“A great song should lift your heart, warms the soul and makes you feel good…”
– Colbie Callait
Need an instant mood booster? While there are certainly other ways to quickly turn your day around, I found that there are not many quite as effective as listening to a playlist of feel-good tracks.
Whether you choose to listen to them in the comfort of your home, at work, on the road, or at the beach, may they remind you to always look at the sunny side of life & keep seizing the day. Enjoy!
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“About Damn Time” – Lizzo
If there’s a song that can be dubbed the ‘anthem’ of the summer of 2022, this super-catchy tune would be it.
With everything that has been happening in the world, it’s safe to say that it’s been a rough few years for the collective. The hopeful tone and lyrics of Lizzo’s track remind us that all storms pass and as long as we stay the course, we’ll inevitably reach that light at the end of the tunnel.
“Turn up the music, turn down the lights. I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be alright. Okay (okay), alright. It’s about damn time! Turn up the music, let’s celebrate. I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be okay. It’s about damn time!”
“Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen
Looking for a song that’ll never fail to pump you up? For me, this classic track by Queen certainly fits the bill.
The passion and energy that Freddy Mercury & his bandmates exude through their music are truly contagious and electric. Over the years, they (unsurprisingly) have become one of my go-to’s when I need that extra dose of ‘oomph’.
This tune is especially potent and comes in handy when you’re in need of a jolt of confidence before a big event/presentation/meeting. Rock on!
“I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky. Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity. I’m a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva. I’m gonna go, go, go. There’s no stopping me. Don’t stop me now…”
“The Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
You can’t help but have a positive outlook on life when listening to this tune. It encourages you to welcome each day with open arms and live it to the fullest.
Personally, this song reminds me of summertime spent frolicking with loved ones in, on, or by the water and knowing that despite hardships that come and go in our lives, life’s nothing short of amazing.
“Oh, all the possibilities. No limits just epiphanies. I’m never gonna look back, Whoa-Oh. Never gonna give it up, No-Oh. Just don’t wake me now! This is gonna be the best day of my life..”
“Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley & The Wailers
One of the most recognizable tracks of all time, this simple yet powerful song has that oh-so-enjoyable summertime vibes infused within its tone & lyrics.
It’s a wonderful song to jam to when you need a fun reminder to slow down and not take life so seriously. Be sure to include this classic track on your fave playlist and let Bob Marley melt your worries and stress away!
“Rise up this morning, smiled with the rising sun. Three little birds pitch by my doorstep Singing sweet songs of melodies pure and true. Saying, “This is my message to you-ou-ou”…Singing, “Don’t worry about a thing…’Cause every little thing is gonna be alright!”
“Let’s Go” – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo
Have a big day ahead and need a track that’ll give you the energy & positivity to tackle whatever comes at you?
This tune by Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo, may just do the trick! While I was already a fan of it prior, this song was one of the main tracks played on repeat at our priming sessions at Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within event.
With its high-energy vibes, it’s no surprise why. If you have yet to have this track on your work-day rotation, it may just be worthwhile to add it on.
“It’s not about what you’ve done. It’s about what you doing…It’s all about where you going. No matter where you’ve been. Let’s go! There ain’t no better time. I’m talking here and now. Right now is where you shine. I’m talking here and now. Let’s go!”
“I Ain’t Worried” – OneRepublic
I was fortunate enough to be in the room years ago when, Ryan Tedder, the frontman of OneRepublic, admitted to the media that he and the guys in the group love to write songs that can serve as life anthems and this uplifting song is certainly a great example.
Start your day on the right foot by blasting this track that reminds us to infuse a bit more play and a carefree attitude into each and every day. Your future self will definitely thank you for it.
“No stressing, just obsessin’ with sealin’ the deal. I’ll take it in and let it go. But I ain’t worried ’bout it right now…Keeping dreams alive, 1999, heroes. I ain’t worried ’bout it right now. Swimmin’ in the floods, dancing on the clouds below. I ain’t worried ’bout it…”
Super Bowl Half-Time Show 2022 – Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent & Mary J. Blige
Yes, I know. This track isn’t exactly a song, it’s something a whole lot better. It’s a mini-playlist in itself. In case you have yet to check it out, I URGE you to do so.
This 15-minute long compilation of the greatest hits from a handful of music’s living legends was the ultimate highlight of this year’s Super Bowl.
With 111 Million views so far, it’s such an epic spectacle that is worth playing over and over again. It may just be the best halftime show in the sporting event’s history and one that will be nearly impossible to beat.
Watch & listen to these GOATs do what they do best and let it inspire you to share your talents and create your own masterpieces that are your lives!
Ten Feet Tall – Afrojack feat. Wrabbel
In need of a boost of confidence? Maybe imagining yourself as ten feet tall will do the trick.
And if you’re finding it challenging to do so, have a listen to this empowering track by Afrojack that reminds us that mindset is everything.
As Henry Ford so eloquently said, “Whether you can or you can’t, you’re right.”
“We’re giants in a little man’s world. My heart is pumping up so big that it could burst. Been trying so hard not to let it show. But you got me feeling like I’m stepping on buildings, cars, and boats. I swear I could touch the sky. Ohhh ohh ohhh I’m ten feet tall…”
“Unwritten” – Natasha Beddingfield
“Every passing minute is a chance to turn it all around.” While the movie that this quote came from is hardly my favorite, this pearl of wisdom is certainly worth remembering.
We don’t have to wait for the new year to roll around for a clean slate. The reality is, that we can make that opportunity happen whenever we want it.
This comforting track makes a catchy reminder that WE are responsible for how our lives unfold and that we have the power to create the lives of our dreams into reality.
“No one else, no one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten…”
“Happy” – Pharell Williams
Ever since I heard this song played in Despicable Me 2 back in 2013, I was instantly hooked. Sure enough, eight months later – when its incredibly uplifting video came out, it became a huge hit and inspired millions worldwide to create their own “Happy” video.
Its catchy tune and inspiring lyrics effortlessly connect to our inner happiness and inspire us to always seek to embrace the sunny side of life.
“It might seem crazy what I’m about to say. Sunshine she’s here, you can take away…I’m a hot air balloon, I could go to space. With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way. Because I’m happy! Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof. Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth. Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…”
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