I’ve always like songs with good lyrics. I remember going to French High School and students would sing English songs without any idea what they were saying. Unfortunately, at the time there was a rape song with a catchy toon and everyone kept signing out loud without realizing what they were saying. It made my stomach turn. Especially since I was receiving threats of rape on a daily basis at the time.
My Top 10 Songs and the reason why I like them:
- Warrior by Demi Lovato. Almost everyone knows this song. I love it because of the lyrics because it speaks of a reality that numerous women have or will face in their lifetime. It speaks of rape culture and strength, honesty and vulnerability.
- Hard Out Here by Lily Allen is a great feminist anthem, which is probably why it’s lesser known. I love the message in this song. Once again, I love this song because of the lyrics because it speaks of issues that are current in today society and women who stand up against these problems.
- Roar by Katy Perry. I like this song because of the lyrics. It speaks about domestic violence. Its message is that no matter how far you have fallen you can always find the inner warrior and get back on your feet. It’s a song of hope and strength.
- Look At The Facts by Buffy Sainte-Marie. The song is older than me and yet still very much appropriate to today’s world. It’s about the environment and how important it is to take care of our source of life.
- Ghoster by Wolf Alice. I love the lyrics. It speaks of mental health, being strong, unique and facing your fears. As almost everyone knows, I struggle with anxiety and depression, so mental health is something very important to me.
- Try by Colbie Caillat. This song has such a great meaning behind it. It’s empowering to all women and not shaming anyone in the process.
- Mile in These Shoes by Jennifer Lopez. Reminds us not to judge people by the little that we know. Everyone has a story. Everyone has a struggle.
- Find Yourself In You by Everlife. Great lyrics and message. Be yourself. Don’t change who you are to fit into a mould that isn’t you.
- Fight Song by Rachel Platten. I really cannot get enough of this song, especially on days when anxiety and depression are getting the best of me.
- Better When I’m Dancing by Meghan Trainor. Even if I can barely dance anymore due to chronic illness, I am better when a good song comes on that makes me want to move.
What are your current top 10 when it comes to music?