Music is one of my favourite things in the whole world – from playing and singing it, to sitting in a darkened room with headphones in. Music has a way of explaining what we’re feeling, even more than poetry does, because the chords and melodies add a new level to the story.
Here’s a comprehensive list of my top 10 songs – they’re a mix of genres so I’m positive there’s something for everyone!
10) High School Never Ends – Bowling For Soup
With guitar riffs and a great drum beat, Bowling for Soup are one of my favourite punk-pop bands. This song is so nostalgic and accurate, you can’t help but love it!
Fans of classic punk-pop will love this!
9) i know this: – Rachel Kann
This is so brutally honest and from the heart– it’s like listening to a slam poem with a funky drum beat and trumpet solo.
Just pure poetry, I love this song for the rhymes and rhythm and Rachel’s damn fantastic lyrics.
Would recommend if you like anything a bit weird and different.
8) Room Where It Happened – the cast of Hamilton
Let’s be real, I probably could have put any Hamilton song on this list because they’re all my favourites, but this song is objectively the best. There’s rap if you’re into that (I am) but there’s singing if you’re into that instead (I am) and it’s not too hard to play on guitar (a necessity for me)!
As far as musical songs go, this could be in the Charts. The normal, not-Broadway-related charts. And no one would bat an eyelid.
7) Nine in the Afternoon – Panic! At The Disco
Just the concept of this Panic! song is interesting and weird and cool. It’s so happy and cheerful and positive, you can’t help but want to sing along to these bizarre lyrics.
6) Thatcher Fucked the Kids – Frank Turner
Yes this song contains swearing, so maybe don’t listen to this around your family (sorry family!) Frank goes in a different direction than first appears; it reflects a popular idea, however, and I love the disdain for the wealthy in this song. Unfortunately, I could only find a live version, but the quality is still really good.
5) High Tide Rising – Fox
Sorry. Bit of a geek for guitar riffs. Ahem.
Though the vocals and lyrics are good, I love this song for the riffs. God damn.
4) Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy
There was no way I could make this list without putting my fave on the list; we’re going back to the riffs again. Every time I hear this, I have to dance. It’s almost compulsory – if you need a feel good jumpy jumpy song, this is by far the best one on the list for that.
3) I Am Disappeared – Frank Turner
I’m sorry, I know, another Frank Turner song. He’s just so good though – just listen to everything he’s put out!
This is my favourite song to play on guitar at the moment, not mention, it’s fantastic for practising harmonies! The lyrics are unparalleled: Frank’s lyrics are always unparalleled.
There’s just a couple of songs I like more…
2) This Too Shall Pass – Danny Schmidt
This song tells a story from the bible (I think) though I’m not sure what that story is. Again, like number 9, there is poetry here, both in lyrics and music, that just sends shivers down my spine.
1) The Contract – Area 11
My favourite band. You know everyone has a couple of songs on an album that you don’t particularly like?
With Area 11, I love everything they’ve put out. And they’re amazing live.
As with Frank Turner, I would say to listen to all of their music. But, if you’re going to choose one, pick this one – fantastic vocals, outstanding guitar and drum beat, and I think it’s a step up from their last album – the whole of Modern Synthesis is, in all honesty.
And there we go! My top 10 songs of all time, ever. I’m always looking for new songs to listen to though, so leave me some recs in the comments and I’ll be sure to check them out! 🙂