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3,177: My 20 favourite songs of the year

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2016 was another year where pop music completely ruled my ears. Barely a guitar in sight. Didn’t really bother with much else, tbh, and I’ve not really felt the need either. The order, like all of our lists, is fluid. What is number five today could be tomorrow’s number two or number eight. You know what I mean, yeh? And, of course, there’s deffo the chance that I’ll hear something in February that was released this year that I’ll retroactively add to the list in my head.

20. Make Me Love You by Gwen Stefani
19. Uninvited by Mallrat
18. Crybaby by Abra
17. Heartbreak Hi by Avec Sans
16. Old Habits Die Hard by Allie X

15. Shout Out to My Ex by Little Mix
14. Elizabeth Taylor by Clare Maguire
13. Home by Icarus
12. Big Girls by Sophie and the Bom Boms
11. Wasn’t My Fault by Christie

10. Cranes in the Sky by Solange
9. After the Afterparty by Charli XCX
8. Formation by Beyoncé
7. The Flute by Petite Meller
6. Nikes by Frank Ocean

5. Work from Home by Fifth Harmony
4. Hold Up by Beyoncé
3. Youth by Troye Sivan
2. Time to Share by Gemini
1. Ghost by Matilda

A wee bit of artwork
After a couple of glasses of wine, I drew Gordon Ramsay last night in charteuse, silver, and neon yellow.

Other business
In the immediate aftermath of the attack on Breitscheidplatz, I got information from Twitter. Ignored rumours, of course, just checking official sources or reputable news sources. One minor thing, though, that feels insignificant, but maybe not, was the promoted tweets. Obviously, I am in Germany, and the promoted tweets were for German things or companies doing business in Germany. At times like that, surely it would be a good idea for Twitter to get on the case and pause them. You’re looking for information, yet in amongst everything else, you’ve got companies trying to flog computers or salami. It’s not good for the user, and it would seem to me, not good for the companies either.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
I went to sleep to the sounds of wind and rain. It wasn’t windy or rainy, just a two-hour-long YouTube white noise thing to help me sleep. Woke up to the sound of binmen crashing around right outside the building, but I had the wonderful, number-two-on-the-above-list, Time to Share by Gemini in my head, so it was all okay, really. (When I say early, I mean about 7.15am, which I realise is an insult to everyone who has to get up at that time or earlier. Soz.)

On this day
Christmas number ones, 23 December 2014. An infographic about the Xmas number one singles in the UK. Last year’s was another charity one. Didn’t hear it. This year’s will be announced later today. I genuinely wish I still cared, but the music industry has given us no reason to, what with them hijacking it for so long.

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article

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Written by Craig

December 23rd, 2016 at 2:07 am

Posted in Artwork,Blah blah,Music

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