Thursday, February 01, 2018

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #1-20

for those 3 of you who actually follow my posts & spotify playlists, you'll know that i've already put out my BEST OF 2017 playlist a few weeks back. but for those who need a more visual display, i'm finally getting around to compiling my fave songs in video form. feel free to play in the background or discover some wonderful videos while you're at it! kicking off with the TOP 20:
1. Perfume Genius - Slip Away / Wreath / Just Like Love / Otherside
2. SZA - Supermodel / The Weekend / Drew Barrymore 
3. Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
4. P!nk - What About Us / Beautiful Trauma
5. St. Vincent - New York
6. London Grammar - Big Picture
7. Dark Rooms - I Get Overwhelmed
8. Dua Lipa - New Rules
9. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin Me Back
10. Kendrick Lamar - DNA. / LOVE. / HUMBLE. 
11. Dermot Kennedy - All My Friends / Boston / A closeness
12. Dear Evan Hansen / Ben Platt - For Forever
13. Sufjan Stevens - Mystery of Love
14. Drake feat Jorja Smith - Passionfruit / Get It Together
15. Lucy Rose - End Up Here / Moirai
16. Khalid - Location / Young Dumb & Broke
17. A R I Z O N A - Oceans Away / (Mansionair remix)
18. mura masa - 1 night / Second 2 None / helpline
19. Charli XCX - Boys
20. Jessie Ware - Midnight

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #21-40

Continuing the best of 2017 list with #21-40! If you want to hear ALL of the songs go to the spotify playlist and follow!
21. Birdtalker - One
22. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
23. Little Dragon - Peace of Mind (feat Faith Evans) / Sweet / Strobe Light
24. Little Mix - Touch / No More Sad Songs
25. Zara Larsson - Don’t Let Me Be Yours
26. MUNA - I Know A Place / Crying on the Bathroom Floor
27. The Secret Sisters - He’s Fine
28. Barns Courtney - Golden Dandelions
29. Tom Walker - Just You and I / Leave a Light On
30. Kelela - LMK
31. J Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente
32. Toddla T feat Andrea Martin - Magnet
33. ODESZA - Late Night / Line of Sight (feat WYNNE & Mansionair)
34. Wild Youth - All of Nothing
35. Maren Morris - Once
36. Laura Marling - Always This Way / Next Time / Nothing, Not Nearly
37. Jacob Banks - Part Time Love / Unknown (To You)
38. Isaac Gracie - Reverie / All in My Mind
39. Ed Sheeran - Perfect / Castle on the Hill
40. French Montana feat Swae Lee - Unforgettable

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #41-60

remember in order to listen to ALL the songs follow us on the spotify playlist
41. Rihanna - Love On The Brain
42. Riton feat Kah-Lo, Mr Eazi & DaVido - Money
43. Mabel feat Kojo Funds - Finders Keepers (DUSK remix)
44. Lorde - Green Light / Supercut / Perfect Places
45. Dean Lewis - Waves / Need You Now
46. Brandi Carlile - The Joke
47. Shakey Graves - Nobody’s Fool
48. Ryan McMullan - Oh Susannah
49. Amine - Caroline
50. Tors - Merry Go Round
51. Sundara Karma - Explore
52. Red Velvet - Red Flavor / Peek-A-Boo
53. KYLE feat Lil Yachty - iSpy
54. Rita Ora - Anywhere / Your Song
55. Highasakite - 5 Million Miles
56. Taylor Swift - Delicate / New Year’s Day
57. The Greatest Showman - Never Enough by Loren Allred / Rewrite The Stars by Zac Efron & Zendaya
58. Frenship - 1000 Nights / Capsize feat Emily Warren
59. Cold War Kids - Can We Hang On? / So Tied Up feat Bishop Briggs
60. Bruno Major - Cold Blood / Just The Same

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #61-80

to listen to the WHOLE best of playlist, remember to check it out on spotify!
61. Sigrid - Don’t Kill My Vibe / Plot Twist
62. Imelda May feat Jeff Beck - Black Tears
63. Sam Smith - Say It First / Palace
64. Zayn feat Partynextdoor - Still Got Time
65. Marc E Bassy feat Kyle - Plot Twist
66. Lauv - I Like Me Better / Paris in the Rain
67. Toulouse - Hurtin
68. Lewis Capaldi - Mercy
69. Julia Michaels - Issues
70. Starley - Call On Me
71. Lana Del Rey - Love
72. Jack Vallier - Rebekah
73. Riley Pearce - Misplaced
74. Cam - Diane
75. Dan + Shay - How Not To
76. N.E.R.D. feat Rihanna - Lemon
77. Karma Kid feat Fono - Allison
78. CamelPhat & Elderbrook - Cola
79. Camila Cabello feat Young Thug - Havana
80. DJ Cassidy feat Grace & Lil Yachty - Honor

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #81-100

want more? check out the FULL best of playlist on spotify!
81. First Aid Kit - Fireworks
82. Rae Morris - Do It / Atletico (The Only One)
83. Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat Zara Larsson) / I Miss You (feat Julia Michaels)
84. Ninajirachi feat Freya Staer - Pure Luck
85. Overcoats - Hold Me Close
86. Eat More Cake - Hide From The Light
87. Chris Stapleton - Either Way
88. Stormzy feat MNEK - Blinded by Your Grace pt 2
89. Future feat Kendrick Lamar - Mask Off (remix)
90. Frances Cone - Arizona
91. Middle Kids - Never Start
92. Francis and the Lights feat Chance the Rapper - May I Have This Dance
93. Noah Kahan - Sink / Young Blood / Hurt Somebody
94. Zedd feat Alessia Cara - Stay
95. Jax Jones feat Raye - You Don’t Know Me
96. Eduardo Muchacho - Intoxicated (club edit) 97. The Beach - Bridge Back to Your Heart
98. Rhye - Taste
99. Yoke Lore - World Wings
100. Washed Out - Get Lost

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #101-120

want more? check out the FULL best of 2017 playlist via spotify!
101. Tove Styrke - Say My Name
102. SUNMI - Gashina
103. Ariana Grande feat Future - Everyday
104. Vance Joy - Lay It On Me
105. Vianney - Moi aimer Toi / Sans le dire
106. Little Big Town - Happy People
107. Amy Shark - Blood Brothers / Drive You Mad
108. Hurray for the Riff Raff - Living in the City / Hungry Ghost
109. Calvin Harris - Faking It (feat Kehlani & Lil Yachty) / Slide (feat Frank Ocean & Migos)
110. Trey Songz - Nobody Else But You
111. Shy Girls - Trivial Motion (Prep remix)
112. Rationale - Loving Life
113. Tinashe - Flame
114. MGMT - Little Dark Age
115. Showtek feat Brooks & Natalie Major - On Our Own
116. Lost Frequencies feat Netsky - Here With You
117. Slow Magic feat Kate Boy - Mind
118. Midland - Final Credits
119. Duke Dumont feat Gorgon City & NAATIONS - Real Life (Solardo remix)
120. Gang of Youths - Let Me Down Easy

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #121-140

want to hear the whole best of collection? check it out in full on spotify!
121. Wolf Alice - Space & Time
122. Wrabel - Bloodstain
123. Wafia - 83 Days
124. Leo Stannard & Frances - Gravity
125. Ruel - Don’t Tell Me
126. Joel Taylor - Two Sides
127. John Mayer - Love on the Weekend / Moving On and Getting Over
128. COIN - I Don’t Wanna Dance
129. Cage the Elephant - Whole Wide World (Unpeeled)
130. Amir Obe - Wish You Well
131. Virginia to Vegas - Selfish
132. Alina Baraz feat Khalid - Electric
133. Flight Facilities feat Emma Louise - Arty Boy
134. Elderbrook - Good Times
135. Billie Eilish - bellyache
136. EDEN - gold
137. Elise LeGrow - You Never Can Tell
138. Charlie Cunningham - You Sigh
139. liv - Hurts to liv
140. Denai Moore feat Kwabs - All The Way

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #141-160

Still finding some gems from the best of 2017 list? If you wanna hear the whole lot remember to follow on spotify!
141. Liv Dawson - Somewhere Good
142. Sabrina Claudio - Too Much Too Late
143. Jhene Aiko - While We’re Young
144. H.E.R. - 2
145. YEBBA - Evergreen
146. Syd - Know
147. Miguel feat Travis Scott - Sky Walker
148. Alexander Biggs - Figure It Out
149. Kelly Lee Owens - Keep Walking
150. Declan McKenna - Why Do You Feel So Down / The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home
151. Dustin Tebbutt - Atlas In Your Eye (For Jasper Jones)
152. Jai Wolf feat Mr Gabriel - Starlight
153. Omarion - Distance
154. Hurts - Chaperone
155. Feist - Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
156. James Blake - Vincent
157. Joy Williams - Don’t Let Me Down
158. Beck - Fix Me / Up All Night
159. HAIM - Want You Back / Little of Your Love / Right Now
160. Jarreau Vandal - Make You Love Me (feat Zak Abel) / Someone That You Love (feat Olivia Nelson)

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #161-180

want more? check out the FULL best of 2017 list on spotify!
161. Dagny - Wearing Nothing / Love You Like That
162. LANY - The Breakup / Super Far
163. The Vamps - Middle of the Night (feat Martin Jensen) / Personal (feat Maggie Lindemann)
164. Jordan Rakei - Sorceress (Acoustic) / Nerve
165. JP Cooper - The Only Reason / September Song / Passport Home / Wait
166. Major Lazer - Know No Better (feat Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo) / Particula (feat DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)
167. MC Fioti - Joga O Bum Bum Tam Tam
168. Manchester Orchestra - The Alien
169. Mansionair - Astronaut (Something About Your Love)
170. Petit Biscuit - Sunset Lover / Gravitation (& More feat Isaac Delusion) / Problems (feat Lido)
171. Sylvan Esso - Die Young / There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You
172. Napkey - At Least
173. Little Hours - Later On
174. Kllo - Virtue
175. Elle Vos - You Don’t Know About Me
176. Anna of the North - Oslo
177. VERITE - Nothing
178. The Hunna - Never Enough
179. Kelly Clarkson - Heat
180. Bishop Briggs - Dream

wongieFM BEST OF 2017: #181 - 200

of course there are ALOT more songs to after this batch but i figured i'd stop at #200! if you want to hear the remaining songs (and they're all good!) click on the spotify playlist and follow it please!
181. The Amazons - Black Magic
182. alt-J - 3WW / Dancing in the Moonlight (It’s Caught Me in It’s Spotlight)
183. Formation - A Friend
184. Pussy Riot - Police State
185. Radiohead - I Promise
186. Ruthven - Evil
187. MNEK - Paradise
188. Martin Jensen - Solo Dance
189. RAYE - The Line
190. Nadia Rose feat Red Rat - Tight Up
191. Martin Solveig - Places (feat Ina Wroldsen) / All Stars (feat ALMA)
192. Feder feat Daecolm - Back For More
193. Panama - Hope For Something
194. Paperwhite - Only Us
195. Nilufer Yanya - Baby Luv
196. Matthew and the Atlas - Palace
197. Plested - Habits
198. Devin Dawson - I Don’t Care Who Sees
199. Jeffrey East - Still Crazy (Coffeehouse Mix)
200. Dispatch - Only the Wild Ones

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

HOT SOUNDTRACK: bleachers - alfie's song (not so typical love song) (OST love simon)

bleachers - alfie's song (not so typical love song) (OST love simon)
executive producing the soundtrack for the upcoming lgbt teenage rom com 'love simon', jack antonoff surprised fans with the 1st release from the collection via a link and it's a pop gem! featuring new songs by troye sivan, amy shark and a duet between 5th harmony's normani kordei & khalid, 'alfie's song' is the perfect kick off to what already looks like a sweet fun hit film for the spring!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: kylie minogue - dancing

kylie minogue - dancing
it's the return of kylie!!!!!! the new easy on the ears pop jam gives us a world where kylie channels dolly parton if she were a country pop star today. co-written by amy wadge (ed sheeran) & sky adams (barns courtney) this number kicks off kylie's new album 'golden' which promises tracks that's on par with us celebrating 30 years of her in the business. this is a GREAT start!

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: troye sivan - the good side

troye sivan - the good side
are you kidding me? two songs out and troye sivan has already put out two of my fave songs of 2018! this time giving us an acoustic number that is just wonderfully still and present. could this be one of the best albums of the year, we shall see, but troye is making a very good case of it!

VIDEO PREMIERE: justin timberlake - supplies

justin timberlake - supplies
um... what is going on here? after the very meh 'filthy' THIS is the follow up track that's supposed to wow us into euphoria? where is the countrified man of the earth music that comes with his heavily stylised album teaser? i'm going to go with nope on this one. (though dave meyers sure knows how to make a meh song LOOK great!)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WONGIE SONG OF THE MONTH: first aid kit - fireworks

first aid kit - fireworks
swedish folk sisters klara and johanna söderberg (aka first aid kit) have continued their journey celebrating old skool country/americana in their latest album 'ruins'. releasing 'fireworks' as an album preview track late last year, they've now officially made it a proper single with a creepy 80's prom theme (with a rapture involved) accompanying video. we loved this song so much that it made our best of 2017 song list and remains a fave!! LOVE THIS SONG!

Monday, January 15, 2018

ONE TO WATCH: cautious clay - juliet + caeser / joshua tree

cautious clay- juliet + caeser / joshua tree
ooh it's always a good day when you discover a new act that shows up locked and ready with a sound that's distinctly theirs. at just 24 singer/songwriter josh has released a few singles that showcase his eclectic soulful sound with a twist of indie thrown in. it's lush really! turn up these two jams and look out for this brooklyn based performer when he embarks on live performances later this year. LOVE THIS!

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats - you worry me

nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats - you worry me
taken off their upcoming album 'tearing at the seams', it's been two plus years since we've heard new material from nathaniel rateliff and the night sweats! moving away from their soulful singalong big jams, the band are giving us a more intimate sound hinting at a more personal album this time around. love the first release!

Friday, January 12, 2018

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: troye sivan - my my my

troye sivan - my my my
it's the wonderful return of troye sivan!!! kicking off 2018 with it's 1st great song, 22 year old troye is celebrating his queerness with this lovely joyous love song that'll get girls swooning and everyone else bopping along happily. with all the shite news in the world, we definitely need this 3'33" minutes of bliss.

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: dua lipa - idgaf

dua lipa - idgaf
after the worldwide popularity of 'new rules' it was a no brainer to bring back director henry scholfield to come up with this dynamic 7th single (!!!) off of dua's debut album. throw in creative team mosaert (paul van haver (aka stromae!) and luc junior tam) dua's latest single comes with yet another creative fun visually catchy number that just adds to the already immediacy of the song itself. LOVE THIS!!!

NEW TAYLOR SWIFT: taylor swift feat ed sheeran & future - end game

taylor swift feat ed sheeran & future - end game
the logistics of shooting in miami / tokyo / london must have been craaazy, but if anyone can make it look like a fun experience it'll be t-swift video collaborator joseph kahn who's given this song serious cred. it basically is a verse an artist number that makes up for alot of hip hop 'remixes' these days. it's nice to see taylor try something like this, but now i'm curious about what the ACTUAL remix will sound like and who will she get to verse on that one...

Friday, January 05, 2018

WONGIE INDIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: superorganism - everybody wants to be famous

superorganism - everybody wants to be famous
nothing like kicking off 2018 with this quirky new 8 member band (they live in a communal building in london) fronted by the very teenager orono who's much younger than those she performs with. each member has their own function but collectively they are making some real catchy all over the place pop gems that sound super self assured and highly identifiable. it's going to be a fun 2018 for these guys!!

want more? check out a live version of their 1st single 'something for your m.i.n.d.' below:

superorganism - something for your m.i.n.d. (live @ later with jools holland)

WONGIE BEST OF 2017: sufjan stevens - mystery of love (OST call me by your name)

sufjan stevens - mystery of love (OST call me by your name)
though 'mystery of love' sits happily at #13 of wongie's best songs of 2017 it doesn't mean that i don't swoon every time i hear it. but now with this wonderfully curated video featuring scenes from 'call me by your name' we can all swoon together at the beautiful summer that elio/oliver spent together. ah... swoooon some more!!!

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: jay z feat beyonce - family feud

jay z feat beyonce - family feud
honestly this 8 minute star studded video short with over 20 major stars that have worked/collaborated/or will work with ava duvernay is something to watch in awe. showcasing a future run by women or people of color, the end result might still end in shakespearean tragedy since power can corrupt the best of us. as the song says, 'nobody wins when the family feuds' but boy do we get to watch something epic in return!

VIDEO PREMIERE: justin timberlake - filthy

justin timberlake - filthy
call it a more toned down funk jam, but the return of justin timberlake is no doubt a risky release for those hoping for something more hyped (especially since the song reunites timbaland with JT post 'sexyback'). throw in a robot dancing video by mark romanek and you've got something that falls a bit short in my book. with more tracks coming out in the following weeks this is just a teaser of what to expect.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

HOT SOUNDTRACK! kendrick lamar, sza - all the stars (OST black panther)

kendrick lamar, sza - all the stars (OST black panther)
after teasing it on his last video LOVE. kendrick's gone and given us the official first release off his co-produced black panther soundtrack. adding excitement to the single, sza comes on and offers her awesomeness to it all. i simply can't wait to see the film next month, but until then imagine this song set to the visuals of the beautiful wakanda and it's prince t'challa (aka black panther)! 

NEW BRUNO MARS!: bruno mars feat cardi b - finesse (remix)

bruno mars feat cardi b - finesse
bruno mars ode to bobby brown from '24K magic' gets a remix featuring cardi b giving her best fresh prince rhymes set to visuals celebrating the 90's iconic show 'in living color'. it's ALOT of reference (the beta camera look! the dance moves!) which looks like a hoot to put together. jam like it's the 90's yo!!!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WONGIE SONG OF THE MONTH: kendrick lamar feat zacari - LOVE

kendrick lamar feat zacari - LOVE
besides the fact that 'LOVE' has been on serious repeat since kendrick's album 'DAMN' came out back in april, it's also managed to stand the test of time and continues to be a favorite whenever i wanna get into a slow jam. throw in a hot video by dave meyers (AND a tease to the upcoming black panther soundtrack) and we got ourselves a repeat play in the visual department! LOVE this song!!!!

WONGIE JAM OF THE WEEK: sza - the weekend

sza - the weekend
i have to be honest, i totally misunderstood the intention of 'the weekend' when i first heard the song. rather than a woe is me being a side-piece jam, it's actually an... 'ok fine, i get him on the weekends, but i get the rest of the week to myself' anthem instead. to be honest, a fine lady like sza should have no problems getting a guy 100% of the time, but it probably wouldn't generate a number as good as this one. oh and the sparse video is directed by solange!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: james blake - vincent

james blake - vincent
as an xmas gift james blake took a break from radio silence (where have you been james?) and recorded a version of his concert cover favorite 'vincent' by don mclean. it's a sparse piano & a mic affair, but it's still and beautiful and brings a big fat awwwww to our hearts. thank you james!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

WONGIE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: brandi carlile - the mother (live)

brandi carlile - the mother (live)
firstly... to have brandi write about you in such a beautiful way is such a gift... then to have her perform for you 'your song' as a solo concert is just an even bigger one! the mother of evangeline is a goddess and we love her even more about sharing her love of her daughter in this song! LOVE it!

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: little mix - nothing else matters (glory days tour)

little mix - nothing else matters (glory days tour)
as a gift to their fans little mix offered up a surprise video release featuring bts footage taken from their 'glory days' world tour. what better way to celebrate a successful year than with this visual group hug! awwww's all around and looking forward to what these gals will be doing in 2018!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

WONGIE REMIX OF THE WEEK: sza x calvin harris - the weekend (funk wav remix)

sza x calvin harris - the weekend (funk wav remix)
sharing a dude with another person never sounded so relaxed and um... fun. mixed messages galore here, but i can't stop bopping to this remix by calvin harris. of course i love the original more, but this is a wackadoo jam for your weekend!

want to see the incredible sza perform this live? check out this snl performance a few weeks back. damn she's so good!

sza - the weekend (live on snl)

Friday, December 15, 2017

YEAR END MASHUP: dj earworm - united state of pop 2017 (how we do it)

dj earworm - united state of pop 2017 (how we do it)
it's that time of the year again when dj earworm gathers together the 25 biggest pop hits of the year and somehow manages to mash it up into something cohesive. nice to know that i still listen to enough pop radio to know all the songs on this list (whew... not a total out of touch oldie!)
this release also means it's pretty much the end of the year so kicking off the countdown press play, reminisce.. and there you have it.

the 25 songs are:
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug - Havana
Cardi B - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Charlie Puth - Attention
DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne - I'm The One
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
French Montana Featuring Swae Lee - Unforgettable
Future - Mask Off
Imagine Dragons - Believer
Imagine Dragons - Thunder
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
Kendrick Lamar - Humble.
Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3
Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid - 1-800-273-8255
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - Despacito
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert - Bad And Boujee
Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage - Rockstar
Post Malone Featuring Quavo - Congratulations
Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road
Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay

GIVE THIS VERSION THE XMAS #1: ed sheeran & andrea bocelli - perfect symphony

ed sheeran & andrea bocelli - perfect symphony
ed has said that he plans on doing various duets for his uber ballad 'perfect' since the very beginning. so after getting queen bey for his 1st collab, he's gone and recorded this symphonic duet with opera singer andrea bocelli and its well... kind of perfect! i can only imagine who else he has up his sleeve! but regarding this version, just hearing andrea go into his sotto voice is enough to get lovely goosebumps!

Thursday, December 07, 2017

WELCOME BACK! mondo grosso - labyrinth feat hikari mitsushima / spring awakens eternally feat ua

back in the 90's dj / producer shinichi osawa broke international ground by creating his acid jazz/neo soul side project mondo grosso. featuring a rotating group of vocalists that not only sang in their original japanese language, but the band was also part of the world music scene where listeners didn't let the language barrier stop their appreciation of mondo grosso's amazing music. fast forward 14 years later and osawa has brought back the group, this time expanding the dance sounds to include house, electronica and other genres. once again working with various singers, check out two tracks filtered through the genius that is shinichi osawa. welcome back mondo grosso!! 

mondo grosso feat hikari mitsushima - labyrinth
winner of mtv japan's dance video of the year!

mondo grosso feat ua - spring awakens eternally

Wednesday, December 06, 2017


sigrid - strangers
oh yeah! scandi pop gal sigrid gives us this insta-electro pop jam that just grabs you from the very first note onwards. throw in some bittersweet lyrics and you've got a very robyn-lite number on your hands. continually proving why she's been one of this years best new artists, press play on your pop obsession of the day!

NEW SUFJAN STEVENS!: sufjan stevens - tonya harding

sufjan stevens - tonya harding
obsessed with the fallen figure skater since the 90's, sufjan finally finished his ode to tonya harding. unfortunately it didn't fit into the upcoming i,tonya movie, so he's decided to release it on it's own as a parallel celebration of this woman. you'll be touched. go see the magnificent film this weekend too!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NEW SAM SMITH: sam smith - one last song

sam smith - one last song
ah sam smith offers up "one last song" as his latest single which seems to fit perfectly in the winter days with a hint of retro soul in the process. it's a perfectly fine tune, not pushing any boundaries and in the wheelhouse of previous hits. i'll probably be singing along to this incessantly then...

want more? sam smith's much better song, "palace" is the official theme song for the holiday iphone x ads:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

wongieFM: 15 songs you should know right now! #winter2017

there's just a wealth of wonderful new songs coming out at the moment and though you can see them added to my carmix2017 on a weekly basis (which you can follow on spotify) or through the facebook page, i figured i'd do a playlist to showcase 15 of my fave new songs that have come out the past few weeks. feel free to have this playlist play in your background cause it's really a nice mix!

the songs are:
pussy riot - police state
rae morris - atletico
jack vallier - rebekah
brandi carlile - the joke
rosie carney - winter
patrick watson - broken
lauv - paris in the rain
sir rosevelt - something 'bout you
kamille - give more
sampa the great feat nicole gumbe - black girl magik
jadu heart & mura masa - u never call me
sigrid - strangers
ruthven - evil
george fitzgerald - burns
icarus - no sleep

Friday, November 24, 2017

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: lauv - paris in the rain

lauv - paris in the rain
ari staprans leff (aka lauv) has been penning introspective love songs with an electronic/r&b/jazzy edge since he was 14. but this year has been a big turning point with songs he's written for other artists charting (charli xcx 'boys', cheat codes / demi lovato 'no promises), plus he's getting much love with his own work gaining popularity around the world. i'm highly obsessed with his latest quiet swagger filled single as it's been on repeat for a good week already! turn this up and fall in love yo!

WONGIE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: brandi carlile - the joke (live from studio a)

brandi carlile - the joke (live from studio a)
at some point in this performance, brandi is almost inhabited by something bigger than herself and transforms into a goddess. it's truly transcendental and it's a real honor to see it captured live like that (no wonder her upcoming tour is sold out already!) as the 1st single from her upcoming album 'by the way, i forgive you', it feels like the singer/songwriter is going for larger sounds and it suits her perfectly. can't wait to hear the rest of the album! goosebumps people!!!

WONGIE SONG OF THE MONTH: p!nk - beautiful trauma

p!nk - beautiful trauma
i LOVE it when p!nk dances in her videos, but i REALLY LOVE it when p!nk dances to the goldenboyz (aka nick florez & rj durell) (like in the video for try). this time roping in the wonderful channing tatum, the duo go through some fun twisted kinky couple stuff all the while dancing circles to the fun choreo. paired to one of my already fave songs of the year and you have the perfect combination. LOVE THIS!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

HAPPY XMAS: sia - santa's coming for us

sia - santa's coming for us
with 10 new xmas songs to get us in the festive spirit, sia kicks off her 'everyday is christmas' album with this jolly 1st single and celeb-studded affair featuring kristen bell, her husband dax shepard, j.b. smooth (curb your enthusiasm) as santa, henry winkler & susan lucci as the parents, plus sophia lillis (it), wyatt oleff (it), and caleb mclaughlin (stranger things) as the children. don't fight it people... xmas is around the corner!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

HOT SOUNDTRACK: bastille - world gone mad (OST: bright)

bastille - world gone mad (ost: bright)
i mean even bloody bastille lead singer dan smith is a cutey patootie! as the 1st official soundtrack release from the upcoming will smith / joel edgerton film 'bright', bastille kicks off an exciting collection that features new material from logic, rag n bone man, camila cabello, portugal the man, alt-j and even sam hunt. this is a nice orchestral epic number from the guys!

NEW ED SHEERAN: ed sheeran - perfect / fuse odg feat ed sheeran & mugeez - boa me

ed sheeran - perfect
i have to be honest, i was not a fan of this song when i first heard it. to me it felt like a 'thinking out loud' knockoff with even more twee lyrics. but you gotta give it up to director jason koenig who manages to take the cheese out and instead gives us a sweet video that shines even brighter with actress zoey deutch as the love interest. ski cabin bookings will go through the roof after watching this video!

fuse odg feat ed sheeran & mugeez - boa me
released on the same day comes this afro-beat jam by fuse odg with our boy ed giving a wonderful hook to the proceedings. it's a fun catchy song that will do wonders for the scene! love it!!

WONGIE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: p!nk - barbies (live @ cma awards)

p!nk - barbies (live @ cma awards)
[please wait the 30 sec for the ads to play out to watch the performance... or click on this link]
i mean... no need for any explanation here. p!nk is easily one of the best live acts around. why she's singing at the cma awards is beyond me, but hey, she does this ballad proud. sooooo good!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

WONGIE FOLK SONG(s) OF THE WEEK: lucy rose - end up here / moirai

lucy rose - end up here
recorded during the sessions of her current album 'something's changing', singer/songwriter lucy rose has offered this brand new song that's just lush! totally acoustic, the sparse song allows us to really enjoy lucy's beautiful vocals that has charmed her fans worldwide. what a joy to get this tune today!

want more? check out a live recording of album track 'moirai' that has been playing on repeat since this summer (easily one of my fave songs of the year!)

lucy rose - moirai

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: n.e.r.d. & rihanna - lemon

n.e.r.d. & rihanna - lemon
when rihanna asks to shear your head, you not only say 'hell yea' but you do the coolest freestyle dance to it too! part of pharrell's 'the baes' dance squad, the gorgeous mette towley becomes an instant star as she boogie downs to the return of n.e.r.d. and kicks off the lemon tutorial by freeing herself  getting her locks cut. gosh i can watch this over and over again!