My Favs in Music

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Recently you may have seen that Spotify has come out with “2017 Wrapped”, which basically compiles Spotify user’s top played songs for the entire year into a playlist of memories. I had fun looking through mine (check it out here) and it gave me an idea…why not share some of the music that I love or has shaped me as a singer and a worship leader? So below, I’ve compiled a few different lists of the music that has filled my ears over the years…I thought I could keep each list to five, but you’ll see on a few of them I failed at that endeavor. There’s too much out there that I love.

Note: These are merely compiled lists, not ranked in any particular order…to actually rank some of these would have been way too hard on my soul.

So without further ado, here’s a little bit of me in music!

10 Favorite Albums

  1.  Ella & Louis — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  2. Through The Deep Dark Valley — The Oh Hellos
  3. Bad Self Portraits — Lake Street Dive
  4. Vice Verses — Switchfoot
  5. Live at Rockwood Music Hall — JohnnySwim
  6. The Very Best of the Eagles — The Eagles
  7. Careful Confessions — Sara Bareilles
  8. Inside Llewyn Davis — T Bone Burnett, Joel and Ethan Coen, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac
  9. Little Neon Limelight — Houndmouth
  10. Diamonds & Gasoline — Turnpike Troubadours

6 Vocalists That Inspire Me

  1. Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Adele
  3. Sara Bareilles
  4. Christy Nockels
  5. Amanda Sudano Ramirez (JohnnySwim)
  6. Rachael Price (Lake Street Dive)

5 Worship Leaders That Inspire Me

  1. Christy Nockels
  2. Leslie Jordan (All Sons and Daughters)
  3. David Crowder
  4. Kari Jobe
  5. Matt Redman

5 Christmas Albums I Love

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas — Vince Guaraldi Trio
  2. The Thrill of Hope — Christy Nockels
  3. Simply Christmas — Leslie Odam, Jr.
  4. Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas — Ella Fitzgerald
  5. A Worship Initiative Christmas — Shane & Shane

5 Worship Songs I Love

  1. Here’s My Heart — Crowder
  2. Come Thou Fount — Kings Kaleidoscope
  3. Great Are You Lord — All Sons and Daughters
  4. All We Sinners — Crowder
  5. Build My Life — Passion

5 Feel-Good Songs I Never Get Sick Of Hearing

  1. Can’t Stop The Feeling! — Justin Timberlake
  2. Love on Top — Beyonce
  3. Folding Chair — Regina Spektor
  4. Ride — Twenty-One Pilots
  5. Treasure — Bruno Mars

5 Songs That Made Me Shut Up on the First Listen

  1. For No One — Houndmouth
  2. A Case of You — Joni Mitchell
  3. Simple Pursuit — Matt Redman/Passion
  4. Better Than — Lake Street Dive
  5. Bring Your Love to Me — The Avett Brothers

6 Songs I Love Singing

  1. Daydreamer — Adele
  2. Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay — Otis Redding
  3. Fire and Rain — James Taylor
  4. Crazy in Love (cover) — Daniela Andrade
  5. If I Ain’t Got You — Alicia Keyes
  6. Killing Me Softly — The Fugees

5 Favorites Growing Up

  1. NSYNC
  2. Britney Spears
  3. The Spice Girls
  4. Switchfoot
  5. Linkin Park

5 Favorites Now

  1. JohnnySwim
  2. Lake Street Dive
  3. Regina Spektor
  4. The Oh Hellos
  5. Mumford & Sons

5 Favorite Country Artists

  1. Lady Antebellum
  2. Alison Krauss & Union Station
  3. Zac Brown Band
  4. Turnpike Troubadours
  5. Little Big Town

5 Favorite Musicals

  1. The Last 5 Years
  2. Into The Woods
  3. In The Heights
  4. Edges
  5. Hamilton

5 Favorite Musical Theater Pieces to Sing

  1. See I’m Smiling — The Last 5 Years
  2. One Song Glory — Rent
  3. All I Ask of You — Phantom of the Opera
  4. The Worst Pies in London — Sweeney Todd
  5. She Used To Be Mine — Waitress


I would love to see some of your lists!!!

Happy Listening!



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