Hi Friends! On days where there is no feast day in the Roman Missal, I'll be writing on some other interests of mine. I keep trying to tell everyone that I'm very fun and interesting, but I'll let you be the judge ;) Today, I'm going to make a short list of all my favorite songs, and why they are favorites. They change pretty much weekly, so this news is hot off the press!
I believe that music has a true and lasting impact upon us. St. Isidore of Seville once wrote, "And without music there can be no perfect knowledge, for there is nothing without it. For even the universe itself has been said to have been put together with a certain harmony of sounds, and the very heavens revolve under the guidance of harmony." I'm not saying the songs on this list are life changing, but they're pretty good ;)
1) Never Enough - Loren Allred - I mentioned a few posts back that The Greatest Showman movie is completely worth the money, and so is the soundtrack. This song is off of that soundtrack. The theme isn't really a new one, kind of a, if I don't have you, all the world means nothing, song. But SO well done. Very musical-ish in a way that reminds me of Wicked, which is never a bad thing. For me, I like to think of the "if I don't have you," theme, in a way that if I didn't have God...all the world would never be enough.
2) Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Kenny Chesney/David Lee Murphy - I admit it. I'm a huge country fan. The trucks, the dogs, the farms, the back roads...no matter how cliche it gets, I'll listen. From Johnny Cash to Luke Bryan, I love it all. My mom has definitely asked me before how she managed to have a hillbilly child, so, oops. Sorry Mom ;) Anyway, this song is super easy listening, and a good reminder for me that things really will be alright.
3) Take it All Back - Judah & the Lion - This song isn't a new one. But it is just so dang catchy. I started listening to it way back in May, and haven't stopped.
4) Unbreakable Smile - Tori Kelly - This girl, she is just so classy. I can't imagine being in the entertainment industry, and trying to stand up for your values. In this song she sings about that very subject. The lyrics include, "Somebody told me fame is a disease You start singing the blues when you start seeing the green But I think it's all about what you choose The way you live your life, depends on you." Not only is she classy, she also has a ridiculous voice, so go check her out!
5) Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya - If you notice, my music tastes are just a LITTLE eclectic...so I do want to say that I am not endorsing all of Daya's lyrics here. The idea of the song though, that she isn't afraid to get out and do things on her own, really resonates with me. Plus, it's not a bad workout song to add to your list.
Ok, that's it for this week's top 5, go check them out! I'd love your feedback on your go to songs...I'm always on the lookout for my new favorites :)