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10 English songs that sum up 2016 for you

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,880 mod
edited January 2017 in Music
Songs can evoke vivid memories.

What 10 songs sum up 2016 for you?

Try writing why you feel they have a connection with last year.

Just to clarify - it's up to you if you want to include a YouTube video.
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    Only the titles or with YouTube links to the songs, @Lynne ?
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was about to post the whole links...phew
  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,629 mod
    edited January 2017
    Here is my list or what I've remembered

    David Guetta ft. Zara Larsson - This One's For You this song will evoke my memories for UEFA 2016

    twenty one pilots: Heathens

    Can't Stop The Feeling JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

    Sia - The Greatest

    Charlie Puth - We Don't Talk Anymore

    Oh Wonder - All We Do

    Major Lazer – Light it Up

    Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You ----> this is the first time I vote for him :dizzy:

    oh wonder - without you

    Feel Good

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,101 mod
    Actually this one's been around 58 years I think (before I was born any way), but it one of my favourites.

  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,629 mod
    Okay @mheredge here is the 2016 ver. of it :D

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,101 mod
    Though it was a hit years before I was even around @aladdin, Simon and Garfunkel bring back happy memories as their Bridge Over Troubled Waters was the first LG I ever bought.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's not easy to narrow down to the list of the top 10 songs since there are so many good songs played in EG.
    What's your list of top 10 songs on English Radio? :smile:
    @april @Rema @rupsil @Zom @Bubbly and all the other members

    A turbulent year in 2016
    Auntie Aviator - John & Beverley Martyn

    Nine in the afternoon - Panic! At The Disco

    The Worlds that Maketh Murder - PJ Harvey

    Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

    Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
    Broken - Seether ft. Amy Lee

    Happy - Pharrell Williams

    Hurt - Johnny Cash

    Arabella - Arctic Monkeys

    What A Difference A Day Made - Aretha Franklin

    Lily the Pink - The Scaffol

  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But I only know this version of it sang by Simon & Garfunkel @mheredge . I think it's because we have different environment?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Shiny03 thanks for inviting me here. I have shared many favourite songs on G+ with the title song of the day.
  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,629 mod
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    It's difficult to pick top ten from the songs that I've shared on G+. But, I will go with oldies goldies! :)

    Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire (Official Video)

    Billy Joel - Piano Man

    Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart w/lyrics

    Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People

    Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder.

    John Mayer - Waiting On the World to Change

    R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly

    Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Bublé

    Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles Tribute

    Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

    Bob Marley-One Love (People Get Ready) w/lyrics

    Give Peace A Chance (1969) - Official Video
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    From the contemporary musicians, I like Savage Garden. His voice quality is awesome like him! ;)

    Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply

    ......and ofcourse, one song that is all time favourite..!
    Jason Mraz - I'm Yours [Official Music Video]

    Nice try by this new singer...!
    Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own

    PS: No idea whether these songs are in ER archive or not! :)

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    edited January 2017
    This is 2016 for me, summed up in ten songs.

    1. 2016 started excitingly with a phenomenon Total Solar Eclipse in Indonesia, which I was one of the millions witnesses.
    This fabulous eclipse was evidence of how wonderful this world is.
    My first song is therefore: “What a wonderful world”.

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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    2. It was so nice to watch the sun played hide and seek with the moon, so my second song is:
    “Here comes the sun”.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    3. Unfortunately, the news about the terrorist attack in Brussels Airport Belgium in March the 22nd, changed my happy mood rapidly.
    The attack in Brussels followed by Nice in July and Berlin in December.
    The title of my third song is: “Ticket to heaven”, the quote that is frequently used by suicide bombers, but the lyrics are not about killing of course.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    4. My fourth song is “Same as it ever was” from Michael Franti & Spearhead.
    He wrote this song as a cry for justice after a lot of violence and injustice which happened in US and many other countries.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    5. The Summer Olympic 2016 took place in Brasil in August.
    So, “Brazil” from Bellini is my fifth song.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    6. Floods, earthquakes, forest fires and hurricanes were in the news the whole year caused by, among others, global warming.
    What have we done with our beautiful world?
    The “Earth Song” is from Michael Jackson.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    7. Sadly, one and another death announcement reached us.
    David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael Toots Thielemans, Fidel Castro, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Andrew sachs .....
    "Time to say goodbye":

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    8. This song, one of the favourite songs in English Radio is dedicated for Cohen: “Halleluyah".

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    9. In November, Bob Dylan is awarded The Nobel Prize for Literature, with a lot of controversy though.
    "We Shall Overcome" is a protest song in the 20th century that became a key anthem of the African-American Civil Rights movement.
    Dylan covered also this song and I want to add this song as my ninth for him and also because my mind goes to thousands of migrants who had lived in Calais Jungle for months, waiting for a chance to reach UK, but eventually they were evacuated from this place in October 2016.
    This song is also my way to stay positive after witnessing a lot of disappointments in 2016 like The Brexit and the fact that Donald Trump is elected as the new American President.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    10. Finally, as my tenth, I chose “We are the world”.
    Let us stay together for the good sake because we are the world! We have to make the world a better place for everyone!

  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @april Applause for elaborating your list. :smile:
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    Thank you for your appreciation, @Shiny03 .
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,729 mod
    I enjoyed the song "History" by 'One Direction' this year. I know they're a band for teenagers really, but I have a friend and it's 'our song' which just makes it even more special!
  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 570 ✭✭✭
    I agree with you @aladdin 'This one's for you' - Euro Cup song we will remember. What other Euro or World Cup song do you like the most?

    I like oldies which you've chosen @Bubbly

    @april Great review of the year by songs you've made!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,555 mod
    Thank you, @hazel27 .
  • LeozLeoz Posts: 16 ✭✭
    I like the song "Charlie Puth - We Don't Talk Anymore". It's very nice
  • RemaRema Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    These are songs which have just fallen on my mind that I heard on the ER(I will definitely miss mentioning some of the other great songs :D )

    1. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

    2. Men At Work - Down Under

    3. David Bowie - Let's Dance

    4. Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

    5. Pedestrian At Best - Courtney Barnett

    6. Aswad - Shine

    7. The Eagles - Hotel California

    9. UB40 & Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe

    9. Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire

    10. Alanis Morissette - Ironic

  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 570 ✭✭✭
    The most of chosen songs are old and sentimental, not from 2016. Are we getting older and don't like new kind of music? :D
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