Skip to main content

Best Of 2016

In the latest Weekly Music Video post I mentioned that I was doing a  Best Of 2016 post. So here it is! These are my favourite posts on the blog for this year. :)



I don't listen to C-pop as much as J-pop and K-pop but this year I did listen to some new artists and featured two of them on the blog:

Jolin Tsai vs Jay Chou:


This year's Eurovison Song Contest post:


Not so much J-pop in 2016 but I plan to listen to more next year. Here's a post on some J-pop artists:


I've liked K-pop for a few years now but I got more into it this year, especially when Arirang TV started being shown in the UK in October! I posted quite a few K-pop Weekly Music Videos (see below for some of them). In addition to that here are two more K-pop posts:


Nelly Furtado:

Jennifer Lopez:

New releases

Quite a lot of new music came out in 2016 and I did a few posts on the new releases:

Weekly Music Videos:

Tiwa Savage- Wanted:

Christina Milian- Rebel:

Reddy feat. Jay Park- Think:

NCT U- The 7th Sense (K-pop):

Hoody- Like You (K-pop):

Zara Larsson- Lush Life:

Snakehips feat. ZAYN- Cruel:

Nicole Scherzinger- Bang:

Era Istrefi- Mani Per Money:

DJ POLIQUE feat. Atiye and 9Canlı- Kalbimin Fendi:

Joss Stone- Stuck On You:

Kris Wu- JULY:

Meng Jia- Drip (C-pop):


I did a World Music round-up of posts on Star Sparkle up till June and July 2016:

Also here is a post on  Albanian music:




I haven't posted much about Bollywood this year, in fact I only did two posts! But here's my favourite out of them:





So that's it for 2016. Happy New Year and wishing you all a great 2017! :)

P.S. Since it's New Year's Eve here's a link to 2011's NYE post where I featured Mariah Carey singing Auld Lang Syne:


Popular posts from this blog

So Sharp: Dance Squad

So Sharp: Dance Squad is an American reality TV series about the University of Louisville Ladybird Dance Team run by Todd Sharp. It's set in Louisville, Kentucky. As you'll know if you follow this blog, I'm a fan of dance reality shows such as Dance Moms and Bring It! So I was interested when So Sharp started in the UK a few weeks ago.

Todd is head coach along with Sheryl Knight, a former Ladybird herself. Todd has also coached the Floyd Central Dazzlers. The team have won 15 national championships so far.

As with the other dance reality shows, there's a lot of drama! Marissa Hall is close to Todd and describes him as like a father to her. She is considered one if the best dancers and her close relationship with Todd rubs some people up the wrong way, particularly Michelle Carpenter. Rose Crombie is one of Marissa's main rivals but according to the Decidr article about the team (see below) they're close. Gabrielle Iannone struggles sometimes with the choreograp…

Dance Videos

It's time for another dance post! I thought I'd feature both modern dance and belly dance today. :)

First of all here are a couple of dance videos by choreographer Rumer Noel. This is one to Everyday by Ariana Grande that was uploaded in January. According to comments on YouTube the man dancing with Rumer at the beginning is called Lucas la Parada.

Turkish and Arabic Songs

Since my belly dance classes recently started again after a break over the summer and I'm also going to the belly dance event South Coast Shimmy tonight. I thought I'd post a round-up of Turkish and Arabic songs, plus a couple of songs I haven't mentioned before. :)



Atiye (also features Kenan Dogulu):

Davut Gulogu:

Gökhan Türkmen:


Hadise and Davut Gulogu:

Kenan Doğulu (see Atiye link above)

Murat Boz and Tugba Yurt:…