Musing on Music, reflections on from a music junky.
I consider myself a music junky. What is a music junky you ask??? Well it someone who listens to music almost daily, constantly has a song stuck in their head, likes a lot of different types of music and has had a playlist of songs for every emotion.
Now first let me say that I can’t play an instrument. I can only play the first strands of Silent Night on the keyboard and that it. I can’t read music, even though I’ve been in a few children’s choruses or choirs.
I started my musical journey when I was younger, I had a Disney Princess Songs tape that played every morning as my alarm. Then when I was a teenager, my music tastes grew and changed. I was born right before the Nineties and when the boy bands came on the scene, I immediately fell in love with *Nsync. My cousin and I were all about this band. We could name all the members, sing all the songs. I liked Brittany Spears as well and this was the first time my tastes grew from Disney, Christian and Church music. My parents being whom they are, allowed me to indulge my musical tastes.
I think I drove my family crazy with how much I listened to my pop CDs. After we moved, music became my warning to anyone who entered my room. It would say I’m mad and I’m listening to music that’s loud with a big beat. I don’t know how this came about but I can clearly remember being mad and listening to Brittany Spear’s Stronger and reading some Xmen comic. I think I was actually hiding from my parents so I wouldn’t have to admit that I was wrong.
When I graduated from high school, I had a falling out with one of my friends and I met Jman. My poor conflicted heart found the soothing songs of Barlow Girl, Hawk Nelson and Reliant K to soothe my heart.
During Cancer, I relied on music from radio to soothe my frazzled emotions. It helped me put into words what I was feeling. I cried during worship at church because my heart was so raw and the only thing I could say was the song we were singing.
Music has been something at the end of the day it calms me, when my fears are unbearable it has scared away the shadows and negative thoughts. It has connected me to people and been my comfort when the world has been screwy. Here are my favorite songs.
- Part of your world By Jodi Benson from Little Mermaid
- Stronger by Mandisa
- Dare you to Move By Switchfoot
- Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
- I won’t say I’m in Love By Susan Egan, from Hercules
- Be my Escape by Reliant K
- Supergirl by Krystal Harris
- Cry Pretty By Carrie Underwood
- Overcomer by Mandisa
- Gone by Switchfoot
- Who I am Hates Who I’ve Been by Reliant K
- Pioneers by For King and Country
- Never Alone By Barlow Girl
- Never Enough by Barlow Girl
- Even if by Mercy Me
- Only Hope by Switchfoot
- Strong Enough by Matthew West
- Our God by Chris Tomlin
- See you again by Carrie Underwood
- Dear God by Hunter Hays
- God must have spent a little more time on you by *Nsync
- You Move Me by Susan Ashton
- Stars by Skillet
- Through it all by Colton Dixon
- Blessings( Tear Drops) By Laura Story
- I can see the light by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, From Tangled
- This I promise you by *Nsync
- More than Fine by Switchfoot
- Stars by Switchfoot
- Burn the Ships by For King and Country
- It is well with my soul
- For the beauty of the earth
- Come thy fount
- Days of Elijah
- Ceasefire by For King and Country
So here is the list of my favorite songs. I can make another list of different genres and of course musicals in later blogs. Music has been such a big part of my life for healing and navigating the world.
Leave your favorite in the comment.
Psalm 7:17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.
TTFN and God bless and Keep you:)