Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day 4...a little late :)

Just for these next few minutes, pretend it is Thursday!  :)

On each Thursday of this month of blogging, I am going to post an encouraging playlist!  Sometimes it might be music that encourages my relationship with the Lord, sometimes it might be a playlist that just encourages me to sing (scary, I know), sometimes it might just be a playlist that encourages me to be happy.  Music is really good for my soul, really good for my soul.  So maybe during these posts of playlists, you will find some tunes that bring a little lift to your soul too!

Songs that ENCOURAGE me to SMILE:
DISCLAIMER:  My music taste is very eclectic, please do not be offended by any of the songs that are posted and remember these are songs that make me smile, they might make you not smile.  Either way, I hope you enjoy! 

1.  Bella's Finals Mash-up (Pitch Perfect Soundtrack)
Yeah, if you haven't seen this movie, drop what you are doing and go...NOW!  So good, great songs and this one just makes me smile!

2. Beautiful Day (U2)
Every morning when my alarm goes off, this is the song that plays.  While I might not be smiling at 5:30 in the morning when I first hear this song, most times I do!

3.  Always Be My Baby (David Cook, American Idol)
Seriously love this song...and while Mariah Carey did an excellent job with it, David Cook makes me smile!  Great rendition, great voice, great song!

4.  I Will Wait (Mumford and Sons)
You might be surprised that this whole playlist is not Mumford and Sons songs, and really it probably could be. Everything about this group makes me smile from the fact that they are British to the face that they put on an awesome live show!  This song is super catchy and certainly brings a smile to my face!

5.  How Far We've Come (Dawes)
First heard this band when they played a festival with Mumford!  I really just love the easy sound of this song!

6.  Ant's Marching (Dave Matthews Band)
Oh, Dave.  You make me smile for many reasons but this song always make me grin and brings back some pretty fun memories.

7.  Blow Me (One Last Kiss)  (Pink)
I am in love with this song...not really sure why.  I love Pink.  I think we would be fast friends.  Her name is my favorite color after all, but after a long day of school, I get really giddy when this song comes on the shuffle!

8.  Crazyboutya (Dave Barnes)
When I think about Dave Barnes, I can't not smile.  He is hilarious ya'll!  If you have not seen him in concert, you should fix that now!  And this song, well...I will let it speak for itself!  Listen to it and then tell me you aren't smiling!  I dare you!

9.  You're the Inspiration (Chicago)
I smile when I hear this song, because I have this vivid memory of belting this song out with my little brother. Not sure why this one was the the song we chose at the time, but it is a precious memory I treasure for sure!

10.  Crazy in Love (Beyonce)
College days, Nina's wedding, made up dance moves.  Yep, this is a good one for sure!

11.  Will You Return (The Avett Brothers)
I could make a playlist of Avett songs that make me smile but I will let this one represent the band that I love so much!  Love the sound, love the feel, love these guys!

12.  Hanginaround (Counting Crows)
I started listening to Counting Crows in high school.  Everything about them makes me smile.

13.  Your Smiling Face (James Taylor)
This song makes me think of so many people and experiences.  The countless James Taylor concerts, sitting in the rain, singing with my momma, so many memories!

14.  You Got It (The Right Stuff) (NKOTB)
NKOTB...enough said!  I wish I could tell you all the happy memories this song brings up!  First concerts, concerts at 30, first loves, elementary school...oh man, smiles galore!

15.  Party in the USA (Miley Cyrus)
She mentions a dream and cardigan in this song, how can you not smile!

16.  Yellow (Coldplay)
Everything about Coldplay makes me smile as well, but this song especially.

17.  If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow)
And this little ditty...reminds me of my daddy!  He used to sing this song to the top of his lungs!  Seriously, top of his lungs.  Everytime I hear it, I picture him and well, that is good stuff!

This is just a sample, so many more songs that make me smile and this playlist could change everyday!  But here is just a little sampling!

So check them out and be encouraged...maybe one or two of these tunes will bring a smile to your face too!

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