I already did a list of my favorite songs not by black artists. This time I am going to post my top ten songs of this year PERIOD. This year was great for music in general for me. It has helped me through the rough patches of my life and have helped me to celebrate the great times. This list doesn’t repeat any songs from the last list.
1. Rather Die Young – Beyonce’
I loved Beyonce’s 4 album as a whole. It was so much better than I Am….Sasha Fierce to say the least. When I heard this song, it immediately made me think of the relationship between Boo Thang and I. It’s very touching and I know what it feels like to be in that type of love.
2. Hear My Call – Jill Scott
I can’t listen to this song without crying. It is honest and gut-wrenching. Anytime that I am feeling in the dumps, I play this song as a reminder for prayer and reflection. Those a lost love isn’t the reason for periods of grief and despair, it touches me the same.
3. Round Of Applause – Waka Flocka Flame
Please don’t judge me!! Something about this song just makes me want to jump out of my seat and start twerking, lol. I don’t do a lot of gimmicky rap….and I damn sure don’t get down with him. I just get down with this song.
4. Lotus Flower Bomb – Wale
I’m late to the Wale party. Honestly this song and the fact that he is signed to Maybach Music Group is the only reason that I am giving him a chance now. This is a great little love song. And it features Miguel!! How can you not like it?
5. Teach Me – Miguel
How can I mention him and NOT add him to the list?! His album (though it came out late last year) is so classic to me. This particular song screams “Prince influenced” to me. It has me grooving a lot.
6. Your Hands – Marsha Ambrosius
Too much debate about whether or not this chica can sing. I LOVE her. This song to me is the best of a great album. Puts me deep in the mood.
7. Lift Off – Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Beyonce
I couldn’t put the whole album down as a song and this is my favorite. Power trio.
8. Yes – Musiq Soulchild
I couldn’t leave him off the list. Any time he has an album out, I’m all over it.
9. Thank You – Estelle
When is this album coming out again? I miss her voice.
10. I Miss You Now – Ledisi
This is another song that I can’t listen to without going into a massive cry fest. I can’t relate to this song right now, but I have certainly felt that way in life. It is just so raw and full of emotion.
BONUS TRACK: Womanifesto – Jill Scott
My girl power anthem of this year!!
What are your favorite songs of this year?