Every December, from Christmas till the new year, I listen to the Top 2000, a list with the best songs ever made. A time to hear all great songs again and to discover new songs. And that’s exactly what happened. I heard a new song, which grabbed me and couldn’t let me go after it had ended. It started with the intro, which was great, and then he started singing: wow, what a song! Just listen and be convinced:
Long John Baldry- Morning Dew
I was sort of surprised to hear the new single by John Legend. He made a lot of good music, but this song was a bit shocking. I never expected such a powerful, almost electric song from him. But, after hearing it a few times, the song became better and better and better. So good, that I thought: let’s make it song of the day. Of course I want you to enjoy:
John Legend- Made To Love
I must say we’ve heard quite some new artists and sounds this year. Of course we’ve heard about things we never heard about (we’ll come to that later…). One of those artists we’ve heard about this year is Ellie Goulding. Suddenly she was there with this big hit, which of course is a very good song. Enjoy:
Ellie Goulding- Burn
Here comes a statement: I’m not a big fan of rap songs. The rap songs I like are from the eighties, when rap was just getting started. These were songs like the Holiday Rap (MC Miker G & Deejay Sven) and Rapper’s Delight (The Sugarhill Gang). However, this particular song is a song which I think is quite good. It’s not the screamed texts of some rappers, not a text which is insulting, just a song which is fresh, a new sound in rap. If it all would be like this, things would be much better! I think this artist, PW, has got a future with some hits, perhaps…
PW- Here With You
I got an e-mail about one and a half week ago, from someone who wanted to promote two new artists. I’m willing to feature, since it’s really good music. On Friday the other song will be featured, but let’s start with the first song. The title of the song got me thinking: oh no, not a cover! I should not have worried, since it’s a completely new track. I guess not many people know the band, but if all their music is like this song, they have got some hit potential, according to me. They have the sound from the eighties synthesizer pop groups, with a touch of the present. The song is a real disco song, and you just can’t sit and listen. Well, I can’t. Check out this new music, namely:
The Writers Block ft. Anouck- Dancing In The Dark
Well, since there are already some songs of the day waiting in the coming days, including more new music, this will be just a tip. I’m a big fan of Coldplay, I like all their albums, and as soon as I got notice that there was a new song I wanted to hear it. I don’t have any regrets of doing so, because it is GOOD, no, better, it’s FANTASTIC.
Give it a listen, because it’s worth it: Coldplay- Atlas
Sometimes you hear a song which grabs you: you know that you find it very good, you want to know more! I had that one, two weeks ago when listening to the radio. I heard a (relatively) new song on the radio, it was the first time I heard it, and I thought: wow! This is it. This is going to be a hit, and I want his album. It stopped there, there was no album… not yet.
So you start googling around: more music by this artist, where does he get his inspiration from, etc, etc, etc.
I found his YouTube-channel, listened to the songs that were on there, and decided to buy his album as soon as it was there.
The strange thing about his music is that it is new, but it is familiar, too. It has to do with the influences. Jazz, blues, Nat King Cole, to mention a few.
Those are the things I know. Those are the things I like. And the saxophones in his songs, I like those, too.
To give him an extra impulse (which he maybe doesn’t need), I give the honour of the song of the day to his song Vandaag. Because it was the first thing I heard of him. And because I hope he will make a lot of good music in future. And that he will make a record on CD, since I don’t download…
The new song of the day is here! A very good song, made by a band which has released a new album lately!
That album was called Delta Machine, and it sounds marvelous! Their older hits are also very good, I really recommend their albums if you don’t have them yet!
The song of the day is one of the older songs, and if you didn’t know already, the band is called Depeche Mode.
The song of the day is called Enjoy The Silence.
Tomorrow TWO new songs!