The Blessed Unrest: Sara Bareilles Has More Song Inspiration To Share

It’s been all-Sara Bareilles-everything here on Tuner this week. After breaking down each song on her new album The Blessed Unrest for us in Track-By-Track, we asked Sara what songs have fueled her artistic inspiration most over the years.

Yesterday we unleashed 5 of the 10 songs that the “Brave” singer discussed, and to cap off the week, we’ve got the remaining 5 stories for all you creatively-driven, ravenous fans to feast on today. But before launching into the second half of Sara’s list of songs, let’s recap the picks she’s already divulged.

1. “No Woman, No Cry,” Bob Marley
2. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin
3. “Vision Of Love,” Mariah Carey
4. “Thriller,” Michael Jackson
5. “Imagine,” John Lennon

Keep reading to see Sara’s comments on #6-10, and don’t forget to support The Blessed Unrest – in stores now!

6. “Greatest Love Of All,” Whitney Houston

Sara Says: “I think that song is a really beautiful, timeless song about love, and loving ourselves.”

7. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper

Sara Says: “I feel empowered when I hear that song! It makes me want to get up and dance.”

8. “Paranoid Android,” Radiohead

Sara Says: “It was inspiring and it made me want to quit music at the same time… it was one of those moments.”

9. “Criminal,” Fiona Apple

Sara Says: “She’s a beautiful poet and such a wordsmith, and she puts things together in these really unique ways and is not afraid to show the thorny sides of her own self and spirit.”

10. “Beautiful,” Christina Aguilera

Sara Says: “I really appreciated that someone that was so established in the pop community was sending such a positive message.”

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