Hello hello and welcome to the end of another month that has simultaneously seemed to last forever, but pass in the blink of an eye. I’ve been slightly absent in the sense that I’m writing this post with the intent to post it straight away, rather than my usual scheduling gig that I play at the beginning of every week, where I bulk write my posts for the next week and take it easy for a couple of days.
That said, let’s jump into this months favourite songs. Like my April Tunes, there are a ton of good ones here because May was just as good a month for music as the previous one.
Let Me – Zayn: Okey. Dokey. I’ve been listening to this song a ton. So much so that it’s popped up as the top track for my monthly Visualify result. If you aren’t familiar with Visualify, check out my post. I can’t decide if it’s how chill this song is, how much I jam to the chorus or how much I love the music video that keeps me in love with this song. Possibly my favourite song Zayn has ever released.
The Hills – The Weeknd: If you read my post all about SKAM and the amazing music that featured on the Norwegian internet series, then you’ll know this song featured on the playlist I created from it, because of how much I love it and the ambience it brought to the particular episode. I found this re-ignited love for The Weeknd, and it coincided perfectly with new music that Abel released, so the love is strong at the moment.
God Don’t Leave Me – Highasakite: Refer to my post about SKAM again, because I shazaam’d the shit out of this song when it first appeared on the show, and I continued to get shivers each time it was used throughout the series as a motif type of song. It’s beautiful, and I’ve been showing everyone. Some get it, some don’t.
Sweet – Brockhampton: I’m aware of the controversy surrounding the group at the moment in regards to one of their members, so before I get into how much I frigging love this song I’ll say this; I 100% back their decision to remove him from the group, regardless if Ameer was a founding member or not. But other than that, this song is a bop. I heard it in the gym first, and quite literally stopped what I was doing to go over to the music selector-thing on the wall to see what it was, before adding it to my playlist straight after. I love it.
2002 – Anne Marie: This song is amazing. It’s been played on the radio a ton, and regardless of that or how much I love Anne Marie’s voice, my favourite part of this song is the chorus. The first time I heard it, I was in the car with my dad, and the chorus struck me as something I could sing along to straight away, because I knew it a little too well. So I googled the lyrics during the second chorus, and sure enough. The chorus is made up of song titles from a bunch of early 2000s songs, like Bye Bye Bye by *NSYNC and 99 Problems by Jay Z. Not surprising that the song is also co-written Ed Sheeran.
This Is America – Childish Gambino: Honestly if you haven’t read my review/analysis/rant on the song and more importantly, the music video…what are you doing?
Chun Li – Nicki Minaj: I have to say. I thought I was a Barbie Tingz gal, I really did. The April Tunes Priya was positive that Barbie Tingz was her favourite of the two fresh releases that Nicki dropped on us. But a month is a long time and apparently I’ve changed as a person, because nothing gets me as hype as Chun-Li does, I promise.
Youth – Shawn Mendes, Khalid: I love this song. I love Shawn Mendes’ album. I love Khalid. What more do you want from me?
Cuz You’re My Girl – Young Heazy: As is the case with many of my discoveries, I couldn’t tell you how I found this song. I have an inkling of a feeling that it was through the creation of my ‘mood’ playlist. I probably just really vibe’d with it to the point that I added it to my yearly playlist for 2018, meaning I listen to it nearly everyday. No regrets.
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Ahhh, the ultimate 16-17 year old party song. I can practically smell the alcohol each time I hear this song. So tell me why I continue to listen to it in full length every time it comes on. We’re all wondering why.
Bright – Zayn: Another one of my favourite’s by Zayn. It’s in my Top Five songs from his album, solely for how much he breaks it down after the first verse.
A-Z – Ziggy Ramo: I wrote a post on Ziggy Ramo a little while back, and I’ve had my eye on him ever since. Thankfully he released a new song, and Triple J were quick to start spinning it. I vibe’d with this one straight away because how groovy it is. This song, for some reason, sounds like university to me. Or at least my university experience. And nothing bad about it, but like it sounds the way I would imagine the soundtrack to catching the train into the city, walking around between classes, having $9 pizza and drinks with friends and being in the midst of it all, would sound. I don’t know. Don’t quote me.
Be Careful – Cardi B: Ooohh. I can’t say this is my favourite song on Invasion of Privacy, because that’s reserved for the next song, but melodically, it definitely is up there. I love Cardi’s lyrics in this, and the singing that she does, is really nice to hear. I also have a cheeky cover of this song saved on my phone to put up on Instagram one day when my feed feels a bit dry.
I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin: My favourite. My absolute favourite song at the moment. I nearly shrieked when my lecturer put in on before our class last week. I’m not sure how you can’t not like this song. Cardi’s incred, Bad Bunny is perfection, and J Balvin is incapable of putting a foot wrong, so there are not problems with this tune at all.
2000 n Something – Kaiit: Loving this Melbourne gal at the moment. She’s been making some more moves around the Melbourne live music circuit recently, and I’m loving seeing her doing some more gigs and making more music on her Instagram. I love her voice, I love the groove of this song, the funk in it, and the scatting I’m telling.
Heartless – Madison Beer: No one, please, in my presence, ever, hang shit on Madison Beer. For any reason. Listen to As She Pleases, the entire album, and tell me she can’t sing. I dare you. This song is of my favourites from the album, and that’s saying something considering how many of those songs I play on a weekly basis.
Where Were You In The Morning – Shawn Mendes: My fave from the album. Hands down. It’s progressed to the number one spot ever since the release. I love it so much. It’s so different from what Shawn’s released in the past. I’ve especially loved watching a couple of interviews where Shawn explicitly talks about the style and sound of the album and how aware he is of the disparity and growth in his music because hearing musicians talk about personal growth could keep me happy for hours.
Youngblood – 5 Seconds Of Summer: My thirteen year old sister got me onto this song. I heard it, listened to it when it came on in the car, and tolerated the constant babble about the song, considering my enjoyment of 5 Seconds of Summer kind of faded as the years passed. But this song, this song has literally slapped me in the face this past week with how much I’ve been playing it. And how loud. To the point where my sister is telling me to shut up. Oh how the tables have turned.
Don’t Let Me Down – Sabrina Claudio, Khalid: Question: can Sabrina Claudio do anything event remotely wrong? Answer: Absolutely not. Listen to this song and let your uncontrollable groove do the talking.
In The Dark – Alice Kristiansen: Obsessed is putting it lightly when it comes to this song. If you’re not familiar with Alice, I wrote a whole blog post dedicated to this singer, and this song from her EP is my favourite, on regular rotation.
I’m Feeling You – Rak-Su: As I sometimes do, I got lost down the rabbit whole of X Factor auditions, and came across a favourite, Rak-Su from the UK series. However, for the first time I thought to search for them on Spotify, and was congratulated with some absolute bops on their artist page, including their original song from their audition that had dollar signs floating above Simon Cowell’s head and love hearts popping in Nicole’s eyes. 10/10. Would recommend.
And that’s it ya’ll! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the music for May. Some good belters, amazing tunes to boogie too, I’ve loved them all. Let me know if you’ve enjoyed any of the songs mentioned above!