It is possible that some of you will know some of the songs, but not the singer. From the first time I heard “This is your life”, I was hooked. A great singer. Not released that much so far but I feel she will be one of the UK’s finest singers. She retains her Scottish accent even when singing.
We are on the countdown now to my most favourite music artists, making her my 6th most favourite legends of pop music.
Amy Elizabeth Macdonald (born 25 August 1987) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. In 2007, she released her debut studio album, This Is the Life, which respectively produced the singles “Mr. Rock & Roll” and “This Is the Life“; the latter charting at number one in six countries, while reaching the top 10 in another 11 countries. The album reached number one in four European countries – the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland – and sold three million copies worldwide. Moderate success in the American music market followed in 2008. Macdonald has sold over 12 million records worldwide.
Macdonald’s second studio album, A Curious Thing, was released in 2010. Its lead single “Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over” peaked at number 45 on the UK Singles Chart, and reached the Top 10 in several mainland European countries. In 2010, she collaborated with Ray Davies on his album, See My Friends; she sang with him on a cover of The Kinks‘ 60s hit “Dead End Street”. Her third studio album, Life in a Beautiful Light, was released in 2012 and supplied three singles: “Slow It Down“, “Pride” and “4th of July“.
In 2017, Macdonald released her fourth studio album, Under Stars, which entered at number two on the Scottish and UK Album Charts. It also peaked within the top 10 of the album charts in Germany and New Zealand. In 2020, she released her fifth studio album, The Human Demands.
Poison Prince – TRNSMT Festival September 2021
L.A. – Live in Baloise Sessions on 26 October.2014
Run – Jazz Open 2021
Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over – Jazz Open 2021
Spark – Live At The Rockhal Luxemburg (17 October 2010)
Slow it Down at T in the Park 2012
Dream On (Live Hogmanay 2016)
Another of her finest is Mr Rock & Roll (Official Video)
Singalong, enjoy and be happy!
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