Friday, November 16, 2012

tunes : to turn a day around.

it's been a while since i've done a "tunes" post.
i think they're super fun to do, but i thought maybe it would be cool to try a new twist on it and share themed playlists instead of just songs i'm enjoying at the moment.

what would be really cool is if we could make this a two way street! i'm always looking for new music, so hopefully you'll be willing to recommend a song or two to me that would be on your version of the playlist? pretty please? :)

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it is incredibly possible to turn a bad day into a good day.

and there's obviously not just one way to go about it.

for me, a bad-to-good-day typically consists of one or more of the following:

fresh flowers on my desk. group-chats with the girls. taking an extremely hot shower and then making the water freezing cold for a few seconds before stepping out. red lipstick. cuddling with toby. jamba juice. yoga. face-timing weston. wishing on dandelions. making music. long walks. time in prayer.

or an aimless drive. accompanied by a happy playlist.

here are a few of my bad-to-good-day favorites:
p.s. there's a bit of swearing in a few of these songs - just a heads up in case you're offended by that :)

bad-day-good by kelleoh on Grooveshark

so please, tell me! what's your tactic for turning around crummy days?
and what songs are on your happy playlist?

have a great weekend!

18 comments:

  1. this, i love.
    i would add dancefloor by the brunettes.
    http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=The+Brunettes+Dance+Floor

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    1. ooh! love it! i'm a sucker for any song with clapping and i love the retro sound too! perfect "cheer up" music! :)

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  2. Brighter than the Sun by Colbie Caillat is the number one hit on my happy playlist. Every time I hear it, my bad mood disappears instantly! Thanks for sharing these songs, I realized I haven't heard most of them before.

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    1. awesome! colbie is so cute - i love her consistent, breezy, fun sound. thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. I love this playlist! Keep 'em coming :)

    Ps. Walking on Sunshine is my type of happy song. OR L.I.F.E G.O.E.S O.N.by noah and the whale.

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    1. yes! great choices. i really like the few songs i've heard from noah and the whale! just gave that song a little listen and it is definitely an encouraging little tune. :) i feel like it would be fun to hear live!

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  4. Ok, my all time favourite for turning a bad day into a good day is "Move on up" by Curtis Mayfield. I mean you just can't be angry/depressed while listening to this song! :) Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw
    (PS. I really love this idea, I'm gonna listen to your playlist!)

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    1. dang, you're right about that.. such a fun song! i'm a sucker for a good motown style tune. sounds like something my pop's band would play! great dancing music! thanks for sharing!

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  5. This is an example of my bad-to-good mix: http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/Happy+Driving+Mix/79681543

    Also, I loooove that song by Belle & Sebastian. ^_^

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    1. Bah I meant Bright Eyes! Belle & Sebastian are on my mix. xD

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    2. dude, love this mix! great choices. especially belle and sebastian and queen! i think it's impossible to listen to queen without feeling happy afterwards. don't you think?!

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    3. YES. They're my go-to band for when I have a long drive that needs to pass quickly.

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  6. Great mix! first day of my life will always be one of my top 10 favorite songs!

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    1. thanks! one of mine too, for sure! have you seen the music video? way too cute. :)

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  7. I love new music! Can't wait to listen to this playlist!!

    xo Katie

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  8. I love your playlists; this one in particular.
    I agree, First Day of My Life, Dog Days, and White Nights are on mine too.
    Lately I've been listening to OneRepublic's Feel Again and Good Life.
    They put me in a good mood :)

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    1. i will definitely have to check those out! i have absolute faith in your music taste so i'm sure they'll be awesome :)

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