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Girls Aloud - Something New  (2012)

we’re coming for blood || a fanmix for the seven daughters of fëanor

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bad girls // m.i.a. || glory and gore // lorde || a different beat // little mix || gods & monsters // lana del rey || untouchable // sky ferreira || seven nation army // melanie martinez || black sheep // gin wigmore || something new // girls aloud || blood on my hands // danielle parente || come alive (the war of the roses) // janelle monae || meddle // little boots || help i’m alive // metric || problem // natalia kills || bottom of the river // delta rae || bad reputation // joan jett

Music Picks of 2015. The music that I listened to most, liked best, discovered, or had stuck in my head the most in 2015. In no particular order.

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1. Cake by the Ocean - DNCE 2. Don’t Say You Love Me - M2M 3. Drag Me Down - One Direction 4. Glitterball - Ella Henderson (Sigma ft. Ella Henderson) 5. Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld 6. Dumb Dumb - Red Velvet 7. Braveheart - Neon Jungle 8. Just a Little - Play 9. Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon 10. Worth It - Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink 11. All You Had to Do Was Stay - Taylor Swift 12. Hair - Little Mix 13. On My Mind - Ellie Goulding 14. Girls’ Mind - Play 15. I Wish You Would - Taylor Swift 16. History - One Direction 17. I Won’t - Little Mix 18. Ahh Oop! (아훕!) - Mamamoo ft. eSNa 19. Ain’t Got Time - M.O 20. Always Love - Tom Mann 21. Backtrack - Rebecca Ferguson 22. Blank Space (Live Acoustic Taylor Swift Cover) - Stereo Kicks 23. Body Talk - Foxes 24. Cherry Gum - Dolly Style 25. Choose You - Charlie Jones 26. Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato 27. Gibberish - Sweet Suspense 28. Girls Like Girls - Hayley Kiyoko 29. History of Girl Groups - The Janes 30. Hole in My Heart - Luke Friend 31. I Do - Only the Young 32. I Know What You Did Last Summer - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 33. Ice Cream Cake - Red Velvet 34. I’m in Love with a Monster! - Fifth Harmony 35. La La Love - TP4Y 36. Love Me So - Stereo Kicks 37. Lush Life - Zara Larsson 38. M.F.P.O.T.Y. - Cher Lloyd 39. Magnets - Lorde (Disclosure ft. Lorde) 40. Marcher au Soleil - Tal 41. Crosstalk Love Song Medley - Tom Mann & Barclay Beales 42. Preach - M.O 43. Sax - Fleur East 44. Something New - Girls Aloud 45. Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde

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Watch: The Children In Need cover of “God Only Knows”: The annual Children In Need charity single is a big deal in Britain, with all proceeds from its sale going to the charity. The problem is, it’s often a bit wank (its Red Nose Day counterparts tend to be a little bit better). In the last ten years, there have only been two decent picks and they’ve both come from Girls Aloud, 2004’s “I’ll Stand By You” and “Something New” in 2012. So although its predecessors haven’t set the world alight, this year’s song is a damn good choice, and features one of the most glamourous line-ups in a pop single, since probably the first Band Aid. Led by pop icon Brian Wilson, with a cover of The Beach Boys’ immortal track “God Only Knows”, it’s - deep breath - Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith and Florence Welch; rock musicians Chrissie Hynde, Brian May and Dave Grohl; classical musicians Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese and Nicola Benedetti; folk performer Eliza Carthy; Senegalese singer Baaba Maal; jazz performer Jamie Cullum; British Asian Music star Jaz Dhami; the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland; with the youthful vocals of the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra… Phew. They should really come up with a catchier name, one that doesn’t take several minutes to say and type. 

The track is released on iTunes at midnight, and is also being used to promote the BBC’s new Music initiative, with this video for the track having premiered simultaneously across every BBC TV and radio station tonight.

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Girls Aloud ‘Something New’