I have very strong opinions about what people should do, especially when it comes to music and movies. So, below is a list of five songs I think that everyone should listen to at least once.
“Human Nature” Michael Jackson
I know we all know the King of Pop and his greatest hits, but a song that I usually see missing from that list is this song. With its smooth, soft melody and Micheal’s beautiful, ageless voice this song is everything one needs for a relaxing day. “When they say why, tell them that it’s human nature.”
2. “Silver Springs” Fleetwood Mac
An iconic song from the iconic “Rumors” era. But it wasn’t on the original release of the album because of time. Stevie Nicks wrote this song about her then ex-boyfriend and Fleetwood Mac’s very own guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Her voice increasing with urgency and frustration and the fact that she sings this on stage with him, looking him straight in the eye makes it all the more powerful. “Time casts a spell on you but you wont forget me.”
3. “This River is Wild” The Killers
From the worldwide known album Sam’s Town, this song tends to be forgotten… at least so I thought. On Jan. 30, 2018 I had the pleasure of seeing them live here in San Diego. Before they played this song (I was surprised that they even had it on the set list) Brandon Flowers said “we played this whole album in Sam’s Town for the 10 year anniversary and this song surprising had the most hype, so here is ‘This River is Wild’.” I was thrilled because this song is my favorite on the album. This song actually feels like a river. Rushing downstream. “I just wanna to show you what I know and catch when the current lets you go.”
4. “Silly” Deniece Williams
Now I couldn’t let y’all go without some soul and r&b. This song can be felt by everyone. Everyone has felt foolish loving someone who didn’t love you back. Willaim’s childlike voice, sounding innocent and silly makes the song really embody its title. “Silly of me to think that you could ever really want me too how I love you.”
5. “F*** With Myself” Banks
If you want to feel like the baddest in the land listen to this song. This song is for looking in the mirror, getting ready for the club, and just really feeling yourself. When Banks released this song a new level of confidence was unlocked within my soul. Her sultry voice and haunting beats makes this song of legendary status in my mind. “ I used to care what you think about me. Cause my love so good. So I f*** with myself more than anybody else.”
All of these songs and more are available in a playlist on spotify called “Songs that everyone should listen to” I made of all the songs I think everyone should know.