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“Colorblind” by the Counting Crows
This song will forever be at the top of my list. I fell in love with it the first time that I watched the movie, Cruel Intentions and I’ve never stopped loving it since. It is one of the rare songs that I can listen to over & over & over again and never, ever get sick of it. To me it sounds haunting, sad, and devastatingly beautiful — all of the things that make a song good. When I am extremely anxious (read also: airplane rides; fights with loved ones; etc.) I always turn to this song. It brings my blood pressure down like nothing else can. There are several other songs by the Counting Crows that really could be on this list, namely “Round Here” and “Mr. Jones;” but in the name of variety and because Colorblind is my most favourite of their songs, I’ll leave it at this.

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“You Were Meant for Me” by Jewel
There was about a 3-year stretch after it was first released, when I listened to Jewel’s album Pieces of Me every day. I memorized the lyrics to every song on that album and likewise each song spoke to my very soul. I have never since, and I am certain that I never will, loved an album as much as I love that one. Of all the songs on it, it is so difficult to pick a favourite, but if I absolutely had to, I suppose it would be this one. It’s another beautiful song to listen to and also happens to be my favourite song of all-time to sing. If you ever catch me around a campfire after a few too many beers, there is a good chance that I will be singing this one for the crowd.

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“Breathe Me” by Sia
I’ve probably listened to this song several hundred times and what is most extraordinary is that it still gives me chills every, single time. About seven years ago, I went through one of the most difficult experiences of my life, this song (and this poem) got me through it.

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“Top of the World” by The Dixie Chicks
There is so much that I love about this song. It is another haunting and beautiful one. When I am in emotional pain, I turn to it and it reminds me that I am not alone. And when I’m feeling alright I just love to sing along to it at the top of my lungs while I’m driving. There are a few Dixie Chicks songs that really could’v ebeen on this list including, “Traveling Soldier” and “Not Ready to Make Nice,” but when I’m talking about favourite among favourites “Top of the World” makes the cut.

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“Ironic” by Alanis Morissette
I almost feel like this one needs no explanation. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it. It’s just so good. It also happens to belong to the first album/CD that I ever owned. Sometime toward the end of elementary school, my father bought me my first “boom box” along with two CD’s — this was one of them.

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This was way harder than I can even express. I love music. I have so many favourite songs and picking out 5 favourites was damn-near impossible. I decided to keep the list to my favourite “modern” songs because if I were to get into the classics the whole thing would just spiral out of control. Lynard Skynard’s “Freebird;” James Taylor’s “Fire & Rain;” Billy Joel’s “Piano Man;” Don McLean’s “American Pie” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” all rank very high in my musical heart. Alright, I’m ending this now or I’ll be here until next week.

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