“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”  – Bob Marley (via BrainyQuote)

While I believe that nothing can beat classical music, I will not shun from listening to other genres, even though Mozart is the only composer who can chase away a migraine and give me writing inspiration.  Sometimes, however, you just want to listen to other types of music because your go-to genre cannot always represent how you feel.

Edit (as of 01/01/2017): Despite my mini-hiatus, I was still very obsessed with exploring new music; here is my updated music list, so please enjoy!

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Below are a few of my favorite songs, separated by genre.

Alternative

Chinese

  • 殊途” (Different Ways) – S.H.E. (2016; Chinese Paladin 5 OST)
  • 成全” (Gratify) – Janice Yan (2016; Chinese Paladin 5 OST)
  • 不該” (Shouldn’t Be) – Jay Chou x aMEI (2016; Jay Chou’s Bedtime Stories)

Classical

EDM/Electronic

Folk

French

  • La vie en rose” – Édith Piaf (1940; La vie en rose)
  • Sur ma route” – Black M (2014; Les yeux plus gros que le monde)

Hip-Hop

Korean

Latin

  • Suerte” – Shakira (2001; Laundry Service)
  • Limón y Sal” – Julieta Venegas (2006; Limón y Sal)
  • El Perdedor” – Enrique Iglesias ft. Marco Antonio Solís (2013; Sex and Love)
  • El Perdón” – Nicky Jam ft. Enrique Iglesias (2015)

New Age

Pop

  • Take on Me” – A-ha (1984; Hunting High and Low)
  • Primadonna” – Marina and the Diamonds (2012; Electra Heart)
  • Blue” – Marina and the Diamonds (2015; Froot)
  • Sorry” – Justin Bieber (2015; Purpose)

Reggae

Rock

  • Hey Jude” – The Beatles (1968; 1967-1970/ Hey Jude)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen (1975; A Night at the Opera)
  • In the End” –  Black Veil Brides (2013; Wretched and Divine; The Story of the Wild Ones)

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While there are songs in languages that I do not understand, I still listen to them because language should not be a deterrent that prevents you from enjoying an addicting melody or beat.  French and Chinese music also use words that are specific to their language that cannot be translated, and when used, they create a beautiful story that us foreigners have yet to explore.

Also, while classical music is the best genre, I will not deny myself anything from the 80s, as strange as it sounds.  The 80s is special because you can play any song from this period and it will get you into a party mood.  I guess people who lived through the 80s truly understood what it meant to have a good time because I know I would have if I heard Wham! singing “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” live.

xoxo,

the girl who wants you to listen to Mozart and A-ha

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