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This week's topic is:
My Top Music Finds in 2013 & a Chocolate Chai Tea Latte
Featured Drink: Chocolate Chai Tea Latte
Chai Tea Lattes are great on their own but when you add a little chocolate to sweeten the pot, they are delectable. I like my coffee drinks a bit on the sweeter side but I'm not a huge chocolate fan (I know, don't stone me). The mix between sweet and spice is perfect in this drink.
DiscussionTopic: My Top Music Finds in 2013
Along with coffee and books, my third favorite thing is music. I absolutely love music and enjoy listening to all types of genres. What I like most about music is its power to heal and inspire. I don't look for music in particular genres, I look for music that holds meaning to me. I love a song that stirs something inside of me and really brings out all the feels. I am always listening to music while I read and I love picking songs that I hear while reading that really resonate with me in a particular book. I strive to match my music with the mood of a book I'm reading and I hope I do it well. Throughout the year, I have come across some AMAZING songs that have really taken root in my soul. While not all of them are new songs, they are new to me and I wanted to spotlight my favorites for the year.
Poison & Wine~ I love The Civil Wars and the moment I first heard Poison & Wine, I was in love with this song. This is probably my favorite song of the year!
Everything Has Changed~ I'm a fan of Taylor Swift's music, even if I do think she goes through men like underwear in order to write her music. There's something about this song that just speaks to me soul.
Almost Lover & Near To You~ I discovered A Fine Frenzy on Pandora and immediatlely fell in love with their music. These 2 songs are freaking fabulous and when I'm in the mood for slow and melodic, I blast these 2 songs over and over.
If I Lost Myself & Counting Stars~ I'm actually in love with this entire album but these 2 songs are the ones that really stood out and I am especially fond of If I Lose Myself.
Crash My Party~ Luke Bryan, enough said! But really, I love the words and the beat to this song plus Jake's sexy voice. I want to crash his party!
All That I'm Asking For~ Lifehouse is one of my top favorite bands. I have been in love with them for years and even though this album is from 2010, I just discovered this song and I am shocked I never noticed it before.
For the First Time~ I actually got to see The Script live and they were amazing. Plus, their Irish adn have tattoos. I was doing some serious swooning! This song, I just fell in love with it from the first time. :-)
Forever & Almost Always~ When I first heard Kate Voegele's music on One Tree Hill, I was mesmerized. She has so many great songs but this one in particular really stuck with me when I heard it for the first time this year.
I also discovered Boyce Avenue this year and I have fallen in love with their music and the incredible covers they do. I love the way they take a song and put their own unique spin on it. If I picked a favorite cover, I would go with Somebody That I Used to Know. I think I like their version better than the original by Gotye.
I could probably go on and on about all the songs that have etched their way into my soul and impacted me this year but then this post would be ridiculously long. What about you? Do you enjoy any of these songs as much as I do? What are some of your favorites songs or albums of the year?