Stuck on Repeat… March and April 2017

It’s not a long list for #stuckonrepeat this time because I have been binge watching all of the TV! For the full playlist click here.

Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwanuka

I’d caught snippets of this so many times before hearing it (and being able to Shazam it) on Big Little Lies that I genuinely thought I was being haunted by a song. The instrumental and harmonies are just… *sighs*. This is the full ten minute version because life is short so fill it with good things. 

Favourite lyric: Maybe this time I can be strong / But since I know who I am / I’m probably wrong

Lay, Lady, Lay – Bob Dylan

The first few bars of this song has me feeling warmth on my skin; it’s sunshine in musical form and makes me think of languid limbs and lovers by the sea. I was transported to my happy place one March afternoon by a busker in the South Kensington tunnel en route to a V&A exhibition and I think his song was the highlight of the afternoon.

Favourite lyric: Why wait any longer for the world to begin / You can have your cake and eat it too / Why wait any longer for the one you love / When he’s standing in front of you

Teenage Fever – Drake

We’re all still left wondering if the showmance between JLo and Drizzy was just a subtle tactic to get rights for the sample of If You Had My Love but even if it was, it was worth it. A sexy little number. 

Favourite lyric: If you had my love / And I gave you all my trust/ Would you comfort me?

I’ll Come Crashing – A Giant Dog

This was stuck in my head after watching Girlboss and it’s replaced Too Funky as the best song to get me out of bed. It’s feisty, angry and very kick ass. Need something done? Play this and feel awesome. 

Favourite lyric: Nothing in my nature tells me not to do bad things / I know that I really should be good tonight.

Sleep No More – Jack Savoretti

It wouldn’t be a #stuckonrepeat post without an appearance from ol’ Jack. The album was on loop for most of March as I went to the last gig of the Sleep No More Tour at the Royal Festival Hall; an amazing night that had everyone up in their seats and the aisles (and even me in front of the stage!) dancing. This is one of my favourites especially because of the whistling. You can’t beat a song that has whistling!

Favourite lyric: I need the love you give me 

Stuck on Repeat… May 2016

As always, you can follow and listen to the #stuckonrepeat playlist here.

May is traditionally Eurovision month and this year was an exceptionally brilliant show. I actually liked quite a few of the songs but thought the show in general was excellent – well done to hosts Måns and Petra. Speaking of Måns…

Heroes – Måns Zelmerlöw

Last year’s winner didn’t actually become an earworm for me until hearing it this year. In fact, last year, I preferred the Latvian entry! It doesn’t do any harm that Måns is easy on the eye plus those Swedes can make music and it was the first song I managed to sing along to after a nasty bout of the evil lurgy. 

Favourite lyric: We are the heroes of our time/ But we’re dancing with the demons in our minds.

Sound of Silence – Dami Im

Who would have thought the Aussies could have come second in Eurovision?! So very close! This was definitely the most well rounded song of the competition from their TV winner. Beautiful voice. 

Favourite lyric: Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence / And it beats to the sound of silence

One Dance – Drake

I take issue with Drake’s songs at times; he wants to have his lady cake and to eat it too. Doesn’t want a “clingy” girl but doesn’t want to let her be anyone else’s either or have the same level of “fun” that he has at the club. Riiiight. Anyways, this is so damned catchy with that little Afrobeat riff and rhythm that the misogyny is almost forgotten. 

Favourite lyric: You know you gotta stick by me / Soon as you see the text, reply me 

In Common – Alicia Keys

I mean this in the nicest way possible (completely sans shade Ms Keys) but when I first heard this, I didn’t realise it was Alicia Keys. It sounds SO different to her usual sound; modern, fresh and reminded me of when she burst on to the scene way back when. 

Favourite lyric: Who wants to love somebody like me? / You wanna love somebody like me? / If you could love somebody like me / You must be messed up too

Close – Nick Jonas ft Tove Lo

From the brilliant Jealous to another catchy yet slightly darker song about emotions, I’ve found myself singing the hook to the point of annoyance. The video is pretty odd, all greasy bodies in vests and pants but I’ll forgive it for the tune. 

Favourite lyric: Cause space was just a word made up by someone who’s afraid to get close