One of my friends was staying at my place while we were preparing for an exams, and during one of those moments when all you need to calm your nerve with a good song, I started playing my one of my favorite song from my playlist.
And then I realized she was laughing. Days later, another friend visited and it was music time and I heard her saying, “Debbie, please not from your phone. Yours are just heartbreak songs.”
And I understood why she was laughing the other day. We all laughed hard. I actually went through the songs and realized it’s true.
Here’s the gist, I do love heartbreak songs not because I’m going through a heartbreak. I particularly love them most times because of the ingenuity that comes with the lyrics, they are so real and true and filled with so much emotions. It’s easy for me to connect to the world of the songwriter.
It’s also good for me as a creative person as it inspires me. Most times, I tend to write more on a particular topic when I listen to such songs. Overall, I just love a song that can make me feel so in tune with it.
I could wake up in the morning and all I will do for the next 3 hours is jam songs from my playlist. It’s always an awesome way to start my day. Refreshed, inspired and extra creative. Or maybe remember past heartbreaks.
I’m sure I am one of the Nigerians who hardly have Nigerian songs on their playlist.
As a result, I have done a list of my top favorite playlist amongst the numerous I have.
Playlist #1: Sam Smith Too Good At Goodbyes
I’m sure the lyrics of this song can speak for itself. I love every word of it. The way I connect to it and can relate to it is fascinating. Ever been carried away by beautiful tales of woe? The melancholy of this song is all you need to be swept off your feet.
Playlist #2: 5 Seconds of Summer Amnesia
This is just about a broken relationship and suitable for a partner who finds it difficult to let go and move on. If you’ve walked this path, the path of a broken heart, then you can easily connect to this. Sweet, pleasant memories that you must let go! It’s sort of too teen-ish if that word exists but then we have adults that still experience such, don’t we?
Playlist #3: Lecrae River of Jordan
This is from The Shack Movie. I’m a fan of downloading the theme songs from movies I love. And this happen to be my favorite so far.
According to Lecrae, “None of us are perfect and we have to drop this guard of self-righteousness that we all have together and say, ‘Listen, this is who I am. These are my flaws. This is all that I have going on’. If God can accept me in this kinda state, then people should as well.”
On days when you feel this way, then this song is your best shot at feeling better and understanding all the approval you need is Gods’.
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Playlist #4: Jenn Johnson You are Gonna Be Okay
This revitalizes my hope when I feel down. It gives me a fresh start to begin all again.
If you are struggling with depression, please know with certainty these life-giving words: “But hope is never lost, hope is never lost, hold on, don’t let go.”
Playlist #5: Ruth B Safe Haven
I couldn’t pick anyone as my favorite, the entire song on this album gives me jitters each time I listen to it.
Playlist #6: Jacob Banks Unknown (To You)
A friend sent me this song when we had a misunderstanding and ever since, it’s become my favorite. Although, watching the music video, it portrays another meaning of a father-son strained relationship. But if you just read the lyrics and listen to its audio, it gives another meaning.
That is what I called the beauty of a song! Ability to be interpreted in various ways.
It’s also a great song for lovers who suddenly feel this wedge between them and can’t seem to figure out why. Its lyrics are so easy to learn and simple.
Playlist #7: Jon Bellion The Human Condition
This is a whole album. It gives me goose bumps each time I listen. My favorites from this album is definitely Hand of God. This song is a paradox in itself as it sparks of rebellion and redemption between man and God. Irrespective of how far a man runs and rebel, his whole life is still in the hand of God.
Playlist #8: Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
This song is evergreen but my love for it will never cease. The repetitive verses made it more amazing. More like, you just gotta listen to me!
It’s awesome for anyone who feels broken and trying to get back in their feet. I love it more because it sort of resonates with me in a way. I always channel my hurt into finding strength and each time I think about them, it makes me want to be better!
‘First I was afraid, I was petrified!
Kept thinkin’ I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong,
and I grew strong, and I learned how to get along’
Which of these songs are you familiar with? Do you have a playlist that helps you feel better or inspire you? Which do you love too? Is there any you’d love to add? How would you style the ‘peplum trouser’, as one of my friends will call it?
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