Grybop's 2017 (-#01 + RECAP VIDEO)

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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:34 pm


Yo soy masoquista
Con mi cuerpo un egoísta


10 Shakira feat. Maluma - Chantaje


Almost 2 decades after she hit it big, Shakira remains at the top of her game, releasing one hit after the other.
The intro riff (that appears several times throughout) is actually a very high-pitched vocal, which is IMO half the song's charm.
Sexy stuff.

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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:52 pm


For all those welcome tons of flowers
Who would have thought that you'd be so far
from home?
You know it's really hard to feel
When lovables may not be here
So every time you do, please don't. [!????]


09 The Away Days - World Horizon


Dream pop from Turkey, of all countries! Beautiful song that haunted me for many summer days.
The lyrics make no sense though - the ones circulating the net do not match what's being said IMO, perhaps a native might want to help?

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Postby heppolo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:55 pm

09 The Away Days - World Horizon

Amazing song, FSC quality
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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:59 pm

^^ FSC-related song coming up too!
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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:05 pm


E il nostro cuore al buio vuole esplodere
Vuole esplodere, vuole esplodere


08 Cesare Cremonini - Lost In The Weekend


I got my C1 in Italian this year, and yet I'm at a loss trying to understand what this song is really about.
Exciting combination of guitar and electronica in a song discovered in our FSC. Is this the highest FSC-related entry though?

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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:08 pm

"Chantaje" is decent. I expected more from the video, though.
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Postby Blondini » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:14 pm

13 is nice.
11 - track is interesting, don't like vocal refrain.
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Postby Grybop » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:54 am

Turn it up, it's your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumblin' around like a wasted zombie


07 Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm


The most meta- hit of the year and by far Katy's best song for me.
That thumping bassline couldn't go wrong, but the lyrics took the song to a whole new level, well done.

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Postby Grybop » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:29 pm


Don't act like you know me
I am not your homie


06 Jax Jones feat. Raye - You Don't Know Me


I'm not entirely sure whether this is an honestly sassy lyric, or a song meant to resonate with the self-referential, horse-riding millenials. The truth is I've been singing this catchy tune very often in 2017! Clever use of the bassline, tho I never really cared for the original song.

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Postby Grybop » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:37 pm


And if you're under him
You ain't getting over him


05 Dua Lipa - New Rules


Dua Lipa hasn't convinced me of her talents yet, there's no denying this is a flawless pop song, accompanied by an amazing video, my 2nd favourite of the year - my #1 video is up next.

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Postby heppolo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:01 pm

05 Dua Lipa - New Rules
This deffo made a lot of impact this year. One of the more deserving breakout stars of 2017.
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:19 pm

"Chained to the Rhythm" and "New Rules" are both great - among the highlights of 2017 pop music!
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Postby Grybop » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:28 pm


There's nobody like my mom
There's no place like my home since I was born
When I was young
The flavor is so strong
I've missed it so long now


04 The Blaze - Territory


Globalization and Islam. How do Islamic countries integrate into an ever changing world?
This is my reading of the video for Territory, a video with ultra strong imagery that conveys multiple messages.
Nothing short of a masterpiece.

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Postby Grybop » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:38 pm


I need my loneliness but I'm lost without you
I'm feeling so fearless
When you give me the proof, that my dream is so true
When you hold me I feel alive
When you hold me I'm alive
And I'm sure when I say
You're the best friend of my life


03 The Blaze - Virile


This was my entry point to The Blaze, an electronic duo from France, who, apart from making good music, shoot great videos as well.
Virile seemed to set a pattern for their first EP, released a few months ago: deep bass, pitched down vocals, English lyrics - this one's about male friendship.
Nothing else on the EP comes close to the brilliance of these 2 songs, but for a debut effort, it will have to suffice.

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Postby Blondini » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:54 pm

^^Nice songs / videos.
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Postby Grybop » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 pm


I know
that she'll sing me
a song


02 Allies for Everyone - Song for Peace of Mind


I don't know if feeling something breaking inside you counts as peace of mind, but that's what this song does to me.

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Postby Grybop » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:38 pm


We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to get away



01 Harry Styles - Sign of the Times


We got to
We got to
a w a y
We got to
We got to
a w a y

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Postby Grybop » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:43 pm







Recap #20 --> #01



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Postby Blondini » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:36 pm

:o
It certainly surprised me at the time, too. Pretty good album, too. Not since Robbie has a teen idol made as good a facsimile of retro rock.
The annoyance being that UK rock radio is ignoring him because of his background. :-? (though he has charted on one of the Billboard rock radio charts in America)
Yet if a pop act makes urban music or dance music they're embraced by that scene (most of the time).
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:44 pm

Harry alone tried to redeem the charts in 2017, one of the few good UK #1 of this year.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:42 am

Another surprise! I am personally not too keen on Harry's solo output but can see why you're such a fan.

A great section of pop from 7-5, cracking pics..
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Postby Tansike » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:55 pm

40 Lana Del Rey - Love
39 Francesco Gabbani - Occidentali's Karma
34 Lana Del Rey - Cherry
32 Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ - Lean On
23 Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
20 DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You
17 Lana Del Rey ft. The Weeknd - Lust For Life
15 The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - Starboy
10 Shakira feat. Maluma - Chantaje
07 Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm
05 Dua Lipa - New Rules
01 Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
Great countdown, love the presentation!
There are a lot more songs that i like/love than expected. I had no idea you were that much into "Lust For Life", but i'm glad to hear this, as it's one of my favorite albums of 2017. "Cherry" belongs to my faves too, so it's nice to see that one appear as album track.
"New Rules", "Chained To The Rhythm" and "Shape Of You" were big highlight of the year for me, while "Lean On" and "Let Me Love You" were big hits in the last years for me, so especially nice to see them here 8-)
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Postby Thriller » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:04 pm

Good to see Jax and Dua up there! They'd actually make a great collaboration.
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Postby Grybop » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:45 pm

Blondini wrote: Not since Robbie has a teen idol made as good a facsimile of retro rock.
I couldn't agree more on that "facsimile of retro rock" term. Sign of the Times is so old-fashioned in its composition - I mean, the melody is very simple, but you feel like it's actually going somewhere in the end, unlike many other chart hits these days.
It also feels like it's pushing all the right buttons to move you, everything being so perfectly placed to bring everything to a perfect crescendo, especially that vacuum sound :lol: at 0:08 that appears several times up to its final placing at 5:11 - which pushes the song to an orgasmic, climactic end.
I didn't know who he was when I first heard the song, but it's a shame if he's being snubbed because of his past. Though that hardly comes as a surprise.
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Postby Grybop » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:49 pm

Cheerios for all the comments!

Thriller wrote:Good to see Jax and Dua up there! They'd actually make a great collaboration.
I'd love to see that coming true! Thanks for introducing that Gryffin tune by the way <3
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