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My January Playlist

I know it’s far too early to be doing any sort of January round-up posts, but that’s not going to stop me today! I already have a couple of exciting blog posts scheduled for the end of the month, so I have decided to slot this little post in here.

Now that I have upgraded to the premium WordPress plan, I can add video content to my blog posts. I would like to start a YouTube channel in the future so I can share my videos here as well, but in the meantime, it seems a waste not to utilise this feature.

I love music as much as the next person, so I thought it would be nice to share with you the tunes I have been listening to this month. I like a wide range of music as you’ll be able to tell from my selections below! My favourite genre is rock music in its many different forms.

I hope you enjoy my completely random selection of tunes! Do you like any of these songs? What have you been listening to this month?

(Featured photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash)


WaterparksI have been listening to Waterparks since March last year when they supported All Time Low at a gig I went to. At the time, I didn’t pay much attention to them, but I can’t get enough of them now! They are a pop-punk band, so check them out if you’re into that. Their slow songs are relatable and sweet, yet their other songs are catchy and fun.


TaylorThis is such a relatable song! You know when you fancy someone and you feel all shy and awkward around them? Well, this is what this song is about. I just love Taylor’s new album- I can’t stop listening to it! I have also been listening to ‘Blank Space’ from Taylor’s 1989 album a lot as well.


LinkinI have been a big fan of Linkin Park for yearsss. It doesn’t matter how many times I listen to this song or any of their other songs, I never get bored of them. All of the songs speak to me; I am very grateful for that.  R.I.P. Chester


EdI remember when the lyric video first got uploaded onto YouTube- it has just blown up since then! Of course, you already know, but Ed dueted with Beyonce and Andrea Bocelli on this song, but the original is my favourite. This song is just perfect (get it?!)- love it!


SWMRSSWMRS is another band I discovered at a gig I went to last year- I haven’t stopped listening to them since! They are an American punk-rock band that who are a bit on the quirky side (as you’ll see from the video!). They are amazing live- I’d love to see them again. I look forward to seeing what they’ll release next.


DuaThis sort of song isn’t usually on my radar, but I kept hearing it on the radio all the time- I really like it! It’s just a catchy, upbeat kinda song; it’s nice to listen to something different sometimes. The video is pretty cool and entertaining as well!


CatI was listening to my old iPod the other day on shuffle and this song came on- I love this song, but I had completely forgotten about it! It’s a very emotional song about a relationship between a father and son. Scrolling through the song comments to YouTube also reminded me this song features on Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.


DisturbedI love the original song by Simon & Garfunkel, but this cover my Disturbed is pretty awesome as well. This is a very deep and emotional song with lots of meaning.


TitanicEven though The Titanic is one of my favourite films of all times, it had been a while since I watched it. But it just so happens, it was on TV the other day; I have fallen in love with it again, and the soundtrack. The instrumental version of the song is both magical and heartbreaking at the same time- it makes me speechless.


ParamoreThis song is all about pretending to happy when you’re not- I think this is something all of us have been guilty of doing before. I have been with Paramore right from the start, and I like seeing their music change and evolve.


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58 thoughts on “My January Playlist

  1. I love that you had ‘father and son’ one of my absolute favourite cat Stevens song behind ‘the wind’ and ‘if you want to sing out, sing out’ but, those 2 definitely wouldn’t fit into your play list vibe! Lol!

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  2. A great collection of songs, especially a few I wasn’t aware of – I have been posting “songs with the letter…” and then moving through the alphabet…just posted “R” – Donald Glover’s Childish Gambino song “Redbone” is here, like he is channeling Macy Gray – and also a couple of versions of “Rock Star” by Courtney Love and Hole – which is really titled “Olympia”, but they switched the songs out after the album cover was printed so it’s been known as “Rock Star” ever since…here is the link if you are interested – and thanks for sharing your playlist! https://johnrieber.com/2018/01/19/a-childish-redbone-holes-rock-star-the-boss-rising-todd-bangs-his-drum-music-with-an-r-includes-a-mesmerizing-diana-ross-usher-duet/

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  3. Linkin Park – In The End is such a classic, “got me through high school” type of song! I also love Numb. I don’t know if Chester knew how much his songs honestly helped people through the hard times and everything but RIP Chester. I like LP cos they’re not really classified as purely one genre…they’re their own kind 🙂

    I used to be quite a big Taylor fan. I still listen to her songs but more her old songs. I loved her last album too but haven’t really checked her current one. Not too fussed on what’s been released so far though but maybe if I give the album a full listen on Spotify?

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  4. Lots of great songs! I always love Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Dua Lipa has been releasing such catchy songs! I was late to New Rules, but I immediately went through a phase of just listening to in on repeat haha! I really like her new song IDGAF as well 🙂

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  5. I love your playlist, there’s a real mixture of songs here. I love the Disturb’s version of Sound of Silence too. He has an amazing voice! I’d never heard of Dua Lipa before and heard that song on the radio a few times. It got right into my head!

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  6. According to my teenagers, the current words for good songs are “banging tunes.” Also confirmed by Absolute Radio DJ’s who have an awesome breakfast show during the week. Seven radio stations over several decades each playing no repeats and the same DJ’s on all of them.

    Hmm, that was a radio punt. Might as well big up PlanetRock too then! Especially as you dropped a brilliant cover of the Sound of Silence, most disturbing indeed. Great mix of tunes and a good playlist. I’ve been listening to “Seagull” by Bad Company recently and Claptons, well Creams, “Badge.” Not the album version as that’s way too short and the killer riff only gets one airing. There’s a live version on YouTube which is way better.

    Great post Enma.

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  7. I am not very current in my music preferences, but I do love ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. ‘Father and Son’ is a beautiful song too, and I didn’t realise at first that Cat Stevens wrote it. Disturbed did an amazingly powerful cover of ‘The Sound of Silence’ which I think took it up to another level! Thanks for sharing these with us. 🙂

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  8. I always love a good playlist and have loads for different occasions and moods – the only thing I’ll never listen to again is the titanic theme… When I was teaching that was what all the kids would play on the keyboards haha! I’ll check some of these songs out!

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  9. I like that your taste is quite eclectic (much like my own). I have a working stereo in the car for the first time in 8 years, so I’m rediscovering some old playlists, but you are likely to have Mammas & Pappas followed by Carter USM and then a guitar concerto – works for me lol!

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  10. Yes yes yes to all of these! I’ve never been a huge Taylor fan, but I found myself bopping along to Gorgeous and instantly adding it to my playlists – and 100% agree, the original version of Perfect is my all time favourite version! Priya xx

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  11. I have too be controversial and say I don’t like Taylor swift, I loved her country stuff up until her song 22 and then all her new stuff I’m not a fan of. I love ed Sheeran! I’ve been loving all the old punk/rock songs at the moment!

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  12. Oh Emma, Chester and linkin parks music got me through my angst ridden teenage years and never left my heart. I selfishly took what I needed from their songs, but listening now that he has left us breaks me. You can hear the cries for help. Especially in their latest album. I truly hope he’s at peace at last.
    Thank you also for introducing me to Disturbed. I’d never come across them before, that’s how you make a song your own, the way it builds is beautiful. Great post, I love your music choices 💜

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