My November Jam

Growing up, I used to love making mixtapes and mix CDs.  The opportunity to share favourite songs, discover new artists and the unique joy of knowing your friend/crush was listening to the exact same music somewhere else?

Awesome.

With the advent and ascension of iTunes and spotify, it’s fallen out of vogue, but I still yearn for that sharing economy, that “here’s my jam”, that “I-realise-this-song-is-fifteen-years-old-but-I-am-currently-obsessed-with-it”.

So every month or so, I’m going to post a youtube playlist of what’s currently rocking my little musical world.  Before it all gets VERY Christmassy next month (39 days, guys!), here’s my November mix….

1. Blank Space – Taylor Swift

Good heavens, this woman.  Love this song, love this video, love the whole album.  I am super-psyched to see her live again next year!


2. Funny Little Frog – Belle and Sebastian

I always have time for a good Scottish indie tune.


3. If I Were A Boy – Beyoncé

So help me, I like this song.  B can belt like nobody’s business and this is a good old tune!


4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

I never used to really have an opinion on Ed Sheeran.  I’m well beyond his target demo and he was an artist I didn’t like much…but was pleasant enough not to rile me!  However, his recent songs (‘Sing’ and ‘Don’t, as well as his duet with Taylor Swift) I’ve enjoyed, and this song I love.  It’s just so sweet and the video’s lovely.

5. Criminal – Fiona Apple

Angsty girl music of the indie-rock variety.  This was a repeat player in my youth!

6. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

🙂

7. What Goes Around….Comes Around – Justin Timberlake

I love how OTT this video is!  Great pop song.

8. Underneath The Stars – Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby is one of my favourite folk singers, and this song is beautiful.

9. Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago – Lee Ann Womack

Ah, country.


10. I Won’t Give Up – Lennon and Maisy (covering Jason Mraz)

Speaking of country, when is Nashville back?  Man I love that show.


11. “Let It Go” via Google Translate – Malinda Kathleen Reese

I first saw this a few months ago and still love it.  Always nice to break out some comedy in a mix.  


12. Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

This song always reminds me of ‘Now and Then’ – awesome movie!


13. When It’s Raining – Striking Matches

SM were one of my favourite acts at this year’s Country 2 Country extravaganza.  I cannot wait for their album to drop!


14. Untitled – D’Angelo

I used to love this song and the album from whence it came.  I was reading a piece about RnB stars of the 90s and 00s and promptly fell down an internet hole of career paths.  Such is my bag.

PS Loving this whole album

2 Comments

  1. Siobhan Mac
    17th November 2014 / 10:54 am

    Excellent choices here Mrs! I love Untitled by D'Angelo and love the video too. I might have to watch it now 🙂

    • Claire
      17th November 2014 / 1:02 pm

      Thanks honey! I've added the official 'Untitled' vid to the end, just for you. Enjoy!

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