I’m writing to you all today to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope you all received some brilliant gifts and are spending today with your loved ones.
So here’s the question of all questions for you all…
What is your FAVOURITE Christmas song?
Here’s mine, some Cali loving for a warm Christmas
The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
A day behind already oh dear!! But making up for it with two quite new classics we all know!!
#4 and #5 Sex On Fire and Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon.
Does anyone else like Kings Of Leon? I loved them in their ‘Aha Shake’ Days, but ‘Only By The Night’ really did put the cherry on top of the Kings cake for me! It was the album that brought them to the forefront of music popular music. They were everywhere, every shop and pub, on the radio on adverts on the tv and on every music channel.
‘Only By The Night’ was this album that pushed them to the masses and although I did like the follow up, I always preferred the Nashville infused riffs and gravelly voices of the Followill brothers on albums previous.
Kings of Leon have secured a place in my music hall of fame, how about you?
click here to hear Sex On Fire….which I’m sure you already have !!
Ready for number 3?
It’s time for a Hip Hop classic, a tune everyone has heard wether they like it or not and a song of which we all know that catchy melody.
Number 3: Nuthin But A G Thang – Dr Dre featuring Snoop Dogg.
Released back in June 1992, when I was just a year old and I can guarantee that it still means as much to people today as it did then. It’s definitely a song for the summer, roll down the windows in the car or play it out at your summer parties it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Used countless times in many different films, this song is from the men who epitomise the words West Coast Hip Hop and Gangsta Rap. Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” is listed in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It’s Dre’s only song on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, ranked number 419, not counting two other songs that feature Dre as producer and on vocals, N.W.A.’s “Fuck tha Police” and 2Pac’s “California Love”.
Give Dre and Snoop a listen here!
Evening all, ready for number two of the A Record A Day series?
One tonight for the Beatles fans that read this blog, and one of my most treasured records
Number Two: Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles
Now this really is a special one in my collection! This is the first vinyl record that my dad ever gave me. My love of The Beatles has been present ever since I was a little girl, this is one of the most beautifully penned songs of the fab four in my opinion.
This 7″ also holds the A-Side single Get Back, from which gravitated one of the most iconic music moments in history: The Beatles, with Billy Preston, gave their final live performance atop the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London, in what became the climax of their Let It Be film.
I will always love this song, and it will forever remind me of my mum and dad, it’s a song that’s stayed with me over the last twenty years and will do for a long time yet.
What’s your favourite Beatles song? Let me know in the comments below.
Click here to hear Don’t Let Me Down and view the footage from the rooftop performance!
Evening boys and girls, just a little something for you on this cold wintery night.
As I know most of us are, I’m very proud of my record collection and in particular my vinyl collection!
Now I’m not an avid collector as some of you out there may be, but I’m always on the lookout for my favourite tunes on those beautiful vinyl discs.
So I’d like to share with you all over the next 25 days my favourite records and a little bit about why I love them so much.
So without further adieu I give you #1: Electric Relaxation (relax yourself girl) by A Tribe Called Quest
Why this record?
A Tribe Called Quest will always be special to me, not only because they are one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time but because this song reminds me of some brilliant memories. This isn’t just my favourite Tribe song, it’s also my partners, and it was him that introduced me to this particular song and album.
A Tribe Called Quest will always hold a special place in my heart for many reasons and having heard this song performed live (sadly without Q-Tip) it has cemented it’s place as my number one record for this series.
Please give it a listen and let me know what you think.
Click here to give it a listen