In no particular order, I curated a list of songs that I will probably never delete from my playlist. From childhood memories to a message that gives clarity to adulting. Check out a piece of my playlist below.
Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know” 1995 You don’t have to have been done dirty to feel the emotion as the song explodes into its chorus. Even Beyoncé covered it in a smash up to “If I Were a Boy” -so it must be a hit.
Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel” 2004 Love it or hate it, it is an effortlessly catchy singalong that brings back my college days in my dorm room and every retail store in Oxford, MS.
Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name” 1999 The group’s half-sung, half-rapped vocals were the song that I and my cousins would reenact and thought we were the next girl group up. I wouldn’t play unless I was Beyoncé.
The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”2003 I loved The Killers in my high school day, but nothing is better hearing this all grown-up, hammered and belting it out at the Memphis Peabody Rooftop parties. The song repeats itself, super easy to learn.
TLC – “Waterfalls” 1994 Everyone has a waterfall, and this single was comforting to remind ourselves to stick to rivers and lakes. Get the personification and you’ll appreciate the song.
Outkast – “Hey Ya” 2003 Who doesn’t love Andre 3000? Especially when he’s bringing so much energy to a record. My favorite line is when he goes “Ya’ll don’t hear me, you just want to dance.”. Let’s be honest, we didn’t hear “Hey Ya” until the chorus but listen again -what a message!