51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 28: Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand

Warning, warning! I’m about to attempt to land my music time machine in the year 2015. That’s as near to the present as I’ve tried to land us before. Just one false move and we may overshoot our landing spot and end up in the future. So, hold on tight while I land us safely and introduce you all to another song choice that includes my favourite musical instrument.

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Phew! That was a close call. In my rearview mirror, I could see you all holding hands, but we’ve landed safely, and it brings us nicely to this week’s featured song. Over to you, Jess…

Can you guess what my favourite musical instrument is from the song I’ve just introduced you to? It also features heavily in my song choice for week 24 and week 9. It never fails to make the hairs on my arms stand up when I hear this instrument being played on the radio. But, first, a little more about our guest singer and her song.

Jess Glynne was born in the UK and, in my opinion, is a very talented songwriter. Yes, she can sing, but her songwriting skills are something I’d love to know the secret to. Jess is only the second British female solo artist to have had five number one singles in the UK. Any ideas who the first was? Since 2014, Jess has won no less than 15 music awards, including Best Britsh Solo Female Artist, Best Newcomer Award and Best Single/Song Of The Year.

‘Hold My Hand’ entered the UK charts in March 2015 and went straight to number one, where it stayed for three weeks. The song was also an international hit, although not as successful as it was in the UK. In the U.S.A, the song only managed to make it to number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it became a top 20 hit in 11 other countries.

I’ve a feeling we’re going to be hearing a lot more from Jess Glynne, especially given that ‘Hold My Hand’ has featured on some commercials and was also featured on the original soundtrack for the 2016 movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Do you have a favourite song that features a favourite musical instrument? Share a link to that song in the comments section.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. And a big thank you to Barbara who joined in with publishing a blog post of a favourite song, and to the lovely Ritu, who recorded herself singing last week’s featured song. Wow! Can anybody beat that? Feel free to have a go.

Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? Leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.

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