Please suggest songs of "today" - my itunes library is at least 15 years out of date

(18 Posts)
TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 12-Oct-13 10:39:21

I don't listen to "modern music" myself <old gimmer>

Haven't bought an album in ages blush -do buy the occasional single that I like from itunes.

Get my kicks from absolute 80s (MNHQ disclaimer: other radio stations are available)

But want to make a playlist that is a bit more "party" and won't leave me completely stuck in 1989 grin

Songs that have been in my mind as at least this decade as a starting point:
Price Tag JessieJ
Starships Nicki Minaj
Love in a hopeless place Rihanna
quite like that 1direction song that was on Strictly last week but only recognised it cos of this grinblush

Any more in this vein gratefully received.

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 12-Oct-13 11:07:37

Bumping

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 11:09:34

do you listen to the radio Olive?

try that you old gimmer

I'm a massive fan of the Now that's what I call music CDs.

Lots of sings for your money, most are easily recognisable and all of them are radio edits, so safe listening. Ace.

Particular faves are:

Example
Calvin Harris
Laws on blush

I'll probably be back...

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 11:10:10

plus the radio 1 playlists and the radio 2 playlists offer the chance to sample songs

then scoot over to itunes..

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 12-Oct-13 11:11:42

Radio 1 makes me feel OLD

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 11:15:24

well you would be surprised, I had to listen to it ( reception) as i drove about on Sat last week. Afternoon. Some welsh guy.

As a result i bought the newer Avicci song here

Ben pierce which we al LOVE here
this Two doro cinema affair here
and Dj fresh * coughs * here

so get with it olive

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 12-Oct-13 11:17:23

Thanks Perv
Listening to R1 on iplayer now
feeling about 100 years old
The event they are talking about is for 14-17 year olds sad

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 11:18:19

well listen to whoeveer the welshy guy is - was SUNDAY now, i remember.
bloody D of E expedition collection wink

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 11:18:35

or just scoot past playlist on web

Pinebarrens Sat 12-Oct-13 11:22:45

so glad you started this I'm back to work on Tuesday after mat leave and also feel like an old gimmer after checking out my ipod last night. lots of Smiths, REM, the Cure etc but I think Jack Johnstone is about the most recent tune. blush

off to check out the play lists. ..

Pinebarrens Sat 12-Oct-13 11:23:23

should say I NEED my ipod to get me through the day at work.

RustyBear Sat 12-Oct-13 11:34:31

I am currently updating mine by wandering around HMV and Shazaming when they play something I like, which gives me the details plus a link to download it from iTunes.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 12-Oct-13 11:44:07

DD is 13 and on her ipod and, as well as the Now 64774535 type compilations, she has things like Adele, Ed Sheeran and Emili Sande but they are very singer/songwriter-y IYSWIM so maybe not what you want if you want something a bit 'party'.

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 12-Oct-13 14:04:36

Thanks all
Now to get itunes to work properly

NorbertDentressangle Sat 12-Oct-13 16:46:35

Good luck! itunes drives me mad.I get really cross and frustrated using it.

What have you decided to go for?

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 12-Oct-13 17:28:16

Bit of everything
Got a Now Album (85 - i remember having Now 4blush!!)
The 2 door cinema and avicii that Perv linked to above

kidinasweetshop Sat 02-Nov-13 14:12:22

Ohhhhhh I've just been on the Now website, reminiscing through my yoof and the tunes of 1993 and 1994 etc - but eek, how can that be 20 years ago? nods ruefully as clocks wrinkles and grey hair in mirror

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