October 5, 2016

Tracking Down Tunes: Pump It Up!

We're back for Tracking Down Tunes! Lindsey of Bring My Books & I are teaming up on this collaboration, inspired by our mutual desire to broaden our musical horizons. Basically, we both listen to music the same way: we find a favorite artist or album or track and listen to it nonstop. In an effort to diversify the music we listen to, we decided it would be fun to go out of our way to listen to new songs - and that it would be even better if we could recommend stuff to each other. So, every month, we'll be sharing our monthly playlists (for the previous month) with all of you!

I am not a morning person, unfortunately, especially when the days get cooler and the mornings are darker than usual. One of the best ways to get me on my feet and moving is actually to put on a playlist full of tunes that make me want to dance and sing along to them. I've found that this is really effective in not only getting me out of bed, but also in making me feel good about the day ahead. I'm really excited that this month's playlist features songs of that particular ilk! (These are also songs I like to listen to when I'm doing work or when I'm working out.)

Let's Get Loud / Jennifer Lopez - An oldie but a goodie, and when I think about songs that get me motivated and pumped up to do things, well, this one always comes to mind. The beat is perfect for a shimmy, and the lyrics are really powerful declarations!

Me Too / Meghan Trainor - I don't particularly love Meghan Trainor but there is something about this song that immediately gives me a confidence boost. I like being sassy when I sing along to it (usually while I'm getting ready in the morning), and the cheeky lyrics are perfect for that.

This Is What You Came For / Calvin Harris + Rihanna - There are two things that instantaneously occur whenever I hear this song - 1) I start swaying from left to right in time to the beat and 2) I immediately feel very energetic. It's a song I turn to for a mood and energy boost!

Classic / MKTO - Let's talk about songs to strut to because this song is one of mine! You guys know what I'm talking about - the kind of song you listen to when you need an extra pep in your step. I also find this a really good song to do workout reps to, which surprised me too!

Summer Heat (Radio Mix) / Solidisco - I know fall has barely begun (seriously, it's not even been a month since the season officially changed), but I'm already having summer withdrawals. I discovered this song fairly recently and it whisks me right back to summer (in my mind and in my mood).

Only Girl (in the World) / Rihanna - Here's another oldie but goodie for my portion of this pump up playlist! I don't know what it is about Rihanna, but her songs always find their way onto my playlists. This is one of my favorites, especially for the beat!

Break Free / Ariana Grande feat. Zedd - It's really not all that surprising that an Ariana Grande song snuck its way onto this playlist. There's just something extra powerful about her declaration of breaking free in this song, and for some reason, it always makes me feel a little lighter to hear it.

Heroes (we could be) / Alesso + Tove Lo - I just really enjoy this song, y'all. I think it's the fact that listening to it has me imagining I'm a superhero who is ready to take on the greatest of tasks and do them to the best of my ability. Extra push to be awesome, in my book.

Sweet Child O' Mine / Guns N' Roses - Thanks to my friend Danica, I've discovered recently that listening to classic rock tunes when I'm in the office actually helps me focus and be productive. So, when I'm faced with a mountain of work, I turn to tunes like this - and this one is my current favorite.

Titanium / David Guetta + Sia - I'm basically just obsessed with this song, so there. But really, I can't help feeling confident and powerful when I'm belting out the lyrics to this tune (and I'm usually at my best in the shower or at a karaoke session when I do, let's be real). It's just awesome!


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