My Musical Journey Told in 5 John Legend Songs

Every artist has an inspiration behind the craft they make – an inspiration that becomes relatable enough for people like me to appreciate life’s journey more. I grew up watching concerts and listening to songs on the radio. With fast-paced technology now available, though, it has become much easier for me to listen to soothing artists like John Legend. But last May 21, 2018 was THE DAY! Getting to watch John Legend perform live – upfront and personal – was definitely something. I was singing and dancing; and even got tearful midway through the concert!

(READ: 5 Words For Emotions You Never Thought You Had)

How so? As Filipinos, we generally like songs that have that “pak na pak!” factor. From sensual, flirtatious songs to oh-so-dedicated sweet partner songs, here are my top 5 John Legend Songs that gave me ’em feels! Read along (or even sing along?) and see if you can learn a thing or two, too!

My Musical Journey Told in 5 John Legend Songs

Save Room

Love hurts sometimes when you do it right. Don’t be afraid of a little bit of pain.

Everybody Knows

… but nobody really knows. How to make it work or how to ease the hurt.

Overload (a song collaboration with Miguel)

Life on overload, must we make a spectacle of love?

Love Me Now

I don’t know how the years will go down, it’s alright. Let’s make the most of every moment tonight.

Right by You (for Luna)

Will we you have what you require to make your days on this Earth not so dire?

John Legend’s latest album Darkness And Light is a worldwide smash hit, debuting on the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and streamed over 12 million times on its first week. Part of his Asian leg of the “Darkness and Light” world tour, this is John Legend’s second visit to the Philippines after his 2014 tour.

Aside from the songs above, the Grammy winner also sang songs like Used to Love You (2004 hit!), Like I’m Gonna Lose You, We Just Don’t Care, the Beauty and Beast theme song, Ordinary people, Lay By Your Side (a capella!), Surefire, and All of Me.

John Legend Live in Manila

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