Over the last few days I have been sharing a few of the songs that I have on my ‘Happy Playlist’ on my I-pod.
I use these songs to help shift my mood if I’m feeling a bit low.
I have decided that this one will be my last one of these, for a while at least. I may post one now and again in future, but this is more or less the Finale.
So what could be better to see out this series than these three.
The Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show
It is pretty much impossible not to feel better after that. One you jump to the left, step to the right, put your hands on your hips and bring your knees in tight, you really can’t remember what was making you feel sad in the first place.
2) I am what I am – Gloria Gaynor
Another great feel good anthem. We are all unique and that’s something to appreciate and be proud of. We all deserve to be treated with equal respect.
and finally, another song that, for me, turns a frown into a grin.
3) Make your own kind of Music. – Mama Cass Elliot
So that’s the last of my Happy Playlist for now. There are more songs in my list and I’m sure you have your own songs that make you happy too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these and next time you’re feeling a bit jaded and in need of an uplift, try listening to one of these and see what happens.
I have been sharing with you some of the songs from my happy playlist. These are songs that, for me, really help to shift my mood from moping melancholy to jumping joy.
Music is a wonderful thing, but it is also intensely personal. What works for one person doesn’t for another, but here are two ‘Monday’ related songs that I find really good music to listen to, to help deal with any Monday blues.
The Bangles – Manic Monday. This is a strange one because the lyrics are all about it being hell because it’s Monday, but the melody is upbeat and when you sing along to it, it helps to take you out of the Monday feeling that the words are all about.
Another MONDAY song that I have always loved is by the Mamas and the Papas – Monday Monday. It doesn’t have particularly positive lyrics or a particularly upbeat rhythm but the harmonies are gorgeous.
And while we’re on the subject of Mama Cass you can’t beat this track for a huge positive boost. It’s getting better. (well let’s hope so 😉 ) This always makes me feel Cosy and comfortable.
Whatever your plans are for today, I hope you have a fantastic day.
I have been posting about some songs on my Happy Playlist, music that is guaranteed to life my mood and make me feel happier.
I have two songs for you today that probably fit in the Pop Country genre….
The first one is probably more suitable for a Weekday but I love playing it first thing on a Saturday morning because if gives me lots of energy to do the stuff that I want to do and it reminds me that I don’t have to go to work.
Dolly Parton: 9 to 5. What a great upbeat song, which is strange when you think about the lyrics. I think there is something so wonderfully happy about Dolly herself. She is such a positive force.
And the second piece of music was something that I didn’t really know that well until a few years back it was used for an advert in the UK and I fell in love with the song. It always makes me feel positive and awakened to a world of possibility.
The Bellamy Brothers – Let your love flow. Such a great song.
Well whatever your plans for today. I hope you have a great Weekend.
I have been posting about my Happy Playlist for the last few days.
These are some songs that, if I’m feeling a bit low, I can play and they will help to lift my mood.
Here are some more:
Nina Simone – Feeling Good. This is such a fantastic mood changer. It starts slow and straight away it engages with you, like Nina has reached out and grabbed your hand. Then it builds into a fantastic and positive melody.
Ella Fitzgerald – Get Happy. This fantastic upbeat song just does what it says on the tin. It make you happy, well it does me. There are a few people who have made a name singing this song, but for me, you can’t beat Ella Fitzgerald.
I have been posting, the last couple of days, about songs from my Happy List.
These are songs that usually help to pull me out of a sad place. Sometimes when you haven’t slept well or things get to you more than usual, these songs help me cope.
There are some more modern songs on my Happy list but a lot of the music I like, which tends to have a proper melody, are from the sixties and seventies.
Here is a song that helps to change my mood.
Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys. I think it helps because it starts in a soft melodic almost melancholic tone which taps in to the mood, then it builds up into an upbeat and happy melody with brilliant harmonies. A great mood changer from a great group.
And another Beach Boys song that is on my Happy list is ‘Wouldn’t it be Nice’.
Of course, the Beach Boys had lots of great hits, like Surfing Safari and Kokomo, but these are the only ones that feature on my particular Happy list.
And one last song for today, from a completely different and less well-known band.
Edison Lighthouse had a huge hit in the UK with this Song in January 1970 and it epitomises the Pop scene for that era on the cusp of the sixties and seventies.
It always improves my mood, although I am not sure why.
Yesterday I posted about my happy playlist that I use if ever I’m feeling a bit low, to help break that mood and make me happy. Music is really a fantastic healer and I really think we do not use it as much as we should in therapy.
Here are a few more tunes that are on my happy list, all of these are by the same group. The Turtles.
She’d rather be with me – has a catchy tune and upbeat rhythm along with positive lyrics, even though I can’t relate to the lyrics much, I still find it a good tune to improve my mood.
Another tune by the Turtles – Elenore, starts quite slow with a repetitive beat that seems to tap into a more melancholy feeling then moves on into a really upbeat chorus.
And finally a tune that, judging by its title alone, you’d expect would be in a ‘Happy’ Playlist, its called ‘Happy Together’. It is actually in a minor key, quite atypical of a happy tune, but again because of its wonderful harmonies and the positive chorus is firmly in my mood changing list.
Well those are some more golden oldies from my Happy List.
I have a playlist on my Ipod – [those of you who know how much a technophobe I am may be surprised to learn that I have an Ipod, but I love my music]– that I use if ever I am feeling down. It is my happy play list. I have friends that when they feel depressed or melancholy they like to revel in it and play stuff like R.E.M ‘everybody hurts’. Personally I want to get out of that mood as soon as possible.
I thought I would share with you some of my Happy Songs.
Here is one that is a real mood changer for me. It’s upbeat rhythm, melody and lyrics is guaranteed to put a spring in my step and a smile on my face.
And on a similar theme there’s this song. The lyrics aren’t as upbeat by the melody is.
Both songs start “I woke up this morning” well that is something to be grateful for.