Misha B - Do You Think Of Me
Some of you may have heard of Misha B when she competed on the X-Factor UK. Although that year I was rooting for Little Mix to win, which they did. I enjoyed her performance of Girls Just Want To Have Fun. This is an acoustic version of her single Do You Think Of Me, which I absolutely love. She has struggled to get mainstream success but there is no denying her talent. I sometimes can't help but think of HIM when I listen to it.
David Bowie - Heroes.
This song speaks for itself. It is such an uplifting classic and sometimes I will seek it out if I need a lift or some motivation. It's also on the soundtrack for one of my favourite movies, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. The entire soundtrack in fact is absolutely fantastic.
Tracey Chapman - Telling Stories
I am a huge acoustic/guitar jam fan and It all started with Tracey Chapman. This is one of my favourite songs of hers and I love the lyrics and it's message.
Florence And The Machine - Heartlines
When I first heard Dog Days are over, back in 2010 I fell in love with Florence and The Machine. I think Ceremonials is the one of the best albums in recent years. I do love the acoustic remixes more and this remix is one of my favourites of theirs. A truly awesome and beautiful song. It's haunting intro just sets you up for a really emotional piece of music.
Solange Knowles - I Told You So.
Always in the shadow of her superstar sister, Sol-Angel and The Hadley Street Dreams was released in the Summer of 2008, without much fanfare. Although critically applauded, commercially it did not do to well. The album is massively under-rated and that is such a shame as the music is wonderful, credible and interesting. Songs like this and Cosmic Journey, Sandcastle Disco and I Decided, allude to the old mo-town sound with a contemporary twist.
Blackstreet - No Diggity
There is no song that would get me onto a dancefloor quicker than this RnB super classic. It's my sisters all time favourite song. A brilliant floor-filler.
Stooshe - See Me Like This
Stooshe came to my attention after the release of their second single Black Heart last year. If you haven't heard it, I suggest you check it out. All 3 girls really can sing and their debut album London With The Lights on, which was released this month, has been on constant play, I can't get enough of it. This song, really has some wonderful vocals and is one of my top picks from the album. It has a pretty addictive hook.
James Vincent McMorrow - Wicked Game.
This is song is truly beautiful. A cover of the Chris Isaak classic. Performed stripped back by irish Singer/Songwriter, James Vincent McMorrow. A wonderful raw version, which would pull at the heart strings of Chuck Norris. I have often sat in the dark and listened to this song, whilst thinking of HIM. I really hope if you listen to any of the songs in this post, that this is it.
Kodaline - All I Want.
Another Irish act, Dublin band Kodaline, reached mainstream success when this song appeared on Greys Anatomy. When I first heard it, I was getting ready to leave to Manchester, the song actually has the power to make cry. A mix of strong vocals, lyrics and guitar work, make this one of the best songs on my Mp3 player.
Beauty And The Beast - The Beast Dies/Transformation/Finale
I have many movie scores on my Mp3 player. Titanic, Avatar, Halloween, Resident Evil, Twilight and of course Beauty And The Beast. This is a really dramatic piece, and you can hear it in the movie, just as you think the beast dies, which is my least favourite part because I prefer him as beast rather than a real man.
And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed it and REALLY hope you have found a new song to play, or a band to check out.