Saturday, April 16, 2016

Songs that bring joy


I wrote in my earlier post, 10 song that make me cry, that music has a strong effect on me. This time I'm going to list songs that make me happy. I hope they could uplift you if you're feeling down.

Songs that make me happy, happy songs





I love the message of this song! We all should have that big realisation, that we are masterpieces - beautifully made.   



2. Master Blaster (Jammin') by Stevie Wonder



It's impossible not to dance when I hear this song. 




3. September by Kirk Franklin (original by Earth, Wind & Fire)


There's hope! There's a silver lining.




4. Girl In A Country Song


This is such a girl power song!




5. Right In Front Of You by Anna Abreu


This song reminds me that right now is good. 




6.  Kärleksvisan by Sarah Dawn Finer

  
This song is also in English but the lyrics are not as lovely as in the Swedish version. This song is a true love song. A promise song. "Because I love you, just as you are..."


7. How Can I Keep from Singing by Audrey Assad or Celtic Women


Because I have hope, how can I keep from singing?




8.  Songbird by Eva Cassidy



I have to say,  Eva Cassidy's all songs are divine. But Songbird speaks about love in such a lovely way.




9.  Don't Stop Me Now by Queen


If I'm feeling tired I put this song on and start to dance like a crazy woman. It works!




10. Diggin' On James Brown by Tower Of Power



This is another crazy-dance song!





Friday, April 15, 2016

10 songs that make me cry



Music takes me places - sometimes to very emotional places. After listening one very melancholic song 10 times in a row, I decided to share other beautiful songs that touch me deeply. Some have those powerhouse climaxes. Some are very low key and mellow.





1. All I Ask by Adele


This melancholic masterpiece has 1 sentence that always makes me cry: It matters how this end,s cause what if I never love again.




2. Melancholy blue by Trisha Yearwood


I remember the first time I heard this song; we were watching country music awards with my dad. (I'm from Finland and almost nobody listens to country, but my dad is a huge fan and I love some artists too) We both cried. 




3. Goodbye's (The Saddest Word) by Celine Dion


It baffles me how Celine was ever able to record this song.




4. Empty Chairs At Empty Tables from Les Miserables 


This might be, surprisingly, my favorite song from Les Mis. 




5. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story from Hamilton


Eliza's parts are so touching!




6. Pretty Funny from Dogfight


This song illustrated insecurity and disappointment perfectly.




7.  Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood

It's a hopeful song but so melancholic.



8. Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John


He sang the song at his dear friend Lady D's funeral. 



9. Broken Vow by Lara Fabian


A BIG heartbreak song.



10. Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen


This song gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes when I think about Freddie Mercury.




Check out my happy song list, too!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Words of 2016 - April




Organised

I feel like there's too much going on in my life right now. Once again I'm feeling bit overwhelmed, because I'm not the most organised person in the world. It's a skill that would make my life so much easier - especially when you don't need extra stress from trying to find missing paper forms etc. 

I am trying to be more organised this month. So far it's been an uphill battle. But I'm not giving up.