become.

I liked freaking out my family and friends of where some of their favorite artists and bands weren’t from the US like Seether! They were featured in the first year and they’re originally from South Africa!

Every year, the lineup changes, if I add more than two or three artists/bands in their native country I tend to lose that country for the next year! Last year I had a lot of new countries I included like Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Romania! Unfortunately, they’re not going to be on this year’s rooster and neither is Africa as a whole! I do have a couple of newbies coming this summer like Iceland and Switzerland!

Here is what we’re talking about for 2017!

Australia | Canada | Denmark | England | France | Iceland | Ireland | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Sweden | Switzerland | United States of America

It is much shorter than the previous years, but I did remove a bunch of countries that I normally about like Germany! I actually ran out of music from there and I am really bum about that! Hopefully I can find some new music for it next year, as I’d like to bring it back. I already have Finland coming back in 2018!

As a way to get you interested until next Tuesday, I have created a whole playlist of musicians I have already talked about in my posts in the past four years! I tried to go by country (alphabetical order) but I didn’t last very long so I’m sorry for that! I’m bound to do that, as long as I don’t do it on here we’re good! It’s bad enough I’ve messed it up on my calendar! I will continue to do my monthly playlists and I try to include the artists in those playlists too! Plus any reviews that I do, especially the music reviews of any kind will be posted on Thursday until August! Hope you all enjoy!

If you have any suggestions for what I should include in Summer 2018’s list, please let me know and whatever country they’re from too! I will give you credit and be appreciated too!

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December Playlist

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I’ve decided to make this the last post of 2016! If you have been following the last year’s monthly playlists you are a beast! Even after losing Spotify back in May, I seriously considered not doing it anymore, but I think the main reason why I continued is because I feel like I forget a lot of different music once the year is up or whenever radio just stops playing it constantly. Music is an everlasting cycle so I may like this or that but the next day or week my whole taste just switches on me! I can even confuse myself somedays too!

I thought about doing a “Top 10” songs, but I realized that would be really time consuming and I really need to focus my attention on upcoming posts for January, which starts in four days! How crazy is that?! So I decided to post it on my blog’s Facebook page as a bonus!

Every month I do a “song of the month” somewhere on this post and since my brain is literally going through every song I’ve heard in this year alone I figured I’d put up a different type of song. I said in my last playlist that I would probably list a couple Christmas songs at the bottom of the playlist. I seriously thought I would do that but only include one song because I know some people have had enough of Christmas music and I apologize for this, but this is my papaw’s favorite composer and jazz musician and I thought it would be perfect to put it on this post in his memory!

Now let’s get into my December playlist!

Take It Off – Lil Jon and Yandel featuring Becky G

More – Usher

Show Me Love – Robyn

Heathens – Twenty One Pilots

Hell To The Heavens – Leaves’ Eyes

Revangels – Akoma featuring Liv Kristine

Fire Breather – Laurel

Let You Get Away – Shaun Frank featuring Ashe

My Name Is Human – Highly Suspect

Guys My Age – Hey Violet

Madness – Ruelle

Game Of Survival – Ruelle

Numb/Encore – Jay-Z and Linkin Park

In My Head – Party Favor

Alarm – Anne-Marie (Marshmello Remix)

Do You Know Who You Are – Atreyu

Believe – Asking Alexandria

Shadow Moses – Bring Me The Horizon

Fading Earth – Leaves’ Eyes

Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix

The Jump Off – Lil Kim

Can I Get A – Jay-Z and Ja Rule

Check On It – Beyonce and Slim Thug

Yeah – Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon

Your Body Is A Wonderland – John Mayer

Change (In The House Of Flies) – Deftones

Hymn Of The Lone Sands – Leaves’ Eyes

Army Of Dolls – Delain

Let’s Get Married – Jagged Edge featuring Rev Run

Candy Shop – 50 Cent featuring Olivia

I Do – Toya

How We Do – The Game featuring 50 Cent

Young’n (Holler Back) – Fabolous

Concrete Angel – Gareth Emery featuring Christina Novelli

For A Day – Chace and Moski

Light – San Holo

Oh No – Goodbye June

All Around You – Flyleaf

Doomed – Bring Me The Horizon

I Won’t Let You Walk Away – Mako featuring Madison Beer

Vengeance On My Mind – G-Eazy featuring Dana

Wait – NF

Savage – Whethan and Flux Pavillion featuring MAX

You Don’t Get Me High Anymore – Three Days Grace

If you would like to go back through 2016’s playlists, here they are! 

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | October | November | Summer 2016 Playlist

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