Emily’s Music

Emily has her own phone, which – without a sim card – is really a glorified MP3 player. On this phone, Emily has curated a playlist that serves as the ongoing soundtrack of her life. Every couple of weeks she may request a new song be added. She may delete a song (though not often). But she’s always listening.

Her song selection is mostly influenced by what her mommy and daddy play in the house, by what her gymnastics team warms up to, by songs she hears at school, and by the background music she hears on YouTube videos of hamsters eating carrots.

These are the songs that have spoken to her.

ABBA – Dancing Queen
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Adele – Cold Shoulder
Adele – Daydreamer
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Adele – Rumour Has It
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
Adele – Someone Like You
Adele – Tired
Adele – Turning Tables
a-ha – Take On Me
Anna Kendrick – When I’m Gone
Ariana Grande – Break Free (feat. Zedd)
Barenaked Ladies – 7 8 9
Bat Boy – Comfort and Joy
Bat Boy – Hold Me, Bat Boy
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Beyonce – Halo
Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Three Little Birds
Bruno Mars – Count On Me
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars – Treasure
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Clean Bandit Ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
Enrique Iglesias – Bailando (feat. Gente De Zona y Descemer Bueno)
Enrique Iglesias – Bailando (feat. Sean Paul)
Feist – 1234
Feist – Mushaboom
Feist – My Moon My Man
Feist – One Evening
Glee Cast – Defying Gravity
Glee Cast – Halo Walking On Sunshine
Hairspray – You Can’t Stop The Beat
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Isley Brothers – Shout (Parts 1 And 2)
Ivi Adamou – La La Love
Katrina and the Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Katy Perry – Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
Katy Perry – Firework
Katy Perry – Hot ‘N Cold
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Katy Perry – Roar
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Lady Gaga – Alejandro
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory
Legally Blonde – Omigod You Guys
Loreen – Euphoria
Madonna – Express Yourself
Madonna – Vogue
Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths – Mah Na Mah Na
Manu Chao – Bongo Bong
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars)
Maroon 5 – Animals
Maroon 5 – Maps
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)
Maroon 5 – Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Matilda the Musical – When I Grow Up
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Mickey Rooney, Feist, Amy Adams, Jason Segel & Walter – Life’s A Happy Song
Miley Cyrus – Party In The USA
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Miss Piggy & Amy Adams – Me Party
Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
One Direction – Live While We’re Young
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Outkast – Hey Ya
Paul Simon – Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Pink – Raise Your Glass
Pitbull (feat. Jennifer Lopez & Cláudia Leitte) – We Are One (Ole Ola)
PSY – Gangnam Style
Queen – Bicycle Race
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Rihanna – Diamonds
Sia – Chandelier
Sia – Elastic Heart (feat. The Weeknd & Diplo)
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Taylor Swift – Style
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
The Automatic – Monster
The B-52’s – Love Shack
The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye
The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Beatles – Yellow Submarine
The Police – Walking on the Moon
Tito Puente – Mambolino
TLC – Waterfalls
Tom Jones – Sexbomb (feat. Mousse T.)
Train – Hey, Soul Sister
Vampire Weekend – Horchata
Wicked – Defying Gravity – Idina Menzel
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band – Mary
Zac Brown Band – Toes

Plus songs from Disney movies, The Muppets, Sesame Street, and the soundtrack from Grease.

I am very very proud.

2 thoughts on “Emily’s Music

  1. That is one heck of a list. Congratulations are in order for this remarkable list. I look forward to future lists with new additions.

    1. Music is a very important part of our lives. I have you to thank for much of my musical appreciation and I’m doing my best to keep the ball rolling.

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