Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The August Playlist

August Playlist

Say Love // JoJo
JoJo recently released an EP with 3 songs of her current music and this one stood out for me. Back when I was 14, JoJo used to be in the music charts all the time, mainly with her song Leave (Get Out). I liked her but I was not overly blown away by her, she only stood out for me because of that one song. But in this new EP you can hear that her voice has grown up and is now singing music that I would listen to. Say Love is a strong song with a lot of emotion behind it which I have just really enjoyed listening to this month. It feels like one of those songs you kind of wish you could belt out if you can sing (I can't at all so I just mime along).

Drag Me Down // One Direction
I would never have believed that I would be putting a One Direction song into any sort of music post, but your mind can change, so here I am. Ever since One Direction were a thing, for the past however many years of success, there music is just hands down not something I wanted to listen to. I can't lie and say I am now a fan of them because I am not (sorry to those who love them), but I do like this song. The problem I find is that sometimes when I listen to the lyrics of songs I find myself cringing. Anyway what I am trying to say is that I think some of the lyrics are still a bit meh, but the tune of the song is so damn catchy that I do kind of like it. 

On My Own // Les Misérables
As you might have seen on the TV Les Misérables was on this month and I was watching it intently. I really love the film, I think it was a really good idea to adapt it from a play into a film because the storyline is so interesting and emotional. Most of the soundtrack I love, but I just simply adore On My Own, which the character Eponine sings. Oh lord it is so emotional, I just feel so sorry for the poor girl and to be really honest I still don't understand why the character Marius wouldn't be in love with her. I had the soundtrack on repeat throughout the month, but this song has definitely turned into my "yes I think I can sing, but I really can't" song. 

Dark Times // The Weeknd & Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd has been mentioned on my blog many times in music posts because I have loved his music for years but this last week he released his new album. As a fan already I am going to be biased and say it is amazing, but I understand that some of the songs (and lyrics) might not be to everyone's taste. But this song that he has done with Ed Sheeran I think is beautiful, you can hear both there voices and how amazing they are. They pretty much have equal measures of singing through the song, so it sounds more enjoyable, rather than when you are listening to a song that features somebody and they just sing a couple of lines. Definitely give this one a listen to if you are an Ed Sheeran fan!

The Show Must Go On // Queen
This might sound a bit cliché but say if I have a particular feeling, then I like to listen to a song that is based around that feeling. This song for example is about just putting on a brave face and carrying on with what is expected of you, and I have kind of felt like that in my own life this month. Queen always seem to help me out with whatever mood I am in, but this kind of fitted with my personal feelings this month as I have had to persevere with things I didn't really want to. But have a listen to this song regardless because it is a bloody fantastic song.

Rocks // Primal Scream 
Lightening the mood a little with a good old classic from Primal Scream. I'm not sure if dance rock is a thing but this song would come under that genre, because it has all the electric guitars going on but you can have a good dance to it. This has been my favourite song to listen to whilst doing housework. I cannot bare to listen to sad music if I am cleaning, it is always best to listen to something upbeat because then you feel more happier about what your doing. This song just makes me want to dance and be silly, so if you ever need cheering up whilst doing any cleaning, then pop this song on.

How Deep Is Your Love // Calvin Harris & Disciples
I wasn't sure if I was going to add this song, but I realised that I have been listening to it an awful lot so I must like it. It seems to be a song for summer because I hear it played absolutely everywhere so I think because I have listened to it so many times I now like it. It is a perfect dance track that fits the summertime.

Bare Necessities // The Jungle Book
My Disney song listening carried on from July into August and this song has been my absolute favourite. I used to love Baloo the bear and loved The Jungle Book. When I was younger and I used to have Disney sing-a-long videos, but this song I could never do because the lyrics "Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw, when you pick a pear, try to use the claw" were too much of a tongue twister for me to accomplish. Disney songs just make me happy in general and this song is perfect for making me smile.

These are my most played songs throughout August! It seems to be a mixed bag of music this month and different songs to fit different moods I have been in.

Have you listened to any of the songs I have mentioned? Have you had any favourites this month? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Listening ☺

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