Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For You, America: A Happy Playlist

Study: 27 Million Americans on Antidepressants
Tuesday, August 04, 2009

WASHINGTON — Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported Monday.

It's headlines and news leads like this that inspire me to attempt to help make people smile.

And since I'm only here in cyberland, I've decided instead to make a happy music playlist and dedicate it to anybody out there feeling down.

Below you'll find my HAPPY playlist. Download/Google these tunes and listen up. Hopefully the peppy beats and cheerful words will bring a smile to your face.

ABC - Jackson Five
Easy as 1,2,3 baby!

Great Day to Be Alive - Travis Tritt
This may be the song for A.A., but darn it brings a smile to my face.

Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Love these lyrics. Fave happy line: "Drench yourself in words unspoken // Live your life with arms wide open"

Just Dance - Lady Gaga
It'll be OK, do-do-do-do. For the record, I hated this song when it first came out. Now I love it!

Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Hold on to that feeeeeling.

Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Just hold on for one more day!

Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Napoleon Dynamite, anyone?

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
One of the best one hit wonders ever!

New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Nothing like new shoes to make you feel better when you're depressed. :)

What are your happy songs?

(Yes, I will make you a mix soon, Sarah! xoxo)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

xoxo Thanks!

We all have our days. I think music is one of the best ways to lift your spirits. Especially with "Walkin on Sunshine" and "Great Day to be Alive" you can't help but sing along! Great post, lady!