August 12th Playlist

Hello again, music fans!

So we meet again for another weekly mixtape in the form of The Monday Playlist. 

This week we have once again delved deep into our music players, to share our most listened-to tracks from across the last seven days. As always, we hope that you find some enjoyment in our picks, and discover something new!

We’ve also included our twitter handles for you again, so that you can interact and share your love (or hate) for our song selections. Alternatively, why not subscribe to our Twitter list for a customised feed that comprises all of our tweets in real time?

It’s time for us to get back to work now, but please do hit that ‘play’ button above. We’ll be back at the same time next week for a forth Monday Playlist.

Nicola x

Music Editor,

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1. ‘What a Difference Your Love Makes’ – Basement Jaxx

Bradley Duggan (@bradley_duggan) says: “Disco/Dance music is really making a comeback (to the extent that I questioned where Dubstep had gone). As such this proved a great time for the comeback single from Basement Jaxx, featuring vocalist Sam Brookes.  It is a great track that has been on repeat ever since I heard it. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”

2. ‘Us’ – Regina Spektor

Rachael Scarsbrook (@andthe_machine) says: “The hot weather mean I’ve had an excuse to watch (500) Days of Summer along with endless reruns of The OC, and the summery piano in this track is so full of good vibes that it’s like a sunbeam in a song.”

3. ‘Dublin Days’ – The Original Rudeboys

Natalie Whitehouse (@_natbcfc) says: “An upbeat song from a talented Irish trio, with meaningful, relatable lyrics and a feel-good sound. Vocals, rapping, guitar and even a ukulele, The ORBs have a little bit of everything, and I’ve had this track on repeat for a while.”

4. ‘Blurred Lines’ – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell

Natalie says: “I wasn’t too sure about this song at first. It’s already quite overplayed and it’s not the sort of thing I normally listen to, but my opinion has definitely been changed. It’s extremely catchy and there’s just something about it that makes me go back to it over and over again!”

5. ‘We Can’t Stop’ – Miley Cyrus

Harry Dean (@harrydeansays) says: “I know it’s an obvious one – don’t hurt me – but this song has been stuck in my head all week! Not everyone loves the “new” Miley, but I love her! It’s gritty and exciting, and could not be a bigger contrast from her start with Disney. Keep it up Miley; I just can’t stop listening!”

6. ‘Goons (Baby, I Need It All)’ – Mona

Nicola Allen (@NicoClaireAllen) says: “In my opinion, Mona are one of the most underrated quartets in the music business. ‘Goons (Baby, I Need It All) was the first single from their recently released album Torches and Pitchforks, and is a chant-filled almost cheeky little number. Nick Brown’s screeching Ohio vocals overlay classic Tennessean rock ‘n’ roll riffs to create a truly raucous track. If you love guitars and distortion, give this a try.”

7. ‘Victory Over The Sun’ – Biffy Clyro

Nicola says: “By no means the most summery of tunes, but certainly one of the darkest on Biffy’s most recent album Opposites. Haunting melodic guitar comes before an anthemic and heavily distorted chorus is this epic Scottish lick.”

8. ‘Chairman Of The Bored’ – Mikill Pane

Edward Crofts (@edwardcrofts) says: “‘Chairman Of The Bored’ was the third release by Hackney based rapper Mikill Pane, from his debut album Blame Miss Barclay which is released early next month. Whilst listening you find yourself bopping along to easy flow, and catchy chorus that Mikill so often provides. As with so many of his songs this track is crammed with metaphors, innuendo, pun and wit. This allows re-listening time and time again without boredom. Anyway, an easy listen, and something for those who are bored with the music industry’s current hip-pop crisis.”

9. ‘Burn’ – Ellie Goulding

Hollie Copas (@hideholliehide) says: “As a huge fan already I seem to like all of Ellie Goulding’s work, but this track is a perfect mix of Ellie’s angelic vocals accompanied by a true summer vibe that makes this song so very catchy. It’s a sure fire hit on the charts, having reached the number one spot this past week!”

If you have a couple more minutes to spare, why not check out the past week’s other content?