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Songs to Lift the Bad Day Blues

Songs to Lift the Bad Day Blues

Songs to Lift the Bad Day Blues

Do you have songs that instantly make a bad day better?  I love listening to music and can often be found singing off-key with earphones in (sadly, my kids have the evidence and are not afraid to use it!).

But on a bad day, one of those days when everything goes haywire, I have a short playlist of songs that I listen to on repeat until I feel like I can face the world again. I never get tired of these songs and listening to them always makes my world feel right again.

My tried-and-tested list of songs to make your day shine.

The Parlotones – Push Me To The Floor

One Direction – Perfect


Fun.: We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe


Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars


OneRepublic – Something I Need


Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys – She’s Madonna


Suzanne Vega – The Queen And The Soldier


Stars Fall Down- The Parlotones


Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing


Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life


Top Ten Tuesday


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  1. Annemieke

    Oh some great choices. Snow Patrol and Chasing Cars is great. And I love Robbie. 😀

  2. Beth @ Reading Every Night

    Some of these are favourites of mine, and I agree that they definitely lift my spirits on bad days as well! Obviously I love Imagine Dragons, and I really love One Republic as well, they were a near pick for my top five artists for this week as well!
    I also really enjoy Fun and Snow Patrol as well, so many great songs!
    Great picks for this week! 😀

  3. Priyanka

    Hey we DO have similar tastes in music! Because its not just One direction and Imagine Dragons, I love Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and Love One Republic as well! I am curious to hear the others in your list! Thanks for sharing and visiting my post!
    ~Priyanka @A Booklion’s Hideaway
    PS: New Bloglovin’ follower here!

  4. Jo

    Love We Are Young, such a fun song (no pun intended!)
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/top-ten-tuesday-75/

  5. Puput @ Sparkling Letters

    Listening to music could also make me feel better! 🙂 I love all songs by One Republic and Chasing Car is one of my favorite song. Other than those, my go-to music would be all songs by The Script, John Mayer, and MLTR 😀

  6. Reg @ She Latitude

    Great choices! I love We Are Young and Something I Need – very uplifting tones. 🙂

    Reg @ She Latitude

  7. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    I love We are Young by Fun!! Chasing Cars is great too. Lovely list!!

  8. Suzanne

    So many great songs on this list. I absolutely LOVE Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars and pretty much everything by Suzanne Vega. Great topic! My TTT.

  9. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    How can I pass up a list that promises to lift a bad day?! Excellent. Thank you.

    Here’s my take on this week’s Top Ten: It’s Me Again, Hank the Cowdog!

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