Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Top Songs for Summer 2015

Its finally time to kick back relax and grab yourself a beverage. Summer is here! Here are some pics for your 2015 summer playlist. I have some Pop picks first followed by some Hip-Hop hits so hopefully theres something in here for everyone. If you would like to take a further look I have provided amazon links below the descriptions. Enjoy!!!

1. Cheerleader - Omi   

This is not one of my favourites on this list, but still a very catchy song and a good choice for the summer. I know a lot of my friends love when this song comes on the radio.

2. Honey I'm Good - Andy Grammar

This is a good up and coming song. Its good now and I think will be a hit all summer long. 

3. Geronimo - Sheppard

This song is very catchy. I already gave it a shout out in one of my previous lists, but its pretty new to 2015 and definitely a good one to have! Check out my other lists for great songs like this one if you haven't already!


4. Summer - Calvin Harris

This is another great summer song. It is super upbeat and will make you want to get up and go out and seize the day! Great song last summer, this summer and will be next summer too.
5. Shut up and Dance - WALK THE MOON

This is another new up and coming 2015 song. Its just starting to get popular and I think this will also be one of 2015 summers big hits. Good song all around.
6. That Chick Right There - Kardinal Offishall ft. Chaisson

You might not have heard this one before but it is definitely a catchy one. I decided to put it with the pop songs for summer and I think it could definitely be a catch for you and your friends.

7. Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin

This was a big hit last summer, but it is such a great song that I feel like it shouldn't be forgotten, and should be brought back to life this summer! Swedish house mafia has some great music, but nothing compares to this one. Make sure you have this song.
8. Years and Years - King

I just heard this one not to long ago for the first time and its a great addition to the playlist. It hasn't caught a lot of traction on the radio yet, so check it out and give it a try.

9. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

Get Lucky is one of my favourite songs. It is a great example of what house music bands have to offer. This is sort of a disco sounding song but it does not take away from Daft Punk being absolutely awesome! This is definitely a hit! 

10. Outlines - Mike Mago & Dragonette

This is another song that never seemed to gain much traction on the radio but is a good song that should not be over looked. These guys are fairly new, but Outlines is a great single.

Outlines (Original Mix)

Extra Recommendation: Stolen Dance - Milky Chance

1. Post to be - Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

This is a new Hip/Hop song from 2015 and it is starting to get pretty popular. It is my personal favourite out of this list. Great song to get the bass bumpin'. Who's Omarion though?

2. Five More Hours - Deorro and Chris Brown

Another new song for 2015. This one I think for most will either be a hit or miss. Its pretty catchy I won't lie and I felt it deserved a spot in the list. This is a great dance mix, and I must say Chris Brown is a nice touch in this song.
3. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

This song definitely completed Furious 7. This is such a great song and a great tribute to Paul Walker. I would recommend this song a hundred times over. Well done Wiz Khalifa.

4. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap

"I'm like Hey, whats up hello!" 
This song has jumped to the top of the charts and is a hit between all my friends. Should be a could one for summer nights.

Trap Queen [Explicit]

5. GDFR - Flo Rida ft.

With this song this summer is Going Down For Real. I'm not a huge Flo Rida fan, but this is a pretty good song. When this one starts playing you can't help but want to get up and dance.

6. Ayo - Chris Brown and Tyga

This is a new one as well. Hasn't gotten very popular yet but it makes for a good rap single this summer. I'm actually digging this song a lot lately.

7. Peaches n Cream - Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson

I must say 2015 has been a good year for new Hip/Hop. Peaches n Cream is right up there with my new favourite picks for 2015. Definitely include this one in your playlist. Good to see Snoop back making some good music.

8. Hood Go Crazy - Tech N9ne ft. B.O.B & 2 Chainz

If Tech N9ne was flying under your radar before this post, he should;t be anymore. He has some great work and i recommend you look in to some more of his music. I know we'll se more of Tech N9ne in the future.

9. Wet Dreamz - J Cole

J Cole is a truly exceptional artist. Wet Dreamz is a single from his newest album, "2014 Forest Hills Drive" and it is my personal favourite. I would definitely recommend this song, it is right up there with Work Out and Cant Get Enough.

10. Fun - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown

This is a "Fun" new song! 
Another song featuring Chris Brown. It's the last one I promise, but you he is certainly having a big 2014. This compilation with Pitbull I'm sure will be another big hit.
Should be a good catch for the summer.


Extra recommendation : Truffle Butter - Nicki Minaj
Truffle Butter [feat. Drake] [Explicit]

These songs here will give you a nice mix for a good 2015 summer playlist!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Great Songs For The Summer

It takes more then 10 songs to put together a good playlist or music library. So here is my second list of great songs for summer car rides, hanging out at the beach with your friends or whatever it may be you're doing. I guarantee these will spruce up your playlist and everyone will be asking you to plug the aux cord in to your phone.

Dilemma - Nelly

Dilemma, ft Kelly Rowland is a hit single from Nelly's 2002 album "Nellyville". This song was a number 1 hit across the world and it is certainly a deserving one. Anything produced by Nelly back in the early 2000s seemed to be a hit and this is one of them. Certainly a must have.

Geronimo - Sheppard

"Geronimooooooo!" There is something about this song that never fails to put me in a good mood. Its definitely one that makes you want to get up and dance. If you have heard of this one go listen to it here on youtube because I know it will have you saying Geronimo.

Hot in Herre - Nelly

Okay, I don't want to over do it with the Nelly, so this will be the last one, but like I said above, anything from Nelly is a hit. I personally prefer this one over Dilemma but both are good for a little throwback.

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Ice Ice Baby is the real deal, I can rap every part of this song it is so catchy. This one kind of stands out in the list because its more rap than pop but I definitely felt it deserved a mention in this list.

It Wasn't Me - Shaggy

I gave this song a shout out in my first list but it is too good not to get its own shout out here. Also a number one hit around the globe, Shaggy and Rikrok nailed this one. I guarantee if you play this one for your friends no one will complain. This is one of those songs that when Shaggy starts singing you can't help but try and keep up and sing along.

Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega

I love this song. There's something about the trumpets in this song, and once they get going the blood starts pumping'. Lou Bega's remix version of Mambo No. 5 is a hit no doubt. Whenever I play this one there are always a couple people who ask me what the name of the song is because they remember it being a hit on the radio.

Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake

JT's rise to fame came when he was a member of the successful boy band NSYNC but in my opinion his best work has come since he's been a solo artist. He has produced great songs like "Rock Your Body", "Mirrors" and "Take Back the Night", just to name a few. However Sexy Back is definitely my favourite and thats why it made this list.

Shut up and Dance - WALK THE MOON

This is a very new song having only been released in the fall of 2014. It is just beginning to gain popularity on the radio and its definitely not one you should over look. I chose this one because it is one of few good new songs as of lately and will be a good one for the summer of 2015.

Summer - Calvin Harris

Speaking of summer, how about Summer by Calvin Harris. This is a great song for late summer nights, car rides or pump up before a game. Summer and "Feel so Close" are my two favourite songs from Calvin Harris and if you're looking for some good upbeat music, this is one for you.

Waves - Mr. Probz

This one might be one of the more unpopular ones on this list but one that I certainly recommend. It is a great song with a great beat and great simple lyrics and one I think you'll enjoy. These last three on this list go great together to start a good summer upbeat, pump up playlist. Hmm... maybe an upbeat summer playlist is the next article I should share!

These are just some of my favourite songs. I listen and enjoy many genres of music, new and old. Hope you enjoy these picks, more to come soon. Make sure you check out both my lists!