I'd definitely been depending pretty heavily on music while studying for exams, and I made a playlist for myself of all my favorite songs. I want to share my top eight/need to hear songs of many genres of right now!
Click on the title to listen to it. It will either take you to YouTube or Grooveshark and if you don't know how to use Grooveshark, that's ok. It should play automatically, but if it doesn't, all you have to do is click "play song." You shouldn't have to make an account or anything!
Human by Christina Perri
Do not turn this song off right away. I admit it, it's boring and repetitive at the beginning, but YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE CHORUS! As soon as it hits the chorus, my breath is whooshed away and I just still there in a silent stupor until the song is over. Just give it a minute. You'll love it.
Pompeii by Bastille
I would be surprised if you haven't heard this song. I don't really have anything special to say about it, but the song is quality stuff. I think I mostly like it because it doesn't have your typical sound to it and listening to it is a good change from the normal.
The video honestly has nothing that I can see to do with the song, but I have to say, the scenery is gorgeous!
Sampson by Regina Spektor
I don't know about this song or the words. Like seriously though, what in the world does it mean? "Sampson went back to bed, not much hair left on his head, He ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed." Can anyone explain this line to me? And also, "The history books forgot about us and the Bible didn't mention us." Who is the us?
Grr. Frustrating. However, through the frustration, I can't seem to stop listening to it! Her voice is beautiful.
Let Her Go by Passenger
This song is very popular on the radio right now. It's played a lot, but that is not a bad thing because I honestly crank the volume and belt it out every time it comes on in the car. Literally. Ask my mom, she doesn't exactly approve of my loud music, but this song definitely deserves a little extra amplification.
*I didn't watch the whole video, so please let me know if there is anything questionable in it. Thanks :)
Say Something by A Great Big World
This is a beautiful song! Love the piano intro. There are actually two versions of it, one with just the guy (which I have linked), and another featuring Christina Agulara. Alex and Sierra sang it on the xfactor (you can watch their performance at about 4:00, so skip ahead if you don't want to watch the rest) and it is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. They're both so overjoyed about winning and you can just see their love for each other. I tear up when I watch them and I can only hope to find that kind of love some day ;)
The Heart of Dixie by Danielle Bradberry
I watched Danielle's journey on The Voice and was rooting for her the whole time. She actually ended up winning the competition at only 16 years old, which is amazing. I love her voice and, in my opinion, she is a very humble person about her fame. She just seems so down to earth!
Let It Go by Idina Menzel
What can I say? It's Disney! They've done a great job with the new movie and I can't get the soundtrack out of my head. This song is by far my favorite from Frozen. Enjoy!
Don't Forget Where You Belong by One Direction
I know there are a lot of stereotypes of One Direction, but love or hate them, I think this song deserves a listen. It tells their story of being on the road all the time how hard it is to be away from their families and familiar surroundings. They share how important it is to them not to forget who they are and where they come from. The chorus says,
"Don't forget where you belong, home
Don't forget where you belong, home
If you ever feel alone, don't
You were never on your own
And the proof is in this song."
I just love that. It's almost like their own reminder to themselves that they'll always have each other for support :) Ahh fangirl.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what some of your favorite songs are so I can give them a try. What do you think of mine?