Top Ten Epic Songs

Top Ten Epic Songs
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If you don't like music, I don't think you and I can be friends, and you should immediately stop reading this blog and go into a dark, dark corner to hang your head in shame. (Only joking! Please keep reading.)
I absolutely love music. Music makes me so happy. I love all sorts of music- jazz, rock, acoustic, reggae, classical- you name it, I like a bit of it. I love that with music, there is a song for everything. My 'I feel shit and want to wallow in my own self pity' song, my 'reminds me of being on that party boat in Gran Canaria' song, my 'getting jiggy' song (don't laugh, we've all got one), my 'YES!! BEST NIGHT DOWN THE PUB EVERRRR' song; to me, music is more than just a good tune.
When I listen to music, I like to close my eyes and feel the lyrics- it's an amazing feeling when you find a good song that you can really relate to. I think I feel like this because when I was younger, I used to write songs on my guitar (terrible 16-year-old-emo-songs.) As the name of my blog suggests, I love poetry, and I see song lyrics as a kind of poetry.

My favourite songs are what I call 'epic songs'- ones that build up into a massive crescendo that leave you breathless and goose pimply. I have compiled a list of my top ten favourite 'epic songs' to share with you all- I haven't embedded the videos as it might make my page take too long to load on slow browsers, but I'll link the song title to the respective YouTube video. So if there are any songs on my list that you haven't heard, please give them a listen!! (These are in no particular order as I couldn't choose.)

1. Moulin Rouge Soundtrack- El Tango de Roxanne
I'm a sucker for musicals, especially ones directed by Baz Luhrmann. I absolutely love this film, and the soundtrack fits it so well. This song = perfection. I think it's the combination of the two lead parts being sung at the same time that gets me right in the gut!

2. Hans Zimmer- Chevaliers de Sangreal
Another soundtrack- The Da Vinci Code. I adore music like this. When I listen to this piece of music, I always picture someone running over cliffs? (What a twat I must sound.)

3. Damien Rice- I Remember
Damien Rice is one of my all time favourite musicians. The addition of Lisa Hannigan's perfect vocals combined with the orchestral ending gives me shivers every time.

4. James Arthur- Hometown Glory (Adele Cover)
Don't be hating okay? James Arthur is my guilty pleasure! I am not ashamed to say that I downloaded his X Factor album, and this is my favourite of his from the live shows. His voice makes me weak at the knees anyway, but when that dub step beat drops, I totally go all fangirl!

5. Red- Take it all away
The best part of this is approximately 3:50 in. Please listen to this song and don't be put off by the almost four minute wait! Insanely good.

6. Death Cab for Cutie- Transatlanticism
An old classic- such a self indulgent song for an old emo kid like me! Best listened to while drunk, bitter, or drunk on bitter, or all of the above.

7. Dry the River- No Rest
I always want to sing out the chorus at the top of my lungs. I LOVED YOU IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE!!! Everyone can relate to this, surely?! Sometimes, maybe, I also always imagine I'm in a music video whenever I listen to this on my iPod while I'm walking along. Emphasis on the maybe...

8. You me at Six- Fireworks
The last minute of this song is crucial. Full of teen angst with an undertone of betrayal. Perfect.

9. Mew- Comforting Sounds
I wish this song could last forever and ever and ever. Full of power and so amazing!

10. Twin Atlantic- Free
Not necessarily a song that builds up into an epic crescendo, but it makes me rock out and sing along in a scottish accent. That's got to be a good thing!

I hope you enjoy at least one of these songs. I had to think long and hard about my favourites to include. Let me know if you enjoy them!

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  1. I love musicals too, I was given now that's what I call musicals for Christmas, haha is that crossing the sad barrier? Xx

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