This week’s Twisted Mixtape prompt invited us to share our favorite songs since 2010.
I actually do have fairly decent taste in music, but this post would certainly not reflect that. Let me explain.
I needed an infusion of happy music during the course of my separation and divorce, and this list certainly reveals that much about me. My list is primarily straight up pop music, no accounting for actual artistry. It might have been collated by any random teenager based on the Billboard Top 100 for the last few years. I’m sure there has been really fantastic, meaningful music that’s come out since 2010.. but this is the playlist based on my perspective on life, and songs that still get some decent rotation in my car, mostly based on emotional memories attached to them.
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas. It was the unofficial themesong of the 2010 Blissdom conference, one that inspired me to write this blog post, which is worth reading especially if you were there, or have attended any blog conference.
Fireflies – Owl City. I’ve been an Owl City fan since this song hit the airwaves, and enjoy sharing a love of Adam’s music with my kids.
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble. It made me feel hopeful that someone out there was listening to this song, hoping to meet me.
Party In The USA – Miley Cyrus. Not a fan of the song, but have great memories attached to doing a flashmob to it at the 2011 Blissdom conference:
Smile – Uncle Kracker. It’s just sweet.
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO. It’s an infectious song, but the important component for me is that my two youngest children would bust out into a spontaneous dance party every time it came on that summer.
Firework – Katy Perry. The amazingly fantastic Blissdom conference made this song special for me because of the encouragement in their opening video in 2011, even though the lyrics are pretty corny.
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars (Skrillex remix). Within minutes of reading some horrifically judgmental words written about me by my ex just prior to our separation, this song came on my car stereo. It was exactly what I needed to hear.
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson. Definitely a well timed anthem for me.
I’ve been a fan of the TV show Glee since it’s very first episode, and out of very many of their covers and original songs, these are my favorites.
A Thousand Years – Glee Cast Cover ( originally recorded by Christina Perri)
Light Up The World – Glee Cast
We Found Love – Glee Cast Cover (originally recorded by Rihanna)
What are your favorite songs from the last few years? I’d love to know what songs have made a difference to you!