I (bracketed) favourite because I am not sure… exactly how to define these songs. Some are older. Some are not from 2018. But they made an impact this year. Some are not even the audio version of the song but rather the live performance. But with no further adieu, in no particular order here is my list:
1) Fix You – Coldplay
Just look at how much passion Chris Martin has (again) in this song?
It’s like he is singing the song for the first time. So much conviction!
And then see the crowd singing along. An anthem of some sorts. So beautiful!
“Lights will guide you home…”
2) In the End – Mike Shinoda
An ode to the late Chester. This live version of a Linkin Park gives me tears in my eyes. See how the crowd sing Chester’s part:
Even Mike Shinoda is moved. Then notice the stunning sky! It’s like God is tuning into the moment too…
3) Life on earth – Snow Patrol
Warning! This is a darker song. But I like it. Because it’s Gary saying it simply and honestly. He went through a tough time. And this whole album (Wildness) is he looking at the tough times and fragility and beauty of life.
This song carried me through my divorce earlier this year. (That dreaded D word!)
4) Do you remember – Dave Matthews Band
This is the first song that grabbed me on the latest Dave Matthews Band album!
“It’s always good to remember the beautiful things” Dave
This is your new summer song…
Your new song of nostalgia…
5) Caught in the Middle – Paramore
Again Hayley and the boys taking an honest look at life…
Pop makes it all sound better. 😉
In fact the whole After Laughter album is great!
Bonus song) No longer a slave – Bethel
I had to add this song. I don’t really listen to worship music – because too often – it feels like an industry – more than heartfelt – However, every now and then there is a song that tugs at my heart. This is one of them:
But my most favourite memory of this song is from tour 1 at the end of the production: TORN, when the PNEUMATIX students came on… one by one singing the song acapella…
What is your list for 2018?