1. Strange Birds – Birdy
I love Birdy. Her album, Fire Within has become my go-to for driving anywhere. This song is haunting and beautiful and I usually end up repeating it at least once.
2. Ship to Wreck – Florence & the Machine
Florence & the Machine’s new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful has been on rotation on my iTunes lately. I love Florence Welch’s voice and this song.
3. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
For some reason, this song keeps popping into my head lately.
4. The One That Got Away – The Civil Wars
I love listening to The Civil Wars when I’m writing or studying. This song always gets stuck in my head.
5. Glory and Gore – Lorde
I have a bit of a love affair with Lorde’s music, and this has been my favorite song of hers since I first heard it. It makes me want to write something epic and awesome.
6. A Summer in Ohio – The Last Five Years
The Last Five Years is my favorite musical and this song is hilarious.
7. What Do You Do with A BA in English? – Avenue Q
If you haven’t heard of Avenue Q, you’re seriously missing out. It’s an awesomely irreverent musical. This song is especially fitting for me right now – I catch myself singing this to myself a lot, and usually change the lyrics to “what do you do with an MA in English”.
8. The Beacon – A Fine Frenzy
A Fine Frenzy is one of my favorite artists and I just adore this song. It’s a bit sad, but so identifiable for anyone who has been/is or know someone who is depressed.
9. Things We Lost in the Fire – Bastille
I don’t even really know why I like this song. It’s just cool.
10. The Scientist – Coldplay
Apparently it’s not cool to like Coldplay, but I don’t care. This will always be my favorite Coldplay song – it’s so beautiful.