Okay, so since I'm obviously obsessed with doing music posts lately, why don't I just start a whole series of them? (This is where you say, "Hey, what a great idea!" Or don't. Whatever.) This is part one of what will be a five-part miniseries. The unifying theme is that each song contains a direction within the title, whether that be up, down, left, right, or all directions. First up – appropriately – songs with "Up" in the title. I've been compiling the songs for these posts for a while now, and I hope you'll enjoy seeing/hearing them. ~ JH
1) Ariana Grande ~ "Put Your Hearts Up"
2) Chris Brown ~ "Don't Wake Me Up"
3) Josh Groban ~ "You Raise Me Up"
4) Yellowcard ~ "Hang You Up"
5) Green Day ~ "Wake Me Up When September Ends"
6) Andy Grammer ~ "Keep Your Head Up"
7) Paula Abdul ~ "Straight Up"
8) J-Min ~ "Stand Up" (NOTE: If you can't make out most of the lyrics here, it's for good reason – it's in Korean. Still, it's a very good song – whatever they're singing about...)
9) Paloma Faith ~ "Picking Up The Pieces"
10) The Afters ~ "Lift Me Up"
11) John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona ~ "Wake Up Everybody"
12) Laura Bell Bundy ~ "Giddy On Up"
13) Foster The People ~ "Pumped Up Kicks" (A quick bit of trivia for you: Christian singer Rebecca St. James is married to the bass guitarist in this band)
14) Technotronic ~ "Pump Up The Jam"
15) Kelly Clarkson ~ "I Do Not Hook Up"
16) Ben Howard ~ "Keep Your Head Up"
17) Amelia Lily ~ "Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You've Got)"
18) James Morrison ft. Jessie J ~ "Up"
19) Eliza Doolittle ~ "Pack Up"
20) Fever Ray ~ "When I Grow Up"