By the time the seasons change I am ready for change in most areas of my life. So as autumn comes rolling in I’m putting away the iced coffee, flip flops, and Weezer’s blue album and bringing out the chai tea, cardigans, and a new playlist.
In case you too are looking for some good music, allow me to make a few suggestions. Hopefully there’ll be a little something for everyone!
#1 – Mat Kearney covering Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark. I’m no Jimmy Fallon, but I love me some Springsteen and I love Kearney’s cover of this song.
#2 – The Head and the Heart’s Down in the Valley is just another in a long line of their songs that I love. Their music is so earthy and human, not slicked up. Delicious.
#3 – This is probably not the Johnny Cash song you would have picked. I mean, there’s Jackson or Ring of Fire or Hurt or Boy Named Sue. But I just like this one. It’s the way he says the line about the virgins trimming their wicks.
#4 – Je’kob’s Love is All has a really fun beat and, while there is a lyric telling you to “build your relation, kill your religion,” I just look at it as a great conversation starter for how the Catholic Church is the One, True church founded by Christ.
#5 All I can say about this one is that I’m making my way through Lost again on Netflix.
#6 So I actually have been listening to this song since last spring but it sounds ever-knew, no? Dear Lumineers, never break up! Thank you. Love, Bonnie
#7 Needtobreathe’s Lay ‘Em Down makes the list because, quite frankly, I like stompy – clappy songs.
#8 Ok Go’s Here We Go Again is the song I use to announce pregnancies on my blog. And there’s lots of love for their song This Too Shall Pass. But I like this song and video just as much. And I may wish I had three friends who would be willing to learn the dance with me but I would never say that out loud. Ever.
#9 Audrey Assad is rockin’ the xylophone in this one. She is also rockin’ one fantastic scarf. And… the song is beautiful which is the most important part.
#10 Well, what do you think #10 should be? I’m taking requests!
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