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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Cruel by Snakehips featuring ZAYN. Snakehips are a British electronic duo made up of Oliver Lee and James Carter. They first met in 2012 and have done remixes for artists such as The Weeknd and BANKS.

The duo released their debut single Days With You featuring British singer Sinead Hartnett in  August 2014 and their debut EP Forever, Pt. II in March last year. To date their most successful single is All My Friends featuring Tinashe and Chance the Rapper which came out in October.

Cruel was released in July. This is the explicit version. :)




For more on Snakehips visit these links:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/snakehips-1

Official FB: https://www.facebook.com/Snakehipsuk

Top 10 Summer Songs

Since summer is nearly over I thought I'd do a post on songs/ videos to celebrate the summer while it's here! It's been hot in the UK the past few days and feels more "summery".  I was originally just going to post them randomly but then I decided to do a Top 10. So are my Here are my Top 10 Summer Songs. :)


1. LL Cool J feat. Amerie- Paradise

This is one of my favourite LL songs. It was released as a single in America in December 2002 and in the Uk February 2002 but it makes me think of summer because of the beautiful beach. Ameriie sings on the track (credited as Amerie) and American actress Gabrielle Union features in the video as LL Cool J's love interest.

Paradise is from LL's 2002 album 10.




Weekly Music Video

Today's video is yea, babe, no way by LANY. They are an American 3 piece band and their music is described as "dream pop". Members are lead singer Paul Klein who plays the keyboard and the guitar as well, Les Priest who also sings and plays the keyboard and guitar and drummer Jake P. Goss.

The group formed in March 2014. In April they uploaded the songs Hot Lights and Walk Away to Soundcloud and released their debut EP Acronyms later that year. (LANY is an acronym for LA to New York). They were anonymous at first because Jake and Les had previously had their own project/duo WRLDS and they wanted their new music to stand alone.

Last December LANY signed to British label Polydor Records and brought out the EP Make Out which contained songs from previous releases. Their first official single WHERE THE HELL ARE MY FRIENDS? was released in March this year. The band also have two other EPs, I Loved You (2015) and kinda (2016).

I saw this video on MTV Rocks last night. I don…

JoJo Through the Years

American singer JoJo is set to release her 3rd studio album Mad Love in October. It will be her first full length album in 10 years! The last was The High Road which came out in 2006. She had record label issues which delayed the release of another album, although she has brought out mixtapes since then. In early 2014 she signed to Atlantic Records, her current label.

The other day I saw a programme on one of the music channels which featured some of JoJo's videos and thought I'd do a post about her music through the years and include my favourites.:)


Leave (Get Out)

This was the first single from debut album JoJo, released in February 2004 when she was only 13. It's her most successful single to date, reaching No 1 on the US Pop Chart and the Top 5 in other countries, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany.

JoJo is my favourite album (although I really like The High Road as well) and has a lot of good songs on it. :)





Weekly Music Video

This week's video is THINK ABOUT YOU by Korean singer Jun. K. His full name is Kim Min-jun.* He used to be known as Junsu  but he changed his name to Min-jun for personal reasons in 2012 and Jun. K is now he's stage name. He's the lead vocalist of Korean boyband 2PM, the same group Korean American singer/rapper Jay Park used to be part of.

Jun K. joined 2PM in 2008. He released his debut solo single Alive in October 2011 and it reached No. 1 on the South Korean social network service Cyworld. 2PM sing in Japanese and Korean and Jun's first EP release was the Japanese language Love & Hate in May 2014. Last November he brought out another Japanese EP, Love Letter. In addition to Alive he's released two more digital singles, No Love and Love Letter.

Jun K. is also a songwriter, record producer and actor. He has appeared in a musical version of The Three Musketeers and also the musical Jack The Ripper. He's multilingual, speaking Korean, English and conversatio…

New Music/Videos

Latest update on the new music and videos I've been listening/watching lately. :)



AlunaGeorge, Leikeli47 and Dreexzy- Mean What I Mean
BANKS- Gemini Feed
Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber and MO- Cold Water
Katy Perry- Rise
Snakehips feat. ZAYN- Cruel (I saw another video for this the other day but this is the official one)
Tinashe- Superlove (video) 
Tiwa Savage feat. Wizkid- Bad


K-pop

BLACKPINK- BOOMBAYAH
BLACKPINK- WHISTLE
MONSTA X- Stuck
Jun K- THINK ABOUT YOU 


E-girls- Pink Champagne (J-pop)
Britney Spears feat. G-Eazy- Make Me (video)
Kehlani- Gangsta from the film Suicide Squad (explicit)
Aaron Carter- Fool's Gold (explicit)*
Zara Larsson- Lush Life Pop Version (Play with pop)
Zara Larsson- Bad Boys*
DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber- Let Me Love You
Mabel x Tate Modern- Talk About Forever 
Sanchez feat. Killagramz- Claustrophobia (K-pop)
Suran- Paradise Go (K-pop)


That;'s all until next time! :)


*New to me.

Weekly Music Video

Today's song (it's an audio) is Gemini Feed by BANKS. I recently posted about her new single F**k With Myself and this is another good song. Presumably it's on her new album which is due out at the end of next month. :)




Girls vs Boys- C-pop

As you'll know if you follow this blog, I'm a J-pop and K-pop fan. I haven't heard as many C-pop (Chinese pop) songs though, so I thought I'd check some out. :) I like CoCo Lee and it was actually an iTunes recomendation of Chinese singers who are similar to her that gave me the idea to do a C-pop post!

I was originally going to do a post about several artists but it was turning into a long post and I don't have time to do it this weekend, so I decided to do a Girls vs Boys one instead. I'll write about more C-pop stars in the future. :)

Today's post is about Taiwanese singers Jolin Tsai and Jay Chou who were romantically linked at one time, although it was never confirmed.



Jolin Tsai (birth name Tsai l-ling) is very popular in Chinese speaking countries and other places too. Known as the "Queen of C-pop" she has had a 17 year singing career so far and is also a dancer, actress and entrepreneur. She sings in the Chinese language Mandarin and is on…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Lush Life by Swedish singer Zara Larsson. Her first name is pronounced "Sara" and her career started aged 10 when she won the 2008 series of Talang Sverige (formerly Talang), the Swedish version of Britain's Got Talent. She went on to release a cover of Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On as her debut single.

In 2012 she signed to TEN Music Group and released her debut EP Introducing and second single in early 2013. Uncover was No 1 in Sweden and Norway and also did well in Denmark.  That same year she brought out her second EP Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself and also signed to the American label Epic Records.

In October 2014 Zara released her debut studio album 1 and the following June brought out Lush Life, one of her most successful singles to date. Her other releases include the 2015 EP Uncover (her first release outside of Europe) which contains 6 songs from 1, The Remixes EP and singles Never Forget You with British singer MNEK and Girls L…