12 Songs That Irreparably Derailed My Life

12 Songs That Irreparably Derailed My Life

Need some new song recommendations? You've come to the right place.


Music is a bit of a magical language. It manages to touch people's lives and gives them something to live for, love, and something that just changes their lives for the better. Here are 12 songs I discovered (and rediscovered) this past year that made me look at life in a different way.

1. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" — Green Day

This bop is a good nine years old at this point, but it's still a classic. Listen to this for all the nostalgic feels you've ever wanted—from the familiar guitar riff played all the way through to the simply 'good ol'' memory inducing lyrics.

2. "Dear Maria, Count Me In" — All Time Low

Another oldie! This one's been out for about 10 years now. This throwback tells a story and features an upbeat feel that just makes you sing along, regardless of whether you know the song or not.

3. "Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)/Dilliwaali Girlfriend" — Penn Masala

A comparatively new arrangement from 2015, this song mashes up "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" by Enrique Iglesias, "Balam Pichkari," and "Dilliwaali Girlfriend," two Bollywood songs from the movie "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani." This brilliant remake of the songs is performed by Penn Masala, the World's First South Asian A Cappella Group. You'll be nodding your head along to this one, even if you don't know Hindi!

4. "Genius" — LSD (Sia, Diplo & Labrinth)

Fresh from 2018, "Genius" is presented by Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo (together, LSD). I've been listening to this song on repeat since it came out on May 3, and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. The music video is as much of a masterpiece as the song, and it ties the song together while helping to fashion a style for LSD's music.

5. "Old Fashioned" — Panic! At The Disco

Straight off of "Pray For the Wicked," Panic! At The Disco's newest album, "Old Fashioned," is one of the catchiest songs that's been released this year. The style changes and wide instrumentation within the song paired with Brendon Urie's resonant voice make this a song you won't want to miss.

6. "River" — Bishop Briggs

"River," released in 2016, has a laid-back but insistent feel to it that keeps you hooked. I recently rediscovered and fell in love with this song after SandyRedd's audition on "The Voice."

7. "Avalanche" — FLETCHER

Released on her self-titled EP, "FLETCHER," "Avalanche" combines a series of percussive beats with her uniquely pure, deep, and rich voice as she tells a story of taking your time to fall in love.

8. "Thinking About It (Let It Go)" — Nathan Goshen, KVR

I discovered this song after watching Ally Hills cover it and immediately fell in love with both versions.

9. "Found/Tonight" — Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda teamed up to perform this mashup of two classic tracks from "Hamilton" and "Dear Evan Hansen," giving a portion of the proceeds from the song to the March For Our Lives Initiative. If you haven't heard this masterpiece yet, you need to. Right now. Click the link.

10. "Make Up" — The Script

A personal favorite of mine, "Make Up" tells a classic tale of loving and accepting yourself, regardless of how you look, how you feel, or who you are. The song falls on the side of instrumentally bare, but the basic background for Daniel O'Donoghue keeps the song intimate and emotional.

11. "Wrong" — Ally Hills

An original by YouTuber Ally Hills, "Wrong" is deftly put together to highlight her low-range, full voice. The ending of the song highlights a complete style shift, but gives the song a heart-wrenchingly appropriate close.

12. "I Believe You" — FLETCHER

Back with FLETCHER again, but this time with her newest single, "I Believe You." Through this piece, FLETCHER tells the soul stirring story felt by every sexual assault victim. She assures every victim that they have a place in this world, that they will come out from this tragedy stronger than ever, and that they are believed. A portion of the proceeds from this song were donated to Time's Up for Women's History Month.

Happy listening!

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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