Saturday, 1 September 2012

Songs Of The Summer

So, it's the 1st September which means summer is practically over. It's not like we've had much of a summer though is it? no.
I've put together my favourite songs that have been released in summer 2012, I wouldn't say I have one song that completely transports me back to this summer. It's harder, today, to pinpoint one summer hit. 'Crazy', the debut from Gnarls Barkley, defined 2006. Other years suggest Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love' or Dizzee Rascal's 'Bonkers' for 2009. The years after are more difficult.
Will we ever have one particular 'Song Of The Summer' again?
With songs moving in and out of the chart so quickly nowadays a song doesn't stick around so much that people remember it, Carly Rae Jepson's 'Call Me Maybe' got to Number One and will be remembered, but not for good reasons.
Here are some of my favourites that i've been listening to this summer...

Rudimental ft. John Newman - Feel The Love
Anyone who has read my blog for months, knows how much I love this song! It got me through my exams and I still listen to it now to cheer myself up. Although I don't like any more of Rudimental's stuff - I would go to their gig just to hear this, and then probably leave.

The Vaccines - Teenage Icon
If this song showcases what 'The Vaccines Come Of Age' will sound like then they have definitely beaten the dreaded second album! I heard this song live at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend and although nobody really knew it, it was a three minute belter that launched a thousand beers into the air.

Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks
This was one of those songs for me that you heard on the radio a few times, weeks and weeks ago but never actually knew what it was called or who sung it! I love this so much and it really reminds me of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' song 'Home' but just a lot better.
(Their album has just come out - I would definitely recomend it!)

Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone
I just love them, I am probably slightly biased when I say everyone should love this band because I couldn't pick a bad sing out of their collection. The only reason I would dislike one of their songs would be because I have played it too much, but they well and truely deserve all the praise they get!

Alt J - Estocada/Something Good
I love Alt J, their album has becaome one that i've listened to the most over the summer. I definitely want to see Alt J sometime soon.

Lucy Rose - Lines
I have listened to this so much over the summer, especially when I was on holiday. It's quite ballady which I do like, I love a good calmingly slow song. It really shows off her wistful vocals, If you haven't already, definitely check out her other stuff!

Maximo Park - The Undercurrents
I have become even more obsessed with Maximo Park this summer because of their album release, as well as Alt J's, I have listened to 'The National Health' so so much. Bring on 6th November!

Porter Robinson - Language
I had heard of this song in about March because it was used as backing music to a radio show, It was always bugging me as to what it was called but ever since I found out I have listened to it all the time! I always used to think that I could only like a song if it had lyrics but this one shows you don't have too.

The Killers - Runaways
They're back and I saw their set at V Festival a few weeks ago and they sounded amazing! They're a propper band.

Dog Is Dead - Glochenspeil Song
I saw Dog Is Dead in May 2011 supporting another band at some small venue in Manchester and now the other band have split up, these guys are getting some recognition! I love this song sp much, it has a great summery vibe to it.

The Heartbreaks - Polly
This song hasn't officially been released yet I don't think but I bought their album when it first came out earlier in the year after reading about them in the M.E.N and it's ace! Polly is my favourite off the album and this could be the one to push them into the mainstream.

Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
I never really thought much about Jessie Ware until I saw her in June at the Hackney Weekend and I realised how amazing she was, I love this song and I hope to get her album sometime soon!

Ellie Goulding ft. Tinie Tempah - Holding On
I've always loved Ellie Goulding's music but her voice sounds exceptional on this tune! I'm not sure if Tinie Tempah's rap ruins in slightly as her voice is so quaint then you get his harsh rapping about problems with indigestion which does spoil the atmosphere slightly but overall I think the song is incredible!

Newton Faulkner - Clouds
I thought that this new song was brilliant and I listen to it all the time as well as his new album 'Write It On Your Skin.' The unique sound of Newton’s voice is beautiful. The song has a catchy rhythm and with his easy laid back voice it sounds great.

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  1. Great list - especially Of Monsters and Men, Two Door and the Vaccines. :D