Hello everyone, and welcome to September! This just so happens to be my first blog post of the 9th month, and so I figured I’d do something a little different. Thus, I figured I would tell you the top 10 songs that will be on my playlist for the duration of this month, all of which I highly recommend! Let’s get started!
Firstly, though, I would like to note that I have opted for linking music videos as opposed to lyric/audio videos, as this is the way in which I heard the songs originally, and also, a lot of the artist’s intentions often seep into the music video, and it’s a really vivid accompaniment to the song.
Falling by HAIM
HAIM pronounced: high-um
I first heard this song on BBC Radio 1 about 2 years ago, and listen to it sporadically on my iPod, for I have HAIM’s album Days Are Gone (which I love) in my possession. However, when I went to watch the film adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns, I suddenly noticed this song on the film’s soundtrack, and played it once again once I arrived home. I really hope this song gets big again – or even bigger – because of the film, for it is a really good song, and I highly recommend you play the video below to give it a listen.
She’s Kinda Hot by 5 Seconds of Summer
I am an avid fan of 5 Seconds of Summer, loving and purchasing pretty much everything they release into the world. Frankly, though, their new music took me by surprise – it’s feel good music, whilst still being deep and meaningful, rich in guitar tones and drum beats. I absolutely love 5SOS’ retort to societal presumptions, also, with the name She’s Kinda Hot. Obviously, following their first worldwide single She Looks So Perfect, it was assumed that 5SOS was your typical cliche teen band who sing about girls. However She’s Kinda Hot is a well structured retort at the required societal changes, and a message to struggling men and women out there that it’s OK to not be society’s image of the perfect citizen. Play the video below to give it a listen!
Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis
This song is a lot less meaningful, yet holds a real party vibe – whenever I hear this song I just want to get up and dance! (I actually have a few times!) However catchy they may be, the lyrics are generally meaningless, but the song is a good bit of fun, and I could listen to it on repeat. Play the video below if you want to check it out! (Note: The video is pretty crazy!)
Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko
Another electronic style song, Hayley Kiyoko goes all out into homosexual-equality territory with the next song, and I adore it! It has a really nice feel to it, and the lyrics are super catchy. It also radiates a summer vibe, which is perfect to remind you of the sun whilst we sink into autumn. Listen below!
Houdini by Foster The People
More of an ‘indie’ track here. I was introduced to Foster The People via my brother – who loves their music, and music of the like – but discovered this song for myself when I heard it on the soundtrack for the 2012 movie LOL starring Miley Cyrus. (I’m telling you, always look up soundtracks!) If you want to listen, you can do by playing the video below!
Palm of Your Hand by Cody Simpson
This is another song with a summery vibe, but a lot more chilled-out. Cody Simpson has been known for his acoustic renditions of his songs in recent months, and his most recent album – Free – is a predominantly acoustic-based record. I really love this sound, and the relaxing vibe that radiates off a lot of his music, but this song in particular. Click below to listen!
Feeling OK by Best Coast
You may have seen this band advertised a lot, mainly being pictured as the song playing on Apple products, yet I knew this band before they were cool. (*winks*) Feeling OK – taken from Best Coast’s latest album California Nights – is really fun, and has a very guitar-drums-band vibe, which I really like. There’s nothing special about this song, other than the enjoyment it provides, which is why I recommend you listen to it below!
Jackie and Wilson by Hozier
In my opinion, this song has a very dated style about it, but a dated style that is so dated it’s cool (like polaroid cameras and battered leather notebooks). Hozier is a phenomenal artist from Ireland, who is predominantly noted for his sensationally-performing song Take Me To Church. He is less noted, however, for many of his songs on his 2013 self-titled album Hozier, like this one, for example. I love this song, again, being a catchy one, but very different from a lot on this list. Listen below!
1901 by Birdy
This song is actually a cover of French band Pheonix’s 2009 song of the same name. However, I persoanlly prefer Birdy’s version, for she has the voice of emotion, that somehow manages to portray my emotions perfectly. This song, unlike many from Birdy’s self-titled debut album, is rather up-tempo, and a stripped back version of the original. If you want to, you can listen by clicking below!
101 by Circa Waves
This is a B-Side track that didn’t make it to the album, but the band still uploaded to their YouTube channel, and I love it. As is the same with all of my song choices, it’s extremely catchy, however – in my opinion – is a real head-banger, guttural-singing song that you could definitely jump along to at a concert or party. The title is also really clever – click below to listen and see why!
Aaaaaand that’s everything! This post actually took me an extremely long time to write, for I just had to watch every music video as I went! Comment below and tell me what song you recommend for September! Also, let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this in the future!