music is medicine.

Music is my love language.

I was trained in voice and piano for years when I was young. I love all things musical theater, symphony, opera. I think in song lyrics. . .

Needless to say, with the grief and upheaval that we’ve been experiencing in the past days, I’ve been seeking solace amidst my playlists while I am schoolworking along.

One playlist that appears from time to time here is my ongoing “All-Time Favorite Songs” list. Several years ago, it started as a Facebook tag that was supposed to be ten songs – but ended up 16. Since then, a few more have been added. Well, with this past week, it needed some love – and some new additions of songs that I’ve either remembered to add or newer ones that have come along.

So now it’s a super fabulous list of 24 songs that I love for different reasons – but they are all dear to my heart.

My 24 All-Time Favorite Songs ❤ (in no particular order)

Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin

Purple Rain – Prince

When A Heart Breaks – Ben Rector

These Days – Foo Fighters

Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones (but I adore The Sundays version too)

Oklahoma Sky – Miranda Lambert (my wedding mix song for my husband <3)

Desperately Wanting – Better Than Ezra

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley’s version is my favorite.

Man Who Sold The World – Bowie/Nirvana – I love them both.

Milwaukee – Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Murder in the City – The Avett Brothers

Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) – Don McLean

Waiting For My Real Life To Begin – Colin Hay

Give Me Novocaine – Green Day

Born This Way – Lady Gaga

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Let Mercy Lead – Rich Mullins

Waymaker – Michael W. Smith

Ripple – The Grateful Dead

Red Sea Road – Ellie Holcomb

I Am Yours – Lauren Daigle

Awake My Soul – Mumford and Sons

The Wine We Drink – Drew & Ellie Holcomb (my now song for my husband <3)

(I would love to see y’all’s lists in the comments or on your blogs. <3)

Thinking on my favorite songs and playlists and how comforting they can be also has me wanting to watch some of my favorite music type movies this week and month as well before it’s really time to go all in on the Halloween then Christmas movies.

Some that have come to mind so far:

Music Movies I Dig

Almost Famous

Pirate Radio

High Fidelity

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Music and Lyrics

Pitch Perfect

Bohemian Rhapsody

Walk The Line

A Star Is Born

Crazy Heart

Les Mis

Hamilton

Woodstock – The Documentary

(Also, I would love to see movie suggestions.)

I’m so grateful for music and art, especially when the world just doesn’t seem to make sense. ❤

Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other.

Grace and Blessings.

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