Monday, May 14, 2018

27 Songs To 27: 2017

Alas, the last song on the list. After going back and forward between songs, I believe this one best suits me. Sharing with you my past memories, there is nothing I am ashamed about my early years. There may have been moments that I regret, but they all have made me the person that I am today.

From the start of her career, this artist has received criticism no matter what she did. From a child star to taking an extreme turn to steer away from her past, this artist has come to love every part of her past. I love that idea, and this song is a term of endearment where one accepts who they were before, and the person the will become.

Thank you to all who watched one (or all) of the songs, I look forward to turning 27:

Sunday, May 13, 2018

27 Songs To 27: 2016

This artist may know a thing or two about love, and it's absolutely inspiring. While she may have to defend herself (as appose to her male counterparts), she does it in a brilliant way through her music. There is no denying the talent behind this artist and the emotions she goes through which every one can relate.

When I first heard this song, it instantly became my favourite track from the album. Very retro Pop, this song proves that this artist was meant to sing outside of her Country background. Not to mention, this was my theme song of 2015 - it helped me during my low times, in short.

So glad that this song was released for 2016, even if it was originally a bonus track:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

27 Songs To 27: 2015

Thank you American Music Awards for inviting this artist back in 2014. Ever since I laid my eyes on her, I have been a big fan of her music. Seems like almost every year, this artist comes out with new music, selecting a favourite song would be a challenge. But alas, this song will always be my top pick from this artist.

Asides from music, this artist is quite the writer. Her first poetry book "2Fish" is a blend of notes, thoughts, and in-depth stories about her personal life - the more I get to know her, the more I see her inner beauty. There is nothing but up for this artist and her career towards success.

Nothing quite strikes me like this song, for its simple composure and elegance:

Friday, May 11, 2018

27 Songs To 27: 2014

I do wish that the X Factor was still on in North America, it was the only singing show that I truly enjoyed. From the production to the talent, that show had the whole package. Fortunately, the X Factor is still much alive in other parts of the world.

This contestant was just 16 years old when she auditioned for the show, and made an impact to the audience. Although the artist places sixth in her season, she would follow up with a strong single two years later on. One song made an impact to the world, dominating the charts across the ocean - and it's not difficult to see why. From the vocals to the outstanding range, it's a song that was make one shine.

My rendition may be a bit crackling, but it's still a favourite of mine to belt out:

Thursday, May 10, 2018

27 Songs To 27: 2013

Who would have thought that Electronic Dance Music could transform into something magical. I am thoroughly impressed with the direction of EDM and their power-packed emotions in each song. And not to mention, the diversity of sounds and their ballad renditions.

2013 was an excellent year for both artists, as their success would continue in the years to come. Their collaboration earned them recognition from other artists, and bring my attention to their music. I still love both artists to this day, despite the commercialism of their sounds. Just goes to show that one shot is all it takes to get to the top, and stay there.

Although my voice cracks at the high notes, it's still my favourite song to sing along:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

27 Songs To 27: 2012

What is there to say about this artist other than 'wild.' From her eccentric style to songs that range in every genre, this artist has just done about everything in her career. Rapping may be her strength, but can she sing some catchy tunes.

Arguably one of countless summer anthems, this song was everywhere. I have too many moments when this song would come up in the club, and every one would lose their mind. And the best part? Every one was singing along to the song (or, at least one part of the song). Maybe she will release another summer anthem this year.

To my friends, thanks for the memories, we will be having more moments like these soon:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

27 Songs To 27: 2011

'Can't stop, won't stop' would probably be the motto for this artist. Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denial that this artist has made an impact in the music industry. From representation in the industry to endlessly winning awards, this artist has mastered his craft.

I believe that this artist truly shines through his love songs, as he pours out his emotions in every performance. Ballads are the reason why I adore this artist, and consider him as one of my influences. Although he has been experimenting with his sound, I look forward to the next slow jam that comes out from him.

Who knew that even this artist can make vampires and werewolves appealing for the soundtrack: