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Saturday, 2 April 2016
Monday, 8 February 2016
On 28 December, 2015, I turned 16. lately I've been going through what Dan Howell would call an 'Existential crisis' which is why this post is so late!
I've celebrated my birthday twice if you will but this post is going to outline everything that went down on the 28th it's self. I am blessed with the world's greatest best friend *aware of the cheesiness but doesn't care* who planned a whole day of surprise activities.
Our first stop was the BBC Public Space in the Mail Box here in Birmingham. The best way to describe it is that it wasn't as big as we thought. We wanted MORE! Don't get me wrong, it was great and we had an awesome time but the tour literally lasted for 5 minutes.
This looks like a good OOTD picture doesn't it? Well as long as we are here let's go through it... I did not know what to wear because as I mentioned earlier, I had no clue to what we were going to do for the whole day! I was told by Hanna to wear something comfortable and what's more comfortable than jumpers and skinny jeans. I of course had to wear my black boots that I am obsessed with!
While waiting for one of our friends, we sat on a colouring table and I'm clearly the next artist of the year. :p
It was at this point that a friend of mine handed me a book titled 'Blogging For Dummies'. I just thought that it was relevant :D
Our next stop was Botanical Gardens! We walked for what feels like miles ^.^
(no I don't know what I was thinking)
Hanna's choice of restaurant was AMAZING! It was the perfect way to end the night!
You know when you've been kind of looking forward to your birthday and you set some sort of expectation. You know that it's just a normal day to the rest of the world but it's YOUR BIRTHDAY! So some years go by and that feeling of 'woooo yahhhsss it's ma birthday' is not there. This year that feeling has defiantly been satisfied. It's great!
Saturday, 16 January 2016
"Music is the strongest form of magic." - Marilyn Manson
It's that time of the year today where we talk about some of the biggest hits of 2015 as the year has come to a close. I know I might be like two weeks late in posting this but hey, better late than never right? And as always last years post will be linked HERE.
10 OF THE BIGGEST POP SONGS OF 2015:
- Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
- Sorry - Justin Bieber
- The Hills - The Weeknd
- Bad Blood - Taylor Swift
- Hello - Adele
- Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake
- Hotline Bling - Drake
- Focus - Ariana Grande
- Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
- Cheerleader - OMI
20 OF THE BIGGEST POP ARTISTS OF 2015:
- JUSTIN BIEBER
- THE WEEKND
- TAYLOR SWIFT
- DEMI LOVATO
- ARIANA GRANDE
- SELENA GOMEZ
- ED SHEERAN
- SHAWN MENDES
- JASON DERULO
- ELLE KING
- MAROON 5
- JAMES BAY
- TORI KELLY
- CHARLIE PUTH
- MEGHAN TRAINOR
- TWENTY ONE PILOTS
Throughout 2015, I can't even begin to explain how many amazing female artists have released such amazing, successful music for example Adele with 'Hello' or Taylor Swift with 'Blank Space. But I thought instead of talking about the artists that are already big and have made a name for themselves in the music industry, I'm going to talk about someone who is considered a beginner in this field but has already had her first single become a success...HAILEE STEINFELD. She has been playing around with music since the mere age of 12. She is now 19 and has only recently been signed to an actual record label. Since she is an actress, this is understandable as she has starred in many things over the years keeping herself busy with big films like 'Pitch Perfect 2' and 'Romeo and Juliet', etc... Now she finally decided to branch out and create music with her first single being 'Love Myself' receiving over 60 million views on YouTube and mainly positive feedback from critics. Steinfeld's debut EP is titled Haiz, the nickname used by her fans, she commented saying "it would feel like, one, they named it; and two, it was my gift to them." Yes, she may not have been the biggest female artist of 2015 but I believe she did pretty well and I think she is one to look out for in 2o16.
During 2015, there have been many amazing people come out with songs for example, Justin Bieber with 'Sorry' or Charlie Puth with 'Marvin Gaye' but I felt that there was one artist that truly deserved to be recognised for his amazing talents this year and that was ED SHEERAN! He has always moved people with his quirky songs and very laid back vibe. Ed had gone from busking on the streets to performing at some of the biggest venues known to man. As for his singles throughout 2015, he started off the year with continuing his single 'Thinking Out Loud' and then went on to collaborate with Rudimental on 'Bloodstream' and then mesmerising everyone with his next single 'Photograph' which received over 142 million views. Not only this but he also hosted the 2015 EMA's along with Ruby Rose and he made a very good host as everyone enjoyed the show. The artist was said to be worth £35 million pounds in 2015 alone clearly showing just how successful he has become. All Sheeran needs is a guitar and his voice to captivate an entire audience which honestly can't be said for a lot of artists which is why I believe he is the best and biggest male artist of 2015.
After much deliberating and contemplating, I have reached the decision that the biggest song of 2015 was.....(drum roll please).....UPTOWN FUNK by MARK RONSON FEAT. BRUNO MARS. Even though this song came out in November 2014 I think it can still count as a song from 2015 as it came out so late towards the end of the year and it gained massive success in 2015, so why not?! With the video itself recieving over 1.2 billion views and being nominated for countless awards, the success speaks for itself. It's catchy beat created by Mark Ronson and stunning vocals done by Bruno Mars makes it the perfect song for people; whether you're aged 5 or 55, to jam out to.
(This isn't going to be all of the songs I listened to in 2015, just a few of my favs)
- All My Friends - Snakehips ft Tinashe, Chance the rapper
- Say Nada - Shakka, JME
- The Hills - The Weeknd
- Sugar - Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates
- Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
- Ex's & Oh's - Elle King
- Drop In The Ocean - OMI, AaronChupa
- Runnin' (Lose It All) - Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce
- Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
- How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris, Disciples
- What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
- Let It Go - James Bay
- Ditmas - Mumford & Sons
- Bills - Lunchmoney Lewis
- Never Forget You - Zara Larsson
And with that, this post comes to an end. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed reading; make sure to comment below your thoughts and if there's anything you'd change?
I hope everyone has an amazaaangg year ahead and do make sure to enjoy every moment as it comes!