Music can do the soul so much good. In light of our mental health issue, I decided to create a playlist. This playlist is your ultimate go-to when you’re feeling stressed, worried, or just in need of a pick-me-up. Because, let’s face it, pumpkin spice latte’s only go so far.
1. 22 – Taylor Swift
This song is about going out, and yes, dressing up like hipsters. But beyond that, the song also portrays an important message, and that’s to have fun every once in a while. If you bombed a test or just feel like going out, crank this one up.
2. Feel This Moment – Pitbull ft. Christina
The collaboration between these two artists was like a party song waiting to happen. With Christina’s vocals and Pitbull, – ahem – “Mr. Worldwide’s” rap, this song will have you feeling ready for anything.
3. Roar – Katy Perry
The new song by Katy Perry is the ultimate “I can do anything” anthem. With lyrics like “I went from zero/to my own hero,” you can bet this song will make you feel good and ready to take on the world.
4. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly
In one of the most unexpected collaborations of the year, country’s hottest new band paired with one of the industries oldest rap artists. This song is great if you ever feel like just letting your hair loose and, of course, cruising.
5. Luke Bryan – I don’t want this night to end
For all my fellow country music lovers out there, this one is for you. This song is all about having such a great time out that you really just want it to continue forever. There’s no room for stress in a night like that.
6. Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
Pre-VMA Miley was a lot more fun (and appropriate) than she has been as of late. This catchy song will have you “nodding your head like yeah” in no time.
7. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Though several years have passed since this song was released, I still count it as one of my favourites. The lyrics are fun and carefree – just dance to it, and you’ll see what I mean.
8. Avril Lavigne – Here’s to never growing up
There’s often moments in life where its easy daydream back to when you were just a little kid, playing during recess and picking dandelions. This song is the ultimate throwback to those days. So, when you find yourself stressing about that huge 15 page paper due, I’m recommending this one.
9. Till the world ends – Britney Spears
If you’re in the dancing mood, this is the perfect song to warm up to. With plenty of catchy beats, you’ll be wishing this song continued forever.
10. I got a feeling – Black Eyed Peas
This song is a particularly good listen if you’re worried about your future. Sometimes we have to remember that the present is all we have, and in the words of Fergie, “tonight’s gonna be a good night.” That’s all that counts.