Top 8 Artists To Listen To On The Road

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Have you ever felt a sense of boredom as you listen to your playlist for the tenth time that week while you journey to work? Or felt burnt out on your long travels, and need a little encouragement to keep going? You may not realize it, but it’s a clear sign that you need more diversity in your music. Perhaps it’s a change in genre, or even a change in language. That may sound daunting, but fret not for I have curated for you a list of the best artists to listen to while you are on the go. So sit back, relax and listen on!

  1. The Vamps
Picture extracted from their Facebook page,

Who are they:

A British pop-rock band formed in 2012, members of The Vamps include Brad Simpson, Connor Ball, James Mcvey, and Tristan Evans. Having rose to fame shortly after their debut in 2012, they differentiate themselves from One Direction (disbanded) by highlighting their talents in co-writing songs, and having formed their band on their own.

Genre: Pop Rock

Best songs:

Can We Dance, I Found A Girl, Just My Type, Somebody To You

  1. 5 Seconds of Summer

Who are they:

Otherwise known as 5SOS, 5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian Band consisting of Ashwin Irwin (drums), Luke Hemmings (lead vocalist), Michael Clifford (guitar) and Calum Hood (bass guitar). Formed in 2011, they started by sharing their songs on YouTube before being scouted by labels, and eventually signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Genre: Pop Rock

Best songs: Easier, Youngblood, Teeth, She Looks So Perfect


Who are they:

Mamamoo is a Korean-pop (K-Pop) girl group that debuted in 2014 featuring Solar, Hwasa, Moonbyul and Wheein. Arguably the best girl group in K-pop history due to their distinct personalities, Mamamoo has been known for their confidence and promotion of different body types. K-Pop culture favors skinny girls with fair skin due to cultural preferences, and Hwasa of Mamamoo has been labelled as one of the K-pop queens for breaking out of the standard of ‘beauty’ by proudly showing off her pear-shaped body and tan skin. However, it’s been rumored that the group may be disbanding for them to further their careers as individual artistes.

Genre: K-Pop

Best songs: Egoistic, Hip, Gogobebe, 1cm Taller

  1. Imagine Dragons

Who are they:

Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben Mckee, Daniel Platzman got together in 2012 to form a band to produce alternative rock music, and Imagine Dragons was born. Thanks to their music breakthroughs on the Billboard since their debut, they have been labelled as the biggest rock hit. They are best known for their catchy songs and intricate melodies.

Genre: Alternative Rock

Best songs: Believer, Radioactive, Demons, Thunder

  1. Why Don’t We (WDW)

Who are they:

Made up of Jonah Marsia, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avert and Zach Herron, this American boy band was formed in 2016. Despite being a relatively young band, they made a breakthrough merely months after their debut thanks to their rapid pace of music production and promotions. Within months of their debut, they released a second album and went on a tour. Granted that they were already solo artists prior to forming a band, their astonishing success is not without reason. Their tuneful music and appealing looks have helped gain millions of fans over the globe.

Genre: Pop

Best songs: What Am I, Unbelievable, Big Plans

  1. Maroon 5

Who are they:

Made up of Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton and Sam Farrar, Maroon 5 has released numerous classics and continue to produce catchy tunes. Despite having had members leaving and joining the group since their debut in 2001, Maroon 5 has been known for their numerous classics and remain relevant till today.

Genre: Pop Rock

Best songs: Sugar, One More Night, Girls Like You, Payphone, Moves Like Jagger

  1. Ed Sheeran

Unlike the other groups on this list, Ed Sheeran is a solo singer, a songwriter and a producer. As a well-rounded artist, Ed Sheeran started his music career in 2006. From selling his own recorded CDs to performing open ceremonies for well-known artistes, he had built up an impressive fanbase with his memorable melodies even before he was officially signed by Atlantic Records in 2011.

Genre: Pop, Hip Hop

Best songs:

Sing, Castle On The Hill, Shape Of You, Thinking Out Loud

  1.  IKON

Who are they:

Formerly a 7 person group, this K-Pop and Hip Hop group consisted of BI, Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, Bobby, Donghyuk, Ju-ne and Chanwoo. They rose to international acclaim in early 2018 with their single “Love Scenario”. In 2019, they lost their member and leader, BI, as to their company, YE Entertainment, terminated his contract due to allegations of him abusing drugs. Despite the loss of their main composer-lyricist, this group has released their new EP and continued with their world tour.

Genre: Hip Hop, K-Pop

Best songs: Bling Bling, My Type, Love Scenario, Killing Me

So there you have it! This list has a lot of Pop and Hip Hop groups, but trust me that these songs are the go-to when travelling is beginning to feel like a chore. I hope that this list exposed you to some new artists (and their great songs), and your future journeys get a little easier!

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Best Music Apps for Android and Apple.

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Music is omnipresent, divine and for everybody. Music has no religion, color, caste or creed. It affects every soul on the earth in the same way as it affects you and me. Now you can listen to the best music of any country in one tap or maybe in two, on your smartphone anytime anywhere. The technology has vastly improved the quality of music but to appreciate and listen to the same one requires good music playing apps. Your search for the best music apps for your smartphone is about to end. All the features of the music apps have been discussed below.

Check out the best music apps for android and apple.

Google Music: Google Music is one of the strongest competitors of Spotify and Amazon Music. It continuously adds new music released across the globe. Its biggest advantage is that it allows you to store 50,000 songs…

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The Disney Girls

five girl best friends

This is a chapter from a book I wrote in 2008. I was inspired by one of the books in the Disney Girls series.

Chapter 1: The Disney Girls

It was a dark, rainy morning on July the 5th in the year 2008 in Toronto, Canada in the living room of Josh’s house while his parents were away.

They sat on a couch except for the group leader, Liz. She sat in a chair in front of them staring in space. They were planning to welcome a new member. They had just had one two days before (Josh). They were a secret group and no one (no one at all) knew they had magical powers but they had a problem they couldn’t solve, they didn’t know what the purpose of their powers was nor knew how to control them.

Liz discovered her powers first in the group in a surprising experience. Here is the story:

She was being bullied at school for her lunch money three months before when she attempted to hit the bully. Her eyes glowed and heat came out, made contact with the bully and he ran screaming for his mother straight to his class. She fainted after seeing what she had done and woke up the next morning in the hospital. She questioned her parents about what had happened and they explained that she hit the bully and he ran away. She explained to them that that was not so and she had burnt him with her heat vision but they didn’t believe her. They laughed. She told her friends and they thought she had amnesia. Ariel said, “You need some rest. You hit your head and now you’re going crazy.” “No, I was not dreaming. Other kids were there and witnessed. You can ask them what happened,” she explained to them. When the children who witnessed were asked what they saw, they kept quiet. Ella believed her but she didn’t want to say anything because the others would say that she’s crazy. The next day, she was discharged from the hospital. She tried to remember what happened but her memory was lost.

Josh’s house


letters spelling out the word love

I wrote this poem in 2012. I was inspired by a book with poems written by teenagers.

I want you to know that I love you

Te amo, I could say it like that too

That 4-letter word must be why I write my feelings on this page

And surely not because of the 4-letter word, rage

You hold a special place in my heart

I want to lock you in that part

Then I’d throw away the key

Because that’s where I want you to be

I want to have your last name, so you’ll be a part of me

I think that’s how it should be

I want you to be mine

Boy, you’re worth all my time

I’m already all yours

I want to be your first

Because of you I’ve had the best feeling of my life

Maybe one day I’ll become your wife

I might have messed up the last time

And the fault might be all mine

So I guess I am to blame

But I’m willing to make it better and start over with you again

Lessons have been learned and memories made

The memory of us meeting will never fade

You’re sweet, caring, funny

Respectful, gentle and cute as a bunny

It’s been 17 months and I haven’t gotten over you

Being with you might be the best thing to do

If loving you could kill, I’d be dead

But I’d rather kiss you, hug you and hang out with you instead

Top 16 Best Dancehall Songs

  1. Dumpling (Remix) – Stylo G Ft Spice & Sean Paul undefined
  2. Blessed – Shenseea feat. Tyga undefined
  3. Touch Down – Stylo G & Fanatix ft. Nicki Minaj & Vybz Kartel
  4. Gyal You A Party Animal – Charly Black
  5. Bad Like Yuh – Samantha J undefined
  6. League of My Own – Samantha J. ft. DeJ Loaf undefined
  7. Watch Out for This (Bumaye) – Major Lazer, The Flexican, FS Green & Busy Signal undefined
  8. Everything Nice – Popcaan undefined
  9. Hot Gyal Anthem – Samantha J undefined
  10. Rebel – Danielle D.I. ft. Cherine undefined
  11. Tight Skirt – Samantha J undefined
  12. Go Go Wine – Vybz Kartel undefined
  13. Make Up Sex (Making Love) – Cherine undefined
  14. No Games – Serani undefined
  15. Yuh Love – Vybz Kartel undefined
  16. Love Is Wicked – Brick & Lace undefined

Top 11 Best Latin Songs

  1. Taki Taki – DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B undefined
  2. X – Nicky Jam x J. Balvin undefined
  3. Gasolina – Daddy Yankee undefined
  4. Mi Gente – J Balvin, Willy William undefined Unpopular opinion: This song is better than Despacito.
  5. Chantaje – Shakira ft. Maluma undefined
  6. Safari – J Balvin ft. Pharrell Williams, BIA, Sky undefined
  7. Shaky Shaky – Daddy Yankeeundefined This song makes you want to do the dance to it.
  8. Ay Vamos – J. Balvin undefined
  9. Travesuras – Nicky Jam undefined
  10. Danza Kuduro – Don Omar ft. Lucenzo undefined
  11. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) – Pitbull undefined