(Last week, I wrote a blog post saying that I won’t be blogging until the end of June because of my GCSE exams but it’s half past midnight and I cannot sleep. And yes, I have tried to watch pretty much everything on Netflix but nothing is appealing to me tonight! My ‘Apologies’ blog post is a safety net so I don’t feel like I have to post) I use Twitter a lot… I used to have an account with over 2000 followers dedicated to musicals and tv shows but for some unknown reason, I deactivated it and couldn’t remember my password. Sad, sad, sad times. (Cheeky self promotion; follow my twitter here). Whenever I’m on Twitter, I always see tweets directed to music artists WHO I HAVE NO INKLING WHO THEY ARE. They have hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of followers and I have no idea what they sing and who they are. Is it so normal for a teenager to be so out of date with modern music?
I work in a restaurant where it is Quiz Night on a Thursday. I always work during quiz night and we have our own team of locals. We don’t but they do the quiz every week so if I know an answer (on the rare occasion) I’ll sneakily tell them. Don’t tell the quiz master though, but I’m sure they already know. Whenever it comes to the ‘musical’ round, the older generation tend to ask me for hints and when I reply saying I really don’t know, I’m met with a gaze of disbelief. What kind of teenager doesn’t know Katy Perry’s latest single? The youth of today, sigh. I probably have the weirdest music taste for a sixteen year old EVER! On the occasions where I have stated my adoration for a song or band, I’m always asked by adults how I know them because it was ‘before my time’.
My absolute favourite band has to be the four scousers who called themselves The Beatles.The band name itself amuses me, it’s punny. (It’s late, you’re bound to stumble upon my god-awful puns). But obviously, The Beatles aren’t an obscure band to like. I’m pretty sure everyone likes at least one of their songs, right?! They changed music for the better and we owe it to the four lads. ‘Carry That Weight’ is probably my favourite Beatles song purely because their accents slightly come out when they sing.
What did George Harrison say to his guitar while it gently weeped?
Secondly, I love Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. ‘Fallen Angel’ makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry for hours on end, however it’s so beautiful that I can’t help but to listen to it on repeat. It’s just a vicious circle. If you’re a fan of the Four Seasons, you NEED to see Jersey Boys on the West End. An absolutely brilliant show. OH, WHAT A NIGHT!
Thirdly, I love Queen. Again, not an obscure band but woah they are amazing. I have literally grown up listening to Queen as my parents are mahoussive (mahoussive = massive but much larger) fans. My best friend and I used to an amazing cover of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. He could sing but I couldn’t. I absolutely adore ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’, it’s such an great song which is so underrated. Fantastic.
I discovered Iron and Wine on Spotify and oh my goodness, I don’t know what it is about them but I love them. Their songs are so beautifully relaxing and it’s such easy listening. I recommend you search for them straight away. My favourite song has to be ‘Love Vigilantes’. I absolutely love the guitar part and I desperately want to learn to play it.
I have to admit that my ‘music guilty pleasure’ is Paloma Faith. I think that she has such a fabulously unique voice that I envy to no end. She has a tone which makes her sound so different to any other female singers and I think she’s great.
Whenever I walk to the school bus stop and I listen to music, I tend to listen to musical soundtracks and Disney songs 99% of the time, admittedly. I genuinely never really listen to ‘modern’ music and I have no idea what is in the charts. I have quite a diverse taste in music, you may say.
(ps. this may be my last blog post until June – I’m not entirely sure. It depends how many sleepless nights I have between now and my GCSEs)