A Cheesy Cheer Up Playlist

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Music has the most amazing ability to lift your mood. Something that never fails to cheer me up is to dance wildly around my living room - keeping in mind I am not graceful in the slightest - blasting some very cheesy pop songs. I'm serious. When the occasion calls for it I will shut myself in my living room or my kitchen, put on one of a number of songs (ten of which are included in this post) and dance around until I feel better. It becomes impossible not to smile after a while - a) because the songs can't fail to cheer you up, but b) because you look utterly ridiculous, but there's no-one there to see you. It gets rid of so much nervous energy.

So here, for your enjoyment, is my current mood boosting mix. In moments like these it is of vital importance that we let go of any inhibitions, and more importantly, any high brow music tastes. Times like this call for good, old fashioned cheese - and I recommend a mixture of classics (hi Blur) and current tunes (the new Fall Out Boy album makes me happy).

I can't tell you how many times I have danced round my living room to the first track on this list. It never, ever fails to put a smile on my face, so I hope it does the same for you :)

1. The Donnas - Dancing with Myself

2. Taylor Swift - Shake it Off

3. Panic at the Disco - Time to Dance

4. Lady Gaga - Fashion of his Love

5. Little Mix - Move

6. P!nk - Raise Your Glass

7. Fifth Harmony - Sledgehammer

8. Metro Station - Shake It

9. Fall Out Boy - Immortals

10. Blur - Song 2

View the playlist here :)

What songs do you swear by to pick you up on a bad day?

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely week!


  1. Right now it's totally Uptown funk! I am not getting sick of it and every time it comes on I just have to dance around. Instant mood lifter :) x

  2. Any of the panic! at the disco a fever you can't sweat out songs are the way forward, similarly, I'm definitely a secret sucker for Taylor Swift...

    Sammy xo.


  3. Gotta love a little cheese. . . bit of little mix never hurt anyone or Taylor!!