The Power of the Perfect Playlist

“The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought” -Sir Thomas Beecham

Smart guy, that Beecham! Call me crazy, but I really do believe in the power of music to alter your mood.  To me, a playlist is a lot like a boyfriend. If it’s not the right timing, you’ll basically want to say “F that noise” and get away as fast as humanly possible. But if you have the right one around, it will make mundane tasks way more fun, never ever leave you alone on the dance floor, help you sleep at night, and hopefully cheer you up when you’ve had a rough day.

So here is a playlist I created with the quarter life crisis in mind, a ‘musical reminder’ to carry on and not sweat the small stuff.  This one is for when you’re having one of “those” days – the day when you sleep through your alarm, skip the shower, arrive late to that very important meeting, realize the tags are still on your pants and a little bit of that breakfast sandwich has mysteriously made its way into your hair, and generally have completely convinced yourself that you are rapidly spiraling down a dirt path to nowhere.

So for me, an average Monday.  Enjoy:

  1. HOLD ON — Alabama Shakes
  2. ROLL IF YA FALL – Barefoot Truth
  3. HEY, HEY – Dispatch
  4. BE OK – Ingrid Michaelson
  5. CAN’T GO WRONG – Phillip Phillips
  6. IT HAPPENS  – Sugarland
  7. COUNT ON ME – Matt Kearny
  8. IT DON’T MATTER – Donavan Frankenreiter
  9. THE WAY WE GET BY — Spoon
  10. COME ON AND MOVE ME – Monarchs
  11. GRACE IS GONE – Dave Matthews Band
  12. FREE FALLIN’ – Tom Petty

Listen on Spotify: The Power of the Perfect Playlist

By Christa Larkin


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