hey future anna, i thought it would be cool to start a new thing where i share my favourite tunesss of the minute every now and then! I already share awesome artists you should know about, so why not share some of the songs you should know about too? Also think it'll be cool to see what's popular and how my music taste changes, as well as share some songs with people! So without further ado, here are a collection of my favourite songs right now...
Taylor Swift - Don't Blame Me and I Did Something Bad
SUCH BOPS!!!!! Oh my life I love these songs with all I have. They are literally the best tunes to sing and dance along to. I Did Something Bad makes me feel so cool and edgy and Don't Blame Me... well, what an experience!! I so so wished I had seen Taylor live this tour but next time!!! These songs are from her latest album Reputation, where Taylor really does show us who she is and that she's ready to embrace who the world says she is, it's a nice mix of "this is me, you can take it or leave it, but you ain't gonna change it" which is epic! To be completely honest, I don't like every song on the album, but these 2 are ones I play on REPEAT because I love the power they hold. Really recommend giving them a listen and learning the lyrics so you can put on your own concert in your bedroom!
Mallrat - Groceries
This song has had a hold on me for a while. It's sweet yet gritty. It's pretty but so so real. I can't remember how I stumbled upon it, but I'm so glad I did. The catchy tune and lyrics are cute but something everyone can relate to and use to put perspective on their own life. After listening to a few other songs from Mallrat, I have deducted that this is my favourite, and if I ever need a song to just put a smile on my face, this is the one! Mallrat has a few EPs out, so give them a shuffle!
Marshmello ft Bastille - Happier
Lately I've been I've been thinking... Ah gosh I really like this song! It's weird, if it didn't have Bastille in it, I probably wouldn't give it the time of day (no offense to Marshmello, it's just this style of song isn't normally what I listen to) but because I'm a fan, I have it a chance, and I'm so glad I did. Whenever this song comes on the radio I just have to smile, the beat is great to dance along to and we all know I always have my dancing shoes on!! The lyrics really contradict with the upbeat tempo, really telling a sad story but putting a positive spin on it. I just really like it, and will definitely go and check out some more stuff from Marshmello!
Childcare - Film Club
I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SONG! It's been on repeat the last few days, it's just wicked! After going to the cinema a few days ago, I wanted to post something on my Instagram story, but felt I needed an appropriate song to go with it. I search the word 'film' and this came up. I've seen Childcare live twice, and even though they're super cool, I just don't really listen to their music, and I don't really know why. But this came up so I clicked play to hear a snippet and THIS WEEK ITS ALADDIN and I was sold! Hahahaha!! It makes me feel so happy and I just wanna dance and sing and wow, if you've never heard this song, stick it in your ears RIGHT NOW!!!
Mumford & Sons - Guiding Light
I've been waiting for this for so long! I love Mumford & Sons so much, their music, their passion, it's just incredible, and everyone need to see the live at least once! They create such an atmosphere, I just can't explain how happy live music makes me. Anyway, this new track is the lead single from their new album Delta which will be released in a few months, and it's more Wilder Mind than the first 2 albums, but still goes back to their roots and uses banjos and wow, you just know a mumford song when you hear one. It's powerful, deep, and a perfect song to welcome them back. Dancing around the kitchen listening to it is one of my new favourite past times!
The Mamma Mia 2 Soundtrack
And finally, the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack has been a major part of my life for the past few weeks. It's fun, alive, full of feeling, and AHH I JUST LOVE IT! I've seen the film twice now, and it just makes me so happy! If you haven't seen the film, watch it, it makes you feel so good! My favourites film the film are: When I Kissed The Teacher (WHAT A BOP! Literally love dancing to this!), One Of Us (Really really love how this song was shot in the film, so cool, and I just love how perfectly it fits the film at this point!), Waterloo (A classic!!! oh gosh i love Hugh Skinner as Prince William in The Windsors so i was LIVING when i realised it was him in the film!!!), Why Did It Have To Be Me (Aw this one's just really sweet yet flirty and ahh i just love it and i definitely know all the words and love a good singalong when the house is empty haha!!), Angel Eyes (OH MY LIFE CHRISTINE BARANSKI AND JULIE WALTERS HAVE SPECIAL PLACES IN MY HEART, what a song!! iconic), and finally (even though i've basically written the whole soundtrack as my fave) My Love, My Life (oh my TISSUES PLEASEEEEE!!! oh gosh i was tearing up with my mum and sister in the cinema, such a beautiful song and oh gosh meryl you have my heart).
Truly recommend the film, and please please PLEASE watch Colin Firth during the Dancing Queen scene because he is a MOOD! I grew up listening to Abba, and I think everyone is born knowing all the lyrics to every Abba song, so it's lovely to see them being shown to a new audience and with a twist on a few! Also I love Lily James so xoxo
So these are the main songs that have been stuck on repeat for me recently! Give them a spin and let me know what you think! Also, if you have any song recs, please send them over as I'd love to hear them, and future anna will be back soon to drop some more fire tracks for you to get in your ears! Peace x