Hey guys! So I’ve got a bit of backlog of tags that I’m trying to start working through. Some of them (like this one) I can’t even remember who tagged me so I do apologise and please let me know if it was you! I’m going to try and do a tag every Sunday for the foreseeable future, so that I stop putting them off!
I love this idea of sharing my ‘pick me up’ playlist, songs that make me smile or put me in a good mood. As you all know already, music is a huge part of my life and I firmly believe that it can influence our mood in a big way.
Here are some songs that never fail to make me feel happy!
Queen – Breakthru
You didn’t think I’d make a playlist post and not include Queen, did you? I thought I might as well get them out of the way first 😉 I could have picked the obvious Bohemian Rhapsody which also never fails to make me smile but I wanted to highlight a lesser-known song. I love the punchy baseline in this one and the cheery chorus with its 80s summer vibes. Plus, how can you not smile at Freddie gyrating around on top of a train?!
Pentatonix – Sing
I love Pentatonix and their amazing acapella sound. This song is one of my favourites. It’s so catchy and impossible not to join in with. I also have very happy memories of driving along the west coast of Scotland in the sunshine, blasting this.
Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
I used to have this song on cassette tape (I know!!) It’s one of the first songs I ever loved.
Cosmo Sheldrake – Come Along
I first heard this song on a tv advert and for some reason, I just really enjoy it? Every time I hear it, I feel like a child again and just want to bop along.
George Ezra – Budapest
Honestly, I could have picked any of George Ezra’s songs as I just love his whole vibe. But I decided to go with the first one I ever heard and still love to this day.
The Greatest Showman Cast – The Greatest Show
There’s a reason the soundtrack for this movie has been played to death on the radio stations: it’s so damn catchy! I love it.
Meghan Trainor – No Excuses
This song came out during a period of really lovely weather and I remember being in the garden at work one day and everyone dancing and singing. It’s a happy memory and I like being reminded of it whenever I hear this song.
Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full of Lead
I defy anyone not to dance to this song.
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
This is just another one of those inherently happy songs, right? It’s sweet and catchy, and I’m yet to meet a person who doesn’t like it.
Melanie – Brand New Key
I discovered this song when I was at sixth form and became mildly obsessed with it. It just makes me grin like an idiot.
Noah & the Whale – 5 Years Time
The whistling, the ukulele, the harmonies – it’s just great.
Bellamy Brothers – Let Your Love Flow
An oldie but a goodie.
Jonas Blue ft. Jack & Jack – Rise
Another catchy pop song that gives me all the summer feelings. I love that flute!
Ike & Tina Tuner – Proud Mary
I am in no way condoning Ike Turner’s actions so please don’t see this that way. This is purely a shoutout to Tina. But I can’t be the only person who just has to get up on the dancefloor when this song kicks into gear? My shoulders take on a life of their own!
Rusted Root – Send Me On Your Way
Ending on this absolute classic because you’d have to be a soulless bean to not enjoy this one. Granted, I can’t make out half of what he’s saying. But what a tune.
Well, that’s my ‘pick me up’ playlist! I think I was probably supposed to stop at 10 songs but I kept thinking of more that I had to include! Hopefully this shows how eclectic my tastes in music are 🙂 Do you like any of these songs? x