I love music.
Its my escape, my savior, my strength, my weakness. I’m not good on singing though, even dancing. But who cares? When I’m down or happy, I love listening to good and old songs and it just helps in setting the mood I’m currently in.
Like right now. After being sick for a couple of days, browsing the net using my iPhone (small screen, mahirap mag browse. Buti nalang I was able to fix my PC. I though I needed a computer technician but I just need to clean the plug contacts pala) and the non stop raining, I woke up this morning and noticed that it’s really quiet. No more raindrops sound sa labas. Which means one thing, the rain FINALLY stopped. I opened my window and the I saw the sunlight rush in inside my room.
In times like this, a bunch of good “sunshine/feel good-after-the-rain” songs comes into my mind. I actually have my own playlist and I’m here to share it with you. Here are my top five faves:
Here Comes The Sun, The Beatles, 1969
Album: Abbey Road
Favorite Line: “Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter”
Why?: This was the fourth song that I placed in my iPod (di ko yun makakalimutan). I grew up listening to The Beatles since my Dad is a big fan. It makes me feel like the storm has ended, I should leave the past behind and start a new day.
Ray Of Light, Madonna, 1998
Album: Ray Of Light
Favorite Line: “And I feel like I just got home. And I feel”
Why?: Aside from the fact that I love Madonna, this is my “wake-up-to-prep-up” song everynight. Paulit ulit lang siya hanggang sa matapos ako mag bihis. I dunno, it makes me feel that I’m now ready to face a new day.
Put Your Records On, Corrine Bailey Rae, 2006
Album: Corrine Bailey Rae
Favorite Line: “Blue as the sky, sombre and lonely. Sipping tea in the bar by the road side, (just relax, just relax)”
Why?: Its one of my feel good songs which reminds me that its ok to be wrong sometimes and there’s nothing that I need to worry about. It’s normal to be sad and blue at times but at the end of the day (as the saying goes) there’s a rainbow after the rain.
Walking On Sunshine, Katrina And The Waves, 1985
Album: Walking On Sunshine
Favorite Line: “I’m walking on sunshine (whoa oh oh) and don’t it feel good”
Why?: I love it because it’s 80’s music. Okay aaminin ko, no matter how I am feeling, this song that makes me get up and dance to in front of the mirror. It always brightens up my day and makes me want to do and accomplish a lot of things after slumbering on my bed for hours.
Soak Up The Sun, Sheryl Crow, 2002
Album: C’mon, C’mon
Favorite Line: “It’s not having what you want. It’s wanting what you’ve got”
Why?: Seriously, it has a very light, “near to non-sense” lyrics. She’s just talking about how things suck for her, but she’s still happy and she’s looking up. But I love it since it gives you that happy vibe and if only I can drive, this will be my driving song. For me, is ok to have fun, loosen up and be a little non-sense too sometimes.
So there, my “the sun is here” playlist. Hope it makes you feel happy too like what it does to me.