Top 15 Songs

Dani did a post last week with her top 10 songs, and I thought that was a brilliant idea! Like her, I have about 10 songs that would make this list no matter what, and a few that would be based on what mood I was in. Doing this in alphabetical order, just like Dani because you can’t possibly ask me to put them in order. Also, since today is the 15th…I am choosing 15. Do you know how hard it is to narrow these down????

All I Have to Give by Backstreet Boys

I mean come on you guys. You know that an NSYNC or Backstreet Boys song had to make it. If I have to pick only one, this is my absolute favorite.

Blackout by Tritonal

I am not sure what it was about this song, but it soothed Zoe when she was an infant, and I bounced her up and down and sang this to her in the middle of the night. The lyrics were fitting…

Yeah, it was you and me
You and me
Against the world
It was
You and me
You and me
Against the worldDon’t you worry, baby, there’s a fire for us
No, we’re not going down in a blackout
And if the stars above me
Crumble into dust
No, we’re not going down in a blackout

The other song that calmed her down, besides Uptown Funk was I Could Be Stronger But Only For You by Gareth Emery. She liked EDM, what can I say?! I had a hard time picking between the two to make the list!

Far Behind by Candlebox

Freaking LOVE this song. Roll down the windows, turn the radio up and just drive.

Freak of the Week by Marvelous 3

I cannot tell you how many times I have seen Marvelous 3 in concert. Straight up transports me back to high school and college. Butch Walker for life!!!! I love all their songs, I love Butch Walker when he went off on his own. This song can instantly transport me to a better mood. I really love My Way too, and I have to say it was constantly on repeat in my car for a really long time after it came out.

Glycerine by Bush

I don’t think I know a single person that was born in the early 80’s and doesn’t like Bush?? This song came out when I was in middle school, and I just love it.

Hang by Matchbox 20

I love any song by Matchbox 20, but for whatever reason, this one is my favorite. They were the first band I ever saw in concert and I would go to see them again in a heartbeat. They’re supposed to come to Birmingham in August…assuming we can go in public by then. I am too old for a school night outdoor concert in the dead of summer, but I am heavily contemplating still going.

I Miss You by Blink 182

I had a really hard time picking between I Miss You and Damnit. I just knew Blink had to make the list! I love this one a little more, but Damnit is the song I think about when I think of Blink 182. It played on repeat in my Jeep for years!

Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice

This song is how you should live your life, plain and simple.

No Scrubs by TLC

Can you think of a better girl song than this? I don’t care who you are, when this song comes on, you are singing it with all your heart.

Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi

Who isn’t on the pursuit to happiness?

Sail by Awolnation

This song reminds me of the beach. Maybe because we played it a lot one of the trips we were down there. I can easily transport myself back there when the first beat drops.

Simple Man by Shinedown

I absolutely love the Shinedown version of this song. Another song to live your life by.

U Got It Bad by Usher

Freaking LOVE Usher. Ursher. I had a hard time picking which one I wanted on the list. So many good ones. Without You is one that really stands out to me too. I have run into Usher many times when I lived in Atlanta, it was pretty cool. U Got It Bad was in The Sweetest Thing movie. That movie just reminds me of college and always brings a smile to my face.

Zoe Jane by Staind

Pretty sure you know why this one is on the list! If you remember the story of how Zoe’s name came to be.

Zombies by The Cranberries

Chris and I have spent hours and hours of our lives listening to this song, and any song ever performed on The Voice, America’s Got Talent, etc version of this song.

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  • Reply Andrea Nine April 15, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Sooo good and so many are my jams. Talk about hard to narrow down for sure. Love this!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent April 15, 2020 at 8:20 am

    So fun… give me any & all the boyband songs… no -let me make that clear – the boybands of the 80’s -00’s… today’s boy bands – all the K-Pop sort of groups – nahhhh – give me the all American kid boy bands.
    I love seeing people’s range of music they like.

  • Reply Biana April 15, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Oh all these throwbacks are giving me all the feels! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Sierra April 15, 2020 at 8:47 am

    You have so many good ones on here! There are some classics that were huge when I was growing up that can take me right back to those moments.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer April 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    This is too fun! I love the Backstreet Boys, and Left Behind and I Miss You are two of my favorites as well.

  • Reply laura April 15, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Freak of the Week!!! YES!!! I loved some damn Marvelous 3!!! And anything Matchbox 20!! And BSB, of course!! If you made this a playlist somewhere, I’d definitely listen to it ALL DAY LONG.

  • Reply Danielle April 15, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I love I Miss You by Blink 182. And Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi. Both of those are in my top favorites too!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag April 16, 2020 at 7:54 am

    So fun! I really love a lot of these too – Zombies, I Miss You, U Got It Bad, etc. I did a post of 11 songs I love a couple years ago and it’s really tough to narrow things down. My favorite Backstreet Boys song is “How Did I Fall in Love With You.”


  • Reply Carly April 16, 2020 at 10:02 am

    All I have to give is going to be stuck in my head all day now. I haven’t thought of that song in forever. Yesss to basically all Usher from that era- still so cool that you’ve run into him before.

  • Reply Dani May 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Aaah, so glad you played along, and thanks for the shout-out!! Oh man, I remember the major rivalry between BSB vs. NSync lovers- lol! I still have that Bush CD, and I definitely had Gavin’s photo on my wall! I had plans to see Matchbox 20 when they were on tour this summer too, and I definitely prefer the band to Rob Thomas’ solo stuff. Love all the 90’s rock on your list- funny how so many of our favorites are from when we were younger, right?!

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