Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The 107 Hardest Decisions I've Ever Had to Make (Not really, but kinda)

Okay, a while ago I decided to make a Top 50 list of my favorite songs. I quickly realized that was impossible...so I upped it to 75. Still wasn't gonna happen. So I decided on an even 107. It took a while to come up with the list but I think I'm finally happy with it, so here it is!

(Furthermore...I realized I couldn't compare/rank songs without lyrics and songs with lyrics, so I have a separate top 7 for those. And then also a separate Top 7 for gospel songs that I couldn't bring myself to rank along with my secular tastes.  Those are at the end.)

*drumroll please* TOP 107!!




1.     The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand
2.     Love – Musiq
3.     Closer – Goapele
4.     A Dream – El Debarge
5.     Hometown Glory – Adele
6.     You Got Me – The Roots
7.     Someone Like You – Adele
8.     Like a Star – CBR
9.     Song Cry – Jay-Z
10. Honey – Erykah Badu
11. Encore – Jay-Z ft. Linkin Park
12. Hold You Down – The Alchemist
13. Cleaning Out My Closet – Eminem
14. Not Gon Cry – Mary J
15. Ready or Not – The Fugees
16. We Can’t Be Friends – Deborah Cox
17. If – Destiny’s Child
18. Just Be A Man About It – Toni Braxton
19. Cannonball – Drake ft. Colin Munroe
20. I Got 5 On It – Luniz
21. Wish U Were Here – Jamie Foxx
22. Never Love Again – Anthony Hamilton
23. Lesson Learned – Alicia Keys
24. On & On – Erykah Badu
25. Internat’l Players’ Anthem – UGK ft Outkast
26. You and Me – Musiq
27. The Point of It All – Anthony Hamilton
28. Dangerously In Love – Destiny’s Child
29. All I Every Think About – Chrisette Michele
30. Open Your Eyes – Bobby Caldwell
31. After the Hurricane – Jazmine Sullivan
32. Mr. Radio – Chrisette Michele
33. What You Won’t Do For Love – Bobby Caldwell
34. I Know – Jay-Z
35. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
36. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
37. Voyage to Atlantis – The Isley Brothers
38. Seasons Change – Corinne Bailey Rae
39. What You Know About That – T.I.
40. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
41. PYT – MJ
42. I Wish I Wasn’t – Heather Headley
43. Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
44. After the Love Has Gone – Earth, Wind & Fire
45. If Only You Knew – Keke Wyatt
46. Beauty and the Beast – Celine Dion
47. Lately – Divine
48. You – Jesse Powell
49. If I Were Your Woman – Gladys Knight
50. Missing You – Brandy, Tami, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight
51. Let It Flow – Toni Braxton
52. Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
53. Hyyer – Kid Cudi
54. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
55. When A Woman’s Fed Up – R. Kelly
56. You Are Not Alone – MJ
57. Flashing Lights – Kanye West
58. Let the Beat Build – Lil’ Wayne
59. Drift Away – Uncle Kracker
60. Moment in Time - Cherish
61. Choosey Lover – The Isley Brothers
62. Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is) – Patti Labelle
63. Breathe (2AM) – Anna Nalick
64. Hero – Mariah Carey
65. Sure Thing – Miguel
66. Tie My Hands – Lil Wayne ft Robin Thicke
67. Everytime We Say Goodbye – Ray Charles
68. Alone – Mary J
69. Ex-Factor – Lauryn Hill
70. Unthinkable (I’m Ready) – Alicia Keys
71. Crush on You – Mr. Cheeks
72. 21 Questions – 50 Cent
73. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
74. Street Lights – Kanye West
75. Mad World – Gary Jules
76. When You Believe – Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
77. Time of Your Life – Green Day
78. Doin Just Fine – Boyz II Men
79. It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube
80. Complicated – Nivea
81. Lifetime – Usher
82. Call Me When You’re Sober – Evanescence
83. Can’t Believe (So Emotional) – Faith Evans ft. Carl Thomas
84. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
85. SpottieOttieDopalicious – Andre 3000
86. In Another Time – Sade
87. Tears on My Pillow – Mya
88. PMW – Wayne
89. Colorblind – Counting Crows
90. Beautiful Flower – India.Arie
91. No More Drama – Mary J. Blige
92. Any Time Any Place – Janet Jackson
93. Jupiter Love – Trey Songz
94. Relax and Take Notes – 8Ball&MJG
95. Crossroads – Bone Thugz n Harmony
96. Let Go – Frou Frou
97. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
98. Seat Change - Curren$y ft. Snoop Dog
99. In The Arms of An Angel – Sarah McLachlan
100.                Superman - Monica
101.                Soon As I Get Home – Faith Evans
102.                Good Dank – Wiz Khalifa
103.                Overdose – Jamie Foxx
104.                How to Save a Life – The Fray
105.                When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne
106.                This is For The Lover In You – Shalamar
107.                Si No Te Conociera – Jon Secada

Top 7 Songs Without Words:

1.     The Flower Duet (Lakmé) - Delibes



2.     Love – Art of Noise (“daft”)



3.     Requiem of a Dream (Lux Aeterna) – Clint Mansell



4.     Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven



5.     Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy



6.     Pavane pour une infante defunte – Maurice Ravel



7.     Waltz of the Flowers – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Top 7 Gospel Songs:
1.     More Than I Can Bear – Kirk Franklin
2.     The Storm is Over Now – Kirk Franklin
3.     Hold Me Now – Kirk Franklin
4.     Grateful – Hezekiah Walker
5.     I’ll Trust You – Richard Smallwood
6.     Be Blessed – Yolanda Adams
7.     Safe In His Arms – Lucinda Moore   



 Hope you enjoyed :-)

Sunday, July 24, 2011