Happy Monday Sunbeams!
Everyone and anyone can be a sunbeam - that ray of light bursting through the grey of a cloudy day. I know a lot of my pals get affected by the Monday feeling, having a couple of days off then going back to work but with my sporadic schedule some days I don't even know what day it is! However I notice the statuses and tweets that aren't the cheeriest they could be so I've made a Monday Motivation playlist 😊
Every morning, yes EVERY morning I put on a get-up-and-go jam and dance around my room. I have always had trouble with sleeping and nightmares which in the first instance of waking could lead to me having a rather sucky day. Rather than letting things happened hours before affect the hours ahead, as soon as I open my dusty eyes, I grab my phone, power up my Spotify, scroll through my playlist and put on one heck of a jam to get me out of bed with a spring in my step. My playlist consists of about 60 songs but these five are my certified winners:
1.Happy - C2C ft Dean Martin
Its in the title! I first hears this song after seeing Keone and Mariels choreo on the Urban Dance Camp YouTube since then its been a firm favourite on my sunbeam playlist.
2. Crush - Lyons and Pakchar ft Mykal Kilgore.
Mykal Kilgore is without a doubt one of the best vocalist of this generation. Paired with the talents of NMT duo Lyons and Pakchar on their MT/Pop/R'n'B album #Love, this song speaks to 14 y/o me so loudly I just have to wake the neighbours wailing to this in the morning.
3. Bad Blood - Postmodern Jukebox ft Aubrey Logan
I had to put one of my 10ish fave PMJ tracks on here but it was just so hard to pick. However the range on this woman, sprinkled with PMJs classic jazz transformation and a trombone literally chucked in for good measure this one has to make the list. When did you ever think you would hear a sassy woman sing a Kendrick Lamar rap this incredibly?
4. Kiss - Prince
My second favourite song in the entire world (Kiss from a Rose - Seal is number one if you were wondering) this song can make anyone feel crazy sexy cool. I usual like to go full hairbrush mic mode, strutting up and down my room in my pants and t shirt. Prince, you incredible artist, you - they truly don't make them like they used to. (P.S. excuse the weird video....Prince is too cool to have his original videos on YouTube - just enjoy the music!)
5. Get On Your Feet - Gloria Estefan
Purely for its usage in Leslie Knope's political campaign for city counsellor (Parks and Recreation - possibly the greatest TV series ever, get to know) just calls you to get out of bed and seize the day.
(And of course, every good album has bonus tracks. Or do they? I haven't bought an album in years! Anywho - any upbeat number that has anything to do with Lin-Manuel Miranda would pop up here. Its All Happening - Bring It On and 96,000 - In The Heights are personal favourites, especially when you're a #rapgod like me.)
What are your Monday Motivation tracks, sunbeams? Any the same as me or have I missed some corkers? Music is such a powerful tool in effecting your emotions so let it start your day with happy feelings.