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SIX ON SUNDAY #25 - The Music Edition

Sorry for the absence last week, I was incredibly hungover after a Saturday evening full of vodka, absinthe, cider and red wine. I had a great night though, even if it wasn't the same as when I was 17.

I thought I'd do another 'Special Edition' SOS today as I missed a week, this time it will be six of my current favourite songs. I'd love it if you shared some of your favourite songs in the comments below too, I always love finding new music.

1 | Earth, Wind and Fire - Jamie T

I have loved Jamie T since I was at Sixth Form (6 years ago, now!) but I hadn't listened to him for ages until this song popped up when my iPod was shuffling the other day. I've been obsessed ever since, must have listened to this song about 50 times this week. I really like the contrasting vocals and the general mish mash vibe this song has. It's quite different to Jamie T's other songs too.

2 | Helicopter - Bloc Party

Another favourite from my teens, I still love Bloc Party though. Silent Alarm is my favourite album though, I love every single song. Helicopter has always been one of my most favourite songs though, it's good to sing along to. I like how it's fast paced in places but then slows down for the 'ooohs'.

3 | Halo - Beyonce

For some reason I love this Beyonce song, I'm not her biggest fan to be honest but I always find myself listening to this one. I think I like the backing music, it has a nice beat to it. It's quite slow in comparison to the other songs I like, maybe that's why I like it. Nice to have a change every now and then.

4 | Coyote - Mad Caddies

 Now this song is a typical 'Amy' song, ska is my favourite genre of music - it always has been, since I was little. I love all the different instruments involved in ska music, I particularly enjoy the intro to this song, it's unusual - Frenchy? Spanish? Mad Caddies are amazing anyways, this album (Keep It Going) is brilliant, every song is good and I could listen to it for hours. This song is quite slow but it has a nice rhythm that makes it flow nicely, still makes me want to dance too!

5 | Hustler - Simian Mobile Disco

 This reminds me of uni, and spending many an evening dancing round to it in the little room in PR1 (unless you're from Preston you probably won't get that reference). Pretty sure a lot of twirling was involved, it reminds me of stalking hot boys and too much vodka. I like that the song has lots of different parts too, fast bits and slow bits but the pace is perfect. I want to have a bedroom disco now!

6 | Blindside - Lightyear

There are few things I like more than Derby boys, but Derby boys that play amazing ska music top my boy ranking system. Lightyear, are possibly one of my favourite bands - I love how mental they all are, frequently getting naked on stage and the like. The bad boys of ska if you will. Unfortunately, Lightyear are no more, although they have reunited a few times since splitting in 2003 so there's still a chance that they could tour again - I'm so gutted that I missed them in June this year! Blindside is a brilliant song, it's perfect from the very beginning with the slow but quintessentially ska intro then breaking into the fast pace that's necessary for great ska. I love that you can hear the boys' Derby accents too.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I will pop a normal Six on Sunday post up next week - it'll be the 6 month anniversary of this feature! Most successful feature ever!

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1 comment:

  1. I used to love simian mobile disco.. definitely going to listen to some of their tunes again tonight!


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