Living in Australia has introduced me to a lot of music that I probably would have eventually found out about but not as fast as I find out about it here. Australia doesn’t really listen to much of the music we listen to, or maybe it is just the people I’m hanging out with. There doesn’t seem to be much country (even though Toby Keith is coming to Australia?), and rap doesn’t seem to be that big either. On top of that no offense to Australia but their rappers aren’t that great. Either way I’ve been loving most of the music I hear, which is typically super hyped and mostly dance music! Here are a couple of songs that I’ve been listening to lately in Australia!
Summer – Calvin Harris
I love this song and Calvin Harris. A lot of clubs here play this song because it starts out pretty chill and then the beat drops and you can’t help but dancing. Most clubs here are dance clubs so the type of music that usually plays in clubs back home wouldn’t really work here. That’s also mainly because we go to bars back home! Either way this song is perfect for a sunny day.
Rufus – Take Me
I’m so excited that I actually get to see Rufus while I’m in Australia. They have this really chill vibe that once again I can’t wait to listen to in the states with the windows down in my car. You are probably starting to see a theme with music in Australia that it is mostly dance music, but I’m ok with that! In the states they have had to change their name to Rufus du sol I believe but you can still YouTube them under Rufus and find their videos!
Sam Smith – Money on my Mind
If you haven’t heard of Sam Smith you are missing out. Right before I left for Australia they were starting to play more of his songs on the radio back in the states. Now he’s starting to come out with so many more songs and they just keep getting better. If you think you like this song check out the song Latch. Even better he has acoustic versions of his songs that are just as beautiful as the original.
There’s a little taste at what I’ve been listening to Australia. Let me know what you think!
I’ve done a couple blogs like this before, but if you already didn’t know I am constantly listening to music. If I’m at a party I usually try to take over on the music, because I feel like I’m pretty good at it, and most people say I’m good at it, so I think why not? As usual I have a couple songs that I can’t stop playing so I thought I would share these with you, maybe if you haven’t heard them yet you can start listening to them!
#1. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
This song is so fun. I love driving around to this song. I watched Bruno Mars perform this on SNL and it was good live just as it is on the radio. I really like the chorus because it goes from this awesome upbeat type of song to then a more chilled out part, which I think is really cool. I also like the old vibe. Some aspects of the song remind me of The Temptations, but obviously a way more modern version.
#2. Just What I Am – Kid Cudi ft. King Chip
I love this song. The beat is really sick and when Kid Cudi come in it’s so cool the effects he uses on his voice. It’s a really good song to just chill out to or listen to in your car. I just am really glad that Cudi has come out with new stuff!
#3. Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
I love Florence and the Machine and she is used in this song. She has such an awesome voice, but with the beat from Calvin Harris it’s even ten times better. At first with Florence you think it will be her just singing, but turns into this huge rage song which is awesome. It’s an awesome song to run to! Go to the 55 second mark on the video to start the song!
#4. Die Young – Kesha
I used to not like this song at all, but then my roommate, Rori, started playing it all the time and now we always listen to it when are getting ready. It gets you so hyped up for anything that you are about to do. It’s more of a party anthem, but what do you expect from Kesha?
#5. Doo Wop – Lauryn Hill
I realize this isn’t new and is from the 90’s, but lately I cannot stop listening to Lauryn Hill. Her voice is just so insane and soulful. If I had her voice I would be so happy with life, and on top of that all her songs have great beats. If you don’t know at least one Lauryn Hill song or when she was with the Fugees you are missing out.