Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Favourite Songs of 2014

I wanted to share with you today my favourite songs of the year.  They aren't in any order but this was definitely part of my soundtrack for the past 12 months.  If you've been following me you will know this was an incredibly difficult year for me.  I've always turned to music since a very young age for comfort, company and an escape.  The following songs did just that for me. 
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
This song was released in August just before Thomas' Autism diagnosis and it came out simultaneously with the music video.  The first time I heard the song/watched the video I had chills on my arms and tears in my eyes.  This is the song I'd been waiting for.  It easily raced up the play count on my iTunes reaching the top spot in a few short months.  I can say without a doubt this track will stand the test of time to be one of my favourites of life. If I ever meet Taylor Swift, I will, through tears, thank her for this piece of solace and strength.
Come to Light - Arkells
This is a song by a Canadian band that holds a special place in my heart as it was T's first concert last summer. This is a song I've kept on repeat on many walks, blasting in my earbuds. The lyrics could not speak more to Jer and I this year.
I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith
I was late to the Sam Smith bandwagon and this was the song that won me over.  The gut-wrenching words and his voice stand alone.
Somebody Loves You - Betty Who
A highlight of 2014 was our trip to Vegas.  Both Emilie and I vlogged the entire experience and she ended her series with this song.  It always makes me think of her, our friendship and the incredible bond that grew in 2014. 
Bang Bang - Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj
We all need a good, feel-good, feel-sexy, girl power anthem and this was it for 2014.  I definitely was shakin' my booty in the bathroom doing my makeup and hardcore care dancin' to this jam.

Partition, Drunk in Love, Flawless - Beyonce
Yes I am cheating with this using three Beyonce songs.  I love them all. It's my blog, my list and I choose all three.  
Pop 101 - Marianas Trench
This song is so cheeky, hilarious and catchy that I just had to include it on my list.  The pop culture references alone make this song amazing.  They teach us what it takes to make a popular song in such a hilarious way.  And Josh Ramsay would know; he's behind Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe! It's made me itch for a new Marianas Trench album as I can't wait to see what they have in store.
  Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft Charlie XCX
It was tough for me to pick just one Iggy Azalea song but I chose this one because it was the track that introduced her to me and to the world.  It's so poppy and catchy, yet edgy and unique.  We'd been looking for Iggy.
This is How We Do - Katy Perry
This is another song you can see me doing hardcore car dancing to! This year I  was all about songs and messages of self-love, acceptance and dancing to your own beat.  Katy Perry exudes that mantra and for that, I love her.

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