5 days, 5 songs

By admin
07 October 2013

Music blogger Ian Bredenkamp has great music for your week ahead. Enjoy something from Rihanna, new sensation Lorde and songs a little older from Tiffany and Sinéad O’Connor.


Let's start the week with the biggest breakthrough song of the year. Sixteen-year-old newcomer Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor) from New Zealand has bumped Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball off the top of US Billboard chart with her surprise hit, Royals. The last 16-year-old to top the charts was Tiffany with I Think We’re Alone Now in 1987.


And speaking of Tiffany’s hit I Think We’re Alone Now, I think it was a great. It often be dismissed as typical 1980s pop but it would be unjust and unfair not to remember how much happiness she brought us in 1987 with this song.


Rihanna is in SA for a series of concerts this week. Here's the hit from 2007 that put her on the map, Umbrella.


Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor blasted Miley Cyrus in an open letter last week, encouraging her to cover up. Did O’Connor do the right thing? That's up to you to decide. One thing’s for sure, her 1990 hit, Nothing Compares 2 U, written by Prince, is a classic that will always be with us and perfect for old-school Thursday.


It’s the best day of the week! Here’s your weekend anthem: British dance duo Phats & Small’s 1999 hit Turn Around.

Ian Bredenkamp

Ian Bredenkamp loves music! He hosts a daily show on 94.5 Kfm and presents music news on 567 Cape Talk and Eyewitness News.

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