DISCLAIMER: You may probs notice that some of these are not so mainstream or from the archives. I recommend you to try and listen to them.
7) Hear Me, Imagine Dragons
Favorite Line: Can nobody hear me? I got a lot that’s on my mind
These lyrics exactly define the thing that bugs me the most. If there was an anthem to my complicated-ness, this would be probably it. It’s also free on Tap Tap Revenge (which is going to be sunset soon. bummer), that’s why I became addicted to its mad beats. And trust me, a little bit of synth-rock never killed anybody.
6) Bloom, The Paper Kites
Favorite Line: Oh, you fill my head with pieces; Of a song I can’t get out.
The line above sums up my love for this song, which became my one-way ticket to loving indie folk music. Everyone has a song that envelopes them in warm blankets and makes them feel like their sipping hot cocoa; and this one ticks all those boxes for me. Also, listen to the whistle part in the bridge. It’s freaking glorious.
5) It’s Time, Imagine Dragons
Favorite Line: I get a little bit bigger but then I’ll admit, I’m just the same as I was
Another Imagine Dragons track, eh? It’s been almost a year since I first heard this song, yet it never fails to make me feel good. Maybe it’s because of its catchy beat. Maybe it’s because I am biased towards Imagine Dragons. Or maybe because of the many good memories of RSPC it holds. And now that it’s almost a year since that past, and I won’t probably relive that again, it’s always bittersweet whenever I hear this song.
4) Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, John Mayer
Favorite Line: We’re going down, and you know that we’re doomed.
I always love me some John Mayer. He’s probably one of two artists whose voice I’d like to steal. Admittedly, I gush like a schoolgirl whenever I hear this song. Though it’s one of his darker ones, it has a special part in my heart. The somber yet powerful guitar riffs, paired with Mayer’s voice that makes me go a bit gay, and the general mood of the whole track always gets me. And this is actually what I listen to whenever I have a hard time sleeping. Like I always say about this song, you won’t care that you’re in a burning room, you’ll just care that you’re slow dancing with John-freaking-Mayer.
3) Drunk, Ed Sheeran
Favorite Line: What didn’t kill me, it never made stronger at all.
The other artist that I was pertaining to in the Slow Dancing write-up was Ed Sheeran. Who doesn’t love a full-tatted, guitar-playing, gayness-inducing ginger? But all jokes aside, Sheeran’s voice and songwriting is very distinct and exquisite. There’s something poetic and deep about it that puts me in a vulnerable trance. And Drunk is the perfect portal to that feeling.
2) Stay, Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
Favorite Line: Ooh, ooh, ooh, the reason I hold on; ooh, ooh, ooh, is I need this hole gone.
Like It’s Time, Stay is one song that was stuck in my head during last year’s RSPC. However, unlike the Imagine Dragons track, this one puts pure sadness and emptiness part in my heart. Not having to go to Angel’s Hills is definitely heartbreaking. Add the piano, Rihanna and Ekko’s harmonies and the sad lyrics, and you have a perfect theme song for your sad trips down memory lane.
1) Edge of Desire, John Mayer
Favorite Line: Don’t say a word, just come over and lie here with me; cause I’m just about to set fire to everything I see.
Like I said before, I LOVE me some John Mayer. His voice would be, as the teenage girls say it, the perfect boyfriend material. The lyrics of this song just defines the every beat my heart is currently feeling right now. Like Slow Dancing, it’s one of Mayer’s darker songs. However, the deep meaning to each and every word is undoubtedly magnetic, and at times, tear-inducing. There’s a quality to this song that just mystifies me, that I can’t help but listen to it all over again just to find out what that is. Plus, the guitar solo is eargasmic.
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