2017 Top 40, Part 2.

30: Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gz & Hustlas. (314 Plays, Down 4 places since last year.) The first time I heard Doggystyle I would have been about 12 or 13 years old. It was incredible. I instantly fell in love with it. Firstly, lots of swear words, always a fan. Secondly, his lyrics are just…

2017 Top 40, Part 1.

40: Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’. (134 Plays, New Entry) Not even started writing about the first song in the chart yet and I’m already pissed off because my keyboard doesn’t fucking work. This year’s chart may seem slightly more bitter than usual, ha! So, Olly Murs is kicking us off this year, apparently. A…

Lyrical Deconstruction. Eric Carmen.

I was bored. I took a moment to ponder the other side of the following conversation. “Oh, hey, Eric. You alright? You look a little troubled?!” “I’ve been meaning to tell you.” “Ok, go ahead.” “I’ve got this feelin’ that won’t subside.” “Have you seen a doctor?” “I look at you and I fantasize” “Erm….

Lyrical Deconstruction. Whitesnake.

This will be a quick one, and I’m not really aiming for humour here. Whilst I love this song, I hate the lyrics. You’ll see why below, as it’s not really written well at all. I should have known better Than to let you go alone Go where? These lyrics never really tracked with me….

Lyrical Deconstruction. Heart.

So, Heart’s power ballad classic, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You, is a phenomenal song. I love it. It’s long been a fave of mine. I’ve spoken about it many times, not only as a great song, but as a song that is a perfect example of people not listening to the…

We Need To Talk… About James Blunt.

That’s right. James Blunt. He’s one of my favourite human beings. Why? Because I think he’s quite simply brilliant. Others seem to hate him, something I’ve never quite understood. I thought I’d just break him down a little bit and examine what it is he offers us and to see if there is anything to…

Introducing the Hardline.

13th of July, 1987. Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby was released. 30 years old today. It’s an incredible album, one I still listen to today. Here are just a few of my fave tracks.

Guilty Pleasures.

I take issue with the entire concept of songs as guilty pleasures. I’ve used the phrase on here, but only because I know by using that you’ll know what I was saying. However, I think it’s a stupid idea. Here is why: The phrase guilty pleasure is generally used to describe consuming something that is…

54.

54 is how old George Michael would have been today. His music had a big impact on my life. Wham! were very much part of the classic 80s soundtrack, and then into his solo work he built amazing songs around his stellar voice. He just had so much about him. His voice, his looks, his…

Skunk Anansie, Mother Fuckers.

A playlist of one of my all time fave bands. I don’t care that I go on about them a lot. You can get fucked if you have a problem with it. These aren’t in any particular order. I love some more than others, but these are the songs of their’s that you should have!…

All My Little Ones.

Currently, with regards to writing a blog post, I feel like Whitney Houston. Don’t worry, I’m not going to take a load of drugs and then get in the bath. That was last night. I just mean, “I Have Nothing”. Anyway, I’ve been listening to a range of stuff today, so thought I’d share some…

The Phrase That Pays.

My eyes can’t believe what they have seen. In the corner of your room you’ve stockpiled millions of my memories. Oh Doctor, Doctor, I must have gotten this sick somehow. I’m going to ask you a series of questions, And I want them answered on the spot, right now. “Is it serious?” “I’m afraid it…