Music – My All Time Favourites

Firstly, Music is my life.

I listen to music almost all day long, when I’m blogging, exercising, cooking, cleaning and falling asleep. I’m a bit obsessed and I know it. I love listening to old music, new music, nostalgic music, music that’s moving and powerful. I really enjoy discovering new artists and albums I’ve not heard before, or those I used to listen to when I was a little emo rocker back in the day! Thanks to my parents and my brother, I’m a lover of all genres from my first love of rock to pop, rap, jazz, R&B and hip hop, as well as country, musicals and classical.

And of course, I love to attend gigs & concerts. I have seen almost all of my favourite artists below live (some more than twice), with the unfortunate exception of Linkin Park. My first ever gig was The Rasmus in 2003, where I was by myself in the mosh pit whilst my Mam and her friend watched from the upstairs “parent” seats! And since, I have seen and experienced the live music effect some amazing artists over the years.

On Cookie FM I want to share with you my all time favourite artists, albums and certain songs that will forever be on my playlists. Maybe you’ll discover a few new tracks that tickle your earbuds!

Favourite Artists

These seven artists have been my go-to for any mood. Whether I’m on a high, feeling low, need to rock out or getting ready for a night out, I can always rely on this seven. Since their very first song released, I’ve been hooked and have loved each of these artists’ progressions and musical transitions.

Christina Aguilera. Rihanna. Miley Cyrus. Bebe Rexha. Good Charlotte. Linkin Park. Evanescence.

Good Charlotte

Linkin Park


Favourite Albums

Below are a number of albums that I will never, ever tire of. I could, of course, include the entire discography of the seven artists above, but we could be here all day! From my fave artists to other excellent singers and bands, here are my favourite albums in chronological order.

Favourite Songs

Songs can have such a profound and special place in one’s heart. From those which lift you up after the hardships in life, to those that help you just let go. I love each and every one of these songs, and as there are SO many more I could list, here are my Top 30 Songs of All Time in no particular (but chronological) order:

Led Zeppelin “Immigrant Song” (1970)
Elton John “Rocket Man” (1972)
Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
AC/DC “Thunderstruck” (1990)
Bon Jovi “Bed of Roses” (1992)
Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996)
Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre & Queen Pen “No Diggity” (1996)
Spice Girls “Viva Forever” (1997)
Destiny’s Child “Say My Name” (1999)
Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way” (1999)
Wheatus “Teenage Dirtbag” (2000)
Good Charlotte “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” (2002)
Good Charlotte “Hold On” (2002)
Christina Aguilera featuring Lil Kim “Can’t Hold Us Down” (2002)
Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (2002)
Mis-Teeq “Can’t Get It Back” (2003)
Linkin Park “Numb” (2003)
Evanescence “Everybody’s Fool” (2003)
Busted “Meet You There” (2003)
Linkin Park “Iridescent” (2010)
Rihanna “Farewell” (2011)
Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop” (2013)
Backstreet Boys “Breathe” (2013)
Bebe Rexha “Small Doses” (2017)
Linkin Park “One More Light” (2017)
Alan Walker featuring Sophia Somajo “Diamond Heart” (2018)
Black Coffee & David Guetta featuring Delihah Montagu “Drive” (2018)
Beyoncé featuring Wizkid, Saint Jhn & Blue Ivy Carter “BROWN SKIN GIRL” (2019)
Tïesto featuring Mabel “God Is a Dancer” (2019)
James Bay “Chew On My Heart” (2020)

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