This is a random list of songs I listened to the most this year. Many are not actually from this year. They come from random places and people, lists on NPR, mix CDs given to me and mixes posted online by interesting people … I’ve been compiling this list for a while, and it’s so ridiculous ultimately, but I am just quite fond of all of these songs. Some because I like to run to them, some because they take me back to Broadway shows I saw this year, some because I sang along to them with friends very loudly in cars, some because they are pretty. I don’t know. Who knows why we love the songs we do? Lots of them are from SYTYCD thanks to the ability to make playlists in Spotify of the many, many songs I’ve discovered through that show over the years. I might add to this list as more come back to me. I feel like I’ve branched out a bit in terms of what I listen to these days thanks to the online resources available. Thanks, future.
The first song posted here is one I did not discover until the last month of the year, but I’ve listened to it so many times and love it so much that I’m putting it first. I love it from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I don’t exactly know what it is about this song that made it become A Song That Belongs To Me Forever, but that’s what it is.
Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
Wonderland by Natalia Kills
Life’s a Happy Song from The Muppets
Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn
I Believe from Book of Mormon
Game of Thrones theme … I am a nerd, but this is awesome. Winter is coming!
Someone Like You by Adele … I am not made of stone.
All My Friends by LCD Soundsystem
Blindsided by Bon Iver
I’m Alive from Next to Normal … this young man has been cast as Enjolras in the Les Mis film. I’m okay with it!
Carrying the Torch by Generationals
Cracks by Freestylers (Ft. Belle Humble) (Flux Pavilion Remix)
Darling I Do by Landon Pigg & Lucy Schwartz
Fake Empire by The National
I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked by Ida Maria
Grown Unknown by Lia Ices
Heartbreaker by MSTRKRFT
Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine
In for the Kill by La Roux
Infinite Arms by Band of Horses
Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore
Roll Away Your Stone by Mumford & Sons
XR2 by M.I.A.
Zak and Sara by Ben Folds
Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
Ruby Blue by Roisin Murphy
The Garden by Mirah
Fuego by Pitbull
Are You the One by The Presets
Kingstonlogic by Terry Lynn (I think.)
Take It Easy by Surfer Blood
Who Knows, Who Cares by Local Natives
Sick Muse by Metric
Portions for Foxes by Rilo Kiley
Lost in My Mind by The Head and the Heart