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.
FOWC with Fandango — Comfortable
The last few days I have been sharing a few of the songs I have on my Ipod’s Happy playlist.
I firmly believe that music is a wonderful therapy for the mind and the soul.
For me, If I a feeling a little bit sad or low, I often find that music can be just what I need to shift that mood and put me back on a more positive path.
Of course, the loving support of friends and family is also a wonderful thing at those times.
Here is a Song that always helps put me in a good mood. It is a positive song with an upbeat rhythm and it is also has one of the best female voices ever.
I also think of it as a semi-religious song, so quite suitable for a Sunday.
Carpenters: Top of the World.
What ever you are doing today, I hope you feel on top of the world and have a great Sunday.
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 hope you liked my offerings today.
Have a Happy Friday. 🙂
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.
I hope you liked my Happy songs for today.
What do you listen to when you’re feeling low?
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.
See here for yesterdays post:
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.
My wise words of the day 😉
Have a lovely day.
FOWC with Fandango — Wise
Well I am proud, over the moon and chuffed to bits to have been nominated for this award by a blogger that I have such high regard for. A Guy Called Bloke writes one of the most eclectic and entertaining blogs that I have found on WP. He is also highly prolific.
Blogger’s Recognition Award 4
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.
How my Blog Started.
Well It all began back in March 2018. It was the 7th of March to be precise. I have been writing stories and poems for years but I had never shared my work or sought feedback before. For a Christmas Present some friends bought me a 6 week creative writing course at the CityLit college in London. Having enrolled on this course I found that my urge to write became insatiable. Before I wrote once in a while, now I started writing daily. It was a like an explosion. I decided that I needed to have a place to put all the stuff coming out of my mind. I entered a competition and I didn’t get anywhere but in the feedback I was given a link to WordPress. I am naturally a bit of a technophobe but I had a go and created my blog. I have not looked back since. It has been a wonderful experience and I wish I had started much earlier. The blogging community has been really helpful and supportive. I have made some excellent blogging pals.
- Find something you love to do and do it. As long as you love doing it, nothing else matters.
- Don’t stop.
This is always the bit I find hard, not because of a lack of people I think deserve it, it’s because there are SO many wonderful bloggers out there putting their heart and soul into everything they do that it is difficult to choose.
In no particular order:
6 Word Story: 7/22
What Is So Upsetting About a Magnolia Tree?
OK. Like A Guy Called Bloke, I have limited it to 10 rather than 15. Also I would like to add, I am not aware that any of my nominees are ‘no awards’ sites and I apologise if you are. If you are just too busy or sick of these nomination, then please ignore them. I just wanted to show that I appreciate all the hard work that you put into your blogs.
All the best.
Today marks Three Months since I began my blog.
This is such a fantastic milestone for me, because I tend to give up and move on to something new after 2 months and here I am after three months and still blogging!
I started with absolutely no blogging experience and very little technical knowledge.
I am so proud to say I now have 213 followers.
I have Posted 334 posts (this one will make 335).
I have had 7,759 views, 2,808 visitors and 4,061 likes.
I must be doing OK then? You must like some of the stories and poems that come out of this crazy head of mine. Surely?
I wanted to share again with you two of my earlier posts:
This one has had the fewest views, probably because I posted in on my very first day:
Let me know what you think.
This one is one of my most viewed story posts:
Have I improved?
The only reason I haven’t given up, it because of the lovely encouraging comments I get from you. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I have enjoyed the blogging process so much more than I thought I would.
I enjoy reading other blogs and seeing what it out there. I have also made a lot of blogging friends along the way, from all over the world. That has been a huge bonus.
Bless you. XXX
The lovely and brilliant Ang4him has nominated me for this interesting challenge.
Please visit their blog:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Post 1 quote (song lyric) each day for 3 days
- Nominate 3 people
People who regularly visit my blog may have picked up on something about me…I am old fashioned and as such my music tastes are pretty 20th century, in fact I don’t think I have much music post 1990 on my i-Pod (but I’m not that bad really, I do have an I-pod).
So my old fashioned inspiring music quote of today is this one:
The original song “Spread a little happiness” Was written back in 1929 (told you I was old fashioned) but this version by Sting was a hit in the UK in 1982, when I was a wee nipper (5 Years Old). I remember it and I’ve always loved it. The Lyrics are below:
“I’ve got a creed for every need
So easy that it must succeed
I’ll set it down for you to read
So please, take heed
Keep out the gloom
Let in the sun
That’s my advice for everyone
It’s only once we pass this way
So day by day
Even when the darkest clouds are in the sky
You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry
Spread a little happiness as you go by
What’s the use of worrying and feeling blue?
When days are long keep on smiling through
Spread a little happiness till dreams come true
Surely you’ll be wise to make the best of every blues day
Don’t you realise you’ll find next monday or next Tuesday
Your golden shoes day
Even when the darkest clouds are in the sky
You mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry
Spread a little happiness as you go by”
How’s that for inspiring lyrics? I try to live by them….Some days it is easier than others.
My Nominees are:
You Make Me Simile
As I always say, do not feel any pressure to take part if you don’t want to, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your blogs and the effort you go to. If you want to take part but not right away, then just save it up for when you have time.
I hope you all enjoyed my crazy old fashioned music choices and inspirational lyrics.
All the best