This is the second post in a series about music that I find soulful. To read part I of this series which covers my first five favourite songs with soul, click here. In this post, I will cover 5 further songs with spirit.
As mentioned in Part I of this series, I was a little nervous about writing a series of articles about music. When it comes to music, preferences can be deeply personal. You mightn’t enjoy what I do, but that goes for features in the other sections of In the Circle, too. I don’t slavishly follow the latest trends, much like fashion. On the contrary, I tend to like older music. I don’t connect much with what everyone seems to enjoy listening to on Spotify these days. I must be getting old.
Whether you take the time to meditate, pray, connect or just reflect on things, it sometimes helps having something playing in the background, either before, during or after your personal healing time. Here are another 5 favourite songs of mine with soul.
1. Airplanes (featuring Hayley Williams) by B.o.B
Where you might have heard it: It’s on the soundtrack for the Les Mills fitness programme Body Balance (release 52, track one, warm up)
Why I like it: Beautiful use of the piano, especially the opening bars
2. Amazing by Seal
Where you might have heard it: It’s on the soundtrack for the Les Mills fitness programme Body Balance (release 53, track three)
Why I like it: Seal is a singer with soul. His voice has so much depth. The title is spot on. This song really is amazing.
3. Halo by Beyoncé
Where you might have heard it: It’s on the soundtrack for the Les Mills fitness programme Body Combat (Release 41, track 8, cool down)
Why I like it: Everything about this song has so much depth – the music, the singing and the lyrics
4. Please don’t go by Mike Posner
Where you might have heard it: It’s on the soundtrack for the Les Mills fitness programme Body Pump (Release 78, track nine, Abs)
Why I like it: This song just has so much depth. As with Halo, for me, the music, singing and lyrics are incredible.
5. Someone like you by Adele
Where you might have heard it: I’m sure everyone has heard this song somewhere sometime, because it topped the charts in many countries when it was first released in 2011.
Why I like it: While the song is sad because it’s about a break up, it has substance. It helps you to find the strength to carry on, no matter what happens in your personal life