My favorite songs

The form of art that I spend more time consuming is music. Given that, I thought it would be interesting to share a list of my favorite songs. I’ve tried to put the ones to which I have the bigger emotional response, like the lyrics (if it has) and overall appreciate it as a work of art.

This list is in alphabetical order, as I‘d rather not make it scaled by how much I like them or divided by genre, as it would be complicated and unnecessary. I may a post about some of these songs in the future.

I probably have a preference for songs that are dramatic or melancholic. I try to be open to every music genre, but there are some which I prefer or am simply more used to. I don’t listen to new songs that frequently, preferring to repeat the same old ones I like, so there are still many songs for me to know. I am open to suggestions.

I am usually not that concerned about the lyrics when I am casually listening music, but to form this list I’ve considered it, being the reason why I’ve put some songs and left others out. Most of the songs I listen to are in English, but I don’t have a preference for songs in a language which I understand. Actually, I may have a preference for songs in languages that I don’t understand, for it’s an opportunity for me to listen to the language sounds. I still have to know more songs in other languages.

For this list I would put only the name of the song and artist, but some of them come from soundtracks, so I’ve put the name of the work between parentheses. This may be self-evident and this explanation unnecessary, but whatever.

This list is certainly not definitive. I may take out some songs that I found that don’t follow the criteria that much and put more songs I’ve met, remembered or decided it should go on this list. This is how it is for now:

  • 20 Years of Snow – Regina Spektor
  • Aerials – System of a Down
  • Agony – MF Grimm ft. Nate Denver
  • Annie – Émilie Simon
  • Apocalypse Please – Muse
  • Asleep – The Smiths
  • Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
  • Beauty of the Beast – Nightwish
  • Best Friend – Foster the People
  • Blackstar – David Bowie
  • Blinding – Florence + the Machine
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  • Broken Crown – Munford & Sons
  • Bukowski – Modest Mouse
  • Carmen – Lana Del Rey
  • Carrousel – Melanie Martinez
  • Chandelier – Sia
  • Chop Suey – System of a Down
  • Everybody’s Changing – Keane
  • Get Home – Bastille
  • Ghost Love Score – Nightwish
  • Glory and Gore – Lorde
  • God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
  • Happy – Marina and the Diamonds
  • Harmageddon – Apocalyptica
  • Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
  • Hollow Life – Korn
  • I Gave You All – Mumford & Sons
  • I’m Not Yours – Angus & Julia Stone
  • Ievan Polkka – Loituma
  • It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus) – Arcade Fire
  • Klavier – Rammstein
  • Light of the Seven – Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones Season 6)
  • Like a Stone – Audioslave
  • Love Of My Life – Queen
  • Mama – Genesis
  • Mutter – Rammstein
  • Neon Bible – Arcade Fire
  • Night On the Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
  • Nuthin – Lecrae
  • Oh My God – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Outsiders – Lecrae
  • Please Read the Letter – Alison Krauss/Robert Plant
  • Princess of China (ft. Rihanna) – Coldplay
  • Question! – System of a Down
  • Rain Man – Eminem
  • Remain Nameless – Florence + the Machine
  • Rococo – Arcade Fire
  • Sad but True – Metallica
  • Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme) – Darren Korb (Bastion)
  • Skeleton Song – Kate Nash
  • Smoke and Mirrors – Imagine Dragons
  • Sonne – Rammstein
  • Switzerland – The Last Bison
  • Tearjerker – Korn
  • Teen Idle – Marina and the Diamonds
  • Terminal March – Darren Korb (Bastion)
  • The Beginning is the End is the Beginning – Smashing Pumpkins
  • The End is the Beginning – Two Steps from Hell
  • The Frozen World – Émilie Simon
  • The Phantom Of The Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom Of The Opera)
  • The Truth – Foster the People
  • The Unnamed Felling – Metallica
  • They Keep Silence – Jambinai
  • Thistle And Weeds – Mumford & Sons
  • Timepiece – Lecrae
  • Trash – Korn
  • Tropicália – Caetano Veloso
  • Undisclosed Desires – Muse
  • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  • Wait For It – Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
  • Warriors – Imagine Dragons
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again – Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom Of The Opera)
  • Without Me – Eminem
  • XL-TT – Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan)

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