Saturday, 17 January 2015

My Weekly Playlist

This is just a forewarning before you start properly reading this post; the songs do get more cheerful, it's not all doom and gloom!

Anyway, this week I've reverted back to a lot of my past music taste, the main band that I've been playing is the All American Rejects. Gives You Hell was playing on the Kerrang music channel and it just sort of went from there because I used to LOVE that band when I was in Secondary School. 

Another thing I've been listening to this week is (don't judge me!) Teenagers by My Chemical Romance, I used to listen to loads of MCR when I was younger with my best friend. I know it's a bit dark but my music taste is quite conflicted in the way that I love both the happy, preppy pop sort of music but I also love to listen to rock and slightly less chirpy tunes. 

As usual I've mixed it up quite a bit because I'm not the type of person that can just stick to one band and genre, I've had Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds stuck in my head and I still can't get it out. I think it was originally from The Breakfast Club but I can't really remember, either way it's a fantastic song and I don't particularly mind having it stuck in my head.

I've only just gotten around to listening to Kingsland Road's debut single Dirty Dancer and I have to say, I'm really quite impressed. They came from The X Factor so I half expected to hear a very mainstream bubbly pop tune but they seem to have stuck to their own image whilst still making it sound catchy and full of personality. This may be because of their prominent accents in the song but I sort of thought they sounded slightly like Rixton which is by no means a negative criticism.

Speaking of The X Factor, Ben Haenow's winners single is still at a decent spot in the charts and I have to admit that it's really grown on me. Something I Need was a perfect song for his voice and I really hope that he does something after the tour because most winners don't really stay in the public eye for long.

Cool Kids by Echo Smith has been out for quite some time but I've only recently paid attention to it and I'm glad I discovered it because it's a really good song for chilling at home and blogging. It's not too bubbly and upbeat but at the same time it's not too slow and boring so it's a perfect song to listen to if you're not in the mood for intense music. 

The other artists I've been into this week are George Ezra, Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs, Paramore, 5 Seconds of Summer and Taylor Swift. I haven't really had much of a chance to use my turntable this week because I've had quite a busy schedule, I am craving so Queen though so I can imagine that's going to be played a few times in these next few days.

Thanks for reading about my playlist, does anyone have any recommendations? I'm always looking for new music to check out.


  1. im still loving uptown funk , its so catchy

  2. A sad reflection of my post child life lacking music is that some of these artists I have not even Heard of!! Taylor swift however is my six yr olds favourite at the moment so I could sing any of hers?!?!? #nebrilliantbloggers

    1. There's nothing wrong with a bit of Taylor Swift! :-D

  3. I have started listening to the music channel on a morning instead of the news. The reasons are twofold:
    1) So I don't get depresseed early on with the news and
    2) So I can still seem like a "cool" mam to me 12 year old