Music can be so therapeutic. It can capture emotions and moods and feelings when you can’t put them all into words. 2018 definitely brought a lot of ups and downs and I am expecting 2019 to do the same. But here are 9 songs I’ll be listening to a lot this year for different reasons. Most of these are not super well known, so hopefully you’ll discover something new that you love!
Surrounded by Michael W. Smith – when you need to remember you’re not alone. I recommend checking out Upperroom’s 10 minute version of this song if you like it. So good!
Shotgun by George Ezra – when you’re feeling great (or want to feel great)!
2002 by Anne Marie – when you want to relive all those middle school hits in one song.
Whole Lot to Love by Clouds and Thorns – when you need a fresh perspective.
I said Hi by Amy Shark – when you just need to be mad about life’s unfairness for a minute.
Burn the house down by AJR – when you need some pep and some awesome use of a trumpet. I can’t help but dance every time I hear this one.
What Do I Know by Ed Sheeran – when you are sick of the depressing news. You can make the world better too. ?
Be Okay by Oh Honey – when the weather starts getting warm and you get excited about it. This is my top played song every spring. ?
And finally, when you need to remember to not take life so seriously…
Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow – when I’m having a bad day, this always turns it around. ☀️
I’m not exactly a host of VH1’s Artists You Oughta Know but I hope at least one of these songs spoke to you in some way. (By the way, does VH1 still exist? Gosh those were the days…?) Anyway, Happy New Year! ??