Sunday, 30 December 2012

I Just Can't Stop Pressing Play || December

It's official. I've gone soft.
'Hardcore' Hip Hop loving Holly is no more...

The fake snowflakes, fairy lights and glitter have gone to my head, and as a result my post this month is more geared towards... *shock horror* :O!!
I really have strayed justttt a little bit from my usual Hip Hop, and have delved just a little bit into the softer world of R'n'B for the first time in, well, a long time.

Just a little bit though.

Once again, most of these are old songs, because I'm behind the times.

1. Omarion - Obsession

So back when I was about 14, life was all about Bada-Bing-Bada-B2K, 'You Got Served' was one of my favourite movies, and Omarion was, well, around.
Fast forward to age 17, Omarion has gone solo, and this was repeating on my Sony Ericsson w810i alllllllll the time. 'Obsession' isn't the generic soppy slow jam type love song that would have me falling asleep, it's interesting.
I'm all for a unique melody and this has it.

2. Robin Thicke - Lost Without You

Okay so I promise I haven't gone soft, nor do I think I'm 17 again! 
I'm not sure I really need to say much about this one, it's not one for the gym, but for some reason it has my attention at the moment.

Also, it reminds me of Justin Timberlake and I miss him god dammit  :(
*cue next month's post being full of Timberlake goodness ahhh*

3. Kano - Brown Eyes

Beginning to worry myself now with all these love related oldies...although this one isn't really R'n'B.
This is one of my favourite songs of all time, and I have loved Kano since day 1. He's featured on my blog before and he'll be on it again without a doubt. 
'Brown Eyes' has quite a bit of meaning for me, although I love it regardless, I love Kano's voice, I love the lyrics, the fact it would be quicker to say what I don't love, because that list is empty.

4. Lupe Fiasco - Out of My Head

I might get shouted at for this one.
Sure, it's not a Lupe classic masterpiece etc, but it is just sooooooooo catchy! 
I actually heard this during a gym class a couple of months back, (Les Mills Cx Worx anyone?) and literally couldn't get it out of my head. Sounds pretty good in the car with the volume up too.

5. Lupe Fiasco - Streets on Fire

Andddddd...back to some kind of musical normality, for me, and Lupe. Absolute opposite kind of track now and how amazing is it? First off, as always the beat got my attention first, Not only does it sound like something from a Massive Attack album, but lyrically this is just amazing. I've actually googled the lyrics ahemmm...

6. The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

My favourite ever Christmas song! Just because it's Christmas...and because yes, I am one of those people who, come St. Patrick's Day, clings to the fact that their great-great-great-grandma's dog was Irish. whether you're Irish or not you can enjoy this one, and have fun singing along, (or trying to, in the style of Michael McIntyre*) while you wrap your pressies :)

Now this time, I will shock you all. I'm actually going to end my post there, rather than ranting on about a song I can't stand at the minute. There just hasn't been any?

Hmm, maybe I really have gone soft...

* in case anyone hasn't seen this little piece of comedy magic, watch it, now.

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