Greetings to everybody in BitterSuite land it’s your virtual DJ welcoming you all back to another instalment of Michelle’s Musical Lockdown Experience which is brought to you in conjunction with the BitterSuite website for the month of June which is going to be a very hot and sultry time for everybody to fire up their barbecues in the garden, as well as powering up their speakers to blast out their favourite tunes to create a party atmosphere in the sunshine with their friends and family as well as on the beach or having a picnic somewhere.
Now that the lockdown restrictions have finally been lifted, once again very slowly indeed so that we all don’t have to go back into the same old situation again which will be very devastating for the businesses which has been providing plenty of entertainment for everybody to enjoy their friends and family’s company again as well as having a proper hug with them again so let’s hope that this time that we can all enjoy ourselves properly as long as we all keep wearing the masks and washing your face and hands as well as sanitising them to kill off all the nasty bacteria which will linger throughout your hands so please keep washing them as well as the clothes that you have been wearing as well to wash off the germs as well so please keep on telling your relatives that you are going to love them wholeheartedly as well as holding onto them with all of your might to keep everybody safe from harm and danger from this awful disease which is still hanging around like a really bad smell which won’t go away in a hurry, so please be careful when you are going out and about as well.
For some people who were shielding like me, who is itching to get out of hibernation for so long should be so careful in venturing around town as well, but for me, I’m just so excited about looking very much human again when I finally get my hair relaxed at the hairdressers and also getting my nails done at the nail salon and replacing all of my nail tips that I have already lost as well and also having some awesome multi-coloured nail varnish, as well as some wicked designs painted on them as well to make it look very beautiful and damn right sexy too.
Finally getting my Dennis Healey Eyebrows finally removed because they look so damn right hideous to me indeed so they have to go so that I can look like my old self once again and does anybody have the same problem as me as well because it would be nice to know that I’m not alone with this as well, so hopefully that it will finally happen for me very soon and yes I think that most of the establishments will reopen again to accommodate their customers back into places like the pubs, restaurants, theatres, gymnasiums, cafés, cinemas, libraries, sports centres, hairdressers, nail salons, tattoo parlours, massage parlours, clothes shops, and any other establishments that are going to be reopening again, very soon with some restrictions will be in place to stop this coronavirus spreading around like wildfire.
Please everybody stay safe while you are out and about visiting friends and family because we will be all allowed to give them a hug once again with plenty of caution indeed as long as we all don’t spread the all of the bacteria around like wildfire indeed, so let’s get down to some partying in the sunshine because I’m here again your virtual DJ providing you with some really awesome summer tunes to prepare you for an absolutely awesome summer of music to get you all fired up for an barbecue party in the garden when the weather is going to be really nice and very hot and sweltering as well so come on everybody let’s tune-in to another edition of Michelle’s Musical Lock Down Experience which you are all going to like it very much indeed and yes I did say in the last blog that I wrote for the month of May that it was going to be a very fabulously fantastic musical playlist that I was compiling for it as well and it’s going to be a mixture of r&b and pop fusion which will make your speakers explode with pure sunshine as well as happiness while blaring it out so loudly that it will make you want to dance harmoniously as well as singing your heart out with so much pride in your heart so here it goes you lovely people in BitterSuite land and you are going to love the selection that I have chosen for your barbecue party and for the beach or maybe for a picnic for the summer so please enjoy it because it has taken me a long time to put it all together with plenty of blood sweat and tears as well.
No. 1: FastLove by George Michael from the album called Older which was released in 1996 and its a very catchy number with a little sample of the 1983 song by Patrice Rushen called Forget me Not that you can hear throughout the song that gives it plenty of structure to it and sounds so really cool and very sophisticated when you hear it played on the radio as well as making you all want to dance.
No.2: Lose to Win by Fantasia Barrino from the album called Side Effects of You which was released in 2013 and it’s a very cool r&b song with a little bit of sample of the 1985 classic hit song by The Commodores called NightShift that you can hear throughout the song and Fantasia has a really soulful voice with some raspiness added to it that gives her that powerful sound which is so pure with plenty of emotions that will have you in a spin.
No.3: Oh How The Years Go By Simon Climie from the album called Soul Inspiration which was released in 1992 and I really do love the way that Simon Climie sings so perfectly on this song and his voice is so pure with so much emotion that you can hear every word that he sings and also plays keyboards on this song that he wrote and it’s a very beautiful ballad that will have you really mesmerised.
No.4: Let Me Wake Up In Your Arms by LuLu from the album called Independence which was released in 1993 and I really do love this song as well as because it was written by The Bee Gees and which is absolutely awesome as well as the Romantic Reprise remix by Frankie Knuckles which is far more funkier but the original still sounds so good because Lulu knows how to make a song sound so amazing with some dance floor fillers to make you all want to dance because she has an iconic voice that is so distinguish every time that you hear her sing.
No.5: Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington featuring Bill Withers from the album called WineLight which was released in 1980 and it’s a very laid back song with Bill Withers silky tones singing so wonderfully with the smooth saxophone sounds from Grover Washington which I really do love so much because it’s got so smooth summer vibes to it that you can hear throughout the song which sounds so beautiful indeed.
No.6: Mighty Love by Lisa Stansfield from the album called Affection which was released in 1989 and it’s a very cool song with Lisa’s northern tones all over it as well because she knows how to make a song sound so professional indeed because her tone of voice is so cool and inviting to hear her sing this song so sophisticatedly that she will have you in a trance.
No.7: How’s A Man Supposed To Change by Blue from the album called Guilty which was released in 2003 and its a very cool and sophisticated song with some really cool harmonies from Blue especially when they sing individually and then they all sing the chorus so professionally together because it has a really cool r and b vibe that it will have you mesmerised with their lyrics.
No.8: Independence by Lulu from the album called Independence which was released in 1993 and it’s a very cool song with Lulu’s iconic voice which sounds so distinguishably awesome when she sings and also burning up the dance floor.
No.9: I Can by Blue from the album called Roulette which was released in 2013 and it has a thumping drum beat with a rousing chorus that will get you all up and dancing along happily because this song has a lot of harmonious melodies which sounds so cool because this iconic song has a meaningful message to the world out of there as well.
No.10: Think You’re Gonna like It by SWV from the album called It’s About Time which was released in 1993 and it’s a very cool r&b song that will make your speakers explode with plenty of harmonious melodies from the ladies with some iconic voices which will mesmerise you with their snazziness that will capture your heart.
No.11: City Of The Angels by Nik Kershaw from the album called The Riddle which was released in 1985 and its an iconic song with some awesome guitar mixed in with some really awesome synthesisers which sound so amazing to hear the rhythmical melodies combining together on this song as well as hearing the angelic sound from his former wife Sheri Kershaw who provides the harmonies which sound so rhythmical indeed.
No.12: Change by Lisa Stansfield from the album called Real Love which was released in 1989 and it’s an iconic song with Lisa’s northern soul to her voice which is full of gritty tones to her sound which you can hear her sing throughout with plenty of gusto to it that will send a shiver down your spine as well as a tingle too.
No.13: The Riddle by Nik Kershaw from the album called The Riddle which was released in 1985 and it has a fading marching drum beat with some rousing guitar rhythms mixed in with some synthesisers which gives the song so much structure to it and Nik’s voice so pure when he sings it so rhythmically because he wrote the song himself which was full of a nonsense lyrics which was originally changed to something else but his bandmates said to him to change it back again to what he had before and the rest is history and that’s why I really do love this song very much indeed.
No.14: The World Still Turns by Kylie Minogue from the album called The Rhythm of Love which was released in 1990 and it is a very up-tempo song with some really bouncy lyrics that sounds really summery and oh so cool when you hear Kylie’s voice which sounds so sugary sweet as well as the melodies mixed in with some slick harmonies to give this song so much structure to it.
No.15: You’re All That Matters To Me by Curtis Stigers from the album called Curtis Stigers which was released in 1992 and it’s a very cool and slick song with some really cool saxophone rift which sounds so amazing to hear him sing and play on this song which sounds so mellow and cool when you hear his silky voice tantalise you.
No.16: I’m Over Dreaming Over You by Kylie Minogue from the album called Enjoy Yourself which was released in 1989 and it’s full of bubblegum pop when you hear Kylie’s voice singing so joyfully with some really cool rhythmical melodies which make the song sound so summery and the harmonies are so precise which is so cool because that is the sort of music that I really like to dance too as well as blasting it out on the speakers.
No.17: Long Time by Blue from the album called All Rise which was released in 2001 and its a very cool and slick song with awesome harmonies from the Blue boys who sing so rhythmically indeed as well as they sing individually too and it’s very nice and mellow as well as being so mesmerised to hear something so different from them as well because this song will have you in a spin.
No.18: Who Do You Love by Deborah Cox from the album called Deborah Cox which was released in 1996 and its a very cool r&b song with some really smooth vocals from Deborah cox who has a really soulful sound and she knows how to give this tune some structure and harmonies are so slick and very rhythmical which sounds so cool in the sunshine on your speakers with some awesome baseline.
No.19: Have You Ever Had It Blue by the Style Council from the Greatest Hits album which was released in 1986 and it has a really jazzy undertone to it and sounds so good when you hear it played on the radio and you can also hear the vocal talents of Paul Weller and his backing singers giving it plenty of flair and style to this song.
No.20: One Strike by All Saints from the album called Red Flag which was released in 2016 and it’s a very slick song with plenty of vocal harmonies from the girls who make it sound so sugary sweet and the production is so slick and precise and it sounds so cool when you hear them sing individually and all together in the choruses which sound so angelic and very beautiful.
No.21: Secret Love by Lee Ryan from the album called Lee Ryan which was released in 2006 and it’s a very cool r&b song with Lee Ryan’s voice giving it so much gusto because he has an iconic sound to it and some really rhythmical harmonies that gives this song so much musical intensity as well as rhythmical melodies which will have you up and dancing just like when you are in a nightclub with your friends having a right old boogie.
No.22: You Don’t Know My Name by Alicia Keys from the album called The Diary of Alicia Keys which was released in 2003 and it’s a really funky r and b song which will capture your heart when you listen to the lyrics which sounds so really cool because it’s one of my very favourite songs that she has written and played the piano as well and I really do love the video too but you know what really happens when a smiling fellah orders hot chocolate special from a smiling waitress as well talk about flirting come on it’s supposed to be normal that someone comes into a café to order someone to eat or drink.
No.23: Never Saw A Miracle by Curtis Stigers from the album called Curtis Stigers which was released in 1992 and it’s a very mellow and chill out song about being in love with someone for the very first time which sounds so really beautiful indeed and this song is so mesmerising when you hear the lyrics sung so beautifully and it will make you feel so special that your heart will beat a lot faster than you know.
No.24: Confetti by Little Mix featuring Saweetie from the album called Confetti which was released in 2020 and is a classy collaboration with the girls which sounds really groovy when you hear the lyrics to it as well and its sounds like a real r&b dance floor collaboration that will have you dancing to it at your barbecue party with your friends and family which will definitely fill up the place as well as having exploding speakers with plenty of baselines vibrating so loudly.
No.25: Don’t Turn Around by Aswad from the album called Distant Thunder which was released in 1988 and it has a reggae tinge to it that sounds so summery when you hear it blasting out of your speakers very loudly indeed because it will take you back to the Caribbean where the sun will be shining down and deep blue waves are lapping at your feet with a refreshingly cool cocktail in your hand.
No.26: Unspeakable by Ace of Base from the album called Da Capo which was released in 2002 and it has a reggae tinge which sounds really cool in the sunshine when you hear the baseline of the song vibrating through your speakers which will sound so cool because Ace of Case know how to put some really cool songs together as well.
No.27: Never Really Over by Katy Perry from the album called Smile which was released in 2019 and it’s a really upbeat r&b song with Katy’s iconic voice singing like an angel because she knows how to reach those really high notes every time that she sings or even sometimes she really can change the way that she sings in a very different way which sounds really cool,
No.28: Calling Your Name by Marilyn from the album called Despite Straight Lines which was released in 1985 and this song has a real retro feel to it which sounds really cool when you hear the opening bars of the intro and then Marilyn starts to sing with some backing singers accompanying him as well and then you can hear the saxophone riff kicking in to make it sound really cool but this single called Calling your Name by Marilyn was released in 1983 but the album Despite Straight Lines wasn’t released until 1985.
No.29: Chick Fit by All Saints from the album called Studio One which was released in 2007 and its a very retro r&b song which is very groovy as well as in your face kind of tune which has an iconic anthem of girl power to their bow and it’s so cool to hear them sing all together with some swanky instruments giving it so much structure because its one of my favourite songs that they have done.
No.30: You Don’t Love Me by Marilyn from the album called Despite Straight Lines which was released in 1985 and it has really jazzy undertones to it that makes sound so funky and really cool when you hear it played really loudly on your speakers with some awesome baseline vibrating because he has an iconic voice with some reggae tones which you can hear throughout the song as well and this single You Don’t Love Me by Marilyn was released in 1984,
No.31: California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg from the album called Teenage Dream which was released in 2010 and it’s a really cool song with Katy’s voice sounding so angelic with Snoop providing some rapping parts to counteract her voice and it’s so really good to hear something so summery which is so tantalising to hear this awesome collaboration which is absolutely awesome and by the way, it’s not a spelling mistake it was spelt that way.
No.32: James Cagney by Nik Kershaw from the album called Radio Musicola which was released in 1986 and this song is about a 1930s film star called James Cagney which Nik was singing about and the production on this song is absolutely awesome especially with the synthesisers and the guitar riffs and that awesome drum beat that gives this song a lot of structure as well as adding Sheri Kershaw’s angelic backing vocals as well and it’s one of my very favourite song on the album as well.
No.33: Sweet Melody by Little Mix from the album called Confetti which was released in 2020 and it has a very rhythmical melody to it which makes the song sound really cool and I don’t normally listen to their music but this sound so mesmerising when they sing their harmonies together so rhythmically as well.
No.34: Aswad Give A Little Love from the album called Distant Thunder which was released in 1988 and it’s a real summer tune filled with some really cool reggae vibes to it when you hear it blasting out of your speakers like you are imagining that you are back in the Caribbean sipping on some really cool cocktails in the hot summer sunshine with wave lapping at your feet while you are listening to this song.
No.35: When A Woman Loves A Man by Gabrielle from the album called Rise which was released in 1999 and it has some tinges of Motown running right through the song which makes it sound really groovy to dance too because Gabrielle has a unique voice that will definitely lift you up with a great big smile on your face when you hear this song blaring out of your speakers when the barbecue is going down like a treat in the garden with your friends and family.
No.36: Thinking About Your Love by Kenny Thomas from the album called Voices which was released in 1991 and its a real cool r&b song with Kenny’s smooth and soulful and falsetto voice that you heard cutting right through the song which sounds really groovy indeed when you hear him sing so joyfully as well because this is a very upbeat song with plenty of summer vibes running right through it as well.
No.37: Girlfriend by Alicia Keys from the album called Songs in a Minor which was released in 2002 and it’s a very cool r&b song which was written by Alicia Keys who is a very fine piano player with a very soulful voice which will mesmerise you when she is singing so wonderfully with so much gusto as well as playing so majestically and this song will have purring with delight.
No.38: Love In The Right Hand by Simon Climie from the album called Soul Inspiration which was released in 1992 and it’s a very beautiful song written by Simon Climie as well as playing on it because I really do love his voice and the way that he sings as well because I always loved his singing style back in the 80s when he was in the band called Climie Fisher and he wrote most of the songs as well and he has a rasping huskiness to his voice that will mesmerise you.
No.39: Kiss Me Once by Kylie Minogue from the album called Kiss me Once which was released in 2014 and it’s a very funky song with Kylie’s voice cutting right through it as well and she knows how to churn out some really good bubblegum pop songs to make you want to dance with plenty of bounciness to it because she knows how to put a smile on your face,
No.40: What’s Your Flavour Remix by Craig David featuring Twista from the album called Slicker than your Average which was released in 2002 and it’s a very cool r&b song with some rapping duties from Twista who gives it a helping hand to make the song sound really good if you really do like chocolate just like me as well which is all the rage these days because Craig David sings about all the different flavour of chocolates in this song which sounds so cool.
No.41: So Simple by Stacie Orrico from the album called Beautiful Awakening which was released in 2006 and it’s so cool with some really wonderfully written lyrics that will make your heart sing with happiness and plenty of sunshine to brighten up any dance floor to make everybody very happy indeed because she can always do that to you because she can do that in a heartbeat.
No.42: Best Of You by Kenny Thomas from the album called Voices which was released in 1991 and its a dance floor filler with Kenny’s soulful and falsetto voice giving it some flare to it as well because this song is an r and b classic when you hear him sing so rhythmically indeed and it’s so cool because the melodies are so slick and very smooth.
No.43: Don’t Need The Sun To Shine To Make Me Smile by Gabrielle from the album called Dreams Can Come True: Greatest Hits album which was released in 2001 and it’s a very upbeat and bouncy song that will definitely put you in a very sunny mood to fire up the barbecue in the garden to have a right old boogie with friends and family because Gabrielle has a distinctive singing voice that you will recognise in a heartbeat.
No.44: Hot Water by Level 42 from the album called True Colours which was released in 1984 and it’s a jazz-funk song with Mark King giving some bass guitar some a workout as well as singing so lyrically with Mike Lindup providing some backing vocals to it as well because this song is so relatively cool to listen too.
No.45: Set Your Loving Free by Lisa Stansfield from the album called Real Love which was released in 1989 and its a real dance floor classic from a lady with a northern soul voice that will make you want to dance in a heartbeat because of her amazing sounding quality to her voice with some snazzy brass undertones which gives this song so much rhythmical quality to it as well because she has a really immaculate sound as well.
No.46: Americanos by Holly Johnson from the album called Blast which was released in 1989 and it’s all about living in American and Holly sings about how they all like to have fun and develop their dreams of being somebody that make a life for themselves as well as wearing some fashionable brands as well as eating foods like hamburgers and French fries hot dogs and cheesecakes as well as steaks but this song is very uplifting with plenty of sunshine and blue skies and plenty of smiling faces lighting up the way to happiness as well.
No.47: I Don’t Care by Shakespears Sister from the album called Hormonally Yours which was released in 1992 and it’s a tongue in cheek song with Marcella Detroit’s high pitched shattering voice that leads a hand with Siobhan Fahey’s lower range singing voice but this song takes the proverbial biscuit which is so funny and in your face type of song which is poking fun at the world so far and it will definitely brighten up your day in a heartbeat.
No.48: Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman by Bryan Adams from the album called 18 Til I Die which was released in 1995 and it has a real Latin feel to this song which has a Spanish or Mexican twang to it when you hear the strumming of the guitars playing so gently as Bryan Adams sings so majestically which will transport you there to Spain or even to Mexico to hear some beautiful music and this song was specially written by Bryan Adams Michael Kamen and Robert John Mutt Lange from the movie called Don Juan De Marco which was released in 1991 and starring Johnny Depp.
No.49: Love Lasts Forever by All Saints from the album called Testament which was released in 2018 and its a very rhythmical song with plenty of harmonies from the All Saint girls who have some angelic vocals when they sing all together as well as individually and the melodies are so magical when you hear it either on the radio or when they sing live to a packed audience because the can really sing live so beautifully indeed and I really do love this song so much.
No.50: Too Funky by George Michael from the album called Red Hot Dance which was released in 1992 and its an iconic dance floor classic with George’s iconic vocals dripping all over this song which I really do love so much because of this rhythmic style of tune and the lyrics are so smooth and the production is so slick and very groovy to listen too with a little of a sample Anne Bancroft saying would you like me to seduce you and it’s so naughty indeed so that’s why I really like it so much indeed.
No.51: After All by All Saints from the album called Testament which was released in 2018 and its a very chilled out song written by Shaznay Lewis who writes the majority of the songs as well as having some writing assistance from the other band members Melanie Blatt and Nicole and Natalie Appleton on this iconic number which sounds so amazing when you hear the vocals sung so sweetly as well as individually and when you hear the chorus which sounds really heavenly but when Shaznay Lewis writes the iconic lyrics to those angelic melodies as well as hearing the production which sounds so precisely perfectly arranged around their voices.
No.52: Keep Feeling Fascination by The Human League from the album called Fascination which is a Synth-pop song with plenty of retro synthesisers which gives the song that sort of sound with them all singing individually especially the verses and then they all sing the chorus together and it sounds so retro to me as well.
No.53: Air Balloon by Lily Allen from the album called Sheezus which was released in 2014 and it’s a very philosophical song with a very unusual rhythmical melody to this song with Lily’s voice going into different rhythmical harmonies with her voice that gives it this very spontaneous tune which is so fun to listen too if you want to hear some rhythmic melodies.
No.54: Do You Really Want To Hurt Me by Culture Club from the album called Kissing to be Clever which was released in 1982 and it has a slight reggae tinge to it and sounds so groovy as well as hearing Boy George’s voice singing so rhythmically and the melodies are so spontaneously awesome as well as the harmonies and it’s so summery cool when you hear the opening bars sung by Boy George and the backing singers to start the song off so rhythmically and then the whole thing kicks in like a mule.
No.55: Who Do You Love by All Saints from the album called Testament which was released in 2018 and it’s a very rhythmic song and it was written by Shaznay Lewis and it’s full of harmonious melodies with some angelic vocals from the girls who have some beautiful harmonies going through the song as well as the production which sound so sugary sweet and that what makes the song sound so magnificently.
No.56: Suddenly by Richard Marx featuring Toni Braxton from their albums called Sundown which was released in 2008 and Libra which was released in 2005 and it’s a very beautiful love ballad written by Richard Marx and he also provided the vocals for this song that had Toni Braxton singing the main vocals on this song which is so romantically special with plenty of characterisation to this song which will put you in a very chill out and relaxing mood with the one that you love so much.
No.57: Show Me Love by Ace of Base from the album called Da Capo which was released in 2002 and it’s a very upbeat song with lots of character to it and their voices are so slick and very precise and the harmonies are so sugary sweet but the melodies are very bouncy indeed that you could always put some baseline underneath it and then the whole musical thing would explode so wickedly when you are having a barbecue party or even a picnic somewhere that you can experience something so remarkable.
No.58: Rule The World the album version by Take That from the album called Beautiful World which was released in 2007 and it was taken from a film called Stardust and it was written by the talented Gary Barlow who plays the piano on this iconic song and the harmonies are so slick and precisely perfect as well as the melodies as well and I really do love the album version of it because you can hear more of the song instead of the shortened version as well, but the song has plenty of emotions to it as well.
No.59: ManChild by Neneh Cherry from the album called Raw Like Sushi which was released in 1989 and it has a real feistiness to this song and the rapping that she does is so fierce that it will leave you absolutely breathless indeed because it has some really awesome melodies that will capture your heart as well as mesmerise it too because Neneh knows how to tantalise and tease you as well because the harmonies are so precise and perfectly smooth and very dramatical too.
No.60: Time: Clock Of The Heart by Culture Club from the album called Kissing to be Clever which was released in 1982 and this song has some really slick harmonies with Boy George’s iconic voice singing so magnificently while the backing singers give it plenty of angelic harmonies as well as some rhythmical melodies to give the song so much structure as well as body and soul so that you can hear how it all sounds so beautiful indeed.
Okay guys that’s another edition of Michelle’s Musical Lockdown Experience all wrapped up for another month and I hope that you all enjoy reading the blog as well as listening to the musical choices that I have been selecting for it as well because I have been working so hard for it by putting all my blood sweat and tears into this for everybody in BitterSuite land.
I hope that you all enjoy the music and please let me know what you all think of it so far and hopefully that we are all going to have a really hot and summery June and yes I will be back for another edition in July with some more hot summer songs with plenty of vibes for the hot sunshine months and yes the music selection will be a lot sunnier for your events including your barbecues picnics and definitely for the beach gatherings as well so you can all blast out from all of your speakers for a very special party atmosphere for everybody to have a really good time with their friends and family.
Please enjoy the blog and I will be back for some more of the same thing in July so please keep ourselves safe from this coronavirus as well as keeping your relatives safe from harm and danger and hopefully that the lockdown restrictions will be finally lifted again very soon so if you are still waiting to come out of from hibernation please be patient until you get your second vaccination jab. Establishments are starting to reopen again but be careful when you are out and about visiting friends and family and please keep on wearing your masks as well as washing your hands and face and sanitising them as well washing your clothes because this disease is still out there. Please get your vaccine and please stay safe and I will see you all again in sunny July and hopefully it’s going to be scorchingly hot as well as sweltering too, so thanks to Steph and the BitterSuite family for letting me write this blog for the month of June and I hope that the weather brightens up for the summer, so see you all later much love from your virtual DJ Michelle Wright so its bye for now