1. Fancy by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
Fancy is a typical rap swagger song about living the life of luxury. I normally don’t listen to rap music. I first heard this song when Jimmy Fallon chose this song in a recent lip sync battle with Emma Stone. I thought he was so good and that I went to search for the song on You tube. To my delight I found out that Iggy is Australian! I love it when Australians become successful overseas. To be honest, when I first heard the song, I thought she would be African American so I was surprised to find a white female rapper.
Another reason to love this song is that the video clip is a homage to Clueless!
2. Because We want to- Billie Piper
Because We want to by Billie Piper is a pop song from 1998 that I really loved as a child. Billie Piper is a British artist who released this song when she was just fifteen years old. She doesn't sing any more as she prefers to be an actor. I still love listening to this song because it reminds me of being an optimistic pre-teen. It’s a very upbeat and catchy that it’s hard not to be happy when you listen to it.
3. Brave – Sara Bareilles
This song is about standing up for yourself and I think it is perfect to play to psych yourself up when you need to speak up. I particularly like BYD Vocal Point Acappella’s cover of the song.
4. Let it go- Idina Menzel
This is the hit song from the movie Frozen. Frozen is a fairytale about two sisters named Anna and Elsa. Elsa has secret powers that allow her to control the wind and snow and she sings Let it Go when she finally decides to use her powers instead of hiding them. I have wasted many hours listening to various covers of this song on YouTube.
5. Make it out Alive- Hanson
While Hanson may not be as popular as their Mmmbop days, they still continue to make music. This is one of my favourite songs from their Shout it out loud album. Jon Bear says this song reminds him of title song for a sitcom.
6. Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis
I love this song because it’s so expressive. I think it would great for a contemporary or lyrical hip hop dance number. Whenever I listen to this song I think of Romeo and Juliet because it’s about loving someone without the approval of others.
7. I wanna be with you- Mandy Moore
This song is so romantic. I think this song is perfect for a bridal waltz.
8. Thousand Years- Christina Perri
This is another romantic song I adore. I have heard so many covers of this song on Youtube.
9. Tommy and Krista-Thirsty Merc
I love this quirky song by Australian band Thirsty Merc. The song is a love story about two characters called Tommy and Krista.
10. MØ - Say You'll Be There (Cover)
MØ did a cover of the Spice Girl’s hit Say you’ll be there. I think it’s an awesome cover and better than the original.