Singer Sara Bareilles may be best known for her hits, but the accomplished entertainer is also an actress, author, and producer. Her first studio album, “Careful Confessions,” was released in 2004 and she followed it up with her second album, “Little Voice” in 2007.
With a sound that has been considered a mix of pop, pop-rock, and soul, Bareilles also composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the 2015 Broadway musical “Waitress,” which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Bareilles was born in Eureka, California, on December 7, 1979, which makes the “She Used To Be Mine” singer officially 42 years old today! To celebrate her 42nd trip around the sun, fans are celebrating with all of her top hits throughout the years!
The music video for “Love Song” dropped on November 8, 2009, and it’s gained 105,904,801 views since then!
A fan explained the history of the song, which many assume to be about a relationship gone wrong. “This song actually wasn’t about a guy!” the fan explained. “The studio execs had demanded that she should write a love song or they’ll fire her. And this is the song she wrote: ‘I’m not gonna write you a love song …’ Genius!”
“She didn’t want to write a love song, instead she wrote a hit song,” a fan joked.
“I just want to thank all the 2000’s artists who made songs like this,” another fan wrote. “It really shaped my childhood and I’ll always carry these songs dearly until my time here is done.”
“These types of old songs always have that bold creative style like they can come up with everything they thought of,” another commented. “I get to really miss that type of raw use of creativity these days, Love that raw power.”
“This song is a masterpiece, hands down,” added another. “God knows, it’s one of the most insidious earworms ever written. I love it…!”
‘King Of Anything’
The music video for “King of Anything” finally came out on June 29, 2010, and fans couldn’t get enough of the song’s catchy lyrics.
“Personally, I think she’s really underrated,” one fan commented.
“This great song makes an excellent point,” another fan wrote. “People who tell you what to do, who to be, tell you how to deal with your brokenhearted feelings, or tell you what you should be in career-wise are a pain in the bowels.”
“Absolute fantastic singer!” another fan wrote. “What a voice!”
“Absolutely love Sara,” another fan wrote. “I love her voice, the message in her songs, and the fact that she is who she is. She doesn’t try to conform to what someone thinks she should be. Authentic is the word. Smart, talented, and a lovely woman.”
“Of all the songs I’ve heard by her, this is my favorite,” another shared. “Her lyrics are rhythmic and mature and the theme is straightforward. She pulls no punches and yet keeps her sense of humor at the same time. One of the best pop songs I’ve heard in my adult years.”
The hilarious music video for “Brave” came out on May 14, 2013, and has been viewed over 126,341,304 times!
“This song makes my days better when I’m having a horrible day,” one fan wrote.
“There’s a lot of entertaining music out there but what’s in short supply is music that makes a difference,” another fan wrote. “This song is special and it does indeed make a difference.”
“I’m really glad she got nominated for a Grammy,” another shared. “She is extremely underrated and deserves so much more exposure.”
“Had this song randomly stuck in my head today,” another wrote. “Didn’t even know who was singing it or remembered the title but I’m glad I still found it. This is a true masterpiece and mood lifter! I absolutely love it.”
“This song has had such an influence on how I live my life,” another commented. “I love this message so much and wish everyone else would be brave too.”
“I have watched this video a hundred times or so, and I NEVER noticed the day it was released was my birthday,” another fan noticed. “Sara Bareilles is my FAVORITE artist, so her releasing one of my favorite songs on my birthday makes me indescribably happy! Sara, I will always love and adore you and your music!!”
The “Gonna Get Over You” singer has put out plenty of hits throughout the years, and fans can’t wait to see what she has in store for 2022!