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Best of 2017

Last year I did a Best Of 2016 post listing my favourite posts on the blog from that year. You can read it here: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/best-of-2016.html

Now it's time for 2017's Best Of post! :)


Music 


Asian

I did a post on different types of Asian music in Feb: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/asian-music-k-pop-j-pop-and-beyond.html


African

Also did an African music feature in October: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/african-music.html



C-pop

There wasn't music C-pop this year (I'd like to listen to more in 2018) but there were a couple of Weekly Music Videos:

EXO- Ko Ko Bop (Koreab and Chinese): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/weekly-music-video_16.html

Jackson Wang from GOT7 (English and Chinese, I think): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/weekly-music-video_29.html



Eurovision

I did Eurovision posts in 2017, a round-up and a new one:

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/eurovision-round-up.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/eurovision-faves-and-past-contestant.html



J-pop

More J-pop this year (some were posts with other types of music featured as well).

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/new-music-releases.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/new-j-pop-and-k-pop-releases.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/new-j-pop-releases.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/new-koda-kumi-video-bonus-vid.html

(One J-pop release included in this K-pop post): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/new-k-pop-releases.html


 
K-pop

Quite a lot of k-pop in 2017, like last year.

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/new-music-releases.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/new-k-pop-releases.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/new-j-pop-and-k-pop-releases.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/k-pop-female-solo-stars.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/new-k-pop-releases.html

Chung Ha (I.O.I  debut EP (also se New Releases): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/chung-ha-solo-debut.html

K.A.R.D debut mini album (see New Releases as well):  http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/kard-debut-mini-album.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/k-pop-christmas.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/new-k-pop-releases.html



New Releases


My posts on new albums and EPs that came out this year:


Bebe Rexha: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/new-bebe-rexha-ep.html

Mabel *EP):  http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/new-mabel-ep.html

Dua Lipa: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/new-dua-lipa-album.html

LANY: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/debut-lany-album.html

Chung Ha (I.O.I, K-pop): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/chung-ha-solo-debut.html

K.A.R.D (K-pop):  http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/kard-debut-mini-album.html

Mabel (mixtape): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/debut-mabel-mixtape.html



Weekly Music Videos

Anngun- Face au vent (French language): https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/weekly-music-video_11.html

Jamie Woon- Gravity: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/weekly-music-video_25.html

BANKS- Trainwreck: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/weekly-music-video.html

Ezi Emela- Chineke Meh (British/Nigerian): https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/weekly-music-video_38.html

Mabel- Bedroom: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/weekly-music-video_17.html

Ten (K-pop group NCT member)- Dream In A Dream: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/weekly-music-video_31.htm

Fergie- M.I.L.F: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/weekly-music-video_14.html

E-girls- Love * Queen (Japanese): https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/weekly-music-video_19.html

Dua Lipa- New Rules: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/weekly-music-video_26.html

Happiness- GOLD (J-pop): https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/weekly-music-video.html






Bebe Rexha- I Got Time: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/weekly-music-video_13.html

Nick Jonas- Find You: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/weekly-music-video_20.html

MONSTA X- SHINE FOREVER (Korean): https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/weekly-music-video_27.html

BANKS- Underdog: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/weekly-music-video.html

Mr Eazi feat. Efya- Skintight (Nigerian/Ghanian): https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/weekly-music-video_92.html

Lindsey Stirling- Carol of the Bells: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/weekly-music-video_13.html

Ariana Grande- Wit It This Christmas: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/weekly-music-video_20.htm

Pia Mia- One Song Away: https://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/weekly-music-video_27.html


Turkish

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/turkish-and-arabic-songs.html

Tugba Yurt- Destur: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/weekly-music-video.html

Hadise- Visal: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/weekly-music-video_10.html

Cem Belevi and Ayshe: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/girls-vs-boys-turkish.html



World

I did a follow up post to my previous world music ones: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/more-world-music.html



Various

Mariah and Ariana videos:  http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/new-mariah-ariana-videos.html

Steps: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/return-of-steps.html

Britney: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/top-10-britney-spears-songs_2.html



Films/Music


Bollywood


In January I said I would feature more Bollywood posts on the blog in 2017. I started off doing that, but then didn't do many. I picked it up again towards the end of the year though, lol.


Jiya from the film Gunday: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/weekly-music-video.html

(Includes Bollywood): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/new-music-releases.html

Pashmina from Fitorr: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/weekly-music-video_8.html

Ek Did Teri Rahoon Mein from Naqaab: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/weekly-music-video_30.html


http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/bollywoodhollywood-thrillers.html

Tadap Tadap from Darling: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/weekly-music-video.html

Asalaam-e-Ishqum from Gunday: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/weekly-music-video.html


Bollywood/Tollywood

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/tollywood-and-bollywood-videos.html



Films

IT remake:http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/it-remake.html

Follow up to my 2015 True Movies post: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/more-true-movies.html

IT trailer: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/new-it-trailer.html


Dance

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/dance-videos-round-up.html


TV

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/tv-round-up.html

TM UK: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/return-of-teen-mom-uk.html

TM 2: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/teen-mom-2-is-back.html


Various

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/the-book-of-sea-stories.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/music-index-page.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/more-halloween-films.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/christmas-music-and-films.html



Ok, that's it for 2017! Next year I plan to continue listening to more Bollywood/Hindi music and also more C-pop and J-pop. See you in 2018. Happy New Year! :)

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