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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is for the song Thinking About You by Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar. It's one of my favourite songs at the moment.

Calvin Harris (real name Adam Richard Wiles) is a British DJ, singer/songwriter and music producer who released his first album I Created Disco in 2007. The first single from the album was called Vegas and was released as a limited edition vinyl but it was the second single Acceptable in the 80s that was most successful, it reached No 10 in the UK singles chart (March 2007). Calvin has produced music and written songs for quite a few artists, including Kylie Minogue, Dizzee Rascal and Rihanna. He has two other studio albums Ready For The Weekend (2009) and 18 Months (2012). A few of his most popular singles are I'm Not Alone (his first No 1 in April 2009), Ready for The Weekend (No 3 in August 2009) and Bounce featuring Kelis (No 2 in June 2011). His latest single is Under Control with Alesso featuring Hurts.

 Ayah Marar is a Jordanian singer/songwriter, who also owns record labels and  hosts radio shows. She had her own DJ residency for four years at nightclub Herbal. She previously worked with Calvin on some of his early singles. Ayah's latest single is Beg Borrow Steal.

Thinking About You was the 8th single from 18 Months. I don't quite understand the video, it has different storylines and features rich people having a non-stop party, more rich people on a boat who then get taken hostage by Somali pirates, a boy beating up another boy, a couple having sex on a plane and two girls kissing in a nightclub! Maybe it's about the jet set lifestyle and how things that can go wrong? I think I saw people on YouTube commenting that Theo from Hurts is in it. This is the "uncut" version compared to what they show on the music channels but I think there was originally an explicit one.






Visit Calvin's site here: www.calvinharris.co.uk

For more on Ayah check out her site: www.ayahmarar.com

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