100 Songs Everyone Should Listen to Before They Die….

I’m a self-proclaimed music geek. I like to think my musical knowledge expands far beyond the average Joe. I’m not in anyways a talented musician (I tried and tried but I’m mediocre at best) but I do know a lot about musicians and songs. Below are 100 songs I personally think everyone should listen to before they die….

 

  1. Holoscene – Bon Iver
  2. To Build a Home – The Cinematic Orchestra
  3. Everlong – Foo Fighters
  4. Eve, the Apple of my Eye – Bell X1
  5. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  6. How to Save a Life – The Fray
  7. Bird – Billie Marten
  8. The Times they are a Changin’ – Bob Dylan
  9. Beth/Rest – Bon Iver
  10. Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
  11. Guiding Light – Foy Vance, Ed Sheeran
  12. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  13. Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
  14. Interwined – Dodie
  15. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  16. Cherry Wine – Hozier
  17. Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel
  18. Novels – Rusty Clanton (I personally prefer his duet with Dodie available on YouTube)
  19. Heroes or Ghosts – The Coronas
  20. Life on Mars – David Bowie
  21. True Colours – Cindy Lauper
  22. I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  23. Berlin – RY X
  24. On My Own – Samantha Barks (Les Misérables)
  25. West – Sleeping At Last
  26. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  27. The Scientist – Coldplay
  28. Colorblind – Counting Crows
  29. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
  30. 00000 Million – Bon Iver
  31. Somebody to Love – Queen
  32. Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  33. Youth – Daughter
  34. Hope There’s Someone – Anthony and the Johnsons
  35. With or Without You – U2
  36. We’re All in This Together – Old Crow Medicing Show
  37. Wait – M83
  38. Let it Be – The Beatles
  39. Edinburgh – The Lake Poets
  40. 9 Crimes – Damien Rice
  41. Open Your Eyes – Snow Patrol
  42. Backroads – Lonely the Brave (Recommend you watch the music video of this)
  43. I forget Where We Were – Ben Howard
  44. Fly – Meadowlark
  45. Many of Horror – Biffy Clyro
  46. Blood – The Middle East
  47. Zombie – The Cranberries
  48. Heartbeats – José González
  49. Wild Horses – Susan Boyle
  50. Start Again – Gabrielle Aplin
  51. Wicked Game – James Vincent McMorrow
  52. Give me Love – Ed Sheeran
  53. Imagine – John Lennon
  54. Free Fallin’ – John Mayer
  55. Truth Is a Beautiful Thing – London Grammar
  56. If I be Wrong – Wolf Larsen
  57. Speeding Cars – Walking on Cars
  58. End – The Half Earth
  59. Tiger Striped Sky – Roo Panes
  60. High Hope – Glen Hansard
  61. Against all Odds – Phil Collins
  62. Infatuation – Liu Bei
  63. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  64. Emily – Charlie Simpson
  65. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  66. Georgia – Vance Joy
  67. The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  68. Gravity – Sara Bareilles
  69. You and Me – Lifehouse
  70. 1904 – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  71. Cavalier – James Vincent McMorrow
  72. Creep – Radiohead
  73. Emerald – Lyra
  74. She’s always a Woman – Billy Joel
  75. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  76. Say Something – A Great Big World
  77. Run – Snow Patrol
  78. The Power of Love – Gabrielle Aplin
  79. One Day I’ll Fly Away – Randy Crawford
  80. Colours of the Wind – Vanessa Williams
  81. Moonriver – Audrey Hepburn
  82. Nervous – Gavin James
  83. Milk & Honey – Billie Marten
  84. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
  85. Timshel – Mumford & Sons
  86. Skinny Love – Birdy
  87. I don’t want to Change You – Damien Rice
  88. Body Love – Mary Lambert
  89. Turning Tables – Adele
  90. Jealous – Labrinth
  91. Take me to Church – Hozier
  92. Mr Brightside – The Killers
  93. Yours – Ella Henderson
  94. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
  95. When – Dodie
  96. Opposites – Biffy Clyro
  97. Freewheel – Duke Special
  98. Get Here – Oleta Adams
  99. Love like this – RY X
  100. Strong – London Grammar

 

Quick note to say that these are in no order. Although Bon Iver’s Holocene is actually my favourite song (I might possibly write a blog post about my love for the song at some point in the future), I love London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ as much as any song above it on the list. These are merely 100 songs I personally feel everyone should listen to at some point during their life.

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