Wednesday, March 4, 2015

England On My Mind | pt. 1

England on my Mind pt. 1 | Music photo credit: London - London phone box via photopin (license)

Next spring I will be student teaching to finish out my degree, and through my university I have the amazing opportunity to spend 10 weeks teaching in ENGLAND. AHHHHHH. I literally cannot contain my excitement. I've known about this since November, but each month as it gets closer it is the only thing on my mind. And honestly, going to England is my main source of motivation at the moment. But, in honor of this impending trip (only a year away), I wanted to share some of my favorite songs from British musicians!

I might also share a few other England faves throughout the upcoming months. There may also even be a part two to this list because seriously, so many amazing British musicians.

Ed Sheeran | Lego House

Not only does the video have Rupert Grint in it (hello to my two favorite gingers) but its a killer song.

Oasis | Wonderwall 

Anyways, here's Wonderwall. All jokes aside, I know it's over-mentioned and played but I seriously can't get enough of this song. Also, checkout Champagne Supernova.

Coldplay | Clocks

I could honestly choose any Coldplay song to put here because they have so many great ones.

Amy Winehouse | Valerie

Such an amazingly talented woman who gave us some amazing music while she was here. Forever jamming to any and all versions of this song. 

Cat Stevens | Lady D'Arbanville

I grew up listening to Cat Stevens, and I'm pretty sure we own all of his albums multiple times at home. I don't think he's made a bad record. But this has always been one of my favorites, especially growing up. And I was forever convinced as a child that her name was pronounced Darbandi.

I've made the executive decision, there will definitely be a part two (and maybe three) to this because seriously, so many great musicians from this country! 

Who are some of your favorite musicians from England? Any songs by these artists that you love? Let me know!


  1. ooh! It's so exciting to hear. England will be so much fun, you go girl! I love Ed Sheeran as well. One Direction is my favorite British band.

  2. Thanks, Noor! I'm really excited about it! Ah, I absolutely love One Direction too! I don't know if I could ever pick a favorite song of theirs, there are just so many good ones.

  3. I love England so much! I would seriously love to live there one day. It seems like it would be incredible. I visited this past summer, but two days just wasn't enough. I love all of these musicians, especially Ed Sheeran. Coldplay and I go way back though. Oh, nostalgia.

  4. I'm honestly afraid that I won't want to come back once I get there! I'll be there for about two months, and I can't wait.

    Ed Sheeran is my second favorite ginger, and his voice is just... wow. And you can pretty much never go wrong with Coldplay!


I love hearing from you guys!