The #YearOfHappy challenge for the month of May is to have a dance party by yourself or with others and then share your playlist.
My playlist is far too long. I listen to a lot of music and it’s a wide variety of genres, too. So I’m just going to share with what I’ve been into recently.
I’ve never been one for music; I’ve always enjoyed it, but I never fully understood it. I’ve been listening to a lot more instrumental music lately and because of that I’ve been getting a whole new appreciation for it; especially the instruments.
I’ve always wanted to play an instrument and now I want to more than ever because of people I’ve discovered on YouTube.
I’m not sure how long ago it was, but I found a guy named Smooth McGroove on YouTube. He does a cappella covers of video game music.
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I do enjoy his cover of Cornered from the Ace Attorney games.
Through him I found a lot of other YouTubers who focus on video games (not necessarily singing) and it’s become a hobby of mine and Kris to watch check for new videos every day. We’re a little late, but we’re finally addicted to YouTube.
Then Kris discovered Taylor Davis. She’s a violinist who does covers of movies, tv shows, video games, you name it. She also has original songs which are fantastic.
Again, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but one song I absolutely love by her is Gerudo Valley from the Legend of Zelda video games.
Most recently, through Taylor Davis, Kris and I discovered a man named Peter Hollens. He also does a cappella. He does covers from pretty much anything; especially from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. He also does a lot of collabs with his wife, who is also a fabulous a cappella singer.
One of my favorites from Peter is his cover of I See Fire (originally by Ed Sheeran) from The Hobbit movie.
So, there you have it. My top three favorite singers at the moment. Sorry to throw so many links at you guys, but I thought that would be better than throwing a bunch of videos at you. This way you can go on YouTube and explore their channels yourself.
I highly encourage you to do so because they’re all so wonderful. You might discover something new, too. I certainly did.