Top 10 Well Written SongsSuggested by SMS
There are people in the world who will tell you that music is a window to the soul and in so many ways that statement can be true. Music touches on emotion, it can make you feel happy or sad and sometimes both at the same exact time. Without lyrics music is a simple melody that can also touch the soul but I think the lyrics of any song are what really tell the story. We’re going to go over what I feel are the Top 10 Well Written Songs in the world but first I want to pinpoint the real connection between music, lyrics, and people.
Have you ever heard songs whose lyrics made you think about past or present similar events that happened or are happening in your life? Those songs probably made things a lot better for you at the moment because you knew you weren’t alone and that others could identify with your situation. There are even some songs that take you to a higher level of understanding how things work in this world.
Music can be a basic education about life when you really think about it. Those songs let you know that throughout everything that may arise in life, you’re human, mistakes are to be made yet there are always chances to correct them. When your favorite music entertainers sing songs that touch on emotion often times they’re from the heart. Think about that the next time you listen to a song similar to what’s in my Top 10 Well Written Songs List and make the connection by allowing yourself to feel through the lyrics.
10. Britney Spears – I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
If you’re familiar with the young pop star Britney Spears you’ll know that she’s had lots of problems throughout her career. Her problems started at a really young age in the entertainment industry and the media just ate it all up almost making them worse. I chose this song because it was one of those unique songs speaking to teenage girls who are trying to find themselves and in a very positive state.
The song really touches base for young women who realize that they’re either at or entering the middle stage of life where they’re not grown women and they’re not small children. Britney has had many major hits but this is the one where the public could feel she was truly speaking out about who she was at the time and who people wanted her to be. The message was to be comfortable with who you are, not to be in such a rush to grow up, analyze things for yourself and be happy.
9. Tim McGraw – Don’t Take the Girl
You’ve just got to love this song especially if you’ve ever experienced love at a young age. Tim tells the story of a young boy probably six or seven years of age, his dislike of girls, and how as he grew older his feelings changed. It’s normal for boys to reject girls as friends at those ages but when they grow older into the teens and become adults they soon realize they can’t live without them.
Don’t Take the Girl was your basic love story told through music and lyrics. This song had me also saying please don’t take the girl when they came across the robber at the picture show. I was thinking to myself please do not take that girl, this song draws you in. You have to see and hear this one.
8. Tina Turner – What’s Love got to do with it
This song was based on Tina Turner’s real life experience of being in an abusive relationship with ex husband Ike Turner. The song helped Tina’s solo career soar. It also showed women who were in or leaving abusive relationships that they could survive. Whatever the story was with Tina and her ex she proved that she was a strong individual not embarrassed of her past.
This song made you wonder if love was really just a second hand emotion. I also felt that for many women at the verge of giving up on finding true love, this song pushed them further to do that which might not have been such a great thing. Everybody needs love in their life, nobody wants to be alone.
7. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You
How often do you call friends and family just to say I love you? There are not many people that do that type of thing because they feel their loved ones should already know how they feel. Listening to the lyrics of this song could warm even the coldest of hearts and make you feel that you should pick up the phone at the very moment to scream those words.
The song says is basically saying that you don’t need a special holiday to say I love you and to say it as much as you can before it’s too late. This song quickly hit the top of the charts when released but all Stevie Wonder songs do this. Call your loved ones to say I love you.
6. Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
Anyone who’s ever seen the movie Saturday Night Fever knows that this song was on the soundtrack and that the Bee Gees were behind it. They have a habit of making you love every last song and to feel and understand each individual song. This is a song telling the story of how someone feels towards someone else but asking him or her if the feelings are mutual.
5. Brian Adams – Everything I Do I Do It for You
The title of this song lets you know exactly what it’s about. This is a song that is not one sided because it could be dedicated to your kids, your grandparents, your husband, wife and anyone in your life. Everything I Do I Do It for You is saying to someone that no matter what situations arise I will always have your back.
4. John Lennon – Imagine
The late John Lennon definitely had a way with words as a person and through his music. The song Imagine gives you images of what the world could be like without corrupt government, people, and things. Could you imagine living day by day in a peaceful world? We all can and hopefully one day it’ll get there.
3. Dionne Warwick and friends – That’s What Friends Are For
This song spells out the true definition of a friend. For good times and bad times I’ll be on your side forever more is one line from the lyrics of the song that really captures the heart. Having one friend that you can count on for anything at anytime as in the lyrics of this wonderful song beats having ten friends that you can’t. After listening to this song many will rethink their so called friendships with either good outcomes or bad.
2. Michael Jackson – Human Nature
No matter how weird you probably thought the late Michael Jackson was or your opinions on the controversy surrounding his life, the one thing the world knows is that when it comes to music that makes you feel real emotion Michael is amongst the best. Human Nature was Michael’s way of showing the world that we are all human and it’s in our nature to do the things we do to one another.
If you can really understand the lyrics of this song then you’ll understand that Michael is basically telling his story of how he just wants to live, just like the lines in the song that say…
Get me out into the nighttime
Four walls won’t hold me tonight
If this town is just an apple
Then let me take a bite
Michael Jackson throughout all his fame and fortune wanted to be able to just go out and live life normally without all the eyes on him. He wanted to be able to walk to a store or go to a regular theater with friends and family. Michael Jackson just wanted to be like you and me in the end.
1. Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie – We Are the World
This was a 1985 charity song that sold over 20 million copies. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by the great Quincy Jones. The song gained worldwide popularity and went on to win numerous awards and Grammys.
What made this song really special was the fact that it featured many of music’s greatest entertainers such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, and Bruce Springsteen. Who has been able get all the music greats together in one place without any problems arising? Nobody has been able to do that although few have tried. Plus I believe that when something as great as this songs turnout was should never be secondly attempted. The recent release from today’s major artist covering the song We Are the World was a bummer not because of the artist but because some originals are not meant to be touched.