Today I want to share my Find the Good Everyday playlist with you.
Exciting News – I’m going to be on the Radio!
Plus I have some exciting news to share! I’m being interviewed by the lovely Tracey Corlett on Chelmsford Community Radio tonight. You can listen in at 104.4 FM if you’re local to Chelmsford or click here to listen from 7pm.
Be prepared to hear me say “Ummmm” a lot!
Tracey hosts a monthly show on CCR. She regularly invites locals in as guests to talk about their own life path, obstacles they’ve overcome and how they work towards their goals and dreams. I’m really looking forward to chatting with Tracey about all of this.
Tracey has asked me to come up with a list of songs to accompany our chat that I enjoy or find inspiring. I thought it would be fun to share the list here and my reasons for selecting each song…it will now be known as the Find the Good Everyday playlist!
(Note – I’m not sure if we will have time for Tracey to play all of these and she may add some of her own…but I still want to document this list of songs!)
Find the Good Everyday Playlist
Weather With You by Crowded House
I’ve loved Crowded House since I was a teenager. I chose this because I like the positive message – your attitude (the weather) can make a big impact on your day and your life. And it reminds me of wonderful times in New Zealand.
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by Nina Simone…or The Animals
I love the line “I’m just a soul whose intentions are good”. Sometimes we make life choices that don’t please other people but I try my best to live by my values and this song seems to sum that up well.
She’s a Rainbow by The Rolling Stones
I love the Stones and fulfilled a long held dream in 2018 when I got to see them live. I love rainbows and all things colourful and chose this song as a celebration of that.
Brave by Sara Bareiles
With lines like “I wonder what would happen if you say what you wanna say and let the words fall out” this song urges me to keep getting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and share my writing.
Long Train Runnin’ by The Doobie Brothers
“Without love, where would you be now?” Love is one of my personal values and if I had to choose only one it would be LOVE. So that’s why I love this song (see what I did there?!).
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
This one is an anthem for positivity and following your dreams.
On Top of The World by Imagine Dragons
This is a great mood lifter and energy raiser. When it pops up on shuffle I usually find myself dancing around the kitchen! A reminder of how good it feels when I achieve my goals and get things done.
You’re My Best Friend by Queen
This was one of my wedding songs and I picked this one for my husband. I had to have a soppy one in here somewhere! “Been with you such a long time….you’re my best friend”. We will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this year and it’s 20 years since we met in December 2019.
Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding
Imagine the “she” he sings about as yourself and this one feels like an anthem to self care. A reminder to be kind and gentle with ourselves – especially when we are feeling low or tired.
Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
Another mood lifter and one my little boy likes so this one is for him! I have a quote above my desk that says “Always Bring Your Own Sunshine” and teamed with this song it’s sure to help lighten my mood! “Hey you with the pretty face, welcome to the human race…today is the day we’ve waited for”.
A Little Redemption by Danni Nicholls
This is one that I’m not sure Tracey will have in her catalogue but I added it to the list because it’s definitely part of the Find the Good Everyday playlist. I first discovered it at the Live Yoga class with Adriene at Ally Pally last September. It’s the kula (community) theme song. The lyrics are beautiful and it’s a wonderful manifesto for life. “A little more kindness, a little less creed, a little more giving, a little less greed, a little more smile, a little less frown, a little less kicking a man when he’s down”.
All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers
This was an anthem for my mid twenties (insert “where do the years go?” pondering here). It was released in 2004 – the year before we left the UK. And it makes me think back to the changes I made to my life at that time. I find the “I got soul but I’m not a soldier” chant really powerful.
With A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker
“What would you do if I sang out of tune?” Well I’m famed for singing out of key and luckily my friends have stuck with me! So this one is for them and a reminder that it’s always good to have friends around you for the good times and the bad.
Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac
I’ve become a fan of Fleetwood Mac in the last 5 years or so. “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow…it will be better than before” is a great reminder to remain positive about the future and not wallow in the past (I have a tendency towards rose-tinted nostalgia!).
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
Another one I stick on loud to dance around the kitchen to lift my spirits and sing off-key! As well as a reminder to put out those good vibrations into the universe so it knows what we want (something Tracey feels strongly about!)
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
Another one for the husband…we lived (approx) 500 miles apart when we met and got together. This song felt like a soundtrack to our early relationship! And there’s an underlying message in there that we have to keep overcoming challenges to be striving towards our goals (well I hear it anyway!).
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
As I was adding the songs to my Spotify this one came up as a recommendation and it fits well. It’s awesome for singing at the top of my voice and the “Let them say we’re crazy, what do they know?” line makes me smile. A reminder to go for what we want and don’t give up!
That’s my Find the Good Everyday Playlist. I’ll probably add to it as I come across songs that fit.
You can view and listen to the whole playlist on Spotify here.
If you were creating an uplifting and positive playlist what would be on yours?