songs that define me

April 18, 2014

I was scrolling through Kay's new About Me page and I came across her "Best Of" section.  One of the posts was called "songs that define me" and I'd like to announce that I am stealing her idea.  So thanks, Kay!  While I'm no artist and I'm not a great singer, music has always been something I've loved since I was a child.  I was a choir girl all through middle and high school and I'm a pretty darn good sing-loudly-in-the-car-singer.  So here are the top ten songs that define me and specific parts of my life.  Enjoy!

p.s.  feel free to judge my musical taste.  
I am a 28 year old teeny bopper and some of these lyrics just really get me.  ;)

1.  "All of Me" by John Legend.  I legit cried the first time I heard this song.  It is everything that is mine and Ben's relationship.  The good and the bad all circles back around to how much we love each other and how incredible our relationship is.  Cliche, I know, but remember I said the good and the bad.

All of Me by John Legend on Grooveshark
2.  "Roar" by Katy Perry.  I just feel so empowered when I hear this song.  Going through being overweight and severely obese and making the decision to change my life with surgery is the biggest and best thing I've ever done in my life.  There are always people who are going to want to hold you down, hold you back, etc... but you have to fight for what you want.  Not sometimes, but all of the time.  And in my life, I will always be victorious.

Roar - Katy Perry by NewThingRadioWeb on Grooveshark

3. "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw.  Although this song is a about a father's love for his daughter, I bawl every time I hear it thinking of both of my parents.  As my wedding approaches, I can't help but realize all of the things my parents did for me growing up that you can't really understand until you are older and about to really start a life of your own with another person.  I don't think words could ever describe my love for my parents.

My Little Girl by Tim McGraw on Grooveshark
4. "Evacuate The Dance Floor" by Cascada.  Nothing screams "get your butt moving!" like this song.  I listen to it when I want to dance around the house, when I want to workout really hard, or when I just want to feel good.  Heck, sometimes I even listen to it in the shower and dance.  (PSA:  use caution when dancing in the shower... conditioner is slippery.)  It's just a good, fun, upbeat song that will get you moving.

Evacuate the Dancefloor by Cascada on Grooveshark
5. "Kiss Me Slowly" by Parachute.  Why?  Because there is simply nothing better than one of those all night conversations and a good, long kiss afterwards.  Plus, I just really love this song.
Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute on Grooveshark
6.  "The Rose" by Bette Midler.  Life, love, the world... you name it, it's not easy.  But this song always reminds me that suffering through it always brings you back around to the good.  That may be common sense, but this is a beautiful reminder.  "just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snow, lies a seed that with the sun's love, in the Spring becomes a rose."  So wise and true.
The Rose by Bette Midler on Grooveshark
7.  "Gorilla" by Bruno Mars.  Ok, not to get all grown folks on you or anything, but yeah... this song.  For a short, tiny man, Bruno sure knows how to make a girl feel sexy.
Gorilla by Bruno Mars on Grooveshark
8. "Have a Little Faith in Me" by John Hiatt.  Another song that makes me cry after the first few chords.  My fiance, my best friend, my family:  case and point, we will always be there for each other.  There are many versions of this song, but this is hands down my favorite.  Sometimes, you just gotta have a little faith in people.
Have a Little Faith in Me by John Hiatt on Grooveshark
9.  "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys.  Again, empowerment.  Something goes wrong?  Power through it.  I'm just a girl and I'm on fire, people.
Girl On Fire (feat. Nicki Minaj) [Inferno Version] by Alicia Keys on Grooveshark
10.  "Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake.  Let's be honest, any Justin Timberlake song basically defines my life because I've been obsessed with him for 16 years.  But this one, I love.  Justin Timberlake was the Taylor Swift of music before there was Taylor Swift in the sense of writing about ex lovers.  Britney Spears, you messed up big time.  And JT went and wrote a song about it.  And we all know it's about you because of the little fairy figurine in the video identical to your tramp stamp tattoo.  As far as this song and it's lyrics defining me... don't lie, cheat or steal.  Just your every day basic relationship requests.  
Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake on Grooveshark
BONUS SONG:  "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry.  Growing up, anytime we would go to the swimming pool, there was always oldies playing in the background.  Even though I hate hot weather, I'm ready to dip this new skinny(er) body in the water!  This has always been one of my favorite "oldies" to sing along to, dance around and have a drink by the pool on a hot summer day.
In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry on Grooveshark
DOUBLE BONUS:  Since it is Friday and I haven't done this in a while, I figured I would join Whitney for Back That Azz Up Friday and let y'all see what my latest song obsession is.  Have you heard it?
Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton on Grooveshark
Rixton- "Me and My Broken Heart"
I think this is the remix, but still.  it's my FAVE right now!

What are some songs that define you?
Happy Friday!


  1. Yes!!! I just love your whole list. I wouldn't expect anything less than a JT song on this list. Annnnnnnd now I have Evacuate the Dance Floor stuck in my head. Crap.

  2. John Legend. Yes. I cry almost every time I hear this song because it's just...*sigh*... yeah.