During times of struggle, times of happiness, and times of change we often hear a song that just “gets it”. As if it was written with you in mind. It would make a great theme song to your life story, right?
Well, I’ve been keeping track of these songs while going through this ugly separation and divorce process. Seriously, making a list. Someday soon I plan to add it as a playlist on my phone, but until then, I thought I’d share it just to look for the humor or up beat in this disjointed dance I’ve been moving to.
- Same Old Love, Selena Gomez
- Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
- Just Like Fire, Pink
- Blow Me, Pink
- Roar, Katy Perry
- Send My Love, Adele
- Vice, Miranda Lambert
- It’s Different for Girls, Elle King and Dirks Bentley
- Just Breakup with Him, Old Dominion
- Somewhere on a Beach, Dirks Bentley
- Someone that You Used to Know, Gotea
- Blue Ain’t Your Color, Keith Urban
- Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
- Sit Still and Look Pretty, Daya
- Mean, Taylor Swift
- (Take Away this) Ball and Chain, Social Distortion
- Better Man, Little Big Town
Yeah, it’s a long list, but there are twelve months in a year and I was going through a rediscovery of country music at the time (can you tell?) so it’s a little mix of everything.
Some of the songs are when I felt down, jilted, used and tossed away. Others are on those days that I felt that I had finally made it over the last big hurdle, feeling stronger and ready to walk off into the sunset with a smile…and when that was usually wrong, I went back to the first group.
I’ve belted out some of these while driving alone, and with my kids. I’ve sobbed to a few – definitely alone in my car. But it’s the soundtrack to my life in 2016.
I’m hoping that 2017 has a much better selection for me to choose from, songs with hope and happiness and promise of a big, wonderful future. Verses about moving on.
I did hear Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman” at the car wash the other day, followed by Carly Simon’s “You’re so Vain”.
I think I’m making a new list for 2017 already 🙂