Fifteen songs I think I like

I’ve never been that into music. My knowledge about songs, old and new, is pretty limited. I remember in fourth grade for the girls’ dance unit in P.E., Shake It Off came on and everybody around me screamed, and I had no idea what was going on. I just don’t really listen to music-except for 90.9, this Christian radio station I’ve been listening to for years. I can sing along to basically every single song that comes on. It weirds me out in a good way.

Last year, I did start listening to music more when I joined Jonathan’s sister’s family Spotify plan, but it realized I was lying because I put in the wrong address and kicked me off. That ended me listening to music outside of the car. Then, over Christmas, I tried again using a different email address, and this time, I completely hacked the system and put in their address. And it worked! I’ve been listening to music more often and trying to find artists and songs I like.

It’s been kind of hard. I think I know what I’m looking for:
I don’t like angsty music.
I like songs on the pop-ier side of the spectrum.
I don’t like rap.
I don’t really like the country voice sound.
The lyrics matter as much as the sound.
I don’t like when there’s too much drum and stuff. I like when the voice and the music is clear.
But I don’t know where to look for it. What I’ve been doing is going through a list I’ve compiled of songs and musicians that were recommended from either friends or blogs. They’ve been somewhat shots in the dark, but here are fifteen songs I think I like. I say I think because some of these I’ve only listened to once or twice. I don’t know, maybe I’ll change my mind after listening to them again? We’ll see. But as of right now, these songs are all on my one and only Spotify playlist called Finding That Sound.

Saturday Sun by Vance Joy

What Do I Know? by Ed Sheeran

If I Stand by Rich Mullins

Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

The Chasing Song by Andrew Peterson

All We Ever Knew by The Head and the Heart

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Love Story by Taylor Swift

Extraordinary Magic by Ben Rector

Life Changes by Thomas Rhett

Live Forever by Kane Brown

Love & War in Your Twenties by Jordy Searcy

Year 3000 by Jonas Brothers

Not All Heroes Wear Capes by Owl City

broken by lovelytheband

How would you describe the sound of music you like?
What are your favorite Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift songs?
Song recommendations?

P.P.S. I’m not exactly sure where the picture of the records originally came from, but maybe here?

31 thoughts on “Fifteen songs I think I like”

  1. Ahh, I got so excited upon reading this post! I really like a lot of songs you mentioned. (Also, I’ll have to listen to 90.9. I listen to 101.7, another Christian station, every time I’m in the car and it’s the same kind of thing, where I can sing basically all the songs they play on it.)
    You put Taylor on here! She’s my favorite. Some Taylor recommendations: All too Well, You Belong With Me, Wonderland, I Know Places, The Lucky One, Wildest Dreams. I’ve also been really into Ed Sheeran lately. My Ed Sheeran recommendations: Photograph, Castle on the Hill, and Tenerife Sea.
    I really love Year 3000 (it’s iconic) and have you heard the new Jonas Brothers song they just came out with? My friends at dance are all obsessed with it so we’ve been listening to it during warm ups and it’s pretty good. I also love a lot of Thomas Rhett songs. My favorite is probably Die a Happy Man.
    Haha, this is random, but the song Shut Up and Dance has always reminded me so much of Percy and Annabeth. I feel like Percy would be trying to be all goofy, and then Annabeth would just be like “shut up and dance with me!” Maybe it’s weird that I relate songs to book characters, but I thought that once years ago, and now everytime I hear it it’s all I can think about.
    For recommendations, besides the ones I said above, I’m not sure. I have kind of a weird music taste where I like some country, some pop, and then some more Ed Sheeran/Shawn Mendes vibe music. (Oh, a Shawn Mendes recommendation is Never Be Alone. It’s very Ed Sheeran-y.) Some of my friends really like the boy band Why Don’t We, and lately I’ve been obsessed with their song Trust Fund Baby, though I don’t really love the rest of their music. I could probably keep this comment going with even more thoughts about music, but I’ll stop it here, haha. Great post!

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    1. Oh, I know 101.7! 101.7 Air One. The other Christian radio station I know of is 94.9 KLTY. But 90.9 is my favorite because I feel like there’s less advertisements and I love the hosts during the morning, Jeff and Rebecca. Sometimes I will switch to Air 1 because 90.9 plays sermons from I think 9-12 and after 6 during the weekdays and in the mornings on Sundays. But on Saturday, it’s music the whole day! I also think that 101.7 plays more new releases.
      Taylor! Just seeing the words You Belong With Me cues the lyrics and melody in my head. One thing I wish was different about the song was that instead of “she’s cheer captain and I’m on the bleachers,” it was I’m doing something else. Oh, maybe Ed Sheeran will release new music this year too!
      Year 3000! Yes, I have heard their new song, Sucker. The day it came out I saw multiple Instagram stories about it. Oh, he references the song Die a Happy Man in his other song Life Changes! I thought that was cool.
      Ohhh, that’s perfect!!! Okay, I might think about that every time I hear that song too now. Are there any other songs you do that with?
      I would say that’s similar to my tastes, except I don’t love country that much. Okay, I will be checking out Never Be Alone and Why Don’t We. I think I might’ve listened to Why Don’t We after hearing about it from you already, it sounds familiar. No, I love getting music recommendations! Thank you!!

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      1. Oh, cool! Yes, I’m the same with Air 1, where I love the hosts during different parts of the day. They do play a lot of new releases, and generally it’s more pop sounding Christian music, although they have a good mix of slower, softer songs too (usually by UNITED).
        Haha, same! I’ve never thought about that, but I can see why it would be better if that was something else. The song is kind of stereotypical in that sense. I hope so!
        I saw so many Instagram stories about Sucker too, and basically my whole Twitter feed was also about it. Completely understandable. 😉 Oh yeah, it was cool! If you haven’t ever looked up his wife on Instagram, I recommend it because they have the cutest kids and she posts a lot of adorable photos of them. I think her name is Lauren Akins!
        Off the top of my head, I don’t have any other songs that I’ve directly related to books, but if I ever think of one I’ll let you know. :))
        Yay! I think I recall one time we talked briefly about Why Don’t We because I mentioned I liked a boy band in one of my posts, and you asked if it was Why Don’t We, and I said that I liked them but no, it was actually another band (In Real Life, if you were wondering, and I don’t like them that much anymore due to their most recent single).
        You’re welcome!

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        1. Yea, I like the combination of pop-y Christian music and slow ones too.
          Whoa, if Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran came out with new music in the same year? That would be crazy.
          Oh, you have Twitter! I didn’t know that. I do not have it-would you say that you recommend it? And what’s your preference between Instagram and Twitter? I haven’t looked her up on Instagram! Thanks for telling me about it. :))
          Yes, please, and I will keep on the look out for book-song relationships too.
          Ohh, that’s right. In Real Life, that’s it. Oh no, what about their most recent single did you not like?

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          1. That would be crazy! Well, I would love it if that happened, haha. :))
            I would recommend it! I do prefer Instagram, though. I never really tweet or retweet and sometimes don’t look at it at weeks at a time, but I like to have it just to see entertaining tweets every once in a while. It also helps me be more caught up with current events. Hehe, you’re welcome!
            Okay, sounds good. :))
            Sadly, it was explicit and by explicit, it meant it was on the very explicit side of explicit. (The word explicit should never be used that many times. XD)

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            1. Instagram is my preferred social media too. I had Snapchat for a few months, but then I deleted it. I am proud of my Pinterest though. Who do you follow on Twitter? Yea, I’ve heard people say they use it to keep up with current events too.
              I looked up Lauren Akins, and her kids are so cute!!!
              Ohh, I see.

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              1. What made you want to delete Snapchat? I haven’t been allowed to have it, but I think if I asked now my parents would probably let me. However, I’m not sure if I actually want it because I already have enough distractions. I follow hardly anyone on Twitter- definitely less than 50. It’s mostly my dance friends, people from school I’m acquaintances with (my closest school friends don’t have Twitter) and some celebrities.
                I KNOW, they’re so adorable. :))

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                1. I deleted Snapchat because of a few reasons that I can think of off the top of my head. The first one is that streaks make no sense to me! I really didn’t like opening up messages from my friends only to see a wall. In texting, I stay in contact with my friends, and with Instagram, I stay in contact who aren’t my friends, with Snapchat, it wasn’t helping me stay in contact with anybody. Also I noticed myself just checking Snapchat as a reflex which really made me nervous. Haha, I agree- enough distractions. I don’t think any of my close friends have Twitter either. What celebrities do you follow?

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                  1. Those are really good reasons! Haha, I don’t get streaks either, especially when they’re just of a wall or someone’s feet or something. Checking something as a reflex gets me nervous too- I just got instagram back today, and I’m trying hard to not make it a reflex again like it was before Lent. The celebrities I follow are Taylor Swift, my favorite band (well, the band that isn’t really my favorite anymore but that I can’t bring myself to unfollow XD), and Barack Obama (do presidents count as celebrities, I wonder?).

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                    1. Oh yea, how was it going off of Instagram for Lent? I don’t think I’ve said this in an earlier comment, but I didn’t buy any clothes during Lent. And it was really good. I think presidents are celebrities, but I would never call describe them as one. Hm, that’s interesting! What defines a celebrity?

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                    2. It was so nice! It felt cleansing. I’m glad to be back but somehow it feels better knowing that I went without it and life just kept going as normal. Oh yes, I remember you saying that! How did that go? Haha, that’s so true. Now that is a very interesting question. XD

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  2. I’m surprised you do not listen to music that much! Music is such a huge part of my life, and I never – ever – leave the house without my earphones. I am constantly listening to something and for 2019, I’ve been having different playlists for each month. I’m already looking forward to my March one, and I’m sure I’ll be adding some of the ones you’ve recommended in this post.
    I love how you added some major throwbacks, like Year 3000 by Jonas Brothers and What Makes You Beautiful, by 1D. By the way, have you seen that Jonas Brothers are making a comeback? I’m thrilled already. They were my favorite band growing up. Later, it was 1D, but I don’t think we’ll be having a reunion from them any time soon.
    I love Walk The Moon’s first album as well. They’ve became very popular ever since Shut Up and Dance, but their first ever tracks are the true gems in my opinion. I Want, I Want is my favorite EP by them – sadly, it’s not available on Spotify, but I still recommend checking it out on YouTube, because it’s a super different experience from any other pop song you’ll listen to.
    My favorite Ed Sheeran song is Kiss Me, from his first album. I highly recommend it if you’ve never listened to it! As far as Taylor Swift, I love pretty much everything by her.
    I hope you continue to share more of your music experiences with us. I’m always down to listening to new songs!

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    1. I know, I think a lot of people agree with you on that! I tend to always have my earbuds on hand too, but usually they’re so I can listen to podcasts ;)). Ohh, that’s so cool about your monthly playlists! I love how they’re like memory boxes that you can come back and visit in the future. Tell me what songs make it onto your March playlist!
      Haha yes, they’re throwbacks in music history, but new to me. I haven’t, but I did see on some people’s stories mentions of their new song Sucker? A 1D reunion would make so many people happy I think.
      Oh okay, thanks for telling me that! Hm, I wonder why it’s not on Youtube. Ohh, your description of it sounds intriguing.
      I think I’ve listened to it, but I listened to a bunch of his songs in a row, so they’re a bit swirled together. That’s interesting that you like most of Taylor Swift! Usually I hear people say they like old Taylor more.
      Thank you so much!! This is the first time I’ve talked about music on the blog, so that is very nice to hear. :))

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      1. Monthly playlists really feel like a memory box, which is why I’m finally doing them. When I listen again to songs I used to listen back in 2014, I feel like I’m transported back to that time. It’s fascinating and one of the main reasons why I am listening to something 24/7 – is kinda like having your own life’s soundtrack.
        Yes, Sucker! It’s such a great song! I don’t know if it will be your style, though.
        Hope you listen to some more amazing songs in March! ☺️

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        1. Okay, I think I need to try making monthly playlists sometime. After I start listening to more music though, right now I don’t think I do enough to make them.
          Wow, you were completely right, it wasn’t really my style.
          Thank you, and you too!! :))

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          1. Oh, and I wanted to let you know that I’ve added Saturday Sun, Love & War in Your Twenties and All We Ever Knew to my playlist and I’m in love with all of them! Thanks for the recommendations, truly! 💛

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    1. The words and melody for that song are pretty catchy. Funny story-my friend realized that the tune of broken is the exact same except in a different key as the tune of a different song-it might’ve been Lady Gaga? Oh, cool! I need it to be quiet when I work, but a lot of my friends need music. What soundtracks do you like?

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        1. Oh, I didn’t know that! Actually I feel like somewhere in me vaguely knew Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift did a song together before, but I haven’t listened to it-I will soon, it’s on my Spotify queue right now. :)) (Queue is an unusual spelled word.) Okay, thank you!!

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