My Top 12 Favourite Singles Of 2012

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Some of you may not know, but throughout the course of the year I make playlists of all the songs/singles/albums that I am feeling every month of the year. As it’s the end of 2012 I thought I’ll share what my most played singles of the year were, every track representing a month in the calendar. Whilst I was doing this, I noticed that the start of 2012 was a weak start for music! Sorry to side-track, let’s get down to business.

12. Mary Mary‘Go Get It’

A lot of people don’t know that I like to listen to Gospel music from time to time. One of my favourite inspirational/Gospel tracks that took my heart this year has definitely been Mary Mary’s ‘Go Get It’. The song brought deliverance to my soul on such a ratchet level. I was finding myself running around my room shouting ‘GO GET IT! GO GET IT! GO GET IT! GO GETCHO BLESSING!!”. I just want to encourage everyone to go getcho blessing within 2013! It’s yo’ time!

11. Melanie Fiona‘This Time (feat. J. Cole)’

Melanie Fiona has taken the award as one of my favourite albums this year. However, ‘This Time’ has also been one of my favourite singles she’s released this year. Not because it features one of my favourite rappers, J. Cole, but because it was a good contemporary R&B track. The reason why this record is one of my favourite singles from ‘The MF Life’ is because it isn’t the typical ballad that you would hear from Fiona, I really took a liking to the record, not only because of the appealing beat, but because of the lyrical content as well. With better promotion, I believe ‘This Time’ would’ve crossed over and been a big hit not only on Urban radio charts but on Pop radio as well. Hopefully, Fiona’s team steps it up a notch in 2013!

10. 2 Chainz‘No Lie (feat. Drake)’

I was very late when I heard ‘No Lie’ by 2 Chainz. Mainly because I am not a fan of 2 Chainz’s shouting, so I was out of the loop for a good minute. Despite that, one day I turned on my radio and heard this song and from there it became one of my favourite songs! I was drawn to the song by Drake’s verse. You can’t deny, Drake has a unique tone that can make you instantly like a record. ‘No Lie’ was my head bopping track of the spring!

9. Azealia Banks‘212 (feat. Lazy Jay)’

The party anthem of 2012! I wasn’t sure who the artist behind this track was when I first heard it until someone told me. From that moment onwards, it was another anthem of my summer! The climax of the song is what makes this record what it is! If ‘212’ hasn’t been the highlight record of your year then you’ve been living under a rock. Please be free to dance like a white boy to this record, because I casually will.

8. Misha B‘Home Run’

I’ve always been a fan of Misha B from the days when she was on ‘The X-Factor’. When she released her mixtape, ‘Why Hello World’, earlier on this year, ‘Homerun’, was the stand out record on the project for me. Despite the duration of the mixtape version being only 1 minute, I still took a liking to the track. However, when she released the full version of the record it became another summer anthem of 2012! I even came up with my own adlibs; “Misha bludclart B you da baddest! Misha bludclart B you da baddest! Look at what you’ve done, done!”

7. Rick Ross‘Stay Schemin (feat. Drake and French Montana)’

I bet you’re shocked to see this song on the list! As we’ve already established, I can be ratchet at times. However, I like to bring out the hood in me too. ‘Stay Schemin’ brought out the hood side of me this year. Every time I heard this track it made me want to smoke weed and kick back and relax, and I don’t even smoke, never mind smoking weed! See how influentially music can be! Staying on track, this track was an anthem for me and a real close friend of mine! I definitely was Schemin’ throughout 2012.

6. Rita Ora‘How We Do (Party)’

Rita Ora exploded onto the music scene with her single ‘R.I.P. (feat. Tinie Tempah)’. I would’ve liked R.I.P. if Ora released a version without Tinie Tempah; he spoiled the record for me. However, when ‘Party & Bullshit’ (The original track name) surfaced on the internet, it was my anthem for a while; it was even my ringtone for a long period! It’s the perfect song to shout whilst you’re walking to the clubs with a water bottle filled Vodka and Coke. Please crank up the volume to this party anthem!

5. Emeli Sande‘My Kind Of Love’

Emeli Sande definitely has been the best breakthrough artist of 2012. Her album ‘Our Version of Events’ has received the credit it deserves and I am more than content with the success she has gained from it. ‘My Kind Of Love’ was the fourth single to be lifted off the project and it was one of those records that speak the truth in a considerate manner. Am I the only one that found myself shouting “THAT’S WHEN YOU FEEL MY KIND OF LOVE” every time I heard the track? The video gave a whole different meaning to the song and that’s the beauty of this single, it can relate to a lot of different situations. 2012 has definitely been Emeli Sande’s year!

4. Rebecca Ferguson‘Too Good To Lose’

I really enjoyed Rebecca Ferguson’s debut album, ‘Heaven’. I was definitely over the moon when she released ‘Too Good To Lose’ as a single as it is one of my favourite tracks from the album! The video suited the record perfectly, every time I heard the track on the radio, I turned up the volume and was singing along to it at the top of my lungs. It is one of those records that will brighten up my day! Even though the record didn’t do well on UK singles chart, it was still one of my favourite tracks of 2012. Ferguson is too underrated; I’m hoping that she becomes a bigger star within the upcoming year.

3. Ciara‘Sorry’

Ciara’s career hasn’t been easy over the past couple years. However, within 2012 we really saw the songstress try to get her career back to where it was. Ciara released ‘Sorry’ this autumn and as soon as I heard the song, I was speechless. The record say’s everything that had been on my mind for a while. I was nearly drawn to tears. I didn’t know Ciara had that kind of power! I found myself listening to ‘Sorry’ in the morning, on my way to university, on my way home from university, on my way to work, on my way back home from work and once again before I went to sleep. It’s safe to say I was addicted to this record! ‘Sorry’ really captured my heart!

2. Keyshia Cole‘Enough Of No Love (feat. Lil’ Wayne)’

*GASP* Keyshia Cole is not #1 on my top 12 Favourite singles of 2012!? Shock horror! I have to be honest with myself. Everyone knows I love Keyshia Cole with all my heart and nothing is going to change that. She exploded back onto the music scene with ‘Enough of No Love’ scoring her first top 10 R&B hit since ‘Trust (feat. Monica)’. This record was my ringtone and I couldn’t stop quoting the song on my Twitter. It just weighed into certain situations that were happening in my life at the time. This is another reason why I love Keyshia Cole; she always pops up at the right time! ‘Enough Of No Love’ may not be #1 but you know it was another anthem of mine throughout the last quarter of the year!

1. Solange‘Losing You’

Solange has taken the crown for my FAVOURITE single of 2012! When Solange returned to the music scene with ‘Losing You’ I was astounded as to how she came back with a fresh sound! One thing I love Solange for is her diversity and her will power to stand out from the crowd! She never conforms and always stays in her lane. ‘Losing You’ was repeated constantly. Despite it being released during the last quarter of the year, it still had a huge impact on me. In fact, it is currently my ringtone! In the words of Tamar Braxton – Miss Knowles, you did that!

So there we have it, my top 12 favourite singles of 2012. It was very difficult to pick 12 tracks but I got there in the end! Do you agree with the list? What were your favourite singles of 2012?

Could Jennifer Hudson help Kelly Rowland chose the Finalist’s on X-Factor?

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A Picture has leaked that Jennifer Hudson was helping Kelly Rowland chose the finalist for this year’s X-Factor!!

This is some GOOD News! Beyoncé and Michelle was rumored to be the one’s helping Kelly to choose who goes in the finals. It was kind of obvious for it to have been Beyoncé, even though it would have been Nice for Beyoncé to give her opinion! However Jennifer Hudson is GOOD Enough. Especially since Jennifer came from a TV show like X-Factor (American Idol) Jennifer will be able to see if the contestants are ready for what the TV show has to offer!

I honestly think that this year’s X-Factor is going to be another smash! Its sort of going downhill after Alexandra’s series. Matt Cardle is sizzling out already and his single hasn’t even hit the shelves! Joe McElderry is doing whatever he can to keep himself out of an Overdraft!

This series of X-Factor just needs to bring forth a GOOD Artist that will sell records and STAY Relevant. From watching the show I feel that we got some good contestants on our hands 🙂

Jessie J WILL help Tulisa chose X-Factor finalist

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Jessie J has confirmed through twitter that she will be helping Tulisa chose the finalist contestants in this year’s X-Factor. It has been leaked that Tulisa MIGHT be getting the “Groups” this year.

I’m sort of happy that Jessie J is going to help choose the groups. I know Tulisa has been attacked about her Vocal ability but Jessie J defiantly has a better vocal ability. My friend suggested that she thought Tulisa would have Dappy help her chose the groups. Compared to Jessie J and Dappy I am happy that Tulisa has chosen Jessie J!

This year’s X-Factor looks like its going to be a HUGE Success!

X-Factor Judge’s Categories Revealed

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MTV UK posted earlier on today a speculation of which Judge gets what categories in this year’s X-Factor. So Lets see Who has got who!

Gary Barlow – Boy’s

Kelly Rowland – Girls

Tulisa Contostavlos – Groups

Louis Walsh – Over 25’s

I think this is a WISE Choice. So far I am glad that Kelly has got the girls because the recent act that shocked us last week “Misha Bryan” Kelly Rowland will be the only person to give her the RIGHT songs and mentor her right. I am happy that Tulisa has got the Groups, coming from a “Pop” group herself she can advise them how to handle certain situations. However for Louis to be dumped with the Over 25’s, Well – Life isn’t fair. However I am proud that he got the Over 25’s as Louis is the reason behind JEDWARD! 

F.Y.I – Things could CHANGE. This was posted by MTV UK, so if it’s not true then don’t blame me. Blame MTV! 🙂

Cher Lloyd releases Teaser for “Swagger Jagger” [Video]

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The annoying Cher Lloyd has released a short video preview of her Official Single “Swagger Jagger”. Please check out the 8 seconds Clip.

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Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger [New Music]

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So the X-Factor Contestant – Cher Lloyd has finally brought her new song to the surface. I Didn’t like her when she was apart of X-Factor and I Don’t think I’m going to like her after hearing this new song called “Swagger Jagger”. Please check out what Cher Lloyd has to offer:

Here is what Cher Lloyd has to say about the song being leaked.

i’ve never been this upset ever! 

i worked so hard, and people wanna ruin it for me, if you wanted to hurt me you’ve done a great job.

please dont do this to me. i wish i was at home with my family, i’ve been through enough this year.

WELL!  I don’t know WHO Cher Lloyd is calling a “Swagger Jagger” when she CLEARLY copies everything what Cheryl Cole/Rihanna does! Tattoo’s, Hairstyles! The whole lot. So I guess she is singing this song to herself. This song right here…. is just… It sounds like a NURSERY RHYME! If this is her official Single then I cannot WAIT to see the video, because the day I see the video is the day that tears stream down my face in LAUGHTER.

Swagger Jagger my ass.

Cheryl Cole turns down Girls Aloud Offer!

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So much Drama has been happening with Cheryl Cole. I don’t know whether she’s coming or going! I don’t think she knows whether she’s coming or going. I don’t know WHAT has Possessed Cheryl Cole but I’m telling you that this Demon needs to be rebuked in the NAME of Jesus! Check out the article from MTV UK.

Cheryl Cole has reportedly rejected an offer to reform Girls Aloud.

The out-of-work Geordie was offered a six-figure amount to reunite with the girl group for an album and tour, but a report states that she rejected the deal within minutes.

The Daily Star reports that Girls Aloud’s management made her the big-money offer just hours after the news broke that she had been sacked from The X Factor USA. But despite the other four ladies being keen to reunite, Cheryl was unmoved.

An insider told the newspaper that she believes returning to Girls Aloud would be a backward step: “Cheryl has made it very clear she has no intention of rejoining the girls next year or ever. She turned the offer down within minutes, barely even considering it.

“She’s admitted to friends she’d see going back to Girls Aloud as a massive step backwards. Cheryl is convinced she can still crack America with her solo material, so she wants to focus on that.”

The News of the World reports that the Promise This singer has told friends she is relieved to be out of Simon Cowell’s shadow and able to make her own decisions for the first time in years.

“I’m actually really happy not to be on the show now. It was definitely the right decision for me,” the tabloid quotes Cheryl as saying. “I was so badly mucked around by Simon and everyone involved. I don’t want that in my life any more. I’m better off without it.

“I’ll make my own decisions now and not have to be dependent on someone else,” she continued. “I’ve moved on. I’m loving being home and being back in Britain. It feels right for me right now. I have no idea what I’m going to do next. But I don’t mind.”

Cheryl Cole … WHAT THE F&%K!? I understand that she thinks her joining Girls Aloud would be like stepping backwards. However Girls Aloud was one of the Biggest UK Girls Group of our time. A Reunion would be a good option for Her and the Girls Aloud fans! I think because the offer was offered to her after she got sacked from X-Factor USA she must have just didn’t want anything to do with her past.

However this bitch is Gassed on another type of Gasoline! Cheryl Cole BELIEVE’s that she can crack America with her Solo Material!? Cheryl, If you ever read this I just want you to know that your 2nd Album would NOT make you crack America. Your first album will just probably get you a top ten hit over there; If you really want to crack America Cheryl you might as well start singing “Turn my swag on” with your Clone Cher Lloyd!

I hope Girls Aloud proceed with the Reunion without Cheryl. I would like to see how this turns out. Because Cheryl Cole is NOT Beyonce Knowles and Girls Aloud is far from Destiny’s Child!

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