Holiday Playlist 2019 ✈️🌴☀️💗

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Hi darlings. I’ve started making a holiday playlist for Turkey & thought I’d share it with you all here on my blog. Both Tazmyn & I love our Spotify premium & we honestly wouldn’t be without it. I will just say, our holiday playlists are a little different to each other’s, so this list here is purely just mine. Tazmyn seems to think I like more “pop” music than her but I’d definitely say Bashment was my favourite genre of music. Kranium, Maleek Berry, Movado, Spice, you name it, I’ve got it on my playlist.

We all have those tunes that we just have to listen to while lounging by the pool in the scorching heat on holiday! So I hope you enjoy my playlist so far…

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Sean Paul x Body

Jason Derulo x Swalla

Ariana Grande x The Way

Ariana Grande x Baby I

Shakka x Man Down

WSTRN x Medusa

Trey Songz x Drown

Kranium ft Tory Lanez x We Can

Kranium x Nobody has to know

Beyoncé x Upgrade u

Post Malone x Wow

Jah Vinci x Watch your friends

Collie Buddz x Mamacita

DJ Rafya x Control it

Toddla T x Instruction

ZieZie x Sensei

Dave & Burna Boy x Location

Sickick x Want your love

Cyanide x Chauffeur

Krept & Konan x Pour me another one

Brxce x Naughty

Sam Smith x Dancing with a stranger

Zayn ft Timberland x Too Much

Bridde Boys x Pit Stop

Jamilah x Low Life

Vybz Kartel x Like a jockey

Gaza Slim x One man

Wale x My PYT

Elijah Blake x I just wanna

Mustard ft Ty Dolla Sign x In my room

Nick Jonas x Jealous remix

Ariana Grande x Into you

Kid ink & Chris Brown x Main Chick remix

David Guetta & Nicki Minaj x Hey mama

Alkaline x Champion Boy

Mustard & Nicki Minaj x Don’t hurt me

Maleek Berry x Kontrol

Maleek Berry x Nuh Let Go

Geovarn x Say Now

Ice Prince & Burna Boy x Gimme Dat

Chris Brown x Questions

Maleek Berry x Bend it

CNCO & Little mix x Reggaeton Lento remix

Kojo Funds x Dun Talkin

Eugy & Mr Eazi x Dance for me

P-Square x Do me

P-Square x Alingo

Sickick x Fetish

Ice prince & krept & konan x want it all

Simon Samaeng x Starboy

Dre island x way up

Krishane x Drunk & Incapable

William Singe x Right Hand

WSTRN x In2 remix

Jay Sean x Make my love go

Krishane x Inconsiderate

Ty Dolla Sign x Saved

J Capri x Whine & Kotch

Million Stylez x Miss Fatty

Konshens x Pull up to mi bumper

Beenie Man x I’m drinking rum & redbull

Spice x So Mi Like it

Movado x Give It All To Me

August Alsina x I Luv This Shit

Chris Brown x New Flame

Kehlani x Jealous remix

Craig David x Hypnotic

Craig David x Can’t be messin around

Craig David x What’s changed

J Hus x Friendly

Neyo x One More

Drake x Make me proud

Drake x Controlla

Yungen x Take my number

Jahmiel x Where were u

Craig David & Kano x This is the girl

Sean Paul & Damian Marley x Riot

M.O x Who do you think of

Ty Dolla Sign & The Weeknd x Or nah

Tamia x Into you

Drake x Nice for what

Konshens x Gal a bubble

M.O x Bad Vibe

Jay Sean x Do You Love Me

Karl Wolf x Way Low

Kalpee x No One

Sean Paul & Stefflon Don x Jet Plane Trip

Kendre x Or Nah remix

Christina Aguilara x Pipe

Mr P & Nyanda x Wokie Wokie

Brick & Lace x Love is wicked Amanto remix

Maleek Berry x Been Calling

Chuck The Rapstar x No Love

Desperado x Say Narda

Xplicit x Need Me

Guido Dos Santos x Love Me

S4G4 x Quickness

JoeyTee x Far from addiction

Krishane x Found da boi

Chris Brown x Hands Up

Little Mix x Woman like me

Jacquees x Bed

Donell Lewis x Single

Chris Brown x Bitches N Marijuana

Chris Brown x Ayo

DJ Tilly x Hold Yuh

Ty Dolla Sign x Paranoid

Craig David x No Holding Back

Duke Dumont x Need u 100%

Demarco x Rudeboy remix

Enrique Iglesias x Subeme la radio remix

Mazi Chukz x Rotate

Maleek Berry x 4 Me

Massari x Number one

J Hus & Burna Boy x Sekkle Down

Usher x Rivals

Kyla & Popcaan x You ain’t mine

Jason Derulo x Tip toe

AKA & Burna Boy x All eyes on me

Brandon Beal x Side bitch issues

August Alsina x Grind & Pray

Craig David x Somebody like me

Stefflon Don x 16 Shots

DJ Licious x I hear you calling

Black Saint x Could you love me

Kojo Funds & Raye x Check

Pia Mia x Ocean Drive

Kid Ink x F With U

Charlie Puth x Attention

RAYE, Mabel & Stefflon Don x Cigarette

Kranium x No Odda

HEX x Gene Kelly

Sonu Tha Kid x Language

Stanaj x Romantic

Tinashe x Me so bad

Lotto Boyzz x Bim Bam

Tinie Tempah x Mamacita

Fetty Wap x Westside

MoStack x What I wanna

Fetty Wap x Make you feel good

Major Lazer & Baby K x Light it up Remix

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I hope you enjoyed all 143 songs on my summer playlist so far & please please, send me your recommendations through! I’m always on the hunt for new music & I’ll be adding to this over the next two weeks before holiday!

Lots of love,

Sinéad Anna Chalke x

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What I’m listening to

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These sorts of posts need to be a lot more frequent.

🌸 Zayn ft timberland – Too much

Okay so I’m pretty much obsessed with this song, ever since Zayns album Icarus Falls dropped, I’ve had this song on repeat. It’s definitely my favourite from the album.

🌸 Kanye West ft Sia – Wolves

Sia’s verse is too much.

🌸 Little Mix ft Ty Dolla $ign – Think about us

I love this version as it’s different to the one that’s on the album.

🌸 Krept & Konan – pour me another one

Just loooooove this tune.

🌸 Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone man – Giant

I heard this for the first time in a pub and instantly loved it. Rag n Bone mans voice is insane.

🌸 The Flavr Blue – Pretty Girl

🌸 Stylo G & Nicki Minaj – Touch Down Remix

🌸 Sam Smith & Normani – Dancing With A Stranger

Normani’s voice is amazing & I love this song!

🌸 Joy Postell – HYD

🌸 Rocco – Show No Love

🌸 Brxce – Naughty

What are you listening to right now?

Sending love, as always

Sinéad Anna Chalke

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Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.

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So just browsing through Netflix like I do from time to time.. and CHRIS BROWN comes up! Like what the hell? When? How did I not know about this? A full on documentary, about his life. I didn’t need to give it a second thought, it was getting watched right that second.

Chris Brown is and always has been my favourite male artist, I don’t think there’s any songs of his I don’t like, but I do have my favourites. I remember his early stuff when I was 15/16 years old, and it literally has just got progressively better over time. Over the years I have mentioned his music on twitter and I’d get the odd reply here and there from haters, saying he can’t possibly produce any good music after the whole Rihanna allegations 🙄 but I’ll go into that later..

Obviously I didn’t know anything about this documentary before watching it, I didn’t even know there was a documentary so I had no idea what to expect. It starts with interviews from Chris Browns mother Joyce talking about how Chris was first discovered, which was interesting to me because it’s something I didn’t know. He was 13 years old, and a record label guy came into the gas station his dad was working at, and said he was looking to sign up a new artist. The rest followed. His mum explained how the fame happened quite literally overnight, how she raised Chris as a single mom for many years, how she tried to keep him grounded in the early days when it all took off and how proud she was of him. The documentary shows lots of never seen before footage of Chris as a teenager and when he first got signed. Interviews with him then, and now. Usher was interviewed as well as various other artists including Rita Ora, Jamie Foxx, music producers, Tyga and even JLO. It states in the documentary quite early on, that Michael Jackson was thought to be the one who introduced Usher into the music business and Usher then went on to do the same for Chris Brown. Lots of his music was played throughout the documentary too which I loved, some I had forgot about which obviously were added straight back on to my Spotify!

Chris Brown speaks openly about being at the top of his career at such a young age, being 16/17 years old and performing at the VMA’s, the fact he could get whatever he wanted, and how blessed he was to have had the fame and the fortune that came so quickly to him. He also went into detail how that all came crashing down when he was arrested for domestic violence against Rihanna. I was shocked hearing him reveal information that I hadn’t read online or in the media before, it was quite refreshing to hear him explain it in his own words, as in the media, I think we have only really ever heard Rihanna’s side of things, I remember when she did that huge Oprah special and spoke all about what she went through with Chris Brown, so yeah it was nice to hear his version of events. He said how he was 15 when he first met Rihanna, how they were friends for years but always had a “thing” between them, but never made it official until moments before the pair went on stage together for their VMA performance, they were backstage and Chris told Rihanna he wanted to be official and be with her properly. Weeks later they were in a car driving somewhere and Rihanna went through Chris’s messages on his phone and found one that said some girl wanted to meet him at an after party, and she flipped. Chris tried to reassure her it was nothing but Rihanna wasn’t having any of it, and that’s where the two of them got into a physical fight. Chris talks openly and honestly about this, I quite liked the fact he left all the bullshit at the door and held his hands up and admitted what he’d done. It was extremely emotional when you hear him say, in that moment when he punched Rihanna, gave her a split lip and then started biting her, he viewed himself as a monster and all he could see was his step dad, who he had grown up witnessing beat his mother. In his own words, he said this was the one thing he had spent his adult life running from, but later realised he became. During this part of the documentary you hear interviews from family members, Chris Browns lawyer, other musicians and celebrities, and get their perspective on what they thought about the whole Rihanna relationship and domestic violence charges. After this all happened, Chris explains how his life quite literally spiralled out of control, he felt suicidal, worthless and that he was becoming somebody he wasn’t. He talks about his album F.A.M.E that came out not long after his split from Rihanna, and that it stood for “forgiving all my enemies” – again, something I didn’t know until watching the Netflix documentary.

I also got really emotional during the part where he performed a tribute to Michael Jackson 1 year after his death, you see Chris Brown break down on stage and you can see his pain, and that was moving to watch. He talks about checking in to rehab following his charges, but how he was soon asked to leave rehab following false allegations that he began a sexual relationship with a member of staff from the rehab facility, his community service and finally his 3 month prison sentence and how during his time in solidarity confinement he would draw on the walls and read the bible. All of which was facinating to me as I felt like I was getting to know a part of him that I did not know, as a fan of his music for so many years.

After prison, Chris Brown decided to turn his life around and focus on his music, he began a new relationship with Karrueche, but admitted he was still in love with Rihanna and battled between loving two people at the same time. It was around this time, he found out he was a father to a daughter he didn’t know anything about. He explains in the documentary about the first time he met his 9 month old daughter Royalty, and how he knew instantly that she was his, and god had created her for him. It’s very clear to see in the documentary his love for his daughter and that now everything he does is for her. Karrueche left him when she found out that Chris had a child she knew nothing about, and Chris talks about his too.

All I know was that I was utterly gripped throughout watching this on Netflix, and when I’m gripped on something without even checking my phone, that’s when you know its really really good. I had a couple of people tell me not long after I’d watched the documentary that they always saw Chris Brown as a twat after what they heard happened with Rihanna, but do you know what? In my personal opinion, whatever crimes he commits in his personal life, does not define him as a person. To say you don’t like or don’t listen to someone’s music just because they punched someone in their teenage years, however wrong it was, is beyond pathetic I’m afraid. His music, his song writing and his presence when on stage is beyond talented. Chris Brown is the Michael Jackson of our generation, and there quite literally is nobody like him.

If you like his music, you will absolutely love the documentary, and if you don’t really know if you like him or his music, still give it a watch because I think you’ll be extremely surprised, and come away from this Netflix documentary feeling like you now know a little bit about Chris Brown, his life and his career.

I absolutely LOVED it. Now I’m just waiting for him to tour the U.K., because Tazmyn and I will be first in line to get tickets!

What’s on my playlist?

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I don’t see enough of these posts, and I would love to know what others are listening to right now.

I love music, I don’t think I could go a day without it. Whether it’s while I’m in the shower or when I’m getting ready and doing my hair, music is good any time of the day. I’d say my music taste is quite varied. I love R&B, pop, country, old school classics, bashment, reggae, garage and hip hop. Some days I’ll listen to Chris Brown on repeat and other days I’ll only want to listen to Adele or Carrie Underwood. If my nails are red and I’m feeling confident, out comes Vybz Kartel, Maleek Berry, Movado and Spice. I really do like a bit of everything.

So what’s on my playlist right now?

1. Mr Probz – Space for two.

I love the lyrics to this song, I’m not sure how old or new it is, as I’ve only just discovered it but I’ve had it on repeat a lot, especially loving the chorus.

2. Carrie Underwood – End Up With You

Obviously I love Carrie Underwood anyway, I’d say this is probably my favourite song from her second album.

3. Joeytee – Far From Addiction

I had this on repeat in my ear during the flight home from Barcelona. Love his voice and love this song.

4. S4G4 – Quickness

Ive been listening to this song for weeks and weeks now, I’m still not bored of it. Doesn’t the guys voice sound exactly like Zayn Malik? I’m convinced it’s him who’s singing..

5. Christina Aguilera – Pipe

This song is a proper feel good confident booster song in my opinion, love Christina Aguilera, love her voice, love this song.

6. Mr P & Nyanda – Wokie Wokie

Nyanda is one of the sisters from Brick & Lace (those were the dayssss) and this tune is just so good if you like this kind of music, which I do!

What’s on your playlist right now? I’d love to know.

Carrie Underwood

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I just had to write this post.. Carrie Underwood is my favourite artist, I love her. I listen to her music every day without fail, usually when I’m doing my hair and make up and getting ready for the day, and I know all the lyrics to pretty much all her songs!

If you aren’t familiar with who she is though, I’ll give you the basics; she’s an American singer and song writer, she won the fourth season of American idol in 2005, her genre of music is known to be mainly country with her most famous song probably being “before he cheats”.

My favourite Carrie Underwood album has to be Storyteller though, with my favourite tracks being, heartbeat, like I’ll never love you again and Clock don’t stop. If you fancy giving the storyteller album a listen to, you can find it on Spotify and the album tracks are:

1. Renegade Runaway

2. Dirty Laundry

3. Church Bells

4. Heartbeat

5. Smoke Break

6. Choctaw County Affair

7. Like I’ll Never Love You Again

9. Chaser

10. Relapse

11. Clock Don’t Stop

12. The Girl You Think I Am

13. Mexico

14. What I Never Knew I Always Wanted

Carrie Underwood recently dropped her latest album a few days ago which is called Cry Pretty. I waited what felt like FOREVER for this album.. I so badly wanted it to be as good if not better than Storyteller. I listened to every song on the album a couple of times to see if I could grow to really love any of them.. and I have to say, I’m majorly disappointed. It doesn’t feel country, it doesn’t feel as meaningful and uplifting as her previous album. It was really hard for me to even pick a couple of songs on this album that I can say I truly love. But the ones I like are End up with you, Backsliding and Kingdom. If you haven’t already checked out the album, you can find it again on Spotify, and the track list is:

1. Cry Pretty

2. Ghosts On The Stereo

3. Low

4. Backsliding

5. Southbound

6. The Song That We Used To Make Love To

7. Drinking alone

8. The Bullet

9. Spinning Bottles

10. Love Wins

11. End Up With You

12. Kingdom

13. The Champion

In an Instagram live that Carrie did on the day of her album release, she said her favourite track on the album is Cry Pretty. It’s a good song, but again, doesn’t feel very country to me, which is a shame because that’s why I love her so much I think.

Have you listened to the new album yet? What’s your favourite track? Do you like any of her old songs? What are they?

Here’s to hoping she’ll tour the UK after she’s had her baby and I get the best seats in the house.