5/31 Music is my life… literally

5. 10 songs you love right now

I’m obsessed with music. It doesn’t matter what emotion I’m feeling, music has the power to cheer me up, help me celebrate life or just as a form of release if I’ve had a stressful day.

That said, in no particular order…

  1. Will.i.am – Boys & Girls. I didn’t like this song when I first heard it performed on BBC’s The Voice, but the more I heard it, the more I grew to like it. It’s very accepting no matter which walk of life you follow.
  2. Rihanna – Work. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t enjoy dancing to this one?!
  3. Tinie Tempah – Girls Like. I’ve been listening to this guys songs since uni and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
  4. Fifth Harmony – Work from Home. Another good one to boogie to.
  5. Major Lazer – Light It Up. This is a song that you can be free with.
  6. Craig David – Nothing Like This. I’m so pleased that Craig David came back on the scene… destined for stardom since Rewind!
  7. Sia & Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills. What a collab…
  8. Selena Gomez – Hands To Myself. Again, this was another one I didn’t much care for when I first heard it but there’s just something about the beat that draws me in every single time.
  9. Meghan Trainor – No. The rap bits I could like without but this is a good song to belt out in a club after a few too many alcohol beverages.
  10. Zara Larsson – Lush Life. No explanation needed.

My favourite songs are forever changing… so tomorrow it’s quite possible that I could have a new list!

Playlist of the week

#69: Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of five songs that represent it.

Well my first thought with this prompt was… ‘uh-oh, this may take a while!’, so I thought to make the process a little quicker, I’ll simply note down the song that instantly springs to mind after writing what I’d done! Sorted!

1. I’d booked last week off as holiday since it was my birthday and what a gloriously sunny week it was – Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves.

2. I spent the weekend before my week off, approving footage for Ancient Egypt Alive (as it needed licensing whilst I was away) – Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles.

3. During my week off I begun training for my Sport Relief charity run, which was tougher than expected since I’ve never been an exercise bunny and the run is in two weeks time eeek! – Keep on Running by The Spender Davis Group.

4. Having the week off meant I could catch up on some much needed sleep (although I only had two lie in’s thanks to my new training regime!) but it also meant if need be, I could have a cosy afternoon nap (which only happened once) – The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars.

5. Finally, it was my birthday and I turned the grand old age of 25! Many people expected me to take it easy and maybe indulge in a bit of pampering… oh no my friend, not me. I spent my day in London climbing to the very top of St Paul’s Cathedral, experiencing an afternoon tea (which was a delight!) and then hitting the shops for a bit of retail therapy, where I bought some cool vintage style bed sheets – Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder (of course!).

That actually didn’t take as long as I initially thought and I thoroughly enjoyed it!