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My February Playlist

A month ago I wrote an article about the music I was currently listening to and it was probably one of my favorites. I love writing about music since it plays such an important role in my life. Music helps me in so many ways that nobody else can. Every month I create a new playlist of favorite music and since I shared last month’s favorites, I decided to do it again with a whole new lineup. As always, don’t judge each song by its artist or title! Here are my favorite songs I have been listening to this February.

1. Bom Bidi Bom- Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj

This was one heck of a wait. The moment I found out about this collaboration I just couldn’t contain myself. It’s finally here and I couldn’t be happier. I may not have seen 50 Shades Darker, but this soundtrack is everything I ever needed. Never in a million years would I think Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj would do a song together but it’s just what everyone needed…or at least what I needed.

2. That’s What I Like- Bruno Mars

I will never get over this album. I am actually very obsessed with the album as a whole but I am currently loving this song. Bruno Mars will forever be one of my favorite artists. I don’t know whether it’s his amazing vocals or that great beat in the background that draws me to this song, but I love it. I can’t help but at least bob my head the second I hear this song start.

3. Weak- AJR

Now my opinion on this song is so weird. I feel the lyrics are kind of…sucky? Though at the same time I can’t help but absolutely love this song! It’s so ridiculously catchy. It’s honestly impossible to hate this song.

4. I Feel It Coming- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

This song is still fairly new so there’s no music video or lyric video so I had to link his performance at the Grammys, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still enjoy this song. Something about this song gives me Michael Jackson vibes and I am hooked. The Weeknd never fails to bring out a new hit.

5. Touch- Nick Jonas

If I am being completely honest, I’ve been listening to this since summer but I haven’t stopped loving it! Nick’s music will always have a special place in my poor little Jonas Brothers heart. I will forever be sad over the breakup of the Jobros, but I can’t say I am not enjoying Nick and Joe’s solo career. I feel like I am getting twice the amount of music now that they’re solo and honestly, I can’t be mad about it.

6. Beauty and the Beast- Ariana Grande and John Legend

I am so unbelievably excited for Beauty and the Beast to come out and this song just made it ten times more exciting. Beauty and the Beast is up there with one of my favorite Disney movies and to hear two talented artists that I love cover a song from the movie really warms my heart. Just all the feels listening to this.

7. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever(acoustic)- Zayn

If you don’t know, I’d be surprised if you didn’t, there’s a song Zayn and Taylor Swift sing for 50 Shades Darker called ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.’ If I am being honest, I am really not the biggest fan of Taylor, but the second I heard Zayn’s acoustic version of this song I immediately became obsessed. This song has so much more meaning slowed down and so raw. Ten out of ten.

8. Pity Party- Melanie Martinez

If you have no idea who Melanie Martinez is, then please look her up. This song is such a unique twist on ‘It’s My Party and I Cry If I Want To.’ Honestly, I’d rather listen to this version during my party than the original. There’s just something about Melanie’s style that’s unlike most artists.

9. Dirty Laundry- Blackbear

Oh, Blackbear. How I wish more people knew your music. I wouldn’t be surprised if you became the next big artist within the next year. You have so much talent and this is definitely a catchy song you would hear on the radio. Fingers crossed!

10. Somebody Else- The 1975

I never really listened to The 1975 until this past year and something about this song makes me wanna listen to it on repeat. This is one of those songs that I just put on repeat every time I shower. If you don’t really know the 1975 and you aren’t the biggest fan of this song then I highly recommend cruising youtube for other’s because The 1975 has a slot of different music. I also think this is one of those bands that any generation can listen to. It’s very modern yet sounds like it’s from the late 80’s. Definitely my favorite indie rock group I have heard in awhile.

11. It Ain’t Me- Kygo and Selena Gomez

This song is very…wow. I mean I can’t help but think this is some serious Justin Bieber shade, but it almost makes this song better. I love Selena and I love Justin, but something about them writing songs about one another really gets me. This song is quite comical and it’s a very different style from Selena’s usual. Thank you Kygo for joining Selena in this and making such a catchy song.

12. Bad 4 Us- Superfruit

I watch a lot of youtube and I mean A LOT. These are two YouTubers who a channel called Superfruit. Don’t recognize the channel name? Maybe you have heard of Pentatonix? This is two of the members from the acapella group Pentatonix and it’s just so cute. I also love the animation music video how it’s almost like you are watching a little romance video game. Hope there’s more music to come from the two of them.

13. Thumbs- Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter has a beautiful voice that I will never get over. Her voice is so powerful for her age. Out of all the music she has come out with, this is probably my favorite. Since the start of Girl Meets World to now, she has grown to be such a talented girl and I can’t wait to hear the music that she has to come.

14. a love song/a non love song- Jon Cozart and Dodie

This is another set of YouTubers that I watch. Dodie and Jon are known for covers and a few self-written songs. Long story short, this song was written separately and all they had to go off of was a melody and when they came together this is what it sounded like. One is a love song and the other isn’t, yet they sound so beautiful together. While they aren’t technically professional musicians, I can only hope one they are.

15. Moonlight- Ariana Grande

Who doesn’t love Ariana? She seems to always have a new hit every week and while I love all of her hits, I feel like this song needs some more recognition. This song reminds me a lot of her older music. It’s soft and slow with very little music leaving her powerful voice to take over. Ariana will definitely be around for awhile and the fact that she still makes music like she has from the beginning is almost a relief? I love her newer music, but something about her older music really takes me back to my teen years. Not sure if that’s a good thing, but I wanna say it is!

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Music You Need In Your Life

I am such a music nerd it’s not even funny. I literally search for new music every single week. I always want to find the best of the best whether it’s top artists or artists you never even heard of. One thing I love doing is hearing what other people enjoy listening to, in hopes to give me new music to listen to. While I have my current favorites and all-time favorites, these are a few songs that I feel need more attention at the moment. Before you see the artist and decide to skip, why not give it a listen to? You might be surprised!

1. Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars finally came out with a new album and I couldn’t be happier. This song is definitely one of my favorites to sing in the shower. His voice is always amazing but this song really shows his talent. If you haven’t already heard this on the radio, then you are missing out.

2. Champagne and Pools – Hoodie Allen ft. Blackbear & KYLE

Hoodie Allen is so talented and I wish more people listened to his music. I have never heard of KYLE, but Blackbear is another underrated artist that deserves so much more attention. All of their styles coming together is the perfect mix for anyone to like.

3. Make Me (Cry) – Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth

DOESN’T SHE SOUND LIKE MILEY?! The second I heard this song I fell in love with it. It has a very unique style and I am obsessed. I’m surprised I haven’t broken the replay button yet.

4. Make Love – Chris Brown

I’ve always been a fan of Chris Brown’s music. After his song ‘Back To Sleep’ I thought for sure I’d never love another song as much as I loved that one, but this song proved me wrong. I absolutely love the background music and obviously his amazing vocals. If Chris Brown isn’t really your thing, I still highly recommend giving this song a listen to.

5. Body Moves – DNCE

I MISS THE JONAS BROTHERS. Thankfully Nick and Joe Jonas still make music. While Nick will always be my favorite, this song is SO GOOD. This is one of my more upbeat favorite shower songs. Be careful though. Too much jamming in the shower could be dangerous!

6. Heaven – Troye Sivan ft. Betty Who

I’ve followed Troye Sivan for awhile now and he always seems to amaze me. Even if his music isn’t quite your taste, PLEASE WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO. Most of his music videos are very emotional and powerful, but this might have topped his past ones. With everything that is going on in the world, this song and video is what we all needed. Great job, Troye.

7. Guys My Age – Hey Violet

I don’t know about you, but this song is way too relatable. Just about all of my exes come to mind when I listen to this and it has such a good vibe. We need more girl groups like this!

8. Livin’ On Love – AJR

Remember that overplayed but catchy asf song called I’m Ready? Ya know, the one with Spongebob in it? THIS IS THEM. I love every single song they come out with and even though ‘I’m Ready’ went viral, they need more attention. These are three very talented brothers and I look forward to each song release.

9. Sit Still, Look Pretty – Daya

I couldn’t relate to a song more than I do to this. I wasn’t feeling it the first few times I heard it, but the lyrics really started to grow on me. I think they are actually very powerful and I wish it was more recognized for that rather than just being another catchy song.

10. In The Name Of Love – Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha

My all time favorite car ride song. I couldn’t even begin to explain why I am so obsessed with this song, but I am. You have definitely heard this on the radio, but for some reason will never feel overplayed to me.

11. Bad Things – Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello

I’m not gonna lie, I actually hated this song at first. But after the third time, I was hooked. I really hope they do more music together because this is the collaboration I needed.

12. Rumours – Gnash ft. Mark Johns

This is my Sunday afternoon song. I listen to this when I am doing last minute homework on Sundays. It’s honestly quite soothing and relaxes all of my stress away.

13. Gingerbread Man – Melanie Martinez

I know what you are thinking, this sounds creepy. BUT IT’S SO GOOD. I promise, give this song a chance. It’s so catchy and the lyrics are quite clever. Actually, all of her songs are quite clever. If you enjoy this song, I recommend her Crybaby album!

14. Ruin – Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes is such an amazing artist and just about every song he has ever come out with has been a favorite of mine. This is my favorite of his newer music. It’s a tad different from his other songs and I love it. Shawn always write such sweet but also emotional songs, but don’t we need some of that in our playlist?

15. Cruel – Snakehips ft. Zayn

I know…RIP 1D, but Zayn is doing quite well on his own. I’m actually a huge fan of his solo album. This song might not actually be a part of that album, but you have to admit it’s still good. Try and listen to this without dancing. You can’t? I KNOW. Thank you, Zayn, for not leaving the music business.

If you are currently reading this, please comment with some of your favorite songs! I love hearing new song suggestions. Music is something that everyone loves and asking someone their favorite song can actually teach you a lot about a person. I don’t know what life would be like without music.