Two blog posts in a week? What’s happening to me? Welcome to the third instalment of my Saturday blog post where I tell you the song’s I’m loving this week. Anybody that read my last post will have guessed that I’m pretty disappointed with last night’s Eurovision: You Decide result but, hey, if Jamala managed to win last year then anything could happen, right?
Salena Mastroianni – ‘I Don’t Wanna Fight’
As you’ll remember, ‘I Don’t Wanna Fight’ was my favourite of our Eurovision hopefuls and, even after last night’s shaky performance, I do still love the song and have been listening to it a lot this week. I’m sure my play counts will be spiking now that this has been placed on Spotify. I really do hope that Salena (and Olivia and Holly for that matter) can forge a career out of this platform.
Dua Lipa – ‘Be The One’
I’ve followed Dua for about a year now and am so happy that her debut single ‘Be The One’ is getting another push following the successes of ‘Hotter Than Hell’ and ‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah)’. I’m really excited for her debut album – which annoyingly has been pushed back AGAIN until June, but I’m really hopeful that it will be worth the wait.
Yasutaka Nakata Feat. Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – ‘Crazy Crazy’
It was Charli XCX that pulled me into this track, with me being a huge fan of hers. Initially, I really wasn’t sure about this but the pure – excuse the pun – craziness of it got me hooked. It sounds like nothing else in the UK charts at the moment and the fact that it stands out so much makes me love it even more.
Jax Jones Feat. Raye – ‘You Don’t Know Me’
I loved this song when I first heard it before Christmas but since radio airplay’s really picked up in the last couple of weeks, it’s been stuck in my head on a loop. Plus this track features one of my favourite lyrics of the moment: “We could throw shapes together, but it doesn’t mean you’re in my circle.”
Melanie C – ‘Dear Life’
Anybody that knows me will know that since I was 363 days old (July 8, 1996), I have been obsessed with the Spice Girls. I’ve not been too mad about their later solo material but I think Melanie C absolutely smashed it with her 2016 release ‘Version of Me’, and one of my favourite tracks ‘Dear Life’ has been released as the second single. Everybody has had moments of self-doubt and worried that they’re not choosing the right life decisions and I think this track sums that all up beautifully.