My Top 20 Songs of 2013
In 2013, I turned 28, which apparently is one of several years at the end of your 20s where basically your life hits the fan and sudden changes surround you. I looked around, and everyone else seemed so happy. Then, I breathed and realized that I have plenty to be happy about. In 2013 I became BroadwayWorld.com's official theatre recording critic and have been exposed to some incredible albums since accepting that title. Some I have loved; others I have not. Regardless of my feelings towards the albums themselves, these are the top 20 songs from 2013 I simply cannot get out of my mind.
Please note: By clicking on the album's name, you'll be taken to the Amazon.com page for the album. Also, these songs are presented in an order that I feel would make a good "mixtape" CD.
"Joy of the Lord" - from HANDS ON A HARDBODY (Original Broadway Cast Recording), sung by Allison Case, Dale Soules, Hunter Foster, Jay Armstrong Johnson, John Rua, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleona, Keala Settle, Keith Carradine & William Youmans, released by Ghostlight Records.
"Built For Longing" - from MURDER BALLAD: A NEW MUSICAL (World Premiere Cast Recording), sung by Karen Olivo, John Ellison Conlee, Will Swenson & Rebbeca Naomi Jones, and released by Yellow Sound Label.