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What I’ve Been Listening To ๐ŸŽง | April 2020

Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t been posting these on time recently, but I’ve been very busy with my supermarket job and haven’t had time to post.

Anyway, let’s crack on with April’s playlist. I listened to a few classics from Shaggy and Crowded House, as well as favourites like Kelsea Ballerini and even a new single from The 1975 (I found out they have a new album coming out and pre-ordered straight away!).

To see what else I jammed to, check out the playlist below. I’ve also embedded the Spotify playlist below if you want to check out any of the songs for yourself.

1. It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) – The 1975
2. Better Luck Next Time – Kelsea Ballerini
3. Losing My Religion (Cover) – Passenger
4. Weather With You – Crowded House
5. Good Times – Roll Deep, Jodie Connor
6. the way i used to – Kelsea Ballerini
7. People You Know – Selena Gomez
8. half of my hometown – Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney
9. Guilty – Paloma Faith
10. Trying Not To Love You – Nickelback
11. Do It Again – Pia Mia, Chris Brown, Tyga
12. Work – Rihanna, Drake
13. High Right Now – Tyla Yaweh
14. Seรฑorita – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
15. Find U Again – Mark Ronson, Camila Cabello
16. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy, Rik Rok
17. If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) – The 1975
18. Dress – Taylor Swift
19. Keep Up – RaeLynn

Do you have any recent playlist additions that you would recommend? Tweet me or leave a comment โ˜บ๏ธ

Happy Listening!

A K Jones

The 1975 album cover courtesy of Dirty Hit Records/Polydor Records, Songland/Kelsea Ballerini album cover courtesy of BMG Records, Passenger album cover courtesy of Netwerk/Black Crow Records, Crowded House album cover courtesy of Capitol Records/ATO Records.

What I’ve Been Listening To ๐ŸŽง | February 2020

I mentioned in January’s post that the month moved at a snail’s pace. February was the complete opposite – it definitely feels like this month whizzed by!

A new month meant new music for me. One of my favourite artists and a playlist regular Raelynn released a new single ‘Keep Up’. I’m surprised I’ve been listening to anything else throughout February, it’s such a country jam, I definitely recommend.

I don’t normally listen to whatever genre you’d place Wiz Khalifa into, but his feature on a song ‘High Right Now’ is a new addition. There’s also all the usual suspects: Green Day, Taylor Swift and The 1975. Kelsea Ballerini is also popping up more frequently these days, I’m excited for her new EP to come out so I’m acquainting myself with her latest single releases.

Enough of me wittering on, here’s the tracklist and playlist below for you all to peruse. Take a listen, you may find a new favourite song!

1. Getaway Car – Taylor Swift
2. Keep Up – Raelynn
3. homecoming queen? – Kelsea Ballerini
4. Messy – Fifth Harmony
5. Mayday – Cam
6. High Right Now – Tyla Yaweh, Wiz Khalifa
7. Weather With You – Crowded House
8. Slow Dance In A Parking Lot – Jordan Davis
9. Seรฑorita – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
10. Jesus of Suburbia – Green Day
11. Somebody Else – The 1975
12. Whistle (While You Work It) – Katy Tiz
13. Good Times – Roll Deep, Jodie Connor
14. Dress – Taylor Swift
15. club – Kelsea Ballerini
16. No Pride – Green Day

Is there anything you’re listening to currently that you’d like to recommend? Let me know in the comments or tweet me. Do follow me on Spotify to be updated on March’s playlist before anyone else โ˜บ๏ธ

Happy Listening! ๐ŸŽง

A K Jones

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Taylor swift album cover courtesy of Republic Records, RaeLynn single cover courtesy of Round Here Records, Kelsea Ballerini single cover courtesy of Black River Records, Fifth Harmony album cover courtesy of Syco Music

What Iโ€™ve Been Listening To ๐ŸŽง | January 2020

I know it seems January has lasted for 500 days and everyoneโ€™s miserable, but itโ€™s finally over! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป So with the month being at its end, Iโ€™m going to share what Iโ€™ve been jamming to throughout the first month of 2020.

Januaryโ€™s playlist includes lots of Green Day (Iโ€™ve been getting back into them lately), a new song by one of my country faves Kelsea Ballerini, some 80s hits and some new Selena Gomez, plus plenty more.

Take a look at the tracklist below and listen via the embedded Spotify playlist, you never know – you might find a new favourite song ๐Ÿ˜

1. People You Know – Selena Gomez
2. It’s A Sin – Pet Shop Boys
3. Seรฑorita – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
4. Ritual – Tiรซsto, Jonas Blue, Rita Ora
5. Have It All – Jason Mraz
6. The Other Side of The Door – Taylor Swift
7. Mother’s Daughter – Miley Cyrus
8. Lose You To Love Me – Selena Gomez
9. Carpe Diem – Green Day
10. Liar – Camila Cabello
11. Hitchin’ a Ride, Live at the Milton Keynes National Bowl – Green Day
12. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
13. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
14. club – Kelsea Ballerini
15. Minority, Live at the Milton Keynes National Bowl – Green Day
16. Bra Off – RaeLynn
17. London Boy – Taylor Swift
18. This Feeling – Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers
19. Weather With You – Crowded House
20. Troublemaker – Green Day
21. Mayday – Cam
22. la – Kelsea Ballerini

Is there anything youโ€™ve been listening to lately that you wish to share? If so, let me know what it is the comments or Tweet me.

Happy Listening!

A K Jones

What’s on my Christmas playlist? ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽง

Christmas is only a few days away now, meaning Christmas songs are being blasted everywhere. I mean everywhere. But I’m going to share what’s on my Christmas playlist this year, that I’m playing at every opportunity to get into the spirit!


If you saw last year’s post, then it pretty much the same – but with some new additions, so sorry if you’ve seen all these songs on my blog before.

1. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl
2. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
3. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
4. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
6. Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
7. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon, The Harlem Community Choir
8. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
9. Silent Night – Nat King Cole
10. Santa’s A Scotsman – Scottish Quest All Stars
11. Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
12. The First Noel – Lady Antebellum
13. Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord – Boney M.
14. Last Christmas – Wham!
15. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
16. Christmas My A*se – Ricky Tomlinson
17. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
18. Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea
19. Step Into Christmas – Elton John
20. Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
21. Santa’s Coming For Us – Sia
21. One More Sleep – Leona Lewis
22. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublรฉ
23. I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas – Kacey Musgraves
24. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year – Andy Williams
25. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
26. Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes
27. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
28. Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer

Let me know what’s on you’ve been listening to by commenting below, or Tweet me.

A K Jones

What I’ve Been Listening To ๐ŸŽง | November 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these monthly music round-up posts, but as you can probably imagine, not a lot has changed. I’ve listened to a couple of new songs, but all by the same people as usual.

So what has been blasting through my headphones and in my car throughout November? There’s some new Kelsea Ballerini (well, new to me), Camila Cabello makes an appearance with her duet featuring Shawn Mendes and the usual suspects such as The 1975, Taylor Swift and Raelynn.

Take a look at the tracklist and Spotify playlist embedded below, you might find a new favourite song!


1. South of The Border – Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Cardi B
2. Any Dream Will Do – Jason Donovan
3. Liar – Camila Cabello
4. Song For Another Time – Old Dominion
5. Lose You To Love Me – Selena Gomez
6. Rowdy – RaeLynn
7. Mother’s Daughter – Miley Cyrus
8. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince – Taylor Swift
9. High School – Kelsea Ballerini
10. My Where I Come From – Kane Brown
11. club – Kelsea Ballerini
12. Somebody Else – The 1975
13. The Man – Taylor Swift
14. This Feeling – The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini
15. Lost In The Middle – Catherine McGrath
16. homecoming queen? – Kelsea Ballerini
17. Thought It Was Gonna Be Me – Catherine McGrath
18. Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
19. Shine – Gabrielle
20. SuperStar – Taylor Swift
21. Seรฑorita – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
22. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
23. Heartache on The Big Screen – 5 Seconds of Summer
24. London Boy – Taylor Swift

What’s a song you haven’t had off repeat throughout November? Be sure to let me know in the comments or Tweet me.

A K Jones

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‘Any Dream Will Do’ artwork courtesy of Polydor and The Really Useful Group, Old Dominion artwork courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, Ed Sheeran artwork courtesy of Warner Music and An Asylum Records, Camila Cabello artwork courtesy of Simco Records.