As I perused Facebook this morning (at about 6:30am, no I am not addicted), I saw that my dear friend Amy (former BYU roomie and modest Barbie clothes-maker extraordinaire) asked in her status update to name some songs that can lift you up when you are down. She wants to make a playlist of those songs, and so I immediately thought, Sweeneyville to the rescue! Well, I am a DJ, and making playlists is kinda my professional duty. And I just so happen to have a playlist on my computer called Optimism. What a coincidence! And now I will reveal that playlist to you. I have to clarify that these songs aren't just based on lyrics. They are songs that just make me happy when I hear them. Amy, this is for you! And if you click on the links to the songs or videos on YouTube, the 80s videos are just epically bad. But that is half the fun, I suppose.
The Official Optimism Playlist of Sweeneyville
It's Friday, I'm in Love by The Cure
Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung
Dream Lover by Mariah Carey
Streetcorner Symphony by Rob Thomas
Summertime by The Sundays
Good Day Sunshine by The Beatles
Feelin' So Good by Jennifer Lopez
Something Beautiful by Newsboys
Free and Easy Down the Road I Go by Dierks Bentley
Who Wouldn't Want to Be Me? by Keith Urban
Free by Zac Brown Band
Blessed by Martina McBride
Beautiful Day by U2
Grace Kelly by MIKA
Magic by B.o.B (Sorry, I can't stay away from this song!)
Break my Stride by Mathew Wilder (Most of the reason this song makes me happy is because of how much Jacob likes it when it comes on :)
Because of You by 98 Degrees
Stronger by Britney Spears
Only in my dreams by Debbie Gibson
Holiday by Madonna
I want to break Free by Queen
One Fine Day by The Chiffons
Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys
Groove is in the Heart by Dee-Lite
Dangerous by Roxette (I know that's random, but I admit it, I love the Roxette)
Some of these songs might seem a little cliche, but they can't be denied. Plus almost any song mixed with some running or good hard work usually lifts my mood right quick! What did I forget? You will have to let me know :)
In case you haven't heard these songs, you can take a quick listen:
This song is actually done by a Christian band and someone put this picture montage together for it on YouTube. It doesn't really fit for me because I exercise to this song, but the pictures are really pretty anyway. Crank it up!
Wow, 80s music videos are so WEIRD!!!!!
This one is a little weird too, but I still like the song...