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Music: Top 5

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Here are my top 5 favourite songs right now:

Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night

Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall

Christina Aguilera – The Beautiful People (Burlesque)

Metric – Satellite Mind

One Direction – Drag Me Down

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Music/YouTube: Lindsey Stirling

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largePopular on YouTube, Lindsey Stirling is an American musician; a violinist, dancer, singer and composer who is known for her upbeat and modern use of the violin.

Her work includes a variety of styles and genres from pop to classical to dubstep and includes covers of songs, with or without vocals, choreographed violin performances with lots of dancing, original songs and professionally made music videos. Additionally, she has worked alongside Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Echosmith and other YouTube musicians and is currently touring throughout America.

I really enjoy modern violin music and Lindsey’s is really fantastic. To check out her music, her YouTube channel is perhaps the number one place to go, click here to go to it. Lindsey’s about page describes her channel very simply: ‘I love to play the violin, dance, write music, edit videos, play dress up, and perform. So, I combined it all together and this is what happened. 🙂 Subscribe to my channel and be updated when I release new music!’

Here’s some examples that I picked out:

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: https://www.behance.net/gallery/17021831/Shatter-Me-album-art-Lindsey-Stirling

Music: Top 5 Videos

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Tinie Tempah feat. Jess Glynne – Not Letting Go

Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. MØ – Lean On

Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing

Echosmith and Lindsey Stirling – Bright

Nick Jonas – Jealous

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Music: Bryan Adams

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ba4 Bryan Adams is a Canadian musician and singer who has been ‘one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during the last three decades’. He is known for his husky voice and amazing guitar skills. Bryan-Adams-1You may well know him already but since I am a huge fan of this man I thought he was worth recommending. Additionally, my Mum is an even bigger fan of him and so is Tom Fletcher from McFly/McBusted (who I also love).

Last November, I saw Bryan Adams live with my Mum and it was genuinely amazing. He has so much energy and he really is a talented singer and guitarist. His music sounded exactly the same, if not better; live even after he had been singing non-stop for over half an hour. That’s another thing, he didn’t take any breaks for the entirety of the show and there were no support bands. When we paid for a ticket to see him, we literally paid to see him. It was incredible.

If you are part of the minority who have never heard of Bryan Adams, then you should check out the following videos:

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Music: Top 5

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Here are my Top 5 Music Videos right now…

Olly Murs – Seasons

Lawson – Roads

Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You

Caro Emerald – Excuse My French

The Vamps – Risk It All

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Music: Caro Emerald

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Caro_Emerald_38286Recently brought to my attention by a friend, Caro Emerald is a Dutch pop and jazz singer. Her music and her style is very 50s and 60s in its approach. I really enjoy her music and I think this is because it resembles music from the 50s while including elements of a more modern style. In addition, the lyrics to her music, which you may expect to also resemble the 50s, are very modern and praise the independent women and are very feminist. The messages they promote I think are so important.

This is the ‘about’ summary from her YouTube Channel: ‘Full of songs about dancing, flirting and declarations of independence. Her smouldering vocals update the classic Americano sound with a contemporary sheen and suggestive lyrics over a melting pot of sounds and influences – yet the sound is entirely, inimitably that of an exciting new artist capturing hearts and minds across the continent’.

Please check Caro Emerald’s work out:

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Music: Top 5

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Here are my TOP 5 songs at the moment. Enjoy!

Jessie J – Masterpiece

Myra – Miracles Happen

Krystal Harris – Super Girl

McBusted – Getting It Out

Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

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