2016 was a defining year for me personally and my favourite songs reflect that. Going through my playlists and most-listened-to songs was very telling as I got ready for this post. You will see as we go through them:
1 - I made a big career change in 2016 and started working for myself from my home. Coincidence that this was my #1 jam? I think not. ;)
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign
2 - I let go of a LOT in 2016. Some people, some self-restriction, some expectations, some goals, some hopes, some fears, so much. This song is one I listened to so many times and still do. I just love it. James Bay was a new discovery for me in 2016.
Let it Go - James Bay
3 - I can remember the day I decided I loved this song. It was the second week of January. Why do I remember? I guess it was defining. This song has so many relevant lyrics to how I felt this year. "We will find our way or we'll make a way."
Wild Things - Alessia Cara
4 - I was thrilled to be able to see Demi in concert with one of my BFFs Emilie this summer. (You can watch that vlog here.) Again this jam is SO me this year. "You've had me underrated" comes to mind right away.
Confident - Demi Lovato
5 - Anxiety and depression and PTSD were major aspects of 2016. I haven't actually spoke publicly about PTSD but I will in 2017. This haunting track was on repeat for me for many months this year. It's just so beautiful.
Blue - Troye Sivan and Alex Hope
6 - This is a late addition to my favourites list. I only bought this song a few weeks ago and it's already racked up about 50 spins. It seems like a fitting song to mark my new job on a country radio station. I feel like this is the perfect song to cap off 2016 and welcome 2017.
Settin' the World On Fire - Kenny Chesney and Pink
Ok. YOUR turn. What songs did you love in 2016? I'd love to hear!