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Sleeping with Sirens’ Top Songs

Ever since 2009, punk rock boy band Sleeping With Sirens has captivated audiences with their awe-inspiring lyrics, personality, and approach to music. The tremendous talent of vocalist Kellin Quinn,  guitarists Jack Fowler and Jesse Lawson, bassist Justin Hills, and drummer Gabe Barham gained enough recognition that metalcore label Rise Records signed them and released their debut album, With Ears To…

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Top 5 Songs of The 21st Century

You’d think I’d be afraid to tackle a topic as large and bold as the best five songs of the 21st Century (so far). The thing is, I’m not afraid of much, and I’m definitely not afraid of sharing my opinion. When you also consider that this blog is purely opinion-based, there’s no reason that…

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Songs to Welcome Fall

Happy Fall, everyone! I hope you are all doing well while we continue to try to get by in this weird era. To get you started on the autumn transitory period, I’ve decided to offer suggestions on 5 songs to help you with the many phases that Fall can bring. Some are new tracks, while…

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Top 5 Instrumental Tracks

From time to time – usually when I’m working – I like to listen to *gasp* songs without lyrics! These may be traditional piano tracks, techno tunes, or something else without lyrics. This month, I’m going to share my five favorites with you! 1. “Bodi Finds The Fire,” Adam Friedman and Rolfe Kent This rousing…

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MIKA’s 5 Best Songs

I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Lebanese-British singer-songwriter MIKA (or Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr.). Mika’s songs are unique and a complete delight to the ear. While he has a number of fantastic tunes for music lovers to enjoy, I am going to share my five favorites so you can get a real…

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Top 5 Cover Songs

Good Morning! This month I want to cover my 5 favorite cover songs. I’m going to let the links speak for themselves this time 🙂 1. “Smile,” Adam Friedman (Nat King Cole Cover) 2. “Flagpole Sitta,” Elohim & AWOL Nation (Harvey Danger Cover) 3. “All Time Low,” Andy Grammer (Jon Bellion Cover) 4. “Animals,” Mbandi…

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Top 5 A R I Z O N A Songs

A R I Z O N A is a band that made it onto my favorites list recently. I’ve mentioned them in a few posts here (and recently watched their livestream concert!), but I haven’t dedicated a post specifically to their music. As such, I wanted to take time in this month’s post to point…

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Top 5 Holiday Songs

I’m about to admit something that may make some people hate me: I really don’t like holiday music. Sure, I will listen to Frosty the Snowman if my niece requests it (or something like that), but I would never seek out most traditional holiday tunes. That being said, I do have a few less typical…

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The Best Music-Themed Movies: Part 2

This is the second installment of a new series about my top ten favorites in a variety of music-related categories. Read on to learn about five more of my favorite music-themed movies. 6. Mamma Mia! C’mon, who doesn’t love Mamma Mia?! Even if you somehow don’t like the re-imagined ABBA tunes, you can appreciate this funny…

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25 Songs You Need Right Now

We are in weird times. Some call them scary times, but I’m trying to remain optimistic enough to simply call them “sad times.” Sad because so many are ill or lost or nervous, but hopeful because good times are still ahead. That being said, I know that everyone is already getting antsy with disrupted schedules.…

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Top 5 Julia Michaels Songs

Julia Michaels has become quite popular in the pop realm recently, especially among young women who relate to her, well, highly relatable songs and enjoy their fresh sounds. However, there are some songs that I feel non-superfans (or non-obsessive-hunters-of-interesting-music such as I think of myself) may not have had the opportunity to listen to and…

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December by the Moody Blues

I may have mentioned this before, but my favorite holiday tradition that I literally just celebrate with myself – most of the time – is listening to the album December by the Moody Blues nearly everyday throughout December (and sometimes part of January). I’m not going to link to every song or leave a long review, but…

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Top 5 Songs – 9/23/2019

Hello and happy Fall! I’ve finally got another list of songs that inspired me enough to share them with you. Here they are – let me know what you think in the comments! 1. “Slow It Down,” Mike Posner This is one of my favorite Walk-era Mike Posner songs. I even find the rapping to…

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Top 5 Songs – 8.14.2019

Happy August, everyone! Sorry I was absent in July. I didn’t have a lot of musical inspiration. Now I’ve got five new (some old-but-new-to-me) favorite songs to share with you! Here they are: 1. Flagpole Sitta – Elohim  This cover of the Harvey Danger song adds a chill, mega-modern edge to the 1997 classic.  The video…

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Positive Music

So I’ve been in a funk lately. Without getting into too many details, I keep falling into negative mindsets despite efforts not to. I was playing around with recently – because I love it! – and it told me a very sobering fact: The majority of my favorite music is sad!!!! Not specifically “Sad”…

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Songs I’m Listening to Now: 4-17-2019

Good morning (in Northwest Indiana), everyone! I’ve finally rounded up five more songs that are currently inspiring me. Here they are! (P.S. – Don’t forget to check out my Latest Updates if you haven’t yet!) 1. “Never Enough,” from The Greatest Showman.  Sooo I just now saw this movie for the first time. Please don’t judge…

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Songs I’m Listening to Now: 3-1-2019

This is the beginning of an ongoing series – anytime I round up five favorite “new” songs, I will put out a post of this nature! Here goes: 1. “Move On,” Mike Posner My latest Mike Posner favorite. This is one of the most inspiring, emotional and uplifting releases that I’ve experienced so far this…

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5 Favorite Marian Hill Songs

First of all – I apologize for my gap in posts. Hopefully it won’t happen again for a while. Moving on. Literally no one knows this, but one of my go-to work playlists on Spotify includes a BUNCH of music by Marian Hill. This duo has a knack for creating some extremely catchy, electro-songs (I…

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Is It Me, or Does It Feel Like July?

First  – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! 2019 is almost here, and I hope it brings you all peace, joy and wonderful opportunities. Second – If you don’t know anything about Kara’s Flowers, you really need to. What is a Kara’s Flower? You may be shocked to find out that Kara’s Flowers is a mostly failed band of…

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Top 5 Maroon 5 Songs

By Justin Higuchi ( [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons I AM NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE OWNER OF THIS PHOTO IN ANY WAY. Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that I am a longtime Maroon 5 fan. I first heard a song by the band when I was 8…

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5 Songs I’m Listening To Now

This post is coming a bit earlier than expected, both for you readers and for me. When it comes down to it, I have to write when inspiration and motivation hit me. But enough about that. In today’s post, I want to discuss five songs that I am listening to now and why I think…

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5 Songs You Need to Listen to Now

This is an eclectic post of 5 songs that are really impacting me emotionally right now. Take a look at my suggestions and enjoy! “Close,” nobigdyl – We all know that I only heard of this song through some weird twist of finding out that Adam Friedman is on the chorus and produced/co-wrote. After all, Christian…

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Songs for the Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is here! I am not in the path of totality, but viewability here should be between 80 and 90 percent, so it is hard to complain too much – although cloud covers may dampen the excitement. To celebrate today’s historic natural event, I thought I’d share my Top 5 favorite songs with astrological…

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