Music

Soundtrack for a regular day

Happy hump day, everyone. Today I got up at 7 a.m. to bring my car in for maintenance, so that was exciting. An hour in, I sat there wishing that I had a pair of headphones.

The other night the hubby and I were talking about music in movies. We were watching “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” because he asked and I said, “Sure, whatever,” but in a super nice way. I had no idea what it was about. Picture the two of us, relaxing in bed (PG filter on here) and asking the television questions like, “Is this the Harry Potter set?” “Are we too old for this?” “Who wrote this story?”

There’s this one scene where a pop song come on, and he asks me when the last time we’ve watched a movie with that kind of music. Not just background music, but an actual song with words in the middle of a movie. And this is why we watch movies at home, ladies and gentlemen. The song made the scene extra corny, but I’m sure the director was hoping to change the mood.

A great song heard at the right time can change a moment, even in real life. So here’s a list of 15 songs that jumpstart my day and keep me focused. If you have any questions, feel free to heckle your computer (or leave lots of comments).

1) Finally Moving – Pretty Lights
If I had to add lyrics to this song, they would include something about walking across my apartment to the coffee machine. “I get a good feeling, yeah…”

2) Hello – Karmin
This is how I want to start my day: full of energy and ready for anything. This song is ridiculous but I keep listening just because it’s so animated.

3) Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Working at home takes a lot of motivation, and I definitely need it. Also, it’s winter now and getting out of bed isn’t my favorite thing to do.

Everything between #4 to #8 is that really active part of the day, and then it’s the afternoon slump.

9) Disparate Youth / 10) Human / 11) Take a Walk / 12) Play Hard
There’s some point during the day when I get distracted or sidetracked by something that takes too long to do. That’s when it’s time to actually take a walk outside or take a break. Afterward more coffee may be involved, and then more work.

The rest of the songs are for the work day winding down, ending with “Still Sane” because sometimes I go to bed glad that I am.

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