August Playlist

Howdy!

I told myself that if I didn’t get anything done this week that I would at least this post ready instead, but I have been feeling great in my legs that I actually left this one for last!

This past month has had a lot of music, both new and old favorites. I even dedicated a full week to just reggaeton music. I actually figured out something pretty interesting (well I thought it was interesting!) while in the mist of this mini adventure.

If you.don’t know by now, I love a large amount of different music, but what I’ve found in the last six years or so, is that I don’t really categorize it by genres, more like where the artist is based out of, they’re nationality. I slowly started to remember why I went that way and it happened when I wasn’t listening to as much rap music I always thought I was, but something kind of drastic occurred at the end of 2008 that I just decided to separate myself from the genre entirely. However, a part of me didn’t want to leave completely because I grew up listening to the genre as a child.

In the meantime, I found reggaeton and I used the fact that none of the artists I listened spoke in English to fall deeper into the genre and began to appreciate the beat thus would help me later in life for creating a bigger love of all genres whether or not I can understand the languages or not. This summer I have been even more interested into the music I’ve been hearing coming out of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Colombia. Maybe I’ll even highlight some of my favorites in the annual Summer Playlist coming in a couple of weeks.

For now, you get a mixture of the Top 20 songs I listened this August. Hope you enjoy them!

My Turn Now by Hidden Citizens
Bad Bitch by Bebe Rexha featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Mother’s Daughter by Miley Cyrus
Heavy Is The Weight by Memphis May Fire featuring Andy Mineo
The Fall by Banks
Say My Name by David Guetta featuring Bebe Rexha & J Balvin
Banana by Anitta featuring Becky G
If U Seek Amy by Britney Spears
The Violence by Asking Alexandria
True Friends by Bring Me The Horizon
Loco Contigo by DJ Snake featuring J Balvin & Tyga
Queen Of Mean by Sarah Jeffrey
China by Anuel AA feat. Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin & Karol G
What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera
What’s My Name by China Anne McClain

Don’t Call Me Up by Mabel
Move Shake Hide by Marmozets
Crawl Back In by Dead By Sunrise
Runaway by Sebastien Yatra featuring Jonas Brothers, Natti Natasha & Daddy Yankee
Kill This Love by Blackpink

I am really missing my Spotify mostly because I miss doing my music reviews on here. I used to have good size amount of stuff to talk about in a month and now I feel like I am scraping the bottom of the barrel. I have thought about opening my blog back up to artists and bands again, because at least that would keep me active on here but I don’t know if it would help me out as much either.

If you’re an artist or band with new music out on YouTube and would like some free promotion, please let me know and maybe you can be featured on my blog! You can contact me at: gotmeghan.blog@gmail.com with your information. Let’s work something out that helps both of us out a little. 🙂

What were you listening in the month of August? Any favorites?

Song Review: “Back It Up” by Prince Royce featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull

I’m no longer in denial, this song’s pretty good!

I haven’t listen to Prince Royce’s music before. I’ve seen it play on the radio some, but I usually switch it off. One day I either got too lazy to change the channel or I just gave it a chance. Either way, I let it play and even though I’m still not exactly thrilled about using both JLo and Pitbull, it’s actually really good! The way I’ve been hearing is with both Jennifer and Pitbull, but it’s the “video” version. The song actually doesn’t need Pitbull if I’m being totally honest here, it was perfect the way it was with just Prince Royce and Jennifer together.

I really love the beat of course. It makes me want to dance to it everytime it comes on. Even though I said above that Pitbull really isn’t needed in the track, but the tempo kind of changes during his section. It makes your hips and waist want to move a little faster than what you were doing before! I don’t know why but since this song is new, it brings an old memory of my sister dancing like a bunny and when the chorus starts playing and Royce says “back-back-back it up” that tape in my head rewinds and the image of my sister hopping like a bunny goes backwards. So now everytime I listen to that part I get that image but it makes me happy and music is supposed to help you remember certain things and bring happiness!

What do you think of Prince Royce’s new song? Do you think it would still be as good without Jennifer Lopez or Pitbull?