This Fire - Killswitch Engage
I've talked about this song before but it's truly my life's mantra. The lyrics "Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always" are tattooed on my back. When I first heard it back in 2007 my life was in a sort of tailspin and the words resonated deeply and they've been part of me - literally - ever since.
Drunken Soldier - Dave Matthews Band
This song immediately struck a chord with me. "Make the most of what you've got, don't waste time trying to be something you're not, Fill up your head and fill up your heart and take your shot, Don't waste time trying to be something you're not". I think too often people are so busy trying to conform to what society or other people think they should do they wind up having no idea who they are or what they want.
Love Shack - B-52s
This song is just so high energy that I immediately start "moving and grooving" and it puts me in a good mood.
Footloose - Kenny Loggins (and really, the whole soundtrack)
This is another get up and move song. I want to meet the person who can hear this and not tap their foot, sing along, or get up and dance. On second thought... no I don't. They're probably the most un-fun person on the planet.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
Again with the dance party songs. If you're sensing a trend, you're right. I'm an 80s baby and dance parties are my jam.
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
I don't consider myself a dangerous woman by legal standards but yes, I am a dangerous woman. Why? Because I'm confident and secure in who I am. Because I know what I want and don't allow other to sway me. Because I have goals and aspirations and won't be led astray. Because I know who I am and I love myself.
Church - Gary Clark, Jr.
You guys, this song is life. I listen to it just about every other day. It just.... moves me.
Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
No explanation is needed. However, if you do need one, see yourself to that little x in the top corner.
Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
First of all, her voice is haunting, uplifting, and powerful A.F. Secondly, this song is WAY better than Shake It Off. Sorry not sorry TSwift. #KanyeMoment My favorite line is "and it's hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off".
Try - Colbie Caillat
This song needs to be played in nurseries everywhere. Sure, it's geared towards girls but the lesson applies no matter what.
It always amazes me how there's a song for every moment, every feeling. That someone else put the right string of words together to perfectly convey a feeling you're having. It's powerful stuff. And the video? Oh man. I had to hold back the tears.
What are your "life songs"?