This week: Honoring Sir Tom Moore and Happy Birthday Harry
Remembering Captain Tom Moore
During the first lockdown, it started with a simple idea: walk 100 laps of his garden in hopes of raising £1,000 for NHS charities. However, he soon inspired a nation, and that original goal was obliterated when he raised over £32 million.
Knighted by the Queen in July for his heroic efforts, Sir Tom Moore lost his own battle with Coronavirus this week, passing away at the age of 100. He has inspired tributes all over the country, including a playlist of our own saluting his achievement: Remembering Captain Tom Moore is full of uplifting and motivational songs celebrating the spirit of one man who made an enormous difference. Including his own duet with Michael Ball, as well as songs from Bette Midler, Josh Groban, and Queen, you can find it under Top Playlists / More / Featured.
Happy Birthday, Harry Styles
It’s been a while since he was “one of the blokes from One Direction” — Harry Styles has been pretty ubiquitous since striking out on his own, not only musically, but acting in big-budget blockbusters and gracing the covers of high fashion magazines with his adventurous androgynous looks; a Styles icon, if you will. (We’re sorry.)
Harry turned 27 this week, and to celebrate the life of this well-rounded artist, head to ROXi and give his two solo albums – Harry Styles and Fine Line – a spin. He runs the spectrum of genres, touching on pop, rock, prog, soul, funk, and elements of more, and you might be surprised to realise that you in fact know all the words to singles Watermelon Sugar and Adore You.
We’ve also got the whole 1D back catalogue available for reminiscing with just one quick search of “One Direction” on ROXi. They sold over 70 million records in their six years together (including four written for them by Ed Sheeran of all people.) And they never truly split up, calling their break a “hiatus” so maybe we’ll see them all on the same stage again one day. Although right now we’d be happy to see anyone on a stage again.
Also on ROXi this week…
ROXi FEATURE REVIEW:
It’s easy to get incredible sound from ROXi by connecting it directly to your speakers, either via the audio jack, HDMI cable, or Bluetooth! Through your telly is great, but connecting ROXi to your soundbar or home cinema surround sound system can provide you with the ultimate karaoke experience.
NEW SINGLE ON ROXi:
Rag’n’Bone Man has given us All You Ever Wanted, the first single from his long-awaited second album, due in April. Hear his brand-new song by searching for “Rag’n’Bone Man All You Ever Wanted” on ROXi.
NEW ALBUM ON ROXi:
Bring Me the Horizon have scored their second number one album in a row with their latest, Post Human: Survival Horror. If you want a taste of why nu metal is enjoying such a successful revival, search for “Bring Me the Horizon Post Human” on ROXi.