Before 2012 ends : December Recently Added Songs to iPod
*** All these songs may be listened on Spotify free of charge***
‘Diamonds’ by Rihanna
I recall the period when Rihanna was just a mere rookie/newbie debuting with her “Good Girl” album about 6 years ago, if I am correct. Back then, I had grown to like her as well as her style of music. After that one album, I began to notice that she was straying away from that “Good Girl” road. I stopped following her then. However, her new album released just a few months ago followed by her hit ‘Diamonds’ has caught my attention. This song is a ballad about having confidence and being positive. It is an uplifting tune with an encouraging message.
‘Catch My Breath’ by Kelly Clarkson
Like ‘Diamonds’, this is another uplifting and inspiring song. The chorus, and essence of this song is about being independent, strong-willed, and confident. Also, Clarkson is a very talented singer, with vocals that are pleasing to the ear. There are many artists that don’t deserve to be seen live at a concert due to studio auto-tuning, however Kelly Clarkson is an artist whose vocals are pure, real, strong, and original that deserves to be heard live. It is a recently released song from Clarkson’s new album.
‘When I Was Your Man’ by Bruno Mars
YES!! Bruno Mars has done it again! He has grabbed my attention since his release of ‘Just the
Way You Are’ due to his wonderful love lyrics and his musical talent. He released his highly
anticipated album- “Unorthodox Jukebox” just a few weeks ago and he shows a different style
than his debut album of “Doowops and Hooligans”. ‘When I was Your Man’ is definitely a
ballad without much background instruments and acoustic. It is close to an acapella. If you
would like to listen to a heartfelt and strong vocalized ballad, this is the one!
‘Locked Out of Heaven’ by Bruno Mars
Yeah…I do like Bruno Mars. So again… this starts out as a blues and upbeat song, but the more I listened to it, the more heartfelt, deep, and sad the tune became. If you would like a tearful yet sort-of upbeat song, this is it! There are quite a few dirty words, but it’s just a matter of ignoring them.
This song, within a few days, has topped many of the international charts, as well as the American one. According to the Spotify chart, it is number 6 on most popular song in the ‘world’.
‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons
Recently, there has been quite a load of hype around ‘Indie’ pop, rock bands. Imagine Dragons has been successful in gaining a large audience for the genre of music it belongs to. This song is about the same music style as Alex Clare’s ‘Too Close’. It has a strong percussion for the background and it is fun to listen as well as to sing-along. I am a newbie when it comes to being familiar with Imagine Dragons, so there isn’t much I can say more about them.
‘Amazing’ by Danny Saucedo
Previous to downloading this song by Saucedo, I had already been familiar with him. I had already listened to a popular song of his, and was not impressed. This song is an exception..I guess ;) He is a well-known Swedish Pop singer and is famous for his dance and great looks. As a person, he seems on the ‘dirty’ and ‘shady’ side which is also why I was turned away from his songs. I did discover this song through Spotify and it has a really upbeat beat to it with an uplifting message! It is a feel-good and a PARTY song! YAY!
‘Skyfall’ by Adele
ADELE!! This song has been nominated for the Golden Globes for best movie soundtrack from James Bond’s “Skyfall”. As usual, her talent never fails, which is why it should not be underestimated. She has co-written a wonderfully composed song with an orchestra as the background instrument. Looking for a dramatic sound, this is it!