Tinie Tempah – Pass Out

Woke up with this song playing in my head, for some reason lol

As soon as I actually listened to it again (after all those years), it took me back to swimming on the rooftop pool (cleverly designed with a transparent border) at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel (Fahaheel). About 10 years ago, my friends and I practically lived there!

Imagine driving all the way from Kuwait City to Fahaheel and listening to this one song, on repeat (it wasn’t even my car lol). That’s pretty much what I’d put my friends through. Meanwhile, the ones in the other car would be listening to things like Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We No Speak Americano and other boppy music (at the time). Ah, nostalgia!

Shoofha – Daffy feat. Flipperachi

I don’t particularly care for Arab Music because it all sounds the same to me. Rarely, if ever, am I moved by Arabic Music and don’t even get me started on the Music Videos that go along with those Arabic Songs. They’re just so… cheesy. The same goes for Indian Music.

Worst of all, they blatantly steal copy popular Western Songs (from the actual Music down to the plot-line of the Music Video). I’m well aware of the reason behind this specific formula, but it just doesn’t appeal to me. As such, I don’t watch/listen to Arabic/Indian Music.

Taken from my earlier review of an Indian Song (here), but strongly applies to this Arabic Song as well.

I first heard Shoofha back in December 2019 and started noticing it popping up everywhere after that. I say everywhere, but it was mostly in cars. My friends would have it playing in their cars, whenever they picked me up. I’ll see others lip-synching to it on Snapchat. It’s played at all the little kids’ birthday parties (my friends are all married with kids). Basically, it’s like the entire country of Kuwait decided unanimously to adopt Shoofha as their unofficial anthem.

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Tones And I – Dance Monkey

Dance Monkey was 2019’s anthem, at least in my humble opinion.

This song was literally everywhere at one point! It was mellow enough to chill to, but also boppy enough to dance to. Personally, I loved playing this in my car (or in my friends’ car whenever they’d pick me up to go out)… back when we weren’t under quarantine.

My friends introduced me to the Khaleeji Version which is boppier and equally fun to dance to or at the very least do neck stuff to (built-in dance move with Arabs).

Both versions remind me of happier times ♥

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Never saw the movie and absolutely zero interest in watching it…

However, last night I heard Bryan Callen butchering this song on The Fighter and The Kid (podcast he co-hosts with Brenden Schaub) and despite myself, was kinda’ curious.

So, I looked it up on YouTube and literally started crying (I’m talking full on crying) as soon as the song began playing! It was instant! Start video. Ensue tears. Needless to say, I’m seriously feeling this song at the moment!

I used to like Gaga’s music when she coming up, but sorta’… outgrew her.

I thought Bradley Cooper was pretty funny in the Hangover movies, but fell in love with him after the movie Limitless.

Coincidentally, Bryan Callen was also in one of the Hangover movies. More recently, when I saw Joker a few months ago at the movies, I clocked Bryan Callen as one of the clowns. Not gonna’ lie, I got pretty excited and pointed him about, but once again, none of my people had a clue what I was talking about (I need new people. People who watch/listen to Podcasts at the very least).

Anyways, Shallow is a beautiful song and I definitely recommend giving it a listen!

Badshah – Paagal

I don’t particularly care for Arab Music because it all sounds the same to me. Rarely, if ever, am I moved by Arabic Music and don’t even get me started on the Music Videos that go along with those Arabic Songs. They’re just so… cheesy. The same goes for Indian Music. Worst of all, they blatantly steal copy popular Western Songs (from the actual Music down to the plot-line of the Music Video). I’m well aware of the reason behind this specific formula, but it just doesn’t appeal to me. As such, I don’t watch/listen to Arabic/Indian Music.

With that being said, after decades of avoiding both, I was quite curious to see/hear if the Record-Breaking Song (75 Million Views within the first 24 Hours of its debut on YouTube) was worth the hype…

The song in question was called Paagal (which from my minimal understanding of Hindi meant “crazy”) and was by the Indian Rapper who goes by Badshah.

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MGMT – Electric Feel

One of my favorite songs, ever!

I used to listen to it all the time (like, nonstop) when it first came out! I’ve even referenced Electric Feel on my blog at least a handful of times! Normally, I enjoy most remixes of my favorite songs, but with this one, even the version by my beloved Kygo doesn’t hold up to the original. Heck, even the music video is a trip (I’d like to drink from the moon someday too)!

Watch it. Listen to it. Love it.

Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, & Mason Ramsey – Old Town Road (Area 51 Video)

I watched Bob Lazar (doesn’t he kinda’, sorta’ look like Stephen King?) on Joe Rogan’s Podcast, so I feel invested in the story now. That said, when someone created the Storm Area 51 event on Facebook, I personally thought it was hilarious! Now, there’s even an Area 51 version of Old Town Road! LOL The Naruto-run never fails to crack me up! Also, why Keanu? LOLOLOL

Incidentally, while I was listening to the song, all three of my sister’s kids, knew all the words by heart (and yet somehow can’t memorize basic Arabic tsk tsk), so I’m assuming they’ve either watched this version… or any of the billion other versions floating around lol