Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cheers to you--A Twisted Mix Tape

Friends. We love them, we stand by them and hope they stand by us. We want to be there for them when they are down. And if we can't be there, we can make them a mix tape. Here is my list of songs I would dedicate to a friend on a down day.

This is a great song, because depending on your mood one person can sing lead with Paul, while the other person joins John on the "Can't get no worse" harmonies.
Janis Ian has seen me through many an up and down. I love this song, it reminds me of the connections that never go away between good friends, regardless of the years or the mileage.
On a really down day, this is a song that cheers me up.  I hope it would cheer my friend up too.  What better message can there be on a bad day than to take a sad song and make it better?
Sometimes all we need to know is that there is someone out there who gets us--who loves us as we are for who we are.
And here is Pink with the best pep talk of all time.  I first fell in love with this song because of my daughter, cause its exactly the message that I always want her to have from me.  But the more I listen to it, I realize its a great motivator for us grown up girls as well, who may still chasing down our demons. This is the PG language version of the song, but there are images in the video that some might find disturbing.

  This post is part of Twisted Mix Tape. Click on the like to see what other bloggers chose to cheer their friends up.  
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  1. I heard "Perfect" on the radio after I'd already put my post together. Glad to see someone include it.

    1. I first got into the song for my daughter, cause I think it speaks to teenage insecurities so effectively. Then I started listening to it as I walked from the bus stop to work, and realized that it spoke to mine us well. Nothing like it for getting me in a better frame of mind.

  2. I have to stop listening to mixes with the 8yo sitting next to me ;-) This is a perfect list. I mentioned in another comment that The Beatles always make me happy. No matter the song. I don't care if it's burning down a house or shooting a raccoon I still love them.
    This list has everything you would need to cheer someone up for all the right reasons! LOVE!

    1. Thank you Jen. You are so right about the Bwatles. There is something inherently cheering about About the Beatles there were several other songs under consideration for the list., but I restrained myself.