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