Timbaland ft. Fall Out Boy — “One & Only”
Shakira — “Objection (Tango)”
Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith — “La La La”
*NSYNC — “It’s Gonna Be Me”
*NSYNC — “Bye Bye Bye”
Fall Out Boy — “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, as I haven’t been in the best place mentally or emotionally for the past month. Music is the only thing that makes sense anymore.
I know we all have those songs that make us feel good, but what about the ones that are like a balm to our bruised hearts/souls? My recent struggles have led me to a few discoveries, one of which surprised me very much.
Alter Bridge: “I Know It Hurts”
Myles Kennedy is the king of uplifting lyrics. I can name a track from each Alter Bridge album that could be on this list, but “I Know It Hurts” takes the spot because of one simple line: “Now is not forever.” Sometimes, that is the best thing to remember.
Alter Bridge: “All Ends Well”
I said Myles was the king, right? “If you believe in nothing else, just keep believing in yourself.”
Almost Kings: “Better Than This”
There are actually a couple of songs from these Georgia natives that I could have chosen. However, “Better Than This” immediately struck a chord in me. I understand it so much more now.
Asking Alexandria: “Alone in a Room”
I know, I know. I haven’t shut up about this band or this song, but the lyrics describe my mindset so accurately that it’s scary.
Linkin Park: “Heavy”
Honestly, isn’t it nice to know you’re not the only one? This song has brought me to tears more than once, especially following Chester’s death.
Asking Alexandria: “Under Denver”
“Just wait and see, just sit and breathe.”
Andy Black: “Put the Gun Down”
This was the one that surprised me. I hadn’t listened to Andy’s solo record, then I randomly decided to let it play on Amazon. I ended up with this song on repeat. I couldn’t have found it at a better moment.
Blink-182: “Adam’s Song”
Fun: “Carry On”
“May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. Carry on.”
Modest Mouse: “Float On”
My line has always been “Don’t worry, even if things end up a bit too heavy. We’ll all float on alright.”
Metro Station — “Shake It”
I know I’ve been posting about Asking Alexandria a lot lately — and here’s another one!
But seriously. I stumbled across the video of them covering Ed Sheeran and it made me wonder what other covers they had done. So here we are.
1. “Perfect” (Ed Sheeran cover)
2. “What I’ve Done” (Linkin Park cover)
3. “Right Now” (Akon cover)
4. “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails cover)
5. “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
There are several more. Hop on over to YouTube and check them out. You won’t regret it.
Liam B. Smith is an indie rock artist from Virginia. His latest single, entitled “Keep Your Head Up,” is a wonderfully refreshing reminder of a time when rock wasn’t afraid to showcase the fun elements of pop.
The instant the track starts, you can’t help bobbing your head. The combination of Liam’s clean vocals, a catchy chorus that begs for listeners to sing along, and lyrics that are so relatable creates a song that rivals most of what is currently being played on mainstream radio.
But don’t take my word for it. Check out “Keep Your Head Up.”
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