My Favourite Songs Of ALL Time

Music is the best thing ever...alongside pizza, poetry and equality, of course. It's rare that I go a day without listening to it. I love how music makes me feel. I love how one song can make me feel ten different emotions, even if I don't fully understand what it's about. On the other hand, I love how I can resonate so deeply with some songs and feel as though the lyrics were written about my own life.
I love how music transports me to another place. Whether I'm on a train, a bus, in a car, in my bedroom, in my garden, in my kitchen, on the matter where I am or what chaos is occuring around me, I know that I can put in my earphones and be taken to a place completely outside of reality. Music makes me feel things so deeply yet not feel anything at all. It makes me feel like I'm living in one particular moment yet not really living at all. It connects me with other people because, regardless of who we are or where we come from, music will always be the common denominator. We will always be united through our love of good music yet, at the same time, a thousand different people may interpret a song in a thousand different ways. Music is magic and I never want to imagine a world without it.
I have a list longer than my arms of the albums and artists that I love. My music tastes varies. One minute, I'll be listening to the number one pop song in the world, the next, I'll be listening to a power ballad from the 80s. One minute I'll be listening to an R&B track which makes me feel way cooler than I actually am, the next I'll be slow jamming to a country classic. It all depends on my mood. Although, I'm not one to listen to the radio stuff. I get tired of hearing the same things over and over again and a lack of originality in current pop music so, unless it's by an artist whom I'm really invested in, like One Direction, I tend to stay away from the conventional things that everyone else is listening to. Don't get me wrong, I'll bop to a Rihanna tune every now and again but it wouldn't be something I'd listen to on repeat. I tend to stick to what I know and what I like. I have a select few albums and artists who, for me, have created timeless music and which I could listen to for the rest of my life without getting tired. I wanted to share some of my favourite songs of all time with you. You may know some of them, you may not, meaning this is a chance for you to explore and fall in love with some new musicians so don't say I never gave you anything! Most people struggle to pick "a favourite song of all time" but, for me, these are the songs I always go back to and when nothing on the radio is appealing to me, these are what I put on. These 25 songs are all special to me for different reasons so I hope you love them as much as I do.

'Drops of Jupiter' by Train
"She acts like summer and walks like rain"

'I Know A Place' by Muna
"Don't you be afraid of love and affection just lay down your weapon"

'She Used To Be Mine' by Sara Bareilles
"She is broken and won't ask for help"

'Everything I Own' by Bread
"You sheltered me from harm, kept me warm"

'Cherry Wine' by Hozier
"Her fight and fury is fiery"

'Blame It On The Boogie' by The Jacksons
"We spent the night in Frisco at every kind of  disco"

'Let It Be' by The Beatles
"There will be an answer"

'Dancing On The Ceiling' by Lionel Richie
"It looks like everybody is having a ball"

'Slow Dancing In A Burning Room' by John Mayer
"My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room"

'Waiting On The World To Change' by John Mayer
"When you trust your television, what you get is what you got 'cause when they own the information they can bend it all they want"

'Chandelier' by Sia
"I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night"

'Your Song' by Elton John
"I hope you don't mind that I put down in words, how wonderful life is while you're in the world"

'Man In The Mirror' by Michael Jackson
"If you wanna make a world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change"

'Music Box' by Regina Spektor
"Everyone inside the mechanism is yearning to get out"

'Samson' by Regina Spektor
"You are my sweetest downfall"

'Cannonball' by Damien Rice
"Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt"

'Angels & Demons' by Tamar Braxton
"Now that my heart is viving, I wanna give my all away"

'Sweetest Devotion' by Adele
"There is something in your loving that tears down my walls"

'Landslide' by Fleetwood Mac
"Oh mirror in the sky, what is love?"

'Master Blaster' by Stevie Wonder
"Though the world's full of problems, they couldn't touch us even if they tried"

'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker' by Sandi Thom
"I was born too late into a world that doesn't care"

'Flowers In The Window' by Travis
"There is no reason to feel bad but there are many seasons to feel glad, sad, mad"

'Breathe' by Fleurie
"I'm straining to reach the light on the surface"

'Everything Is Debatable' by Hellogoodbye
"It's such an arbitrary line that we dance"

'Something Great' by One Direction

"You're all I want, so much it's hurting"

What are your favourite songs of all time? <3

Love, Emily :) xx

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