As a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, you might have transitioned to home working. And for many who’ve made this change, it has not exactly been ideal. However, listening to uplifting music is one of the best ways to achieve a positive frame of mind.
So, in no particular order, here at 7 songs to lift your mood whilst working from home:
1. Oasis – ‘Whatever’
A song that literally encourages you to be whatever you want to be and say whatever you want to say, this upbeat rock banger almost made it to Christmas No. 1 (it reached No. 3) back in 1994. Remember ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17? Well, that’s what made the top spot that year.
2. Bob Marley and the Wailers – ‘Three Little Birds’
Mistakenly known to many as ‘Don’t Worry About a Thing’ or ‘Everything Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright’ because of the repeated usage of both phrases in this song, you’ve likely already worked out that this is a song that absolutely breeds positivity.
3. Queen – ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’
According to a study by Neuroscientist Jacob Jolij, this song is the happiest in the world. Although you might not necessarily agree with his verdict, music is entirely subjective after all, there’s no doubting that Freddy Mercury’s energy on this track should at least get your tapping your feet whilst you’re working from home.
4. James Brown – ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’
James Brown was certainly feeling good if this song is anything to go by, and we’re sure you will too by listening to it. Combining his soulful, sharp vocals with a moving bassline and an assortment of brass instruments that are grooving all over the place, you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for that feel-good factor.
5. John Lennon – ‘Imagine’
It’s hard to ‘imagine’ when you hear the beautiful but sombre piano that comprises the first couple of bars of this song that this listening experience is a remotely positive one. However, Lennon’s thought-provoking, insightful lyricism and soulful voice then paint the picture of a utopic society, quickly filling your mind with pleasant thoughts of the present and future.
6. Strike – ‘U Sure Do’
Dance music and feelings of euphoria go hand in hand, and this club classic is testament to that. This tune got so much club play after its original release in 1994 that when it was re-released in April 1995, it got as high No. 4! So, clearly listeners didn’t fail to appreciate the positive vibes being put out.
7. Paul Simon – ‘You Can Call Me Al’
Although this song appears to be about someone experiencing a midlife crisis, judging by the song’s lyrical content anyway, its music and melody are incredibly uplifting. If you really want to maximise your enjoyment of it, however, we recommend watching the music video featuring US comedian Chevy Chase.
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