Missing out on the Calum Scott live in Manila? Don’t worry, you can let yourself feel the hype even if you won’t be watching his concert, by listing to these top Calum Scott tracks we listed down just for you!
The Only Human Asia Tour is a much-awaited concert from Calum Scott. And if you’re one of those who weren’t able to snag a ticket (huhuhu), we suggest you to listen to these top Calum Scott tracks. And even if you are, this playlist is a great way to hype you up for the show!
For this list—this ENCORE FEATURE—we picked the best tracks are full of meaning and inspiration. And as you might know, Calum Scott songs are also very relevant for people in the LGBT community. So we also low-key call this the Calum Scott Rainbow Playlist for you guys. *wink*
Are you guys ready? We rounded up 9 of the top Calum Scott tracks just for you. But be warned, though! You just might cry when you realize you’re not at the concert instead to hear it live… Kidding! (Or not, huhu.)
9. No Matter What
She said, “I love you no matter what
I just want you to be happy and always be who you are”
She wrapped her arms around me
Said, “Don’t try to be what you’re not
Cause I love you no matter what”
She loves me no matter what
‘No Matter What’ is a special song for Calum Scott as he tells his story when he came out to his mother about his sexuality. He talked of how confused and scared he was, and when he finally found the strength to tell his mother, she accepted him for who he is no matter what.
8. Only You
The children didn’t understand
So they bullied me with silence
Just for being who I am
So I got good at keeping secrets
I used to blend in with the crowd
On the inside I was screaming
With you I did not have to hide
Calum Scott, together with famous band Kodaline, wrote ‘Only You’ as a tribute to his best friend Daniel Riseam. It is a reminder that our closest and realest friends would be there for us not only for the good times, but would support us even through the hard and low moments.
7. Come Back Home
I’m burning like a fire, will someone help my pain?
I’m drowning above the water, oh, help me breathe again
And I, I can’t let you go, so when you’re ready, come back home
‘Come Back Home’ by Calum Scott is heart tugging song about how painful it is to be left behind by the one you love. Questions fill your mind and your whole body aches instead of just your heart. And every second, you keep on wishing they will come back home to you.
6. If Our Love Is Wrong
Why would I need their permission
Skin and bones, I’m only human
It’s in my DNA
Suffocating just to fit in
Why do I care what people say
First of the songs from his ‘Only Human’ album, Calum Scott wrote ‘If Our Love Is Wrong’ to feel empowered about himself. It took him a while to come to terms with his sexuality and when he did, it was the biggest turning point in his life. Through his songs, he wants to inspire others to feel proud of who they are.
5. Give Me Something
All that I wanna do is to hold you tight
Love you until you’re back on your feet
But it’s hard when I’m laying my heart in your hands
And you don’t hand yours back to me
Calum Scott’s ‘Give Me Something’ is another take on wishing for a love that is not turning out exactly the way you hoped it to be. It’s about how a person’s love could lead him to give, do, and sacrifice everything for the other. And yet, at the end of the day, even just a little something could not even be returned.
4. Rhythm Inside
And there’s a rhythm inside
That I can’t slow down
In this moment in time
No, I won’t stop now
Give up, my hands up for love
‘Rhythm Inside’ is a song written by Calum Scott about the nerve-wracking and exciting feeling of meeting someone for the first time and sparks flew. Through the lyrics, he relives the magical feeling one could have gone through at least once in their lives.
3. What I Miss Most
Maybe what I miss most
It wasn’t made of steel and stones
And maybe what I miss most
It wasn’t born of skin and bone
Under the sun, up on the waves
Under three climbs when I’m far away
Maybe what I miss most
In ‘What I Miss The Most’ song and music video, Calum Scott speaks of what he truly misses—his hometown Hull. The music video shows a young and present Calum going back home and his spots there. ‘What I Miss The Most’ was written in a way that listeners could feel what they are missing themselves.
2. You Are The Reason
I’d climb every mountain
And swim every ocean
Just to be with you
And fix what I’ve broken
Calum Scott talks about the meaning behind his song ‘You Are The Reason’:
As we carried on writing, we realised how every relationship has difficult times but you stick with it because the love you fundamentally feel for the other person overrides everything else. I wrote this song to say thank you to those special people who make our lives better, simply because they’re in it.
1. Dancing On My Own
I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh oh oh
I’m right over here, why can’t you see me, oh oh oh
And I’m giving it my all, but I’m not the guy you’re taking home, ooh
I keep dancing on my own
Who haven’t heard of Calum Scott’s hit song ‘Dancing On My Own,’ right? ‘Dancing On My Own’ is relatable to a lot of people. But taking in Calum Scott’s perspective, it expresses what he feels whenever he fancies someone yet they turn out to be straight. It also conveys his struggles whenever this happens, having that troubling thought that he would never find someone.
Loving these Calum Scott songs? You definitely should give it a listen on Spotify!
Calum Scott’s songs are beautiful not just because of his talent in singing and songwriting—but because of how pure and real the emotions and stories etched in it are. And we think that it doesn’t only give him a voice to express what he had gone through, but it also serves as an inspiration and a message to his listeners.
And from all these songs, you’ll see that it’s okay to not have everything figured out yet—that you never have to feel ashamed about who you truly are.
But what about you guys? What do you think of these top Calum Scott tracks? Will you be present at his Only Human Asia Tour? Or are you going to add these to your playlist and act like you’re hearing him live? Let us know in the comment section below! Or better yet, send us a message on our Facebook and Twitter @UDoUPh. We would love to hear from you!