Besides My Dream Job, this is another post I was looking forward to writing. I love music; I doubt there is anyone in the world that doesn’t love it as well. Music can get you through a bad day or even a hard workout. Music is everything; it’s a shame I can’t sing or play an instrument.
As usual, I am blabbering on, so here are my five favourite songs:
5. Danza Kuduro by Don Omar
A song that always makes me happy whenever I hear it. The song is on the Fast Five soundtrack and plays at the movie’s end. I’m sure I heard Qwote’s ‘Throw Your Hands Up’, which samples Omar’s track, before I listened to the original.
If you haven’t listened to it before, do yourself a favour and add it to a playlist, you won’t be sorry.
4. Closer by Ne-Yo
From 2006 to 2008, it seemed that every time you turned the radio on or turned on MTV, you heard a Ne-Yo song. He was everywhere, but you didn’t seem to mind because he was insanely talented.
In 2008, Ne-Yo released the album ‘Year of the Gentleman’, which had numerous bangers. One of those certified bangers was Closer.
Closer was a move in a different direction for the RnB singer, presenting a more dance-pop song. The song reached number eight on the ARIA charts.
3. How Do U Want It
When I was younger, my friends listened to metal bands like Pantera and Sepultura. I wanted to be different, so I started listening to hip-hop. I fell in love with it.
Tupac Shakur was one rapper I enjoyed listening to; he was terrific. His style was something to behold. I bought into the whole ‘Eastside vs Westside’ feud, and I was team Westside. Since watching numerous documentaries and listening to just as many podcasts, my stance has changed.
How Do U Want It was the first song I learnt word for word; I thought that it might have impressed girls (the popular girls listened to hip-hop). The song peaked at number 24 on the ARIA charts.
2. Dip It Low by Christina Milian
In the late 90s and early 00s, if you wanted to see your favourite music videos, you had to sit up late and night watching the music channel. One night, a song called ‘AM to PM’ by Christina Milian. Straight away, she became my celebrity crush.
About four years and a few different celebrity crushes later, Ms Milian released a song that reminded me why she was one of my all-time favourites. It’s a catchy song with quite the music video, but that wasn’t enough to get it past number 31 on the ARIA charts.
- Follow Me by Craig David
In 2000, I went to my cousin’s 18th Birthday in Canberra. While I was there, killing some time before catching the bus back home, I found a CD that looked interesting. I’m unsure if it was because the cover looked interesting (it was single) or because the singer’s name was Craig David. I put it on and thought that he sounded excellent.
Later that year, my girlfriend got me a fantastic gift; it was Craig David’s first Album, ‘Born To Do It’. I listened to it before going to bed every night. There were plenty of good songs on it, but none were better than follow me. It was a staple of mix CDs for years, and now one of the first I add to a playlist.
The song was never released as a single, so it was never on the ARIA singles charts. ‘Born To Do It’ peaked at number 2 on the ARIA alum charts.
Thank you for reading day seven, peeps.