This past Summer I’ve listened to a lot of new songs. Songs of Summer is actually the name of one playlist. To say my iTunes library has gotten bigger might be an understatement. Anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love music. Music was and still is (sometimes) my lifeline. It is also my way of feeling the ever changing moods that I feel.
In the last post I talked about the different ways I fought off depression. I forgot to mention that music played a big part in that. I listened to some old Songs of Summer and found a few new ones that I love. These are all feel good songs that both energize me and leave me reminiscing about the Summers of old.
So what’s on my Songs of Summer Playlist?
Well, instead of listing them, I’ll just let you listen for yourself, Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a few new songs for your playlist:
That’s just to name a few of the songs I have on my playlist. I have at least 20 songs on that list including Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp, The Boys of Summer by Don Henley, and This Summer by Maroon 5. What are your favorite Songs of Summer?
So what am I listening to now?
While it’s been hard not to listen to my favorite Songs of Summer, I have found other music to keep me going and keep me excited about the coming months. That’s what music does. It gets me excited. It helps cheer me up. It also helps me feel deeply whatever I need to feel.
I do believe this is the first video where these guys aren’t wearing their masks. They’re known for their masks. I’ve been a fan of Hollywood Undead for years but I have to say with each new album they release they are definitely evolving. I love this song Gotta Let Go because of how we all look back on our younger days. Did we follow our dreams? Are we still chasing those dreams?
But the best verse is “God only knows where the hell would I be, if I had the old me sitting beside me”. I love that verse. I think about that sometimes. My past self. I am so different from who I used to be but I think I’ve only gotten better, smarter, and most of all, happier. We all change. We all evolve. That’s what this songs represents to me.
I love the upbeat tones of this song High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco but it’s also inspirational in the lyrics too. It’s about aiming high and not giving up. He says “Mama said don’t give up”. I say that to my boys. Don’t give up. Keep it moving and aim high! What a great song!
Starset is one of my favorite bands. I found them a couple years back and I love their epic music sounds. Ricochet is a sadder song and if you watch the video I think it’s kind of cool and sad at the same time. This song is one I plan to use in a future gaming video so keep a look out for this one.
I don’t think I can even have a playlist these days without at least ONE 80’s song :p I love this song because it’s empowering. Plus, it’s such a fun song to sing along to in the car, haha!
Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes (featuring Adam Levine). This is such an upbeat song but what I love the most about it is the metaphor of one’s love being a song, or a boombox. What an amazing way to express one’s love and it’s exactly what resonates with me and my way of looking at music and at love. I’m going to include some of the lyrics here because I just love them!
If you can hit it, sing along and take me by the hand
Keep myself inside your head, like your favorite tune
And know my heart’s a stereo that only plays for you
It beats for you, so listen close
Hear my thoughts in every note
Turn me up when you feel low
This melody was meant for you
Just sing along to my stereo
Because good music can be so hard to find (So hard to find)
I take your hand and pull it closer to mine
Thought love was dead, but now you’re changing my mind
That’s right ya’ll Godsmack is back! To anyone who listened to them back in the late 90’s, you will want to hear their new music. When Legends Rise is my favorite song off their new album. They don’t have an official video but I really wish they did. Oh well, here is the lyric video instead. I have to end this list on a rock hard, in your face, battle born type of song. It really gets in my head these lyrics alongside the amazing guitar riffs and drum beats.
Again, I have at least 20 songs on my new playlist. They range from Zayde Wolf to Adelitas Way. I also have Good Charlotte and Gemini Syndrome, which I found on Amazon Music.
Well, that’s it for me for this week’s post. From my Songs of Summer to Songs of September, I hope you enjoy the music I brought to you.
Thanks so much for reading!
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