If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will know that music is a massive part of my life. I love it! Considering the world is currently on lockdown and fearing for our health, I thought I would write a list of my 10 favourite songs that I cannot stop playing at the moment.
I’m Still Standing – Taron Egerton; I recently watched Rocketman and fell in love with Taron Egerton’s performance. He honestly does such a wonderful job; however, this wasn’t the first time I loved his performance of this song. Luna absolutely loves Sing so I have seen it more times than I can possibly count, and he also sings this song in that. Both renditions have similarities, but they are also quite different, but both equally amazing. I think the lyrics are incredible, with all the credit going to Elton John and Bernie Taupin. And considering the world right now, I think we should all take pride in the fact that we are all still standing during this pandemic.
One Call Away – Charlie Puth; I brought this album when it first came out and its only been recently that I have downloaded it via Apple Music. I absolutely love this song. I could listen to it so much! I love the lyrics, and how it talks about always being there for the person you love even though things may get in between. I think it’s a great song right now considering many of us can’t be with the people we love as they’re stuck in different places and we aren’t allowed to leave the house.
Take Me Back to London – Ed Sheeran Feat. Stormzy; I love this song because the beat gets stuck in my head. I find it there hours after I last listened to it. Plus, the song is just so upbeat that I want to get up and dance, and find myself swaying to it when I’ve got my headphones in. Usually the sound is turned right up and I’m having a mini rave in my own head.
River – Eminem Feat. Ed Sheeran; So, it wouldn’t be me without an Eminem song on here somewhere! It just so happens to be yet another song with Ed. Now I love this song for so many reasons. Not only because I love both Ed and Eminem, but also because I was fortunate enough to see them perform this song at Twickenham a few years ago. It’s not so much about the lyrics, its more about the combination of two beautiful voices.
Heaven – Warrant; With lyrics like “As long as I’m the hero of this little girl” and “As long as you will always be my biggest fan”, why wouldn’t I love this song? It speaks to me and reminds me of Luna. I always want to make her proud and try to put her ahead of everything I do in life. She is the only person that I feel like I owe something to. I hear those two lines and I remember that without her, I wouldn’t have the purpose that I do now. She completed me and now it’s time that I make sure she can look up to me when she’s older.
Hold My Girl – George Ezra; This song is mine and Luna’s first ever song! I used to sing it to her when she was a tiny baby, and she would always fall asleep on me and I think that’s so cute considering the lyrics are, “pick a place to rest your head”. I will always be there to hold her during her darkest moments. I will always give her time and love; I will always be her strength and she will always be my girl. She is by far, my biggest inspiration. Although I need more than a minute because she is my world and I always want to wrap my arms around her. Even at night when she’s refusing to sleep and I have to lay with her and rest my arm over her, only to have her grab my hand and pull it closer.
The Light – Disturbed; I have had this song on my playlist for well over a year. It’s still my go to song whenever I feel like I’m sinking too far. Honestly, go and take some time to listen to the lyrics. I found they spoke to me in a way many songs have failed. To me, this song is about not giving up. That even during your darkest times, you will find the light. It talks about not finding answers in the places you seem to think you will, but not to give up hope. I absolutely love this song and that’s why it still has a place in my top ten.
Woman Like Me – Little Mix Feat. Nicki Minaj; People always tell me that I am a handful, that I’m high maintenance and that I have my own mind, so this song reminds me of myself. I think the chorus is just me wondering if I’m “too much”, although for the right person, you will never be too much and its always worth the effort. Although, I can honestly say this is one of the only songs that I like with Nicki, but I am a massive Little Mix fan, and there are quite a few of their songs that are on my most played, I chose this one because it reminds me that I am on a whole different level and sometimes, I am hard work but I am still worthy of being loved.
People Like Us – Kelly Clarkson; This song is one of my absolute favourites! It talks about how everyone gets down in the dumps and nobody feels like they fit in, but we’re all that way in some way, shape or form. It focuses on picking yourself up, but also picking others up when they feel the way you do. So many of us can relate to feeling like they don’t matter, that their life is sunken and broken but that doesn’t mean we should allow others to feel like this. In my opinion, it’s a song about unity.
Lost in the Woods – Jonathon Groff; I’m a sucker for a soundtrack, and my final song is just that. It’s a ballad from Frozen 2, and I have been listening to it ever since I took my big brother to go see it. (He is autistic, and nobody else wanted to sit through the film. Luna made me watch Frozen a million times, so I didn’t mind being the only one that wanted to take him. And for the record, he loved it!) However, this song just got stuck in my head, so much that as soon as I got back home, I downloaded it onto my phone, and it’s been there ever since. It’s a great song about being lost and not knowing what direction to turn. It’s about usually having the answers but this time, confused. It’s a love song, but to me, it’s the memory of my latest trip to the cinema with my big brother.
Now, all the views on these songs are purely my own. I mean you could hear the songs and feel something completely different to me. The lyrics could speak to you in a different way or the beat could make you feel bored. But to me, right now, these are probably my top ten. Each for their own reasons. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Let me know what you think about mine or even giving me some of your favourite songs right now, by either commenting below, tweeting me, leaving me a message on my Facebook page or getting in touch by Instagram. I hope that where you are in the world, that you’re staying safe, in great health and focusing on looking to the future, when the world doesn’t look so miserable. And more than ever, keep smiling.