35 Songs You SHOULD Listen To

Like most people, I love music! Music to me means everything; it has taken me through situations that were unbearable. Music is one of my best friends (I’m not kidding!). When I’m feeling down, it is there. When I want to get up and dance and have a good time, it is there. When I want to feel inspired, it is there. When I’m heartbroken, it is there… Music has ALWAYS been there for me.

So, paying homage to one of the most important things in my life, I have compiled a list of songs/videos that you MUST watch/listen to….

Ready?!…Here we go!

1. Kirk Franklin – My Love, My All

I’m starting the list with Kirk Franklin. I Love Kirk Franklin, he is a great Minister; he puts your mind and heart in a place to praise/worship the Creator.

2. Bob Marley – One Love

Its Bob Marley, need I say more?!

3. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

The ultimate dance anthem. I have tried relentlessly to get the choreography in this video…just so you know, I am still trying! 😦

4. Michael Jackson – Thriller

It’s Michael! The best song ever, on the best album ever!

5. Barbra  Streisand – Left In The Dark

I love this song…every time I hear it, I want to stop and close my eyes.

6. Etta James – At Last

This will be the song my husband and I dance to on our wedding day…Its everything!

7. Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal

This is one my favorite Michael Jackson songs, it makes me feel like I’m a badass – a smooth criminal :)!

8. Beyonce – Crazy In Love

This is Beyonce’s breakout song as a solo artist…A classic.

9. Michael Jackson – Bad

This song is ALL THAT! Makes me wanna dance.

10. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

This song, wow! A classic…Amy left us the best part of herself…her music…R.I.P Amy.

11. Seether ft. Amy Lee – Broken

Listen to this song when you’re feeling down in the dumps and you want to stay there and wallow in your pain.

12. Bon Jovi – Its My Life

I LOVE, LOVE this song…When you want to feel independent and in control, one listen and you are ready to go!

13. Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson–What’s its Gonna Be

This song draws out your sensual/freaky side… and yes honey… EVERYONE has a freaky side!

14. Britney Spears–Baby One More Time

Love this song… High School wouldn’t have been the same without it.

15. Michael Jackson–Stranger In Moscow

This is one of the saddest songs ever. Makes you reflect.

16. Buju Banton – Wanna Be Loved

When you want to feel inspired and be accepted for the person you are.

17. Missy Elliott–Get Ur Freak On

This song is for when you want to rock out and forget everyone around you, or for when you just want to get your freak on!

18. 50 Cent – In Da Club

This is the jam back in the day… brings back memories.

19. Beyonce–I Miss You

When you miss someone so much so,…you realize it could only be love.

20. Michael Jackson–The Way You Make Me feel

One of the best love songs, period!

21. Anthony B – Mr. Heartless

Makes you take stock of your life and the effect you have on the people around you.

22. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

This song has been the reason for a lot of babies being born 🙂…listen with caution, just in case you are not ready to be a parent. 😉

23. Beyonce–I Was Here

Makes you audit your life to find out whether you are living up to your potential and living the best life possible, a life filled with love and purpose.

24. Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know

When I’m feeling pissed and want to scream at the top of my lungs, I listen… Its an instant mood changer.

25. Michael Jackson–Earth Song

Makes you aware of some of the awful things that are happening in the world!..inspiring, yet sad.

26. Sizzla–Simplicity

When you just want to chill and ‘hol’ a medz’’ (as my brother would say)

27. Backstreet Boys – Everybody

Nick, Howie, Kevin, AJ, and Brian!… They were my High School crushes… I’d listen to this song for hours!…For when you want to bring back your teenage days (given that you were a teenager in the early 2000s :)).

28. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

When you want to feel like you can do and overcome anything, this song does the trick.

29. Richie Spice – Marijuana Pon de’ Corna

For when you just want to get wasted!

30. Michael Jackson–Remember The Time

This is a smooth song! Makes me just want to rock.

31. Bob Marley–War

It’s Bob Marley!… He can do no wrong.

32. Outkast–Hey Ya!

Love, Love this song!…Makes me want to jump up and dance!… Immediate mood booster.

33. Jay Z–99 Problems

When you feeling fed-up with the system and just want to curse out!

34. Damien Marley–Welcome to Jamrock

He is a Marley, he can do no wrong!… Love this song! Highlights the challenges of many Jamaicans.

35. Beres Hammond – No Disturb  Sign 

No List is complete without the cool easy ‘skankin’ of the man himself… when u just want to relax and clear your mind.

I Hope You Enjoyed! 🙂

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