X – 3am by Busted

A-Z Blog Challenge - 3am by Busted - Lauren Mayhew Author3am by Busted  31 Plays – 0 X Songs in Total

3am by Busted was released way back in 2003. I would have been 11 years old. That was back in the days that I absolutely loved Busted but refused to listen to McFly. I thought McFly were copy cats, never having realised that Tom from McFly worked closely with James from Busted to create albums for both bands. I was young. I didn’t realise that I could love both bands at the same time. I’m so glad I changed my mind though. This challenge would have looked a lot different without McFly to fill in a few of the gaps.

There’s something quite simple about 3am that I absolutely love. It’s a very repetitive song with regards to lyrics and melody, but it doesn’t make it boring like with some other songs. It’s another breakup song, like the majority of songs I’ve written about in this challenge. However, it’s a song with some hope in it too. I like to think that the couple got back together again. That’s if the girl’s car didn’t break down before she got to speak to her boyfriend. I think I also love the power in Matt’s voice here. There’s so much passion, it’s hard not to like the song. You can see the video for 3am at the bottom of the post.   Continue reading

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W – Warzone by The Wanted

A-Z Blog Challenge - Warzone by The Wanted - Lauren Mayhew AuthorWarzone by The Wanted – 52 Plays – 87 ‘W’ Songs in Total

I heard Warzone on The Wanted’s second album, Battleground, not long before it was released as a single. It was one of those songs that I had to listen to again and again. There’s something so pure about it. For the second and final time in this challenge, I will admit to Warzone not actually being the number one song in the ‘W’ category. Number one was Weakness by The Wanted. I loved it when I first heard it, but the more I played it, the more I realised how weak the song was lyrically – no pun intended. It’s not the best song they’ve done, but you can have a listen here.

I love how half way through Warzone they start to hum, it reminds me of the Misty Mountain song from The Hobbit. (Watch here.) However, it’s another one of those frustrating songs that I can’t sing. To begin with it’s way too deep, but then the chorus is a little too high. I literally can’t win. It’s a very powerful song too, though it’s difficult to find a good live version. Maybe it had a bit too much power for some of the singers. You can find the official video at the bottom of the post. Continue reading

H – The Heart Never Lies by McFly

A-Z Blog Challenge - The Heart Never Lies by McFly - Lauren Mayhew Author

The Heart Never Lies by McFly – 45 Plays – 78 ‘H’ Songs in Total

I know this song begins with ‘The’, but it’s not really a word, is it? I also really didn’t want my ‘T’ post to begin with ‘The’. The Heart Never Lies was released as an EP in 2008 rather than a single or an album track. I think this was around the time that I rediscovered McFly, and although I’d heard The Heart Never Lies previously, it wasn’t until a few years after its release that I listened to it properly. This was around the time that I downloaded every single song by McFly in the iTunes store. These included a version of Lola, with Busted, and their cover of Pinball Wizard by The Who. Both are very good, you should check them out.

I would consider The Heart Never Lies to be a power ballad. Feel free to disagree. It is a love song, but not the typical boyband kind of love song. The way that I interpret it is that it’s written about the friendships within the band, but they’ve made it look like they’re singing about a lover. Although it may not look like it at the moment, McFly are great friends, almost like brothers, I’d say. This song epitomises that friendship. The video can be found at the bottom of the blog. Continue reading

Nasty Girl

Nasty Girl by Notorious B.I.GThe number 1 song this time 10 years ago was Nasty Girl by the The Notorious B.I.G.

This is another one that I’ve never heard before. At this point in my life, I think that I was still listening to Busted.

Nasty Girl: I’ve met a few nasty girls in my time but one who stands out above the rest is a girl I went to Infant School with. I won’t name her because that’s unfair and for all I know she might be a changed person – I highly doubt that though.

This girl used to bully me. I was a chubby child and she enjoyed teasing me about my weight. Every. Single. Day. Continue reading

Busted are back!

Who else is super excited about the fact that Busted are back? New music and a tour in May!!! My cousins, me and a friend of ours have already decided which venue we’re going to, now we just have to get the tickets. Fingers crossed all goes well on Friday.

I’M SO EXCITED!

Busted tour 2016

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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