Home by Philip Phillips - I can't help but sing along to this song whenever it comes on the radio (and the boys always join in too). I didn't watch American Idol this past season (or hardly any other season for that matter), but my parents were watching, and they both liked Philip and kept me updated on him. This was also the same time my Mama Ruth was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through chemo. It took it's toll on her, and on May 14th, 2012, her body surrendered (with my dad, sister, brother and myself by her side). I had stayed in Iowa a little longer than my hubby because he had a marathon to run on the 20th. So, my dad brought me and my littles back to Colorado later. The final performances on American Idol happened to be finishing while dad was here, so of course he needed to watch. I came in from the back yard (from making smores) just in time to catch Philip begin Home. I told my dad then that it was an amazing song and could easily be a hit. ;) I have yet to get tired of it, but it has a sweet place in my heart and reminds me of my mom every time I hear it.
Me Without You by TobyMac - Another song that lifts my spirit and I just can't help but sing when I hear it. And Luke loved singing it, even when we weren't listening to it! :) "Where would I be without You?" A question I have pondered many times throughout my walk with Jesus, and one that I don't really want to know the answer.
Starlight by Muse - An older song that I continue to hear in various places these past few years. One night this year, I finally did a search for the name of it by using Google...I knew it was used for the movie trailer for Crazy Stupid Love. Hahaha! Well, I found it, and it became a part of my soundtrack for 2012. Something about it captivates me.
Ho Hey by The Lumineers - Just a fun and sweet song! Love the unique sound. And I found out today that one of the girl band members graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2010. Kinda neat.
Some Nights by Fun. - One night while we were sitting at the dining table after eating dinner, Brett let me know that he wanted to show me a video of a song he liked. While I didn't recognize the song, I recognized the band's sound and knew it was Fun. (I had heard their song We Are Young). Now when we listen to this song in our home, we all can't help but dance or act like we are drummers. Just a couple weeks ago, I caught the Saturday Night Live performance of this song. I was impressed.
10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman - What a blessed and gifted songwriter. I know we will be singing some of his songs for eternity. This song reminds me sweetly that my earthly life is very temporary, to be grateful every day for God's mercies, and worship His holy name. The song grew on me the more I heard it, and it is another one Luke likes to sing along to as well.
Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave - 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. Love the rhythm. Love the lyrics. Love the honesty. Love the truth. And I was able to lead worship at a Cru weekly meeting this past fall. This was one of the songs I sang.