The Song That Defined Each Baeble Staffer's Year
    • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

    • Posted by: Baeble Staff

    At the end of the year, we can wax poetic on and on about which songs and albums were the best the year had to offer, but does that really say which songs really were the best to us? Is there any metric to feeling? Any way to measure a personal connection to a song? There's no way to say for sure, so instead, we asked our team to write about not what song they think was the biggest, or deserves all the awards, but which one really hit them in the gut, and is their anthem for 2017.

    "Don't Kill My Vibe" by Sigrid

    I probably have listened to this song once a day, every day since I discovered Sigrid earlier this year. To say it is my anthem is an understatement. If you ever feel put down, disrespected, upset, angry, or just plain old sassy, listen to "Don't Kill My Vibe." Seriously, this track will fix any and all of your problems. The Norwegian singer shuts down the haters in a classy way with this catchy, pop-infused track. Not only are the lyrics extremely smart and meaningful, but the melody is infectious. "Don't Kill My Vibe" is also perfect to dance to, and anyone that knows me knows I love to dance! - India Allouche

    "Cut To The Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen

    I most definitely cut to the feeling in 2017. This year, I've experienced pure joy, as well as immense amounts of sadness. I solidified important relationships, stayed up until six in the morning dancing with my friends, made myself vulnerable, convinced myself that I was actually going insane, learned how to be present, and, to sum it all up, had the best time of my young adult life. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Cut To The Feeling" sounds euphoric, and it is, but it's not just about being happy. It's also about feeling any kind of emotion at all. And I've felt every emotion possible this year. That's what's the most satisfying—learning about yourself, feeling emotion, and experiencing everything. - Kirsten Spruch

    "The Day I Die" by The National

    The National was introduced to me by my ex and now I can't get enough of them! We endured a pretty hectic long distance relationship for the majority of this year, so the lyrics resonate with that constant questioning of "where will we be?" The song definitely has sad elements, but the upbeat melody creates this hopeful mindset, which was my main focus. So I guess you can say my 2017 has been a bit on the downer side but has also had some optimistic points, and I think this track embodies that! - Rachael Morrow

    "Candy May" by Alex Cameron

    Something about this track makes it feel like the final song played at the big prom dance, an apt feeling for reflecting on a year past. There were a lot of ups and downs this year (god that sounds cliche) and plenty of bruises, but at the end of the day, can I really complain? In this song as well as life, you get the good with the bad, the hope of something better ahead of you and some flipping sweet sax solos for good measure. - Chris Deverell

    "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile

    I spent way too much time this year thinking about what a complex, complicated, and dangerous world my kids are going to grow up in. My son turned 1 a few days after last year's election and I'm expecting a daughter in January. The amount of anxiety and fear I've felt as a newish parent in the year 2017…it's a lot to handle. So Brandi Carlile's "The Joke" struck a major chord with me when it was released last month. "I have been to the movies, I've seen how it ends / And the joke's on them". She's singing about bullies, she's singing about how their time will come, she's singing about how the goodness of the next generation will overcome everything we're throwing at them. It's powerful, yet comforting to hear. And sadly, I suspect I'll need this song for a long time to come… - David Pitz

    "Holiday" by Qveen Herby

    This song couldn't describe my busy year more perfectly. She even talks about wanting to go to Miami, and that's coming up for me! Sure, I always need a vacation, so to say that this applies just to 2017 is debatable. But either way, I'm ready for a holiday (and I'm about to get one). - Maddie Brown

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