Seven Songs I Have On Repeat!


Hey Friends,

What Type Of Music Are You Listening To?

Have you ever thought about all the different types of songs that come out in our society and really listened to the lyrics? You have some songs that go from degrading women as objects to songs that literally promote pride and self loathing, killing, and adultery. It is kind of sad when you think about it, the fact that those themes are the type of content that a majority of our generation buys and listens to often.

Ever since I was a little kid my parents, especially my mom were always cautious about the shows my siblings and I would watch, what we would post on social media, the books we would read etc. Obviously now that I am older I have freedom in that, but the point is that because they showed me at a young age the importance of being cautious as to what you listen to and watch, I have adopted that mentality. I truly believe that whatever you feed to your mind and soul will eventually come out whether it is through your actions, personality, beliefs etc. Plus isn't that what is most important? Not just what your favorite song is but WHY? and what is the meaning behind it? I would hope that whatever type of song you are listening to whether it is rap, pop, country or even KPOP, that it is feeding you positive energy.

I went off on a rant there.. (lol)

Anyways, I was talking about music with one of my friends Halcja from the blog Halcja's Place and then she gave me a cool idea to write a list of a few of my favorite songs. I thought that was a fun and a great idea, so in no particular order, here are.......





I'll Find You
by Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly
" Just Fight A little Longer My Friend, Its All Worth It In The End, Cause When You Got Nobody To Turn To, Just Hold On And I'll Find You"

Lecrae recently dropped his new single "I'll Find You" featuring Tori Kelly and I knew the minute I saw both of their names together it was going to be a good one! I'm not a huge fan of rap but Lecrae is one of the few rappers that I love. Okay yes, it is mainly because he is a christian rapper, but really listen to his words in this song because it is a reassuring reminder that when we feel lost in this crazy life our God is always there to find us.



You'll Be Okay
by A Great Big World
"You'll Be Okay, You'll Be Okay, The Sun Will Rise, To Better Days" 

This was a song that I heard playing in one of my favorite shows and I randomly became attached to it. It is simple, yet so true and during school it would be one of the songs I would listen to in the morning while getting ready.


 I'm Into You
by: Paramore
"Let Them Wonder How We Got This Far, Cause I Don't Really Need To Wonder At All, Cause After All This Time, I'm Still Into You" 

I am sure we all know Paramore, and if you do not, you have officially been living under a rock so go check them out! I put one of the songs that has been just really fun for me to listen to. It may or may not be because that song reminds me of my crush but that is besides the point! (lol). I listened to this a lot while walking to class because it just got me going.


Stay 
by: Alessa Cara ft Zedd
"All You Gotta Do Is Stay A Minute, Just Take Your Time, The Clock Is Ticking, So Stay"

Again, another fun song I would listen to while trying to get through the week!



Scars to Your Beautiful
by Alessa Cara
" She Don't See Her Prefect, She Don't Understand She's Worth It, All That Beauty Goes Deeper Than The Surface.."

I don't think it was until I heard this song that I finally internalized the idea of me being beautiful. I wish this song had came out when I was in middle school and high school because God knows I would of really needed it. Are you struggling with insecurities? Give this a listen, and please play it five or six times if you have to :).


Rise Up
By: Andra Day
"I'll Rise Up, I'll Rise Like The Day, I'll Rise Up, Inspite Of The Ache, I'll Rise a Thousand Times Again"

If you ever read my post called It Felt Good.. Atleast For The Moment ( which I definitely think you should if you have not already!) I opened up about my first time living away from home and how I felt like during that time I had let not only myself down but my parents. I didn't mention it in that post, but this song really got me through that rough patch of feeling guilty and ashamed. Andra Day has one of the most powerful voices in my opinion and this song is a testament to that. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.




One Day You Will
by: Lady Antebellum
 "You'll Find The Strength To Rise Above You Will Find Just What Your Made Of" .. "I Know Right Now That's Not The Way You Feel, But One Day You Will" 

Wow, this song means so much to me and I am excited to share it with you all. For this song I want to take you back to the post I wrote about My Testimony- A Depression Survivor, because no matter what I was going through this was a song that I always referred back to during that time. Actually, one of my good friends from high school introduced me to this song because although she did not know exactly what was going on with me she had an idea and connected with me through showing me songs that ended up uplifting my spirits during the day. This is one song that really stuck with me over the years. 


What songs do you have on repeat lately? Do you agree with my little rant at the beginning? Any thoughts? Comment Below and lets talk :)




Nikki O.

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Comments

  1. Wow, I only know one of these songs! Some of my favourites at the moment are Your Royal Blood by Rend Collective and Not in a Hurry by Will Reagan. I only really hear secular music when I'm at the gym lol, and Ed Sheerans about the only artist I recognise there!

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    1. Im gonna have to check Royal Blood & Not in a Hurry Out :)
      I love Ed Sheeran as well! His voice is one of a kind and amazing. You should check out some of those songs listed! I am sure you will love them & I am pretty sure you can use some of them to listen to in the gym as well Lol

      Thanks for reading AliceπŸ’•! Hope to see you back on my blog soon 😊

      Nikki O

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  2. Love discovering new music. I will have to listen to a few of these! Right now I have been listening to Pieces by Steffany Gretzinger. Love that song!!

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    1. I have never heard of that song and I just listened to it right now, it is so powerful. I love Worship songs and how it constantly reminds us of God's unfailing love. Thank you for sharing that song!

      Nikki

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  3. My daughter is learning guitar, so a handful of the songs we hear over and over :) Thumbs, Sound of Silence and True Colors. Almost every day.

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    1. I have always wanted to learn either the uke or the guitar! Lol. I will definitely check those songs out! Thank you for reading, hope to see you back on my blog soon 😊

      Nikki O.

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  4. Hi, Nikki. :) Thank you for mentioning my blog <333

    I haven't heard any of the songs you've mentioned but I'm gonna add them to a playlist and listen to them while sorting out my books tomorrow (and probably for the next few weeks 'cause I feel like I'll never get it done xDDD)

    Song lyrics are really important. I love the songs that tell stories and have context. Maybe that's why I really like songs from musicals like Singin' in the Rain or My Fair Lady and old Soviet movies.

    I actually started learning English through songs. I remember sitting with my ear pressed to the casette player, listening to one song over and over again and trying to write down the lyrics. It's kind of funny and a bit embarrassing to listen to those old songs now because I understand all of the lyrics. xD I don't think I'd listen to half of those songs if I knew their meaning back then when I was a kid.

    But I think that it's ok to listen to bad songs just to understand why they are bad. The same goes for books. I've read quite a few bad books just for the sake of criticising them. It was hard but I think that it was important. It breaks my heart seeing how many modern Ukrainian novels there are that are very popular (because we don't have any better) but those books are actually terribly sexist, racist and so on. I've read a book that was highly praised but it promoted incest and not a single review mentioned it. It's a shame for my country and I'm happy that those books will never get popular enough to be translated into English.

    Sorry for rambling. ^__^""" I got a little carried away. Loved reading your post! <3

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    1. Again thank you for your amazing comment Halyna! No need to apologize, ramblings are alwayz the best haha! You are right we can't close our ears to all the negative because sometimes we need to listen to the not so great stuff in order to educate ourselves and be aware. It is through learning from other's mistakes that we prevent ourselves from repeating:) hopefully that made sense haha.
      I love musicals! My Favoriate musical is RENT, the songs are amazing. Definitely check out that musical if you haven't already!
      Thanks for the thoughtful comment Halyna πŸ’•x


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  5. Lately.. i have been nonstop playing Halsey's new album! I LOVE her music, it's amazing! x

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    1. Ooh! I have heard of Halsey, I'm gonna have to check out her new album. Thanks for reading Chelsea! x

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  6. I don't any of these songs but they must be pretty good if you can't stop listening to them! I'll give them a go! xx corinne

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    1. Yes a lot of them I listen to because of the significance it has in my life :) definitely check some of them out & tell me what you think!
      Thanks for reading CORINNE! x

      Nikki O.

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  7. I only knew the Paramore song! But I am such a huge Paramore fan and this one is one of my faves! I'll definitely be giving these a listen!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

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    1. Omg yes Paramore is amazing! Haha
      Thanks for reading Robyn!x


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  8. I have not heard any of these songs, I will have to check them out. I love music, and it effects you even if you don't think so. If you are interested, here are my top uplifting songs I have been listening to recently. http://livingandlearningwithchrist.com/top-10-uplifting-songs/

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    1. Hey Cynthia! I will definitely check out your list right now :) Thanks for reading! And I am so glad you agree :)

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  9. I listen to KLOVE, and my 14yo son listens to it as well. I definitely agree that it is important that we are intentional on what we listen to.

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    1. hmm, I have never heard of KLOVE, I'm going to have to look that up and check it out! Thanks for reading Marsha :)

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  10. The Hamilton soundtrack has been on repeat at my house lately!

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    1. I'm going to have to check that soundtrack out! Thanks so much for reading Bailey 😊

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  11. I only know one of the songs but I'm definitely going to look up the rest because you inspired me with your list. :)

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    1. Yay! I am so glad :) Thanks for reading!

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    1. It's great isn't it?! 😊 the lyrics are so relevant to young adults in our society today.

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  13. Totally agree with you on what a sad state our society's taste in music is in... so much degrading stuff out there :( Excited to check out some of your favorites as I've only ever heard of a couple of those songs/artists!

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    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy them, let me know which ones you end up liking the most!x

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  14. I only knew one song from that playlist, but they all sounds like a great song! I need to check them out. I am one of those people who when they hear a song keep repeating all the time until I get bored so unfortunately I dont have a song which I would repeat from time to time :)

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    1. Definitely give them a listen! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :). I totally get what your saying, I'm the same way as well, these specific songs have a special meaning to me so I guess they have just stuck to me haha. Thanks for reading Adrianna! 😊

      Nikki

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  15. Great list! ant wait to check these out. I have "Something Just Like This" By The Chainsmokers and Coldplay on repeat at the moment.

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    1. I just listened and I love it! Chainsmokers and Coldplay are some of my favorites as well! Thanks for reading Venus!x

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  16. The kinds of music I like are all over the place. I guess it depends on my mood. I do love Andra Day. Ever since she released Someday at Christmas with Stevie Wonder, she's been on my radar!

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    1. How come I never heard Someday at Christmas?! Where have I been! Lol I just gave it a listen and I am obsessed lol. Andra Day and Stevie Wonder together is a huge treat! Thanks for the recommendation! πŸ˜„

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  17. I honestly hadn't heard of any of these, including Paramore (but admittedly, I do live under a rock, haha!). I am excited to search for them a hear them. I'm always looking to learn about new music, so I appreciate this post. Thank you!

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  18. Hey girl, nice post! I listen to a lot of these songs as well. "I'm Into You" and "Stay" are probably my favorites!

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