Music has always been an escape for me. Songs allow me to experience what I’m going through. Whether I’m feeling good or bad, I’ve always listened to music to help me relax, solve problems, motivate me, and even challenge me. Having a brother that was a disc jockey for many years, I’ve had the opportunity to indulge in many genres of music. I’ve learned to appreciate the tenuous sounds that help declutter my thoughts as well as the more rigid and unyielding sounds that make me want to take on the world. While I listen to everything from trance to classical (occasionally), I have a list of favorites that are somehow rooted in every playlist I have.
- “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” – Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson
- “Angel”- Jack Johnson
- “Deliver Me” – Leandria Johnson
- “Free Me” – Joss Stone
- “Best Friend” – Brandy
- “Wrong Side of a Love Song” – Melanie Fiona
- “I Never Thought I’d Fall I’d Love on Christmas Day” – Brian McKnight and Boyz II Men
- “Naked” – Ella Mai
- “Never Wanna Live Without You” – Mary J Blige
- “All I Want for Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey
While most people listen to holiday music during the holidays, I listen to holiday music all year long. Mariah Carey’s Christmas song is actually one of the songs that I listen to when working out. And once I pick a song I like, I will listen to it on repeat for at least one week straight. Well, maybe not a week, but definitely enough to annoy people that can hear my music. What about you? Do you have a list of favorites that are in all of your playlists or do you have your selections in your playlist based on genres or activities? Drop a few of your faves below so I can try to add more variety to my selections.