Because I’m procrastinating on my readings, I present to you my second installment of specially curated British tunes. Here are 12 songs to listen to while procrastinating diligently doing homework or taking a break from your holiday playlist.
If you need more tunes, check out British Invasion Playlist #1!
“Hello” I MEAN HELLO ADELE WELCOME BACK INTO OUR LIVES AND BLESS YOUR SOUL THIS IS THE ALBUM WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. As I said before, Adele was planning to release her new album and now that it has been out for a few days I feel like the spirits of London are rejoicing and let’s just say there has been some sunshine finally out in the streets. (Here is a bonus Adele song because this live performance is too good not to share: Water Under the Bridge)
“West End Girls” I was such a fool for not including this in my first playlist. I’ve heard this song for years back at home on the radio especially when this one station would play 60s-80s hits on the weekends, and after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London it has been one of my “go-to” songs – so catchy! And, because I now live basically in the West End of London this basically is a dedication to me.
“Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” LOL this is just a “for funsies” song for all of you – I used to hate this song because it was so catchy, but I would be a liar if I said this hasn’t been on repeat the past few days after watching the Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and Rod Stewart. (Here’s the link!)
“What You Don’t Do” Lianne La Havas is an AMAZING singer – if you have never heard of her before you are seriously missing out – go listen to her others songs!!! Enjoy this swanky tune.
“Who Are You” Throwing it back to Jessie J’s ode to empower your souls. Love yourselves – you are all beautiful/perfect/amazing – you do you and don’t listen to anyone else who says otherwise.
“Another One Bites the Dust” In honor of the late Freddie Mercury’s passing 24 years ago (24 November), here is a good song to pump up to or simply jam to if you are really feeling like giving a big “eff you” to someone.
“I’m Afraid of Americans” You can thank David Bowie for this jam – literally this guy is a genius.
“Take On Me” Again, another one of those songs that was always on the radio during the weekends back at home. Used to hate this song too, but after so many years has grown on me. Such a classic synth-pop song. And yo, that falsetto? I mean what’s not to like about this song?
“Little Bird” Even though Annie Lennox is technically Scottish, I’m making an exception just because this is just a really awesome song. Also, I’m dedicating this to the not-so-little pigeon that grazed its feet through my hair while flying over my head during weekend. Yeah, really “makes me wanna cry”. #foreverscared #bewareofpigeons
“On My Mind” Again, another song that has been on replay the past few days – I sort of forgot about Ellie Goulding, but man oh man, this is really catchy and has such a good beat.
“Isolation” Another dedication to another artist who passed away too soon – here is a lesser known John Lennon tune. Great lyrics, very mellow.
“Last Christmas” You are absolutely bollocks if you haven’t been listening to holiday music yet. Because you are all so special, I leave you with the ultimate Christmas jam courtesy of Wham! (see what I did there? :-P). How can you pass on George Michael’s vocals?
Hope you all enjoy throwbacks because I just noticed I have a ton here and hope the last song gets you all in the holiday spirit if you weren’t already feelin’ those vibes! Peace & love.