I've got the Music in Me!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Brave Love Blog

Linking up with Bailey @ Brave Love today...haven't really been keeping up with the #blogtember challenge, but I was pretty excited to start here!

Today's Blog-tember challenge is to put your music playlist on shuffle and share the first 10 songs that play.

I was pretty excited to try this. Being a dance teacher and choreographer...plus a girl with such wide music interests, from classical, to oldies, to Broadway, to Top 40, to movie scores...I have quite a "hodge-podge" of music on my phone! I couldn't wait to see what came up!

Without further ado...my TOP 10...

{1} Adagio in G minor for Strings & Organ

Oh I am so happy this one popped up first! This is probably my most favorite classical piece EVER! I saw a pas de deux {ballet duet} done to this that took my breath away & brought tears to my eyes! This piece gives me chills! Even if you're not a die-hard classical music fan like me, listen to it anyway. It's so soothing, it will completely de-stress your mind!

{2} Good Morning by Mandisa {ft. Toby Mac}

I haven't listened to this in awhile! It's a good way to wake up :))

{3} Shake it Out by Florence + the Machine

Because you just can't have a playlist without Florence! I so love her music because not a single one of her songs is like the other!

{4} Promises in the Dark by Pat Benatar

Oooh, I got lucky here! This is my favorite Pat Benatar song! Such a HUGE voice for such a tiny person, haha! And the note that she hits at 2:39 ish...ohhh myyyy goodnesssss!

{5} Your Song by Ellie Goulding

The sweetest cover of the Elton John song! I used this song for one of my solo dancers in our summer recital this year!

{6} Breath of Life by Florence + the Machine

Ah, more Florence! But, of course! This song, from "Snow White and the Huntsman", is possibly the most epic, incredible song she's ever done! There is not much like it anywhere else! For those who know me well, you'll think a song like this is out of character for me...haha! Not so! I'm DYING to choreograph this one! THAT would be a stretch for me!

{7} 50 Ways to Leave your Lover by Paul Simon

Haha, here's a funny little oldie for ya! Paul Simon {as in Simon & Garfunkle} is awesome :))

{8} Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins

No explanation needed :))

{9} When it Comes by Tyler Hilton

I actually heard this song on the show "One Tree Hill" and loved it! I use this a lot for warm-ups for my students in my dance classes.

{10} Caislean Oir by Clannad

Because no playlist is complete without a serene, Irish Gaelic song! Probably sounds odd to some, but I really love Clannad! And for you those of you who have heard of Enya, Clannad's lead singer is Enya's sister! I just think they make beautiful music, even though it's very New Age-y. 

and here's 5 extra because it's fun!
Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Sans
{if the first song is my favorite classical piece ever, this is my second! LOL! it's such a fun piece, played often around halloween. If you listen to it, it'll be obvious why.}
Sparks and Shadows by Twila Paris
{i was totally obsessed with her growing up! such an icon in Christian music in the 90s and early 00s}
Eric's Song by Vienna Teng
{another unknown. worth listening to. she wrote an entire love song without using the word "love". it's perfect.}
Stand in the Rain by Superchic[k]
Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
{cool! i didn't think they would come up, haha! they are my favorite oldie group.}

So what is playing on YOUR playlist right now??


  1. Aaah, love Florence + the Machine and "Breath of Life" is such a great song! So powerful.

  2. I love seeing how diverse your playlist is!!

  3. Good Morning by Mandisa always puts me in the BEST mood when I'm getting ready in the morning <3

  4. Great songs! Love it. xo MK