Saturday, 13 December 2014

Blogmas Day 12: My Year In Music

Hey hey lovely people! 

So, I'm an avid spotify user, so much so that I'm actually using spotify right now (Currently playing Carla Bruni - L'Amour, for those of you who are interested!)

Now, spotify have recently been playing their Year In Music advertisement, so I took it upon myself to find out how 2014 was like for Jade Bloggs in music.

Let's dive in!

First up are genres! Looks like I'm just a pop addict, though I was surprised about dance pop being second! Either way, my cheesy self is definitely showing through here!

Next up were my top 5 artists. You guys really should've seen the look of horror on my face when it turned out to be Kanye West! Seriously, I don't know how this even happened! I can't remember the last time I listened to Kanye. I personally blame it on my late love of 'Yeezus'.

Okay, so RuPaul being second, I completely blame that on mine and my friend Dally's sassy car rides, including lip syncing for our lives and fabulously synced hair flips. I shall leave it at that!

I honestly wish that Air Dubai were higher on the list! If you haven't heard them yet, they're a fab band from Colorado that released their album, Be Calm, earlier this year. Seriously, check them out, 100% recommended!

How can I have a year where Lana Del Rey doesn't appear in my top lists? My favourite from Lana this year has to be 'Florida Kilos', check it out!

Again, surprised to see Jay Z up here too! I'm personally blaming the 'Ye and Jay placings from them having a lot of songs that I'd listen do, rather than frequency of a song. I'm typically not someone who listens to whole albums, but great songs from a huge number of artists. 

Now, for  my top 5 albums of 2014.

I'm not ashamed to say that Eurovision 2014 is my number one most played album of the year, though you should feel ashamed for me! 

RuPaul, again, too much sass going on for me!

Can I just note that Air Dubai and Be Calm have both appeared 3rd, which coincidentally, is my favourite number! Favourite number, favourite band, just saying! 

Four and Five, yeah, I have no excuses, my inner ghetto gal is beginning to seep through!

At last, my top 10 most played tracks. 

HOW ON EARTH IS TIMBER NUMBER ONE?! Don't get me wrong, I did like Timber, but number one?! Brb, off to hide in my corner of shame. 

Two, three and four will all bring out your inner sass queen. I suggest you listen.

Ah, number five, the last place selection from Eurovision 2014, need I explain any more about how cheesy I am?!

Finally, a chance to redeem myself! Number six is in fact my favourite song of all time and I cannot suggest to you enough that you listen to it. It's b-e-a-utiful!

Seven and Eight, more Ru, more sass.

Nine was a great find of mine for 2014. Jhené Aiko is a great artist who you all need to listen to. Coincidentally, I'm listening to her right now on Big Sean's track 'Beware'. Imagine my freaked out face when this track plays straight after it!

Finally, 10 was a big song for 2014 (and a gym favourite of mine), so you can't judge me on that!

This explains why I can't remember my Kanye 'obsession'. Looks like it in early 2014. 

I'm so happy to see Air Dubai as my summer favourites because Be Calm was definitely my sound of the summer, especially their track 'Coasts'. 

Now, here's what confuses me. Capital Cities are listed as my favourites for Autumn, yet I only listened to one of their songs (Farrah Fawcett hair), yet they don't make an appearance in my top 10. Seriously, to say I overplayed that track would be a complete understatement. I was expecting it to be number one in all honesty.

16, 501 minutes. Let's break this down then. Hypothetically, each song lasts 3 minutes, and their are 365 days in the year. According to this, I listen to 15 songs a day. Seriously, I'm sure that I've been on offline mode for a long time or something. I'd say that I listen to at least 2 hours of spotify each day. 

Finally, my busiest day for music is Thursday, which is also my day off uni!

So, spotify gives to the options to have your top 100 tracks of 2014 created into a playlist. To check this out, follow me on spotify (Jade Molumby) and subscribe to my Top 100 playlist. I've pasted them below, just as an attempt to redeem myself! 

Pitbull – Timber
RuPaul – Cover Girl
RuPaul – The Beginning
RuPaul – Glamazon
Twin Twin – Moustache - Eurovision 2014 - France
Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle - Mr Dan's Mix
RuPaul – I Bring The Beat
RuPaul – Click Clack (Make Dat Money)
Jhene Aiko – Stay Ready (What A Life)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can't Hold Us - feat. Ray Dalton
Capital Cities – Farrah Fawcett Hair
The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm - Eurovision 2014 - The Netherlands
Alaska Thunderfuck – Your Makeup Is Terrible
Iggy Azalea – Fancy
The Go! Team – Huddle Formation
JAY Z – Ni**as In Paris
Haim – My Song 5
Shakira – Can't Remember to Forget You
Lady Gaga – Do What U Want
Iggy Azalea – Black Widow
Javelin – Airfield
The Griswolds – Mississippi
Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru
Teo – Cheesecake - Eurovision 2014 - Belarus
Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War - Down Tempo
Podington Bear – Happiness Is
Zedd – Clarity
Kanye West – All Of The Lights
Sharon Needles – Kai Kai (feat. Ana Matronic & Alaska Thunderfuck)
Kanye West – Flashing Lights
One Direction – Rock Me
Kanye West – Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Live - Abbey Road Studios
The xx – Islands
Common – Blue Sky
Kanye West – POWER
Kanye West – Bound 2
Willam – Chow Down (feat. Vicky Vox & Detox)
Beyoncé – Countdown
Faul & Wad Ad – Changes - Radio Mix
Laura Mvula – Green Garden
Foster The People – Pumped up Kicks
Keane – Spiralling
Daft Punk – Get Lucky - Radio Edit
Aram MP3 – Not Alone - Eurovision 2014 - Armenia
Madeon – Finale
Karmin – Brokenhearted
Iggy Azalea – Fancy
The Verve – Love Is Noise
Drake – Hold On, We're Going Home
Air Dubai – I Know How
Knytro – Status Quo
Sugababes – Overload
Flo Rida – How I Feel
Kanye West – Blood On The Leaves
Beyoncé – XO
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend - Acoustic Version
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) - Explicit Version
Beyoncé – Drunk in Love
J Greco – Snatch
Emma – La Mia Città - Eurovision 2014 - Italy
The Chainsmokers – #SELFIE
The Common Linnets – When Love Was King
Kanye West – Blame Game
Drake – Crew Love
Afrojack – The Spark
Justin Bieber – Confident
Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix - Eurovision 2014 - Austria
Jhene Aiko – 3:16am
Air Dubai – Coasts
Martin Solveig – Hello - Bassjackers Remix
Vance Joy – Riptide
Big Sean – Beware
Q Parker – Better (feat. Styles P)
Mark Ronson – Ooh Wee
Haim – Forever
Willam – Blurred Bynes (feat. Detox & Vicky Vox)
Graffiti6 – Stare Into The Sun - Edit
Youngblood Hawke – Stars (Hold On) – T.H.E (The Hardest Ever) - Explicit Version
Magic! – Rude
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
The Killers – Mr. Brightside
Anarbor – 18
Joshua Radin – I Missed You
Sum 41 – In Too Deep
OneRepublic – Good Life
Lana Del Rey – Florida Kilos
Syn Cole feat. Madame Buttons – Miami 82 - Vocal Radio Mix
Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha - The Norman Cook Remix (Single Version)
Lenka – Everything at Once
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
Danna Richards – Dream Catcher
Charli XCX – Boom Clap
JAY Z – No Church In The Wild
Sam Sparro – Black & Gold
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
The Lumineers – Ho Hey

Is it weird that I prefer my top 20-30 more than my top 10?! 

So, that was my year in music! Were you surprised to discover how awful the majority of my musical taste is, or did you always suspect me to be a little cheeseball?!

Question of the post: What do you think your most played track is of 2014?  Let me know in the comments below!

Now for a little plug in! I, along with my friends Sophia and Stacey, host a radio show every Wednesday, 4pm -  6pm, where we play late 90's and early 00's tracks, bringing it back to your childhood. To listen to this, listen at, or via the tunein app and searching dragon radio.

As always, thank you so much for reading & I hope you have a lovely day!

Lots of Love

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