I feel like I haven't sat down here to write in forever (even though it's only been a week!). Per usual, I am late to the party. In my defense, I was helping the nursing students I tutor prepare for their finals this week and I was meeting, like, twice a day, so I didn't have much time, but I AM BACK! And I am sharing my top 15 favorite songs of 2013!
Of course, in no particular order. I just love music so much picking a favorite wouldn't work.
"Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus
Forget the swinging naked, licking a sledgehammer, and other odd behaviors. This song is just plain GOOD. Very catchy and easy to sing along to.
"Wake Me Up" - Avicii
Truth be told, I hadn't heard this song until maybe a month or so ago? But, again, so catchy and fun to listen to.
"Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
You just cannot exclude J.T. from this list after the year he's had. This is, hands down, my favorite song of his. Ever.
"Still Into You" - Paramore
Again, my favorite song Paramore has ever released.
"Royals" - Lorde
This song just won't quit. Everyone and their mother knows this song now.
"Follow Your Arrow" - Kacey Musgraves
Funny little ditty. Basically, Kacey's just tellin' ya to do whatever the hell you want and who cares.
"Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Once again, everyone and their mother knows this song.
"Compass" - Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum came out with some great new songs this year and this is my favorite. Such a good message.
"We Were Us" - Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert
Miranda & Keith + the songwriting of Nicolle Galyon? Need I say more?!
"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker
Okay, so technically this is an Old Crow Medicine Show song, but how can you not love Darius' version? I could listen to this song multiple times a day and never get sick of it.
"Crash My Party" - Luke Bryan
Mmm, mm, mmmm....Mr. Luke Bryan....
"Roar" - Katy Perry
I love a song with a good message. This song makes me feel good.
"Cannonball" - Lea Michele
One of the brand new songs that just released this month, but Lea said this song helped lift her up after Cory's death and I just love it.
"Mine Would Be You" - Blake Shelton
And Mr. Blake Shelton...mmmm.
"All of Me" - John Legend
I absolutely adore this song. So sweet and easy to listen to.
"Boys 'Round Here" - Blake Shelton ft. Pistol Annies
Red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red, redneck!
"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice
Love this Lee Brice song.
"All Kinds of Kinds" - Miranda Lambert
Miranda will always be #1 in my book.
"Downtown" - Lady Antebellum
"I got a dress that'll show a little uh-uh, but you ain't gettin' nuh-uh until you come pick me up, show me off..."
"Brave" - Sara Bareilles
Really, really, really, really similar to "Roar". And I love them both.
"Clarity" - Zedd ft. Foxes
Great mix between a sweet little song and a fun dance beat.
"And the Radio Played" - Lady Antebellum
Again, a song that was released within the past month or two. I love how Lady A included historic songs within this piece.
"Heart of Dixie" - Danielle Bradbery
I'm lovin' Danielle Bradbery and this song is perfect for her. It tells a story.
What were some of your favorites from 2013?