I’m a person with a lot of feelings – so many feelings that I have a hard time just existing sometimes. So as a little bit of a defense mechanism I tend to go into a lock down mode. No feelings. No tears. Nothing gets out of here, nope.

But one of my favorite things about getting older is being okay with feelings. They all have a purpose. They all teach us things. For me, music is a way to get at the heart of those things. I’ve been playing piano and singing and dancing since scrunchies were cool the first time. So here’s a playlist that makes me feel all the things – because life can be great and you can still need to cry and reminisce and let the feels come. (Links included for those with music videos).

You can listen to this playlist on Spotify here.

25. Meant – Zach Winters

24. Black Beauty – Lana Del Ray (let’s be real pretty much all of her music can get at my feelings)

23. All I Want – Kodaline (I’ll be honest – its feature in the Fault in our Stars is a big part of this song’s feels for me)

22. Holocene – Bon Iver

21. In My Life – The Beatles

20. Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

19. Stay – Rihanna, Mikky Ekko

18. No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses

17. Colour Me In – Damien Rice

16. I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

15. All Again – Ella Henderson

14. Don’t Forget – Good Old War (This particular song got me through a amicable, but absolutely gut wrenching breakup that lasted months)

13. Down in the Valley – The Head and the Heart (This song has been played so much but I still get all of the feels from it. I REALLY do wish I was a slave to an age old trade).

12. Each Coming Night – Iron & Wine

11. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin

10. Liability – Lorde

9. Cleopatra – The Lumineers


Bulletproof Weeks – Matt Nathanson

8. I Need My Girl – The National

7. Whispers – Passenger

6. As We Are Now – Saint Raymond

5. Gone Away – Lucy Schwartz

4. This Time – Jonathan Rhys Meyers

3. Stars – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

2. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd (Save it – I love this song and I will NOT be dissuaded)

1. Every Time I Hear that Song – Brandi Carlile

 

And don’t worry – I’ll follow up tomorrow with something to help you smile, I pinky promise!

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