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Recently Played

I thought that I would give you a little excerpt of what I've been listening to recently. Some of these are fairly new songs that I've heard on the radio and absolutely love and a few of them are a little bit older songs that I've just been listening to over and over lately. 

Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger
I really love this song. I have always been a big fan of Maroon 5 and I have never not liked a song that they have released. I am not too big a fan of the small Christina Aguilera part in this song but never mind, I love Maroon 5 and they definitely haven't failed to impress me with this song. I love it, I could just play it over and over and dance around my room all day!

The Feeling and Sophie Ellis Bextor - Leave Me Out It
I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it when they were performing it on Lee Mack's TV programme. In the past I have probably been more of a fan of Sophie EB than The Feeling but I really like the combination of The Feeling's front man and Sophie Ellis Bextor's voices in this song. They just seem to be perfect together. And she is married to The Feeling's bass player!

Dionne Bromfield - Mama Said
 This song is one of the songs that was on at work all the time when I first started. It is the ultimate feel good song and always seems to be able to put a smile on my face. It is a great cover by Dionne of this Motown classic originally by The Shirelles. After a while of hearing it at work I had to download it for my iPod.

Delta Maid - Of My Own
This is another song that was on at work. I didn't know who sang it but it definitely stuck in my head as my type of song. A couple of days later I was looking through my dad's music magazines and was looking up some of the recommended new artists on Spotify and as I listened to the first track by Delta Maid, that was it...the unidentified song from work. Again this song is very much my type of music and so I downloaded it straight away.

Juan Zelanda - Breakfast In Spitalfields
I first heard this song when it was Radio 2's record of the week. I think I am one of the only people my age that I know that listen to Radio 2 and not Radio 1. But the music they play on Radio 2 is much more to my taste. So this is another song, like a lot of the others, that I heard on the radio, listened to a few times on YouTube or Spotify and then just decided to buy. And since then it has been very much played on my iPod.

Brooke Fraser - Something In The Water
This song has been out for quite a while now but I am still listening to it over and over. I first heard this song on Radio 2 as well and I think I looked up the Radio 2 playlists on their website to see who sang it. This song again kind of epitomises my music taste, it is very much the type of music that I love listening to. From all of these songs this is one of the ones that I really recommend you have a listen to.

Patrick Wolf - The City
Yet again another gem of a song brought to my attention by the wonders of Radio 2. This is just one of those amazingly catchy songs that ends up in your head all day once you have heard it. I really love the style of Patrick Wolf's music, it sounds very much like it could be from the eighties or around about then however it still has elements that make it very modern and unique to everything else around at the moment. I think that's what makes songs like this stand out to me and probably one of the reasons I prefer Radio 2 to Radio 1. I sometimes feel that a lot of the 'modern' R n' B music just all sounds the same and very generic. Don't get me wrong, I do like a lot of that stuff but I prefer to hear some different music like Patrick Wolf. I challenge you to listen to this song and not have 'Top, top, top, top of the morning' going around in your head!

James Blunt - I'll Be Your Man
This is another song that I first heard at work. I have always been a fan of James Blunt's music. I know that it gets a lot of stick and a lot of people don't like James Blunt and think he is a bit boring but I do like his voice and he has never released a song that I haven't liked! I will admit that quite a lot of his songs all sound the same and to be honest I felt like I had known this song for years after hearing it in the background at work a few times however it's catchy and I like it. James Blunt has yet to fail to impress me.

Admiral Fallow - Squealing Pigs
I first heard Admiral Fallow on a programme that I was watching with my dad about Scottish bands and musicians visiting a music festival in America. They only showed a very small clip of them but I remember thinking that they looked good and I kind of mentally remembered the name of the band to look them up later. This track was the most popular of theirs on Spotify so I listened to it a few times and then had to download it. They were playing in Edinburgh last week as part of the festival but unfortunately I was too late in finding someone that would go with me but I'm sure they would have been great to see live. I like finding new Scottish bands!

Caro Emerald - That Man
 I am running out of things to say about all of these songs, I just like them all...that's why I've had them all on constant repeat! This one is just so amazingly upbeat and you can't help dancing around, even if you are sitting down it's impossible to not even bop up and down to this song. I love how this song has quite an old fashioned style and is so very different to a lot of the generic music in the charts at the moment. This type of music would be amazing to see live, it just seems to make me want to dance!

Blondie - Mother
I, like a lot of others, am a fan of Blondie's older material like 'Call Me' and 'Heart of Glass' but I never imaged that I would like the band's new songs as much as I do. I saw them perform at the Isle of Wight festival last year where they played a lot of the new songs but at the time everyone just wanted to hear the old classics and weren't too bothered about any new songs. And a lot of people were saying how bad they were live! However now that the new material has been released and is getting a lot of radio play I really really like it. This was the first song that was released from the new album and I think it was a good choice in terms of being extremely catchy and memorable.

Blondie - What I Heard
This is the second Blondie track that has been released from their new album and I love this one too. To be honest the whole album sounds pretty good to me. My mum was saying that the new songs are so obviously Blondie and I think it is great that after so many years they have managed to maintain a signature style and sound with their music. I'll admit that they are all getting on a bit and they were certainly not the best band I have ever seen live but I would definitely listen to this new album and I can see it being one of those albums that I could listen to all the way through again and again. If you haven't heard any of Blondie's new songs then I do suggest that you have a wee listen.

Will Young - Jealousy
I have never not liked a Will Young song and I have been a fan of him since he won Pop Idol, which I was very slightly obsessed with when I was about 12. I just really love his voice and the style of his music. He has such a distinguishable voice and so when I heard this song on the radio I knew who it was straight away. I have been listening to this song on YouTube but it's not released until tomorrow but I will definitely be downloading it very soon.

Britney Spears - I Wanna Go
I am not really quite sure why I love this song so much, I have never been a huge fan of Britney Spears and this song isn't quite in the same category as a lot of the other songs I have shown you here. However I saw this song on a music channel one day and it instantly stuck in my head. It is so catchy and a great song to dance to, or get ready for a party to (like me and my friends were doing last night!)

Do you like any of these songs? What have you been listening to recently? I'd love to know!


  1. I saw Patrick Wolf at Connect fastival 2007 and he was amazing to watch live. I love his music.
    So tired can't listen to all now, but from the few I did I'm going to need to start keeping up with music and update my iPod soon!

  2. Hello hello!!

    I think I've found you through my blog (I googled your name to link to here) And I am really enjoying these music links.
    I clicked on Juan Zelanda first and am totally undecided, I don't think much to the video but the song is alright, addictive, I can see why you have it on repeat!! Then I clicked on Brooke Fraser, I like, it's the right side of country inspired for me, not too much still twee and she has a distinctive voice, I'm going to check her music out a lot more, thank you.

    And then I clicked on Admiral Fallow, and read that you want to find more scottish bands.
    You might know them already but Twilight Sad on Fat Cat Records are totally & absolutely fantastic.
    Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters album is the best place to start, and the self titled EP before. Amazing band, great scottish accent, live, they are unbelievable, very loud very powerful and totally true to their roots. I most definitely recommend a Spotify search if you have not already. :)

    Meanwhile I will continue to click here!

    Martha x

  3. Oooh, and the boppy one (Caro) is like Pink Panther!!


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