It was extremely hard to narrow down my list of favorite songs so I put together a list of 73 songs instead of 25… Sorry not sorry.
I have always been into different genres of music compared to the other people in my town. In high school, I would get ridiculed for liking the music that I did and for wearing the skinny jeans and band t-shirts that I wore. I was always different from everyone else and never really fit in. My high school friends didn’t understand how much of an impact music had on me and the way that it would help me manage most situations that I was in. Even though I didn’t like the same genre of music that my friends all did, I was hoping they would give me a chance to show them why I liked the music that I did but I never got that chance.
And that’s where music helped me, it helped me realize it’s okay to be different. Music was my escapism. All I had to do was put on my headphones and I was in a different world. I would concentrate on the lyrics of the song I was listening to and I would realize that everything is going to be okay. I don’t have to please anyone except myself and the people that I care about, which is what I still think to this day.
It’s crazy how everything I did years ago is now “cool” and everyone is following the trend. It’s crazy how five years later, everyone in my town likes the music that I have been listening to for years. They like the music that they made fun of me for and go to all the shows that I’ve been going to for forever. They brag about the bands/artists that they see and I’m just like “wow, I saw them at Warped Tour three years ago.”
I’m not one for trends. Never have been, never will be.
I’m awesome by just being exactly who I am.
So, here’s my top 3 fave songs. No matter how many times I listen to them or how long it has been since I listened to them, I will still turn the volume on my speakers all the way up and jam out.
Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without the “E”
Chiodos – Smitten for the Mitten
Motion City Soundtrack – My Favorite Accident
Enjoy my playlist!!!!
– Jess Frank
WPU Class of 2016