62 days. According to Spotify that’s how much time I spent listening to music this year. 62 STRAIGHT DAYS. And I wouldn’t take back any second of it.
2017 was a great year for music. I listened to so many albums on repeat including, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett and Drake White. I spent a majority of my year going to concerts and experiencing my favorite artists live. Music is a big part of my life as you can tell from my weekly posts, spreading the word about my favorite songs. I am never NOT listening to music or humming a song or belting out the lyrics to a jam that’s stuck in my head (Whether I have a great voice or not. Most likely not.) So therefore I felt the need to recap my favorite songs that made this year memorable. The songs that bring back some of the best memories I had this year. Every song in this list explains a little bit about every moment, feeling, and story that I experienced this year.
I wouldn’t take one moment of this year back. That’s for sure. And you’ll see why heading towards this weekend. Stay tuned in a couple of days for my 2017 Highlight Video. I am really excited about this years and can’t wait to share it.
But, for now here are 10 songs that made my 2017.
10. Dance – Rascal Flatts – (Back To Us)
This is not a single off of Rascal Flatts most recent record, Back To Us, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it became one. This song kinda describes me. I am terrible at dancing but I kinda, really don’t care. This song makes you want to dance there is no doubt. I enjoyed the entire record Back To Us, but this is my favorite. It starts off with a verse that is guaranteed to get stuck in your head and then bursts into the chorus that makes you want to start a flash mob.
9. Good Company – Jake Owen – (American Love)
I was always in good company in 2017. Surrounded by good friends, family and friends that turned into family. This song has a little reggae vibe to it and makes you want to live in the music video. It reminds me of beach days and days at the lake filled with all my favorite people. And I am pretty sure I had this song stuck in my head for 99% of 2017.
8. Rich – Maren Morris – (Hero)
Okay let’s be honest. I want to be Maren Morris. I’d also be hella rich. And if you don’t understand why, listen to the song. I am not really sure what’s up with me and these girl power songs. But, heck. I like ’em. Not much more to explain. Pretty much explains how I feel about this year. Yep.
7. My Girl – Dylan Scott – (Dylan Scott)
Love love love this song and Dylan Scott. Such an adorable song. (I just went from 100 to 0 real fast.) I like to pretend that a guy could actually sing this to me one day. (Jokes on me.) I can dream though right? Anyway, this song just brings back the memory of when I went to Faster Horses Festival over the summer. Dylan Scott was playing at the Next From Nashville tent and it was so packed, I couldn’t even see him. But, when he started to play this song everyone flipped. I couldn’t see or hear him but definitely a top moment of my year. I’ll post the video below.
6. Road Trippin’ – Dan+Shay – (Obsessed)
I did a lot of road trippin’ in 2017. It’s probably my favorite thing in the entire world. Being in the car with your best friends, with the windows down and the radio turned all the way up. I live for that. Dan + Shay’s album, “Obsessed” came out last year but this song is such a good song to put on when you are cruising down the highway. This summer was the first little trip my friends and I took by ourselves. We went up to Northern Michigan and went to the beach, and discovered a cool lighthouse on Lake Huron we climbed to the top of. This song reminds me of this lil adventure and I can’t wait for more in 2018.
5. Story – Drake White – (Spark)
Drake White has been my favorite artist of 2017. No doubts. This song is definitely on the bluegrass side. (As are most of his songs) And boy do I love it. His voice is raspy and raw and I think he would fall under the definition of “talented.” This song talks about how everybody is just living their own story. How everybody has their ups and downs but we are all living in the same world. You have to listen to the lyrics because I promise they will hit home. (Watch out for Drake White making another appearance below.)
4. In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young – (Brett Young)
This song makes me a little emotional not going to lie. It was a part of my year in a small way. A lil advice to ya if you are struggling with telling someone how you feel. Just tell them. Because if you wait too long, it might be too late. I’m going to move on to the next song now…
3. Unforgettable – Thomas Rhett – (Life Changes)
Can’t tell you how many times I have listened to this song this year. So much to the point where my friends and I planned a lil adventure on the 14th of October. (We’re cool. I know.) This is another song we scream on car rides. I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve yelled the beginning of this song without taking a breathe. (I call it a talent of mine.) And I challenge you to it.
2. Castaway – Brett Eldredge – (Brett Eldredge)
Oh boy. I won’t get started on this song. Falls a lil close to my heart. You’ll just have to listen.
Makin’ Me Look Good Again – Drake White – (Spark)
This song. Didn’t even hesitate marking it as my #1 song for this year. Every time it came on the radio, it was known as MY song. I hope you understand why he landed twice on my list. And yes, a lot of my songs are songs you have to scream the lyrics to, but this one especially. You should have seen me when I heard him play this live. But seriously, THIS SONG! It is usually really hard for me to pick favorite songs, this one won by a long shot. I hope I blessed your ears with a lil Drake White to end your 2017. (You didn’t know he was everything you needed, did you?)
Thanks for checkin’ out my 2017 story through my top 10 songs. I hope I opened up a lil door for you to check out some new artists. (I’m getting all sentimental now thinking about all the amazing music that came out this year.) I should probably end it here.
Stay tuned in the next couple days for when I post my 2017 Highlight Video.