Dec 18, 2014

My 2014 Music Picks

The Best Songs Of 2014

For what many find in books, I find in music. It is my escape and it usually offers a great amount of relaxation and unwinding. I can usually be found listening to just about anything except Jazz. I took the plunge this year and signed up for Spotify (thankfully!) and I have loved every second of that subscription, especially being in the UAE. I can download my favorites, make them available off line and I have some perfect driving tunes while I cruise around town. I am going to attempt to list out my top songs of 2014 and I will probably include my not-so-favorites because well, they annoy me and someone needs to know!

Hot Jams:

#15 ~ 23: Mike Will Made It; Miley Cyrus; Wiz Khalifa; Juice J
I know that Miley is not a favorite of mine, but I can jam to this song.
Favorite line: "I'm MC Hammer Fly, you can't touch"

#14 ~ Follow your arrow: Kacey Musgraves
It definitely has that country twang but I think it is quite a cleaver write. I like easy poetry and plays on words
Favorite line: "Say what you think, love who you love cause you only get so many trips 'round the sun"

#13 ~ Thinking out loud: Ed Sheeran
I love this song because it reminds me of my hubs... I know, how mushy. Maybe because I'm 8,000 miles away from him ;) 
Favorite line: "Me, I fall in love with you every single day"

#12 ~ Birthday Song: 2 Chainz
Well we had to get right off the mushy train and on to the raunchy train. I think that rap songs have the most ingenious rhyme and lyrics, or they are just simple and give me a good laugh. Plus, I can memorize them and I can pretty much become the rapper.  Yeah I am aware of the profanity but I hear the same in the schools hallways.  I just like the dance-type songs...always have, and always will. 
Favorite line: "She got a big booty so I call her big booty" <--- genius lol

#11 ~ 0 to 100: Drake
LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. This song quickly shot up to the top of my favorites list after seeing Drake and Lil' Wayne in concert this past summer. I could fill this entire list with Lil'Wayne & Drake. But to be fair, I will let some others have some sunshine.
Favorite line: "I run this shit they like go forest, run forest, run forest, go forest"

#10 ~  Something in the Water: Carrie Underwood
I am a big fan of Carrie Underwood. She has that knack for telling a great story while sounding amazing. This is just another great example.
Favorite line: "Now I'm changed, and now I'm stronger. There must be something in the water."

#9 ~ Beachin: Jake Owens
This was my perfect summer song. It just has that southern beachy feel that always made me want to run to the nearest pool or heck even the beach when I was back home. I love summer songs.
Favorite line: "Laid back in a thrift store beach chair dropping limes in a Corona"

#8 ~ Blank Space: Taylor Swift
I know first Miley, and now Taylor - but I can't help that these girls have some musical skills to write catchy tunes. I love this song and it made my list because I'm sorry, but did you see little Ms. at the VS fashion show? if not go youtube it. 
Favorite line: "Darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a day dream"

#7 ~ American Kids: Kenny Chesney
Another country goodie by another country killer. Kenny Chesney is another favorite. I heard this song on Songza when I in my Songza phase and it has stayed with me on my favorites list. 
Favorite line: "Growing up in little pink houses, making out on living couches, blowing that smoke on Saturday night, little messed up but we're all alright."

#6 ~ Work: Iggy Azalea
Iggy is another lyrical genius. I do love her work. Too bad her and Nikki don't get along - they could make some amazing music. Maybe in 2015
Favorite line: "Walk a mile in these Louboutins, but they don't wear these shits where I'm from".

#5 ~ Stay with me: Sam Smith
Even though the radio played the hell out of this song, I still love when it comes on. 
Favorite line: "Won't you stay with me, cause you're all I need. This ain't love its clear to see, but darling stay with me" 

#4 ~ Anaconda: Nikki Minaj
Because we all love big butts and we cannot lie. Maybe because I will still rock some Sir Mix A Lot, but my girl Nikki killed it. 
Favorite line: "Oh my gosh, look at her butt"   

#3 ~ Timber: Pitbull & Ke$ha
I do love me some Mr. 305 (that is old school because he now Mr. Worldwide) and I like Ke$ha as well seeing as she sings about glitter, a lot. She is another catchy sounding artist with her songs. Mostly dumb content but who care. Even though Pitbull is a babyman, he is still a favorite. I think this was a late 2013 release as well, but again my list. 
Favorite line: "It's going down, I'm yelling timber!"

#2 ~ No Worries: Lil' Wayne
It's by my Fav....you didn't think he wouldn't be on the list did you? I know it was released in 2013 but doesn't matter. 
Favorite line "It's okay if you turn off just don't turn off my light years"

#1 ~ Tuesday: ILOVEMAKONNEN Featuring Drake
Cause the clubs going up... on a Tuesday. Well it may have been when I was in college but now I am just too old for that nonsense. However, this is my current song on repeat. This is my frozen. 
Favorite line: "I don't need the pills ,I'm just gonna' have another drink. And when I'm puttin' work in on a weekend I'll look back on this and think how we had the club going up... On a Tuesday. Got your girl in the cut and she choosey"



Songs that I can totally live without. 
Actually, I prefer to live without them, like yesterday wouldn't have been soon enough.

1. Let it Go.. the frozen Mantra. For the love of God, someone let it go...far away. 

2. All about that bass by Meghan Trainor - just not interested in the bass

3. Drunk in love by Beyonce - I'd rather be drunk that listen to that; I have not been impressed with Mrs. Queen B in a little while now. 

4. Problem by Ariana Grande - My problem with this song is they played it like 402 times a day on the radio. It was complete overkill. It may also have to do with me getting pissed off at her brother Frankie on Big Brother. I'm shallow like that.

5. Type of Way by Rich Homie Quan. What the hell does that even mean? You've got me feeling some type of way? Why don't you just say, "I'm pissed" or "I'm upset"? Why does it have to be made into a new phrase that these kids pick up and say to me. For example, "Ms. she's got me feeling some type of way." My response: "Let's use our big boy words to tell me about your feelings". I'm disappointed Rich Homie Quan and it sounds like you have marbles in your mouth the whole song. Let's get that corrected, mmmkay?