The Artist: Linkin Park
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: If I had my way 'Robot Boy' would be here instead, as it's in my top 5 favourite EVER songs list and no words of compliment can do it justice, but 'Skin To Bone' is just as good. The first Linkin Park song I heard was 'In The End' and to this day I know all the lyrics and rock out like the BAMF I am. Since then their music, just like every other Artist/Band in existence, has evolved. There is an argument over whether that's for the worse or better, but I have continued listening to their music even if I don't like every song and 'Skin To Bone' is so good. It's got a lovely tribal beat that runs perfectly through the song with the other mixture of beats. The lyrics whilst short and sweet, go ever so very deep and it really is a fantastic song.
The Artist: The Killers
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: My peers at CONTROLRadioUK HQ wanted me to feature 'Human' because for some unknown reason, it's the only song by The Killers they like. I don't know if it's because it was vastly overplayed on release with many people mocking it, but I really don't like it and this was the first song by The Killers I ever heard, and 'Hot Fuss' was the first rock album I ever bought. It was a fantastic album, not a song I didn't like and I eagerly anticipated The Killers follow up album which fell flat. Like Linkin Park before them, The Killers are a band where I don't like every song & album they come out with, but when I do like something I fall for it hard. I will still to this day sing 'Somebody Told Me' with all my might proudly because it is a fantastic song with a release date that makes me feel very old.
The Artist: Maroon 5
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: I love this video. It's just so well done with the editing and effects, I love it. It's not the best song by Maroon 5 (for me that will always be 'She Will Be Loved') but the musics good, the lyrics are good, and it's just a fantastic video.
The Artist: Kelly Clarkson
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: Trying to pick a Kelly Clarkson song is not easy because she's amazing. My peers at CONTROLRadioUK HQ wanted me to go with 'Because Of You'. It's a fabulous song with a very powerful video, but I wanted something a bit more fun for a Thursday. 'Walk Away' is the fun I'm choosing today because again! She's got so many great songs, with great videos, anything from 'Miss Independent', 'Since You've Been Gone', 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' could've been picked. But 'Walk Away' was one of my favourite songs as a late teen.
The Artist: Paramore
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: I used to be friends with someone who was a massive Paramore fan. All you had to do was say one word relating to them and she could tell you the album, single and video. When Paramore first came out and during my days of listening to 'Kerrang', I wasn't a fan of them. Thanks to my friend and 'Decode' being featured on the soundtrack of a movie that shall not be named, I got into their music & 'Ignorance' is one of my favourite songs. Usually when a song attacks from the first second I find it overwhelming, but here the fast, frantic pace works perfectly. I'd usually complain about a music video like this, but again, it works perfectly within the frame of the song. I do still like the occasional Paramore song that comes my way but I think in general with music, it is extremely rare for me to like every song/album that an Artist/Band comes out with.