Spill It Sundays #6: My Favorite Music

Can I just tell you how excited I am that we have a three day weekend for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? It’s somewhat bittersweet because it’s leading us right into midterms week, but the extra day off definitely helps with some extra studying time.

I have a social life, I swear. On Friday night, I went to my school’s varsity basketball game (that we won!) and then out for a delicious sushi dinner with my best friends. ‘Twas super lovely!

Alright, now it’s time for the fun stuff: Spill It Sundays Music Edition! I suggested this theme to Arman, so obviously, I want to participate!

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Head over to the big man’s world to check out what kind of music other bloggers love/hate!

All time favorite musical artist/band:

It’s too hard to pick one!!! Can I choose a top three? Of course I can— this is my blog. 🙂

1. Tori Kelly

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2. Coldplay

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3. Josh Groban (his old songs, not his new stuff)

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A varied group for sure, but all of these artists never fail to make me move, groove, and belt out their songs. Now, this doesn’t mean that I listen to these artists’ songs all the time, but when I do listen to them, I instantly remember why I love them so much.

Favorite genre of music:

Evidently, I like a variety of genres. Some of my favorites include:

  • Singer/Songwriter (Tori Kelly, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Lucy Schwartz, The Civil Wars etc.)
  • Alternative (Coldplay, Imagine Dragons. etc.)
  • Indie Rock/Folk Rock (Mumford and Sons, Young the Giant)
  • R&B (ZZ Ward)
  • Contemporary Christian (Chris August, King and Country, Audrey Assad, Moriah Peters)
  • and yes….mainstream Pop (Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, and everyone else on the radio)

I’m indecisive.

Least favorite genre:

Metal. Heavy metal, light metal, I don’t know. I just don’t get it and it scares the crap out of me.

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I mean…..

Musician that shouldn’t be called a musician:

Any heavy metal “artist.” Yelling doesn’t count as music.

Embarrassing music tastes:

I actually fear that my neighbors often catch me dancing around to super upbeat, feel-good songs like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and more recently, Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas song, “Underneath the Tree.” Yes, I do really love that song too. I’m a dancer (and fun fact: I used to take ballroom dancing lessons), so it might not be that ugly, but that doesn’t mean I don’t make a fool of myself.

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I also used to be obsessed with Hannah Montana— the show and the music. My brother was kind enough to burn and label DVD copy of an old tape of me singing her songs…by myself…to the camera.

You will never see it.

All-time favorite song:

Ironically, it’s not even by any of the artists mentioned above!

*Drum roll*

To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra and Ma Fleur

I fell in love with this song when I first heard it in 2012. The teacher played it during shavasana at the end of her yoga/stretching class at the Orlando Ballet School Summer Intensive, and I started shedding tears as I laid there listening to this beautiful song. I really hoped no one opened their eyes and saw me. I made sure to ask the teacher what the song was, and then I purchased it on my iPhone almost immediately. I’ve listened to it a lot in the past 1.5 years, but I’m still not sick of it! That’s how you know it’s a favorite. It’s insanely beautiful and I’m always reminded about the blessings of my faith, family, and home when I listen to it.

Sap central right thar.

Bonus fact: I’m a huge fan of listening to music that matches my current state of mind, so I often imagine that I’m in a movie or a music video when a certain song is playing. Examples:

  • Driving on a beautiful day to “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
  • Being down in the dumps and listening to “The Scientist” by Coldplay
  • Gettin’ groovy with my friends to “Let the Groove Get In” by Justin Timberlake

Don’t even tell me you’ve never done this!

So tell me:

Who are your favorite music artists?

What kind of music do you despise?

What is your all-time favorite song?

Agree that you’ve imagined yourself in a movie/music video when a certain song is playing. 😉

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18 thoughts on “Spill It Sundays #6: My Favorite Music

  1. Alison! I laughed so much whilst reading this, especially at the heavy metal part. Completely agree. ps I’m pacifically forcing Luke to read your blog. he says he likes tori spelling, too.

  2. I can’t believe I forgot that I don’t like metal. I put electronic rap music because it’s so popular right now with everyone. But metal, yeah, that’s the worst.

  3. Omg I can’t stand heavy metal! Or techno!!! Ahhh I feel a migraine coming on🙈
    I love hop hop, country, pop, and new Christian (casting crowns, mandisa, Francesca battistelli,) talk about eclectic taste!
    And my favorite song is……the thong song!no jk!!!! Haha my favorite is “so small” by Carrie underwood! I cry everytime I listen to it (which is a lot!)
    And omg lol yes! I always imagine myself in a music video when listening to music. Like when beyonce crazy in love comes on I’ll go to a fan so my hair will blow “in the wind” and I shake what my momma gave me😳🙈😜 I’m such a tool!

  4. Have you ever listened to Sara Groves? By far my favorite Christian artist- and we danced to one of her songs for our wedding song.

  5. I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT COLDPLAY!!!!

    I saw them in 2009 when they came to Australia and the ran into the crowd and Chris Martin was literally 2 steps away from me! I loved listening to their tunes on the train rides through Europe….8 hour train rides. The Scientist is probably my favourite!

  6. I love Tori Kelly and Coldplay! Their music is amazing. 😀
    No lie, I used to crank up Hannah Montana and jam out in my room. Luckily I never got caught on camera. 😉
    I also do that with songs.. create a whole scenario in my head. I thought I was the only one!

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