Good Music

Since we’ve been here (in Dubai (on holiday), I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a *lot* of music.  English, Indian, Arabic.  The lot.  

It has been *so* good to listen to old and new music – songs that I’ve not listened to in a long while and songs that I’ve heard for the first time (although they’ve not necessarily been new).

I’ve been to Trader Vic’s (twice), Caramel, Mahiki, Sho Cho, Okku and a couple of other bars and restaurants, which have all played excellent music (according to me).  We’ve also had long drives to Sharjah (twice) and Ras Al Khaimah, listening to Virgin 104.4 all the way.

I’ve sung along to Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ (which would sound much better if I knew all the words and could actually sing), tapped my foot to David Guetta and Rihanna’s ‘Who’s That Chick?’, been reflective over Katy Perry’s ‘The One That Got Away’ (especially since I’ve only recently seen the video), shimmied to Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ and full-on danced (even while sitting down) to Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s ‘Give Me Everything Tonight’ – you know…  It’s the ‘Grab somebody sexy and tell them ‘hey” song.  Yep – that one.

I can’t understand, though.

I can’t understand why, if I’ve been listening to such great music, all I’ve got stuck in my head is…

Hickory Dickory Dock


Mix-Tape Monday #1

A new meme! This one was created by Boo and Me, and I knew I had to take part 🙂  

You can read all about what Mix-Tape Monday is and how it was born here.

I love listening to music, and as I mentioned in my Music as Therapy post, I don’t really get much of a chance to listen to what I want to listen to anymore.  For instance, today I listened to Row Your Boat, Old McDonald and Baa Baa Black Sheep fifty million times!  

Apart from not listening to music of my choice, I feel so sad that I’m not really up-to-date with what’s out now and who sings what.  

This week’s theme is: 

‘A song that makes you want to get up and dance’

It sounds so easy – but there are *so* many of them!  I had to really trawl through my iTunes library to choose just one!

It took awhile, but I settled on:

Destiny’s Child: Independent Women

I LOVED Destiny’s Child and this song reminds me of going out clubbing (back in the day) with my sister and two cousins.  As soon as this song came on we’d rush to do the dance floor!  I think there may have been a few nights when I actually refused to go home until they played it!

Love it!

Boo and Me