Greetings everybody in BitterSuite land its your virtual DJ just welcoming you all back to another instalment of Michelle’s Musical Lock Down Experience which is brought to you in conjunction with the BitterSuite website for the month of May and it’s going to be a very fabulous and fantastic edition.
Everybody will be able to read what I have been writing currently for the blog and also compiling another fabulous musical playlist for it as well and hopefully that everybody would really enjoy reading the blog as well as listening to the musical choices that I have been selecting for it as well, so let’s get started everybody!
Wwith the good news that the lock down has finally been lifted since last few weeks now so that all of the establishments including pubs, that you can now go and have a socialising drink with your friends and work colleagues from work or going to some fancy restaurants to have a really nice slap up meal with someone that you adore and love as well as fancy the pants of them as well because they wanted to treat you to something really nice that you might enjoy it very much indeed as well as chatting and laughing with them as well as having a really funky hairstyle done for you at the hairdressers which will look absolutely fabulous on you while being on a date with someone that you fancy wholeheartedly when they go to the barbers to get their hair cut as well as getting a beard trim to look as young as they feel and also sitting in a café with your friends that you haven’t seen for a very long time and catching up with them over a cup of tea or maybe sipping some delicious coffee and having a very nice slice of chocolate cake or maybe a brownie with it as well which sounds so nice and very tasty to me after having your nails done at the nail salon with some really wicked multi-coloured nail varnish with some awesome nail designs on them that looks so pretty sexy too when they are finally finished as well, and non-essential shops that people need to buy their electrical goods to make their homes look spectacular as well as for gymnasiums which are opening up again for people who wants to workout and keep fit to tone up their fitness levels as well as their muscles too so that they can stay very fit and strong as well, so please take on some of my advice when you are all venturing out and about on your daily routine again is to keep yourself and your family safe as well as wearing the masks as well as washing your hands as well as sanitise to kill off any of those nasty germs that live inside our bodies, nearly everyday of our lives which is still lingering around like a really bad smell.
This is really infuriating the National Health Service at the moment but as long as the general public stick to the rules which have been laid out to protect nearly everybody from getting this nasty coronavirus which will be a remarkable achievement to get the figures down so please everybody out there in BitterSuite land make sure that you get yourself vaccinated when they call for you when the time comes around if you are in the vulnerable category group that you had your first vaccine and are still waiting to know when the second vaccine to be administrated at the nearest clinic and then you will be very protected from it massively as well so please keep on telling your mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandpas, and grandmas telling ell them that you are going to love them unconditionally indeed as long as you hold onto them tightly with all of your might, without letting them go and never seeing their faces again forever.
Be extra careful while you are visiting the shops as well as seeing family and friends for an wedding celebrations or for an occasional funeral gatherings as well so you have to wear your masks and your gloves sensibly at all times without being so selfish about other people s health conditions as well as thinking about passing it onto your relatives without you knowing what the consequences if people don’t comply with the rules and then we willall finally go back to normality once again in the long run as long as we all stick together and stay safe when we are finally seeing our long lost friends that we haven’t seen for ages as well so they can finally go and have as socialising drink in the pub gardens outdoors if the weather is warm enough to sit outside with them as well but if it doesn’t you can always sit inside when we are finally allowed to when it gets finally lifted as well, so be careful out there as well because some of the idiots don’t wear their masks and gloves when they are doing their own thing about town by spreading it around just like wild fire indeed and some of them have been completely stupid enough for not wearing them during the lock down situation for the last 4 months while all of the establishments were waiting to find out when they were going to reopen again with some restrictions added to it as well but hopefully that they will welcome back their customers with open arms and lots of good variety for everybody to go back safely to spend some time with their friends socialising again without catching that dreaded corona virus once again and that would definitely put all of the businesses out joint for good because some of them would go totally bust forever, so please everybody take very good care of yourselves when you start going out again as well, but the best thing is that there is no more shielding if you are an vulnerable person with any other illnesses and transplants that has kept nearly everybody shielding indoors so be so careful out there if you are planning to going out again after staying at home for nearly a year including yours truly who had to do the same thing as well by shielding at home myself to keep myself safe so that’s why I have been writing monthly blogs for the BitterSuite website and its so much fun to do while I was hibernating and writing a lot of things about the lock down situation as well as preparing another fabulous musical playlist for it too and you know that I said in the last blog that I wrote for the month of April that I will be coming back with something very fabulous as being so fantastic and I wasn’t wrong when I said that it will be filled with lots of really happy and feel good songs that will prepare you all for the summer months because I do really like hearing and tuneful songs that always brightens up my day with pure happiness and sunshine as well, so when all of this madness calms down very soon and then I will finally go and get my nails done at the nearest nail salon to getting some new nail tips replaced as well as removing my Dennis Healey eyebrows which have been growing out of control and its ruining my image indeed which is not looking really beautiful for me as normal but I’m going to put it right before the weather gets really hot and very sultry which I really do like instead of the wind and the rain that makes it so damn right miserable indeed.
Now its time to get your groove on for another dancing infusion so let’s get this summer party going on right now guys, so welcome to Michelle’s Musical Lock Down experience because you are going to really like what I have got in store for you to get up and have a really good old fashioned boogie to the music that I have chosen, so here we go guys and we are starting with
No.1: Long Hot Summer by The Style Council from the album called The Greatest Hits which was released in 1983 and is a very summery song with some really beautiful melodies as well as rhythmical harmonies which blends magnificently with Paul Weller’s soulful voice which is so mellow and very sophisticatically good to hear.
No.2: Burning up by Jessie J featuring 2 Chainz from the album called Sweet Talker which was released in 2014 and it’s a very rhythmical r&b song with Jessie J’s soulful voice giving it so much gusto when she is singing and then 2 Chainz mixes in with his style of rap to give this song more structure to this r&b song that she normally belts out this tune that will get nearly everybody up and grooving away happily.
No.3:Ghetto Heaven by Lisa Stansfield from the album called Deeper which was released in 2018 which is a cover version of The Family Stands 1990 song which is absolutely awesome hip hop song that sounds really wicked when you have the volume turned up really loud on your speakers but I really do love the Lisa Stansfield’s version of it because it sounds so summery with an awesome dance vibe to it if you add some baseline to make it sound really groovy.
No.4: Hunting High and Low by A-Ha from the album called Hunting High and Low which was released in 1983 and its a very dramatical song and it has some really beautiful orchestral theme to it when the lead singer Morten Harket gives it so much gusto when he finishes the song so strongly when he is in full flight emotionally and the video is so spectacular, No.5: Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry by Ace of Base from the album called The Bridge which was released in 1996 and it has a reggae tinge to it which will make it sound really summery when you start blasting it out of your speakers in the garden so that you can capture the summer vibes.
No.6: Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel from the album called So which was released in 1986 and it is a very catchy song with some really jazzy undertones to it and it really sounds so groovy that you have to blast it out of your speakers with some awesome baseline pumping it out so loudly that you are having a party and the video is so spectacularly brilliant to watch because its so colourful with lots of different animations to it and that will make you want to get up and have a right old boogie to it.
No.7: My Deja Vu by Ace of Base from the album called The Bridge which was released in 1996 and it has a real good feel factor with some reggae tinge added to it which makes a really funky sound when you play it on your speakers so loudly so that you can hear the vibrations of the baseline pumping it out in the summer sunshine which is whisking you off to the Caribbean to soak it right up with a very tasty cocktail in your hand.
No.8: Follow Me Home by Sugababes from the album called Taller in More Ways which was released in 2005 and its a very beautiful ballad with all of their voices singing individually and then singing the choruses so emotionally which sounds so amazing indeed when you hear them and I really do love this song very much indeed.
No.9: What did I do to You by Lisa Stansfield from the album called Affection which was released in 1989 and its a very uplifting r&br and b song with some really funky melodies which captures her voice in a very stylish way and this tune is full of soulfulness which was written by her and Ian Devaney and Andy Morris and her voice is very distinctive when you hear it.
No.10: Human by Rag and Bone Man from the album called Human which was released in 2016 and its a very soulful song that will put you in a very summery mood with his soulful voice giving it so much gusto with some very fine lyrics that will mesmerise you in a heartbeat with a great big smile on your face.
No.11: Scandalous by Misteeq from the album called Eye Candy which was released in 2003 and it has an absolute wicked baseline which will definitely vibrate right through your speakers very loudly so that you are having a party with the Misteeq girls providing the musical background to it because they know how to put on a show.
No.12: Dreams by Gabrielle from the album called Find your Way which was released in 1993 and this song is very soulful with Gabrielle’s dreamy voice which is very distinguished to hear when she is singing so beautifully and you can also hear a small sample from Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car along with it which sounds so cool when you are chilling out with the one that you love very much and cherish.
No.13: Boy You Knock Me Out by Tatiana Ail featuring Will Smith from the album called Kiss the Sky which was released in 1994 and its a very laid back song filled with plenty of r and b vibes with some rapping skills from Will Smith which sounds so summery to hear on your speakers on a really summers day with a very cool and refreshing drink with it too.
No.14: My Apple Heart by Lisa Stansfield from the album called Affections which was released in 1989 and its a very soulful tune with some baseline running right through it when you hear her speak in the opening bars of the song and then it kicks in with her sultry vocals giving it some soulful licks which sounds so refreshing and so immaculate when she sings like a soulful angel.
No.15: Don’t Make Me Wait by Shaggy featuring Sting from the album called 44876 which was released in 2018 and is an awesome collaboration from Sting and Shaggy with some really cool reggae vibes that will soothe your soul while drinking a very delicious refreshing drink which will definitely remind you of the Caribbean in the hot summer sunshine.
No.16: Ain’t No Man by Dina Carroll from the album called So Close which was released in 1992 and its a very soulful song filled with plenty of r and b vibes which will transfer you onto the dance floor for a good old fashion boogie because Dina has a powerful voice which propels her greatly because she knows how to make the song sound really good when you are listening to it on your speakers.
No.17: If You’re Not The One By Daniel Beddingfield from the album called Gotta get Thru This which was released in 2002 and its a very beautiful ballad about not being with somebody intimately and this song will soothe so many lonely hearts which needs plenty of loving words of comfort when Daniel is serenading nearly everybody who can’t be with their loved ones right now, Angel by Simply Red featuring Wyclef Jean from the Greatest Hits album which was released in 1996 and it was a cover version originally sung by the legendary Aretha Franklin way back in 1973 but Simply Red brought it back up to date with a soulful rendition featuring the soulful sounds from Wyclef Jean to give it that classy soulful sound with Mick Hucknall’s rasping soulful vocals are giving it so much gusto.
No.18: Like I Love You by Justin Timberlake by Justified which was released in 2002 and it has a really up-tempo style with a very funky tune to it which is so good to hear on your speakers blaring out on a very hot and sunny day with your friends just hanging out and listening to this song which will make you want to dance.
No.19: This Time by Dina Carroll from the album called So Close which was released in 1993 and its a very soulful sound with Dina’s voice sounding so mellow seductive and very distinguish because she knows how to sing something so beautifully indeed to put you in the mood for loving somebody with all of your heart and soul.
No.20: Manchild by Neneh Cherry from the album called Raw like Sushi which was released in 1989 which is a fabulous song which Neneh sings and then adds some rapping elements to it which makes the song sound really good with plenty of gusto that she adds to it which gives the song plenty of lift to it.
No.21: Don’t blame it on that Girl by Matt Blanco from the album called Indigo which was released in 1988 and its a very dancey tune with some brassy tones added to it which will make it a very summery sound that will make you want to dance happily with a great big smile on your face.
No.22: Give a little Love by Aswad from the album called Distant Thunder which was released in 1988 with some really wicked reggae tones which so groovy in the hot summer sunshine which will transfer you back to the Caribbean to soak it right up and this song will definitely put a smile on your face which will be beaming from ear to ear when you hear this song pumping out very loudly on your speakers.
No.23: Kiss by Prince and the Revolutions from the album called Parade which was released in 1986 and its a very iconic song which was recently covered by the legendary Tom Jones featuring The Art of Noise 2 years afterward in 1988, but I always love the original version by Prince who was a lyrical genius at writing those sort of songs to make you want to dance.
No.24: Just A little Bit by Liberty X from the album called Thinking it Over which was released in 2002 and it’s a fine and soulful recording with some of them singing individually and then singing together as a unison which sounds so soulful with some wicked harmonies and melodies to make you want to dance and sing happily too, No.25: The Cure by Lady Ga from the album called Joanna which is a funky song with Lady Ga Ga’s distinguish voice singing so magnificently because it has some really funky r and b vibes to it which sounds so good when you hear her sing.
No.26: Tempted by Squeeze from the album called East Side Story which was released in 1981 and its a very rhythmical song with Paul Carrick adding his vocals to this song which is so tuneful and it was written by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford which sounds really good when you hear his voice singing so soulfully.
No.27: Head over Feet by Alanis Morrisette from the album called Jagged Little Pill which was released in 1996 and it is an iconic song about falling for someone that you truly fancy so much that you have to tell them how you really feel about them emotionally and this song is sung so magnificently by her and the harmonica playing is so ironic which is so rhythmical and I really do love this song so much because her voice is so distinctive.
No.28: One Two Three by Dina Carroll from the Greatest Hits album which was released in 1992 and this song is really soulful with Dina’s voice which is soothing to hear her sing this song so beautifully that she will be able to get nearly everybody on the dance floor for right old fashioned boogie.
No.29: Dream Lover by Mariah Carey from the album called Music Box which was released in 1993 and it has a Motown influence when you the intro for this song and then it swings in with that kind of sound pumping tight through your speakers with an awesome baseline vibrating so loudly because Mariah Carey has a glass-shattering vocal range.
No.30: Don’t Worry by Appleton from the album called Everything’s Eventual which was released in 2003 and its a real laid back tune with the Appleton sisters singing so beautifully on this song about telling the one that they love not to worry about anything insight and I really do love this mellow type of tune when you can chill out and relax.
No.31: Escaping by Dina Carroll from the album called Only Human which was released in 1996 and its a beautifully crafted ballad with Dina’s distinguish dreamy vocal style all over this song with some really dreamy harmonies mixed in with some really rhythmical melodies which makes this song so rhythmically beautiful when you hear her sing so spectacularly.
No.33: Troublemaker by Olly Mirs featuring Flo Rida from the album called 24 Hours which was released in 2017 and its a real cool summer song that you can dance to while throwing a party with all of your friends just having a really good time because Olly knows how to create a feel-good song which is so funky when Flo Rida starts the song off and then it kicks in with Olly’s silky vocals giving it so much gusto indeed.
No.34: Little Star by Nik Kershaw from the album called Oxymoron which was released in 2020 and its a really beautiful ballad with plenty of strings and piano that makes the song so very dramatic when you hear Nik sing so passionately about his son and trying to protect him from the demons and aliens and monsters who are trying to harm him while he is asleep in his bed and Nik is singing a really beautiful lullaby to him to reassure him that everything is going to be alright.
No.35: Keep Feeling Fascination by The Human League from the album called Fascination which was released in 1983 and its full of some awesome Synthpop sounds to it when you hear them sing individually and then they sing the chorus in unison which sounds so awesome to hear it sung so wonderfully with plenty of cool synthesisers which makes that real cool summery and breezy music together,
No.36: I’ll Be There by Jess Glynne from the album called Always in Between which was released in 2018 and this song means a lot to some friends who want to be there for someone who needs a shoulder to cry on in times of trouble so that you can get off what’s on your chest which is bugging you and this song is very poignant when you hear Jess’s distinguish voice singing this song so rhythmically with plenty of melodies and harmonies that will definitely melt your heart away.
No.37: Slow by Rumer from the album called Seasons of my Soul which was released in 2012 and she has a really dreamy singing voice which reminds me so much of the legendary Karen Carpenter who had such a dreamy singing nature to her voice and Rumer has been compared to her style of singing but this song is so beautifully written by her that you can listen to it all day long without putting the song down but it’s so mesmerising that it will melt your heart away in an instance.
No.38: Speak like A Child by The Style Council from the album called Introducing The Style Council which was released in 1982 and it’s full of Synthesisers which gives it that ironic sound with some really harmonious melodies which blends so wonderfully when you hear them sing this song in that way because it’s so funky to listen too.
No.39: Ghetto Heaven by The Family Stand from the album called Chain which was released in 1990 and its a might fine hip-hop song with plenty of rhythmical harmonies blending in with some really awesome melodies which will make you want to dance to it because it’s so damn awesome to listen to the lyrics.
No.40: Sunshine by Gabrielle from the album called Rise which was released in 1999 and its a very soulful song which means a lot to me to hear her sing something so beautiful and the words say a lot about somebody so special to you just like Chris is that person for me because he brings so much sunshine into my life for the past 30 years that we have been together and this song is for him.
No.41: I’ll Never Gonna leave Your Side by Daniel Beddingfield from the album called Gotta get Thru This which was released in 2002 and its a really beautiful love ballad about not being with the one that you love so this song is so reassuring that the love for each other is strong enough to last the test of time together and this song proves it indeed.
No.42: Set Your loving Free by Lisa Stansfield from the album called Real Love which was released in 1992 and its a very soulful song with plenty of brass tones along with some strings to give this song structure and Lisa’s voice has so much Northern soul which is so rich and very pure to listen to when she sings so soulfully and this song is so groovy to dance too.
No.43: Someone To Love by Sean Maguire from the album called Sean Maguire which was released in 1994 and this song is so groovy with some r and b vibes added to it and when you hear it out of your speakers blaring out in the hot summer sunshine with a very cool and refreshing drink in your hand, No.44: Slow by Kylie Minogue from the album called Body Language which was released in 2003 and its a very dancey song with some really wicked baseline vibrating through your speakers which will be blaring out so loudly that you are having a party in the garden with your friends drinking some very cool and refreshing drinks while having a good old fashioned boogie.
No.45: Take this Time by Sean Maguire from the album called Sean Maguire which was released in 1994 and it has a reggae tinge to it that makes it sound so rhythmical and harmonies sound so good with plenty of melodies when you hear this song blaring out on your speakers in the hot summer sunshine in the garden with your friends having a boogie and a cold glass of something really nice to drink.
No. 46: You Learn by Alanis Morrisette from the album called Jagged Little Pill which was released in 1996 and I really do love this song so much because it has a really special meaning to it when you are trying to tell someone that you love them very much and her voice is so distinguishably well known and her harmonica playing is so good to hear too.
No.47: Now I’ve Found You by Sean Maguire from the album called Sean Maguire which was released in 1994 and its a very upbeat song with some really classy harmonies with some really funky melodies mixed in for good measure and his voice is so smooth just like velvet ice cream which melts every time that he sings so rhythmically with every different song choices that he comes up with but I really do like the way that this song has been arranged so rhythmically.
No.48: Tell Me When by The Human League from the album called Octopuss which was released in 1994 and it’s one of my favourite Synthpop song sung by them and it all starts when the backing singers singing the opening bars to this song and then Philip Oakey starts his opening verse and then they all sing together in unison which gives the song so much structure which sounds so good if you like Synthpop music in the sunshine which will be blaring out on your speakers in the garden with your friends.
No.49: Viva La Vida by Coldplay from the album called Viva La Vida Death and all his friends which was released in 2008 and I really do like the string orchestral arrangements along with some really cool playing of synthesisers from the frontman Chris Martin who sings so wonderfully with some really cool lyrics which were written by him about a king who ruled the world but this song is so cool to listen too.
No.50: Do It Well by Jennifer Lopez from the album called Brave which was released in 2007 and it’s tinged with some r and b vibes because Jennifer knows how to put on a show with her natural voice which will mesmerise you along with her dance moves which have been choreographed so magnificently and she will make you want to dance happily, so that’s it everybody for now for this May edition of Michelle’s Musical Lock Down Experience and I hope that you all enjoy reading the blog as well as listening to the musical choices that I have selected for the summer month to prepare you to dance in the hot sunshine and yes I definitely will be back in June for another edition which will be more summery than before so please let me know what you all think of the musical playlist and yes it will continue next month and it guarantees you that it’s going to be more dancey than ever before so you better get yourselves ready for some more.
I would also like to thank Steph for letting me write some really magnificent blogs for the BitterSuite website for nearly a year now which is so much fun for me to do as well as making plenty of musical playlists for everybody to enjoy and also I would like to thank Chris for his love and kindness as well as for his comforting words which have been an tonic to me and he has been my guardian angel and reassuring me that everything is going to be okay for me as long as I keep on smiling when he is around making me laugh so much as well as putting that great big smile back on my face with all of his love and just being there for me and finally I would like to give a very special shout out to my mum Almena who has been my rock during all of this as well and letting me be who am I by being myself with all of her love shining through as well so thank you mumsie and I love you so much, so guys I will say bye for now and hopefully that we will all meet up again in sunny June so that we can all have an good old fashioned boogie together once again, so this is your virtual DJ signing off, for now. Speak to you all again later.
From Michelle xxxx