Outside of relationships with friends and family, music has always been my go-to for comfort. Songs can validate how we feel. Songs can lift us up or meet us right where we are. Music often goes where our words cannot. Here are five songs to keep us whistling throughout the week. The genres will be varied but all songs will have an element of being hopeful, honest, and/or uplifting.
Let’s do this!
Rise Up – Audra Day
Goodness. If I could sing like Audra Day, I wouldn’t be mad about it. This song inspires me to get up time and time again, even when I’d really rather not.
Favorite line: “I’ll rise up / In spite of the ache / I will rise a thousands times again.”
Moving Forward – Colony House
I think this song is full of gratitude. The singer recognizes “my eyes are open, my heart is beating, my lungs are full, my body’s breathing. I’m moving forward.” All I need is a life to begin moving forward and making a difference.
Favorite line: “And now bursting forth in splendor / Are the blossoms of second tries / Because dreams that bear the mark of love / Are dreams that never die.”
Pumpin Blood – NONONO
This should be the Whistling & Company theme song, BTW. So upbeat. So good. I dare you not to dance.
Favorite line: “And it’s your heart it’s alive / It’s pumping blood / And the whole wide world is whistling.”
Shed A Little Light – Foy Vance
Oh, Foy. His voice is just so stinkin’ awesome.
Favorite line: And the second love reveals / Trouble is hard on its heels / And love walked right up, stood by my side.”
Brother – NEEDTOBREATHE (feat. Gavin DeGraw)
NEEDTOBREATHE and I have a long history. I’ve been a big fan of these guys for years and when Brother came out the summer before my mom passed away, it took on a whole new meaning as I saw family and friends gather around us like the brothers in this song during the months that followed.
Favorite line: “Like a bull chasing the matador is the man left to his own schemes / Everybody needs someone beside em’ shining like a lighthouse from the sea.”
There you have it! Feel free to follow us on Spotify (Whistlingandcompany) and in the comments, share any songs that have been good to you so we can share them!