Happy Friday guys!! I am so excited to be sharing my top 10 most played songs in 2017. If you have been following along here on the blog or my INSTAGRAM it’s no surprise that music is a huge part of my life. There is a more in depth music post planned in the future. YES, I know…I have “plans” now! lol 🙂 If you read THIS POST that comment will make sense. 😉 But for today’s post I thought it would be fun to compile a playlist reflecting the songs that were on repeat for me in 2017. And based on a recent poll on my insta-stories you liked the idea as well. Yah!!
MOST from this playlist have either made it to my MUSIC DIARY, Current Jam section (shared at the bottom of each blog post and blog sidebar), or by little snippets shared here and there via INSTA-STORIES. I must admit I found it interesting to look back on the music that perhaps represented a mood over a period of time.
There is one song that didn’t make the list that was actually my #1 song on repeat in 2017. But unfortunately my preferred music platform did not accommodate playlist sharing capabilities for that one unless your a paying member. Grr! :/ That beloved song was “Over The Love” by Florence + The Machine from the movie soundtrack “Gatsby”. That amazing little number had me soaring for days. And was actually my very first MUSIC DIARY entry shared on the blog back in July.
SO here we go. Drum roll please………..
MY TOP 10 MOST PLAYED SONGS IN 2017 PLAYLIST
ONE. “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaac – This song has been one of my favorites since high school. I had the pleasure of hearing him live years ago when he opened for Stevie Nicks. It was such an amazing show and he was an OUTSTANDING performer. I don’t think I will ever tire this one.
TWO. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – This was DEFINITELY our most kicked off song for our family’s weekly Friday Jam sessions. Does this song not scream TGIF??!? I wrote a tribute to the late Tom Petty in my MUSIC DIARY back in October shortly after he passed. He passed the day after my birthday. 🙁 He was a true American Rock Icon in our household.
THREE. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton – So I may be a little behind on discovering this amazing talent. It’s my understanding Chris Stapleton’s foundation in the music business has been writing hit songs for other successful artists. But decided to brace the stage for himself. Thank goodness he did, because WOW! Now I had never heard of him nor this song until it started popping up on one of my Pandora stations. Later I learned that the original artist behind this song is the late George Jones. So of course I had to go check out his version as well. While Chris’ version is my favorite, I do have to say George’s version pointed my ears more towards the actual lyrics of the song. It’s actually a beautiful love song.
FOUR. “Remind Me of You” by Van Morrison – Now this guy has been making music for a long time. And a prime example in my opinion of an artist that continued to evolve through his music as his journey in life evolved. LOVE that in an artist! This particular song just moves me. Yes, it has sad vibes, but it speaks regret and remorse and that is something we can all relate to in one way or another.
FIVE. “All Around Me: Acoustic Version” by Flyleaf – I was introduced to the original lead singer Lacey Strum’s vocals years ago by a friend. And what a power house vocalist she is!! I shared back in July in one of my Music Diary entries the following about this song: “Although the album version is still probably my favorite, stripping away everything but the acoustic guitar and Lacey Sturm’s vocals bring all focus to the most important elements of this song….the words and her delivery of them.” I actually think I prefer the acoustic version now…
SIX. “Bloodstream” by Ed Sheeran – Ever since I had the awesome opportunity to see Ed Sheeran live back in August I have been hooked. My goodness what a talented artist/musician he is!!! Details from my concert experience was shared in my MUSIC DIARY including my thoughts on this one. This song is heavy, but I can relate to the escaped mindset expressed in the lyrics.
SEVEN. “Hello” by Evanescence – I have always been a huge fan of Amy Lee’s voice. The control in her vocals is phenomenal. Especially in this one. It always reminds me that I really miss singing and I miss hearing my Dad play the piano…
EIGHT. “I See Fire” by Jasmine Thompson – I first started hearing Jasmine all over my Pandora stations a few years back. She is a talented and unique English singer that has climbed up the success ladder by singing covers via youtube. So awesome! I always enjoy her interpretation of the songs she chooses to cover. This song was originally song by Ed Sheeran, but her version was my first introduction. I love both versions.
NINE. “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – I love the freeness in this song. And pretty much anything Coldplay sings.
TEN. “Beautiful, Beautiful” by Francesca Battistelli – this song makes me cry every time I hear it. Being reminded of God’s grace and that He loves us is always a good thing.
Below is the consolidated playlist for your listening pleasure should you so desire.
Did any from the list strike a chord? What songs have been on repeat for you?
Thank you for embracing my music diary entries over the last 6 months here on the blog. I have really enjoyed sharing them as well as hearing your feedback on them.
Have a great weekend friends.