All The Songs On My Playlist At The Moment And Why
Updated: Jan 25
A comprehensive list of the best songs on my playlist and why they mean something to me. Not all these songs are recent. I love my old tunes so you will find quite the collection. Many of these songs have a personal meaning for me which I will go into below, some I just really like because of the tunes or the wording. I even broke them into categories for you.
Fun Fact: I was playing my playlist down the river with a group of people one day and they asked if I had split personalities. My playlist is THAT random.
Dance Songs I Listen To To Raise My Vibe:
The Way I Are by Timbaland: If you need a song to get ready for a big night out. THIS IS IT. Ditto for anything else you want to get fully pumped for. This gets me in the mood without fail EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Fat Bottomed Girls by QUEEN: Another one for the playlist when you are getting ready for a big night or a party or you just need to raise your vibe. Makes me want to dance every single time.
Gloria by Laura Branigan: Another one for dancing, running or any other occasion that you want a vibe list.
Do You Love Me by The Contours: This song is really, really old but it has style! One of those songs you want to play when you need a vibe list or you just want to shake of the day.
Everybody by Backstreet Boys: Another one for the days you need to raise your vibe, get ready to party or just want to dance the day off. Who doesn't love The Backstreet Boys?
Note: Some of these I did listen to during my break-up and others are just great songs that I listen to anyway (GO JIMMY).
I Hope by Gabby Barrett: You might be thinking this one has personal significance for me considering the lyrics but the truth is I just absolutely LOVE her voice. Have I had someone cheat on me? Absolutely . Do I want the same thing to happen to him? Not really. Did you read that and think I'm some kind of saint? You're wrong. People recover from being cheated on. They learn, they grow as a person, they go on to have successful, fulfilling relationships. Why would I want that for him?
I understand that forgiveness is absolutely the gift you give yourself but so much of the messaging today is that swallowing your feelings is the best course of action, that anger is in someway BAD and that you are failing if you feel it or haven't forgiven fast enough. Forgiveness happens in it's own time and at it's own pace. It's not something I need to force to try and prove something to myself or others about how noble, or kind, or emotionally mature I am.
Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman: Sad Break Up Song. For when you want to cry.
It's A Heartache by Bonnie Taylor: Sad Break Up Song. For when you need to cry.
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler: Reminds me of one of my best friends Lou who made us sing this every time Karaoke was on when we went out in our early 20's. Our singing sucked but our dance moves were on point. For this reason, this song makes me REALLY HAPPY whenever I hear it.
I've Got To Go Now by Toni Childs: Great break-up song for leaving a toxic relationship. Most of us can relate to some extent. With lyrics like below, Most of us can relate.
"Must be addicted to all this pain
'Cause I keep coming back for the shame
Dear God, give me the strength to leave
I've got to keep going, keep going this time"
When Your Love is Gone by Jimmy Barnes: I just love Jimmy!
Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix) by Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks: Miley and Stevie remixed together. What a wonderful combination. Besides both being amazing artists, this is probably the most uplifting break-up song out there. Great for moving on. I mean the BEST lyrics for moving one, right?
"Yeah, it's been a long night and the mirror's tellin' me to go home (home)
But it's been a long time since I felt this good on my own".
"She got her hair pulled back 'cause the sweat's drippin' off of her face (her face)
Said it ain't so bad if I wanna make a couple mistakes".
The best break up lyrics!
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles: Sad song for when you need a good cry.
Breaking Me by Topic: Another one for the break-up playlist.
Find An Island by Benee: Fun fact. Post break-up I rented a holiday house on an island for six months and sung this song all day, every day. Love it.
Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi: Another one for the sad breakup playlist.
Fancy Like by Walter Hayes: Oh, I was introduced to this one on a road trip to Roma by my cousin Dan who sings along to it better than I ever could. It has great memories for me because it was the first road trip we had done together since we were in our early 20's. Also, I'm a sucker for a country romance song and this hit all the right notes for me.
Stuck With U by Justin Beiber: As corny as it sounds, me and JB go way back. That first song of his (Baby)............I'm embarrassed to admit but I once made a taxi driver play it on repeat all the way to the airport. I'm sure he still hates me.
This Years Love by David Gray: One of the best love songs of all time in my opinion. Reminds me of a boy I loved in my early 20's who I still have the world's most fondest memories of. I think of him and smile every time I hear it.
Heaven by Bryan Adams: Sad Fact. The entire Bryan Adams collection is likely permanently tainted for me due to the fact that my ex and I were both obsessed and that one of our best times together was the Bryan Adams concert at Sandstone Point Hotel. This was OUR song. I refused to listen to it for a year straight post break-up and then finally got sick of the whole stabbed in the heart sensation every time I did come across it, that I added it to my playlist and forced myself to listen to it on repeat until the pain levels were manageable. It's still tainted though!
In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine: Possibly the cruelest thing anyone has ever done to me. I still CAN NOT fathom why one human would do this to another. Long story short. Six months post break-up, my ex sent me this song via message. This made me pretty damn angry considering the lyrics:
"In spite of ourselves,
We'll end up a'sittin' on a rainbow
Against all odds
Honey, we're the big door prize".
Sounds kinda romantic, right? Except he is/was in a relationship with the women he cheated on me with when he sent it. I told him he should send it to her instead and her replied that it was HER song about them. NOT EVEN KIDDING. I forced myself to listen to it on repeat as per poor Bryan Adams above until it didn't make my blood boil anymore for hearing it (Immersion Therapy Guys!). It doesn't affect me anymore but the song is permanently tainted just the same. I still have no idea WHY he would send that. The mind boggles.
Masterplan by Diesel: Diesel is highly underrated in my opinion.
My Oh My by Camila Cabello: Reminds me of the guy I'm currently dating. Probably not a good thing but it sure is fun. Okay, it probably shouldn't be in the love song section but I didn't have enough sex songs to make it a section on it's own alright!
Love Songs Ain't For Us by Amy Shark: I love most of Amy's music. This is one of my favourites.
Love You Like A Love Song by Selena Gomez: I just like the beat.
Forever in Blue Jeans by Neil Diamond: I love this song. Also I think it's an underrated love song. Up there with Fancy Like for me.
Perfect by Ed Sheeran (but the Paul Gannon Remix Version): Simply the best love song going and add the Ed's lyrics to Gannon's remixing ability and you have, well, PERFECT!
Songs I Listen To When Driving:
Sunflower by Post Malone: I just like it. It's catchy AF.
Young, Dumb and Broke by Khalid: Again, it's catchy. I don't resonate with it at all except it got stuck in my head and I liked it.
Stay by Shakespeare's Sister: I listen to this when I need a creative boost. I don't know why it makes me more creative. It just does.
Oh Carolina by Shaggy: Again, I just love the beat. Catchy AF.
Hold My Girl by George Ezra: I just like the song.
RITMO by Black Eyed Peas: Again, Catchy AF.
Beautiful Life by Ace of Base: Another one of those songs that's great for long distance road trips.
Play That Song by Train: I just love the song.
Shotgun by George Ezra: If I have to listen to this song one more time..................It's my son's favorite and he sneaks it back on my playlist every time I delete it so he can listen to it on the way to school.
Still The Same by Bob Segar: I just love all things Bob Segar!
Heartache Tonight by the Eagles: Surprisingly upbeat considering the lyrics. I just love the Eagles.
You Get What You Give by The New Radicals: This song reminds me of my teenage years. I loved it then, I love it now. It never fails to take me back to a time when I was wild and free (and wild, did I mention wild)?
Cover Me In Sunshine by Pink: I just love Pink.
Token Angels by Wendy Matthews: Wendy Mathews is another artist who is highly underrated. I just love her. I was meant to see her live last September but Covid 19 had other plans.
Friday's Child by Wendy Matthews: Again, I just love Wendy.
Manic Monday by the Bangles: Just catchy! And great to get you motivated for work on a Monday Morning.
Come Let Go by Xavier Rudd: This song makes me feel really happy. Sometimes I meditate to it. I don't know why it has the effect on me but it does.
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond: I totally get why my mother saved her tickets in a photo album from her Neil Diamond concerts. All his stuff is the bomb!.
Boys Like You by 360: I dated a guy who used to sing this song all the time. It's catchy and it got stuck in my head. Not my usual style but that's the fun part about dating..........the exposure to different music.
In The Night by Jesse Bloch Bootleg: The remixes this guy does is amazing. I have a whole playlist of my own devoted to his remixes. Other notable songs he has done include Still into You. Seriously, look him up on YouTube. His work is amazing.
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