Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday's Top Five - Songs of Summer 2013

When Jo first sent the email with the idea for this Friday’s top five, certain songs popped into my mind.  These are the songs that I have been listening to on the radio the most often this summer.  These are the songs that when they come on I turn up the volume and start to sing along.  We weren’t restricted to just songs that came out this year, but this is where my head went. 

5.  Daft Punk – Get Lucky

This is my fun, bouncy song of the summer.  It’s catchy and gets stuck in my head.

My favourite line is the start of the song:

Like the legend of the phoenix
All ends with beginnings”

4.  Katy Perry – Roar

This is my strong, woman song of the summer.  For me it is all about how my ex can’t keep me down.

You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust”

3.  Serena Ryder – Stompa

This is my “feel good and enjoy the world” song of the summer.  It’s got a good beat.

“Gotta get up, listen to me
Clappa your hands, stompa your feet”

2.  Classified – Inner Ninja

This is my quirky, silly song of the summer.  I also like that it has a message that I can accomplish my goals, that I can find my inner strength and move forward.

“We all got problems, but we deal though
I'm tryin' to do better now, find my inner peace
Learn my art form, and find my inner Chi”

1.   Tegan & Sara – I Was A Fool

This is my emotional, hit me hard song of the summer.  I love the tune and the lyrics, and for me it combines how I am feeling this summer with beautiful music.  

“Still I stuck around
I did behave
I saved you every time
I was a fool for love”

Other honorable mentions include Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen", Sara Bareilles's "Brave", and "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.  I am also into other bands right now, such as Mumford and Sons, Fun, and The Lumineers.  Giving country music a bit of a break right now.  It was my ex that helped develop my love of such artists as Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan, so need to create some distance.  The song "Done", by The Band Perry is something I gave listen to once or twice this summer.

Check out A Warm Cup of Jo and Divulge with Dani for more musical memories.


  1. Very cool -- I love that you, too, have embraced these Friday's Top Five lists!

    And I also love that your song choices are a reflection of you and how much stronger you're becoming each day.

    Well done!