This week’s session of Top Ten Tuesday is anything audio! Audiobooks? Sure. Don’t wanna talk about books? Talk music, podcasts, bands, whatever!
TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
As you can see from the title, I am just going to share some of my current favorite songs. I don’t have an all-time favorite song, so it changes as I discover. I have a few favorite bands, but not enough to make 10…
(I’ve actually been trying to find books to connect to with these songs or some other way to share them with all you worms out there (and other viewers), so this was the perfect excuse!)
So let’s jump right in (no favorites here):
1. GHOST OF A KING by The Gray Havens
In my The Raven King review, I actually linked to this song as a little extra tidbit because it just has such a similar, magical feel to the whole series! I love listening to it on walks, too, because I just feel like I can feel more magic around me (I’m a sap, sorry). Ugh, seriously, just listen to it!
(If you know of any similar songs or band in this style, let me know!)
2. BLACK AND BLUE by Sia
OK, I’ve been crazy for Sia lately… I have been listening to several of her songs and I can’t truly pick a favorite of hers. But this is the most recent favorite. It just has such a deep message and a great melody/beat. You should listen to Bird Set Free, The Greatest, and Freeze You Out by Sia, too. Among others.
3. CHOUWA OTO ~WITH REFLECTION~ by KOKIA
OK, just imagine walking through a forest or something with this song… Then something magical happens with the climax and the vocalizations of the song painting visions… (My sap is showing again, but I appreciate songs that make me appreciate nature and the magic around me.) I want to write a story based on an idea this song made pop into my brain. Beautiful! (Yes, it is in Japanese.)
4. DON’T YOU DARE FORGET THE SUN by Get Scared
I love how the artist sings this song and it definitely has a message. If you like rock/hard rock, you might really like this.
5. UROKO by Hata Motohiro
This is another Japanese one and it’s not necessarily a current obsession for me, but I listen to it frequently because it’s very nostalgic. This was basically mine and my fellow international students’ theme song while in Japan because a student from my school and a Japanese student over there would sing it every time we went out for karaoke (and they were good). (It’s a love song.)
(Unfortunately, no better quality ones due to copyright/licensing shtuff)
6. READ ALL ABOUT IT (PT. III) by Emeli Sande
This is just powerful. I like a lot of the lyrics and her voice is great.
7. COME BACK HOME by 2NE1
OK, this one is Korean, but it’s got such a great sound! I’m also not big on rap, but it’s not 100% rap. These girls each have their own amazing voices.
8. HOPE OF MORNING by Icon for Hire
I really just like the sound of this and the lyrics.
9. SUGAR SONG & BITTER STEP by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
Another Japanese song! But come one, you can’t help but dance to this! I discovered this as the ending theme to the anime called Kekkai Sensen and I love it! It’s just so fun. I haven’t finished the anime, yet, but I also recommend that.
(OK, this isn’t on YouTube either, due to copyright stuff, but I found it on SoundCloud. Let me know if the link doesn’t work.)
10. I WAS BORN FOR THIS by Austin Wintory
Actually, Wintory is the creator of the whole soundtrack, but I don’t know who sang the vocals in this song. And by soundtrack, I mean the soundtrack for the PS3/PS4 game Journey! (If you haven’t played it, oh my damn, please do – it’s gorgeous and short, but leaves an impact.) This is the final song in the game/on the soundtrack. I love listening to this when I want something soothing, relaxing.
I like other types of music and other artists, but these are recent loves. Do you listen to any of these styles or these artists? Let’s conversate!
Ta-ta for now, worms!