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Wrapping up 2019

Wrapping up 2019 |Thoughts&Daisies

It does NOT in any way shape or form feel like it has been a year since I wrote the Spotify 2018 wrapped. Yet somehow here we are in December of 2019 with only a few weeks left in this DECADE. Since so many of you enjoyed seeing last year’s wrapped post I have brought it back. 

In case you missed last year’s click,>HERE< to read that. 

Comparing this Wrapped to that of 2018, in my top artist spot we have Taylor Swift again. Which I was actually surprised about. I did not think she was the artist I most listened too but she did release a new album this year so that may have helped. Pop has also taken the top genre spot two years in a row,  but that is where the similarities end. Let’s discuss this. 

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Top Artists

1. Taylor Swift. As I mentioned above she was my favorite artist last year as well. Taylor also released her newest album Lover earlier this year which is probably what pushed her back into the top spot this year. Let me know if you want me to write a post with my thoughts about the album.

2. Sabrina Carpenter. Sabrina also released an album this year, Singular Act II. I know for a fact that I listened to this album a ton, I even talked about it in my Summer Sounds post earlier this year. 

3. John Powell. This top artist is kind of a funny story… For those of you who are not familiar with who he is. Powell is responsible for many fabulous movie soundtracks, such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, X-Men: The Last Stand and Knight and Day. The reason he is on this list, however, has to do with the movie franchise he has done music for. A little series called How to Train Your Dragon. The funny part of this comes in here. I am a BIG HTTYD fan. I can quote many a line from the first movie since I’ve seen it so much, but it is on this list because overall you can’t go wrong with songs like “Romantic Flight” and “Forbidden Friendship.” Anyway, my roommate came into the room and saw I had this playing on the Spotify on our TV and asked if I listen to this so much it will end up in my top spots on my wrapped. I, of course, had laughed and told her plainly that I don’t actually listen to it that much… I was just kidding myself and like she said, here it is taking the 3rd spot on my top artists. 

4. Jonas Brothers. In case you have been living under a rock all of 2019 the JoeBros are back. They released their newest album Happiness Begins over the summer and it is everything you could have hoped for in a comeback album.  

5. Maggie Rogers. Someone I follow on Instagram posted about a Maggie Rogers song earlier this year and I decided to see what the hype was about. As you can see I was hooked and she rounds out the top five spots of my artists this year. 

Top Songs

1.Exhale by Sabrina Carpenter

2. Sucker by the Jonas Brothers

3. Pushing 20 by Sabrina Carpenter

4. Sunflower by Post Malone, Swae Lee

5. Poetry by Dead Men by Sara Bareilles

The beginning of my top songs list also accurately follows my top artist to include two by Sabrina Carpenter and the first single released by the Jonas Brothers this year. The next song on the list does not surprise me in the least. After watching Into the Spider-Verse a good four times I was properly hooked on Sunflower. If you haven’t listened to it please go do so right this very second. It has such a nice vibe and is an overall nice song. The last song is my favorite from off of Bareilles’ newest album. So again not surprised it is on here as I listened to it an unhealthy amount of times over the summer when it first came out. These are all good songs but if Pushing 20 had not come out at the beginning of April, just in time for me to listen to it on repeat during my last month of being 19, I don’t think it would have made this list. 

This is just a small portion of the music that was shown in my 2019 Wrapped which added up to a total of almost 31,000 minutes of music or over 500 hours.

Spotify also released the ‘My Decade Wrapped’ let me know in the comments if you would like me to do a post on that!

What music did you listen to a lot this year? Let me know in the comments below and leave me any recommendations for what I should listen to next!

Related posts: What I’ve Been Listening To. Music of the Week.


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Summer Sounds

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This summer has brought with it a lot of new music. Meaning my summer playlists have been filled to the brim with new tunes that have been on repeat for weeks. 


First and foremost after a much too long break up we have the Jonas Brothers back with their newest album “Happiness Begins“.

When I was little the Jonas Brothers were one of my most favorite bands. I remember watching the Jonas Brother’s Concert Experience movie over at my friend’s house during one of our sleepovers. My little brother even used to call the grocery store Stater Bros the Jonas Bros store. 

This latest album is a perfect blend of old Joebros and Nick and Joe’s solo sounds. The album came out the first week of June and I have had the CD in my car ever since.

Some of my favorite songs on this new album are 

I Believe



Last week Sabrina Carpenter’s new album “Singular Act II” came out and I have had this playing a lot since then. I think I like it better than Act I. 

Favorite songs:


I’m faking

Take off all your cool

Ed Sheeran started releasing singles off his latest album at the start of the summer and consistently I Don’t Care feat. Justin Bieber has been part of my brother’s car ride staples.


Just in time for the release of Stranger Things Season 3, Ingrid Michaelson released an album inspired by the series titled “Stranger Songs.”

The sound incorporates a lot more electro-pop elements in it but the core is totally classic Michaelson.

My favorite song is – Jealous

In anticipation of the start of Grace Vanderwaal’s tour, she released her new song Ur So Beautiful at the end of June and I have had it added to all of my Spotify summer playlists.

It perfectly bridges her sound evolution and has done a great job of getting everyone excited for the release of her next album.

Tell me what your favorite summer songs and artists have been this summer in the comments below. I am ALWAYS looking for new things to add to my playlists. 


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What I’ve Been Listening To

The past few months a lot of artists I listen to have been coming out with new music.  So I thought I would share with you the songs that have been playing on loop lately. 

Sucker- Jonas Brothers

I have to start with this because THE JONAS BROTHERS ARE BACK! This is my childhood. From them being on Hannah Montana “Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas” (A fantastic episode since you can’t go wrong with the JoBros AND Jackson on a pogo stick) to Camp Rock and beyond I have always loved the Jonas Brothers. So when they officially got the band back together it was like I was 10 again.

So naturally, their new single ‘Sucker’ was played on repeat for a minimum of 72 hours after it was released. Much to my little brother’s dismay. It takes from the style that Nick and Joe have in their careers away from the band without straying too far from their original sound and then amplifies it. After one listen it was stuck in my head and I’m excited about a full album. Their next single “Cool” came out today and it will be on repeat I’m sure.

Stray- Grace Vanderwaal

I first heard Grace Vanderwaal when she auditioned and won, AGT and I have been a loyal listener ever since. Her newest single Stray has caught my attention because it is just a beautiful song. She has such a unique sound and her lyrics are raw and honest. Stray is about the struggles of songwriting and I love that she writes what she knows and hasn’t let anyone tell her what she needs to write about. I can’t wait for her to release her new album.

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?- Billie Eilish

My roommate really likes Billie Eilish and is always playing her music so I have grown used to just randomly having her songs in my head all day. With the new album release I took it upon myself to listen to the whole album myself and it is intriguing. I haven’t listened to it enough to make an informed decision of how I feel about it. Though it was interesting to see how she incorporated clips from The Office.

Pushing 20- Sabrina Carpenter

My mind on this song keeps changing but it is so darn catchy that I don’t think I will ever actually dislike it. It totally resonates with me at this point in my life and has basically become the anthem to my days the past couple weeks. The sound of the singles to Part II of her album release have been a lot different from the sound of her first few albums but it is beginning to grow on me.

Bad Habit- Ben Platt

I haven’t had the time to sit and listen to the entirety of Platt’s new album but I have had this song on repeat. It is the first song of the album and has now been added to one of my main playlists. He just has such a soothing voice and is something that I can listen to in early in the morning on the way to my first class without feeling overstimulated. 

What music have you been listening too lately? Let me know below I am always looking for some new things to add to my playlists.

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Pray for the Wicked Concert Review

My roommate and I bought the tickets to see Panic! last summer, and when you get tickets to something so far in advance it feels like a dream that will never actually come. When the time came this weekend to actually go it felt unreal. It just so happened that on the same day the Polar Vortex was coming through Northeast Ohio so classes got cancelled for two days. Which worked out perfect for us because we didn’t have to worry about class the day after the concert. It also meant I was being subjected to my first negative temperatures. Let me tell you, I hate everything about it and 0/10 would NOT recommend having anything to do with such cold temperatures. But I did go out and brave the subzero temps because priorities. Although my toes did not approve of my choices. I am sorry for turning you into icebergs toes, but it was worth it. 

One of my friends had given me a Panic! shirt for Christmas so I was able to wear that over a long sleeve to the concert. (Thanks Val!) We got the concert around 6 and P!ATD came on at 8:50, so we got hotdogs and candy to pass the time while watching the opening acts. Betty Who and Two Feet were the openers, neither was bad but I had never heard of them so I wasn’t as into it as I have been for other openers before.

10 minutes before the concerts a countdown started on the scene and everyone in the arena pretty much lost it. The opening song started and Brendon Urie literally jumped on stage through a trapdoor. You can imagine the screams throughout the crowd at that. Continue reading

Spotify Wrapped ’18


Spotify does this thing at the end of the year where they put together a little interactive slide at the end of the year that puts together all of your music stats for the year. After getting one last year I was really curious to see what my stats would look like this year. A few days ago Spotify released its 2018 Wrapped and, honestly, it is 100% me for this year. When I looked at it, I realized that my wrapped this year capsulated a ton of stories of the past few years and I thought it would be fun to share. Continue reading