Monday Motivation: Music For The Monday Blues…

Monday Motivation: Music For The Monday Blues…

Hey y’all!

Sorry that there was ¬†no Style Sunday post yesterday. My entire household is battling the flu and low and behold it got me! So needless to say, my Sunday outfit consisted of black and red checkered pyjamas! Sexy! ūüėõ

The flu is still lingering and that ¬†just has me feeling blah! What puts me in a good mood? Music! I thought I’d put together a quick playlist of some of the songs that always manage to put a smile on my face. In particular order

  1. Summer Rain- Carl Thomas
  2. Blessings of Abraham-  Donald Lawrence and the Tri City Singers
  3. I Feel Good- Beres Hammond
  4. Candy Girl- New Edition
  5. Whoa Donkey- Byron Lee
  6. Dollar Wine- Byron Lee ( if I don’t hear this at a wedding, the whole wedding was a flop LOL just kidding…)
  7. I Call Him G.O.D- Canton Jones
  8. Murder She Wrote- Chaka Demus and Pliers
  9. One Thing- Marvin Sapp
  10. Is There Anybody Here – Deitrick Haddon
  11. Cut it Off- Dj Nicholas
  12. Danza Kuduro-  Don Omar ft Lucenzo
  13. Giving You Sunlight – The Grace Thrillers ( any Jamaican COGOP will understand :P)
  14. Hold Yuh- Gyptian
  15. Tearin’ Up My Heart- ¬†N’SYNC
  16. Le Kwa Uku- Iyanya
  17.  We Walk By Faith/Oh how Wondrus- John P Kee
  18. Smile – Junior Kelly
  19. Runners- Lecrae
  20. Cook- Lexxus
  21. ¬†Any song on the Dirty Money Riddim ( More Prophet, Ring mi Cellie etc…)
  22. I Came- Marvin Sapp
  23. Set Me Free- Myron Butler
  24. Ghetto People Chant- Silhouette
  25. Johnny- Yemi Alade
  26. Pump Up The Jam- Technotronic
  27. Anything Dance Mix 94-96 ( literally the soundtrack of my preteen years :p)
  28. One Dance- Drake
  29. Open Heaven ( River Wild) – Hillsong Worship ¬†( I may or may not be a tad obsessed with this song…. lol)
  30. Hypnotize- Biggie Smalls

And my all time favourite pick me up ( and karaoke song) is…..¬†I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston. ¬†How can you possibly stay blue when this song comes on?? Whatever’s getting you down today, throw on one of these jams and dance it off!

Have and amazing Monday and fantastic blues free week!

xoxo

So… I Think I Actually May Like Country Music…

So guys….

I’m pretty eclectic in my music choices. I like pretty much much everything from Aerosmith to Zhane…. but one genre I could never really delve into was country ( well that and “screamo”) But, I recently began watching a show on Netflix on a whim called “Nashville” and ¬†3 full seasons later I am hooked ( and am currently in the middle of the 4th season.. lol Netflix binge watching at its finest!) ¬†Nashville is fictional ¬†a showed based around the lives of country music stars! Alongside the great plot lines, there is some really great country music used ¬†as the soundtrack!

I decided to look through my Itunes library and I realized I actually have quite a large collection of country music on my Ipod ( lol) who knew??!

So I decided to share my  favorite  country songs! ( in no particular order)

  1.  Tennessee Whiskey- Chris Stapleton:  I heard this man sing a song with Justin Timberlake and was so captivated by his voice so I had check him out and fell in love with this rendition of the song. His album is also actually really good! He is super talented.

2. Landslide-¬†Stevie Nicks: I also really enjoy the Dixie Chicks version! Sigh… who am I??

3. Leann Rimes: How do Live: I remember having this on a cd I used for the little guys in my preschool classroom to go to sleep to. It’s also a karaoke favorite now too! ( lol)

4. Rascal Flats- Bless the Broken Road: Another hit on the preschool playlist! My kids last year actually by the end of the year knew this song word for word! I blame my teaching partner,( shout out to you Jess lol) she had a mild obsession with this song and would play it on repeat! I think we may have slightly brainwashed the kids with Rascal Flatts! Ooops!
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5. Foolish Games-Jewel: Is Jewel technically considered country? Well if she is, I like one song by her! ( lol)

6. From This Moment- Shania Twain: Simply because it’s a beautiful song, and she’s Canadian!!! ¬†I have to give an honorable mention to “You’re Still The One” ( another great song)

7. Crazy – Patsy Cline: ¬†Truly a country great! She’s been covered by just about everyone! I also really enjoy ” I Fall To Pieces”.¬†

Last but certainly not least , what I consider to be my favorite country song of all time is ¬†sung by none other that the legend that was Elvis Presley. Now as a black woman, I have taken a lot of flack for liking Elvis because of his “alleged” racist remarks about black people. However, there are so many different opinions out there and to me whether or not those remarks are true, I still really enjoy the song! ( sorry not sorry) ¬†“Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” is my favorite country song! I can listen to this song over and over! Also, because I’m Jamaican,I can’t help but really love the UB40 version!! ( I’ll put both down below)

So that is it guys!  Do you guys like country music? If so, What are some artists I should check out? Old and new! I tell you, Nashville really opened my eyes to some great music!

Let me know!

xoxo

What I’m Currently Jamming On….

What I’m Currently Jamming On….

Hey y’all

As you all probably know by now I am a lover of music. I love music of all different types of genres. Honestly, my music collection is like a melting pot. So many different sounds and music styles… it’s definitely very unique. My friends sometimes look at me and ask “what are you listening to?” with a look of shock and confusion. I mean it’s not often that you see a Canadian-Jamaican girl enjoying the musical styles of Led Zeppelin ūüėõ . But I do! My range is anything from Incubus to Donna Summer to Michael Bolton to Usher to Chaka Khan ( one of my all time favorites) Andrae Crouch (RIP), Tasha Cobbs,¬†Musiq and ALL 90’s R&B <3.

First and foremost though,I love gospel music. That is the genre of music that I find my peace in. It’s the music I connect to the most simply because of my relationship with Christ. Now I’m not going to pretend that I only listen to gospel music because that would make me a liar and a hypocrite. But.. that being said, being a Christian does influence my choices. It forces me to pay attention to the lyrics more closely and be careful of ¬†the content I’m allowing in or encouraging others to listen too.

However, I’ve been pretty discouraged with the face of music lately. Lots of great “performers” but not a whole lot of “artists” you know? Nevertheless, I love music and I’ve found a few ” feel good” hits that I currently have on replay.

1. Classic Man by Jidenna ( clean version)

2. See You Again by Charlie Puth feat. Wiz Khalifa

3. Elastic Heart by Sia

4. Fill me up/Overflow by Tasha Cobbs

5. Nobody Love by Tori Kelly

6. Lucy by Destra

7. Kissing by Yemi Alade

8. Tina Campbell- Destiny

What are you guys listening to right now? Let me know!

xoxo