Top 10 Sara Bareilles Songs

Sara Bareilles Songs

Our Top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list looks at the songs of a brilliant California songwriter who hit in big in 2007 with the great single release entitled “Love Song.” Born in Eureka, California, Sara Bareilles arrived on the music scene in 2007 with the release of her first album entitled Little Voice. From that point on, Sara Bareilles would cultivate a large cult following while also achieving mass cultural success with a series of hit singles around the world. She is a captivating musical artist that sings brillianty, plays piano with precision and soul while writing all the songs she performs in the style of a Carole King or a Billy Joel. Our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list shares some of our favorite Sara Bareilles songs.

# 10 – Gravity

We open up our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list with the slow haunting ballad entitled “Gravity.” The song was released on the album entitled Little Voice. It was the third and final single released from the album. The album was released in 2007.  The song charted in South Korea, Scotland and New Zealand. It did not chart in the United States. But so what, as this is such a compelling song about heartbreak. It defined early on on how brilliant of a songwriter Sara Bareilles is.

# 9 – Summer Is Over

This is just one of those songs that nails it right from the opening note. With a Bruce Hornsby type opening, this duet between Sara Bareilles and Jon McLaughlin stood as one of the best pop releases of 2012. The chorus is so brilliant, well written and extremely powerful defining all the great attributes of a perfect pop hit single.

# 8 – Uncharted

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list we present the rocking pop song entitled “Uncharted.” The song was released on the album entitled Kaleidoscope Heart. The album was released in 2010. It was the second single released from the album. The song “Uncharted,” was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Songs charts peaking at number seventeen. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 charts reaching all the way up to number thirteen. The song “Uncharted,”  was composed by Sara Bareilles. Don’t miss the video as it contains guest appearances by multiple rock stars including Adam Levine of Maroon Five and the gorgeous Jennifer Nettles lip synching the song.

# 7 – She Used to Be Mine

In the number seven position on our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list is the beautiful tender song entitled “She Used to Be Mine.” This heart breaking song was written by Sara Bareilles for the Broadway play Waitress. The song was also released on the Sara Bareilles album entitled What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. The album was released in 2015. It was the first and only single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Charts peaking at number twenty six. This is such a stunning song and stands as one of the musical highlights of Sara Bareilles’ career.

# 6 – Come Home

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list we present the song “Come Home.” This was a single release by the band OneRepublic that featured Sara Bareilles. We like featuring songs like this on our top 10 lists because it shows the impact artists have on each other’s songs. Plus they are fun to listen to in hearing how different artists harmonize and work together trading verses in making these songs so captivating to listen too. The song was released on the OneRepublic  album entitled Dreaming Out Loud. The album was released in 2009  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eighty.

# 5 – Bottle It Up

At the halfway point on our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list is the cheery song entitled “Bottle It Up.” With a little bit of a play on The Beatles “All You Need Is Love,” in the song’s opening, this outstanding song grabs your attention right away. The song was issued on the album entitled Little Voice. The album was released in 2007. It was the second single released from the album and served as the follow up single to her breakthrough hit “Love Song.” The song was a hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 peaking at number thirty one. However, the song did really well on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 peaking at number fifteen.

# 4 –  I Choose You

At the number four spot on our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list we present the song entitled “I Choose You.” The story behind the real life proposals that Sara Bareilles helped make happen is all presented in the wonderful video below. This is such a gorgeous song that helped ignite real world love, romance and happiness. You couldn’t ask for anything more from a song or an artist than that. Nice job Sara, your a real special one. The song was released on Sara Bareilles’ fourth album entitled The Blessed Unrest. It was released in 2013. The song broke into the US Billboard Hot 100 floating around in the 80s position.

# 3 – King of Anything

Dancing along on our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list we present the rhythmic song entitled “King of Anything.” We love the bouncing piano riff and the great harmonies. This Grammy Award nominated song was released on the album entitled Kaleidoscope Heart. The album was released in 2010. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty two. It was also a top forty hit in New Zealand. The song hit number twenty one in the Netherlands. The song was composed by Sara Bareilles.

# 2 – Brave

In the very cool number two spot on our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list, we celebrate the high-spirited song entitled “Brave.” This is another power pop song driven by an eighth note piano riff that carries Sara Bareilles perfect vocals. This is a song of inspiration. Sara’s saying just be yourself, don’t let anyone get in your way of being who you really are. It’s a powerful statement with a great melody and lyrics to back it up.

The song “Brave,” was released on the album entitled The Blessed Unrest. The album was released in 2013. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty three. The song was a bigger hit on the Australian Music Charts where it reached the number three position. In The United Kingdom the song hit number forty eight.

# 1 – Love Song

We close out our top 10 Sara Bareilles songs list with the song entitled “Love Song.” Sara Bareilles’ debut single would also become the biggest hit single of her career. This jubilant, yet sort of angry song would go multiple platinum in various countries around the world. The piano riff that resonates through the song fuels the groove in such a captivating addictive way. It always reminded me of the style of the Chicago early 1970s hit “Saturday In The Park,” in the way Sara Bareilles attacks the chords.

The song “Love Song,” was released on the album entitled Little Voice. The album was released in 2007. It was clearly the first single released from the album as it was her debut single. On the Canadian Music Charts the song hit number one giving Sara Bareilles her first and only number one hit record of her career. In the United States, the song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number four. The song also was a hit on the Australian ARIA Music Sales Charts reaching all the way up to number four. In the United Kingdom the song also hit number four. Love Song would reach the top 10 in The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Ireland. It would also reach the top twenty in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

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