Anyone else go extremely insane when all you want to do is wake up and hear a great song playing on the radio, and while searching through the stations all it is is ads or talk about politics, the possibility of winning concert tickets or the weather?

Honestly, like play a song already, am I right? This week, I thought I would share my top three songs. These songs, when I hear them, make me feel something. Of course, each one is different and means something different to me, but all in all, these are my top three jams:

  • "It Happens" — Sugarland.
My "It Happens" look

Sometimes things just happen, no rhyme or reason, they just happen. 

First of all, Jennifer Nettles has been an idol of mine since I first heard her sing at her concert when Chris and I took our eldest to her concert when Kas was just 4 years old. This song has an upbeat tempo; it sort of is inevitable your foot or behind will start to shake a bit while it plays. 
 
My favorite part of the song is:
"My trusty rusty had a flat
I borrowed my neighbors Cadillac,
I'll be right back going down to Wally World     
That yellow light turned red too quickly
Knew that truck the moment it hit me
Out stepped my ex and his new girl
Sorry 'bout you neck baby
But it's poor me, why me, oh me
Boring the same old worn out blah blah story
There's no good explanation for it at all
Ain't no rhyme or reason
No complicated meaning
Ain't no need to over think it
Let go laughing
Life don't go quite like you planned it
We try so hard to understand it
The irrefutable, indisputable
Fact is
It happens."
 
  • "Just Be Held" — Casting Crowns.

This song has become a family favorite. As several of my readers are aware, it has seemed our family has been hit from every direction with not the best of luck. I would dare to bet we have gone through much more than your average couple in just 35 years.

But, something I have learned and am continuing to implement is sometimes it is OK to be the one who just needs to be held and surrender all the stress, joys and duties up to God. 

My favorite part of this song is:
"Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
And when you're tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There's freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go
So when you're on your knees and answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held."
 
  • "Backseat" — Kip Moore.
 
Lastly a song I just love. It reminds me of my younger days. Cruising the loop, figuring out what love was, those first kisses, parking at the pit and just watching the water and stars. Life is short; this song reminds me how simple life can be and how special first love is.
 
My favorite part of this song is:
"We was just kids, but she looked like a woman
Everything she was, was everything I wanted
We were both willing, but still a little guarded
She smiled that smile, that's where it all started
The two of us in the backseat
Lights off on a backstreet
I showed her and then she showed me
Right there, right there in the backseat
Yeah in the backseat."