Mood music.

I am a moody music listener, and when I’m in certain moods I listen to certain songs repeatedly. And by repeatedly, I mean to the point where my roommate asks me to put headphones on. Here are my current touchy-feely favorites.

Optimism:

“The Lining is Silver” by Relient K. The title says it all.

“Make it Mine” by Jason Mraz. One of those songs that makes you want to take on the world.

Pessimism:

“Why You’d Want to Live Here” by Death Cab for Cutie. Tired of living where you live? Death Cab is, too.

“Home” by Michael Bublé. Another one for when where you are just doesn’t feel right.

Christmas! AKA Thanksgiving through early January:

“One More Sleep til Christmas” from “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” A classic from my childhood.

“For Unto Us a Child is Born” from Handel’s “Messiah.” Lyrics basically say it all.

 I don’t care if I have a terrible singing voice:

“Desparado” by the Eagles. Classic karaoke.

“Good Morning” by Mandisa. Borderline obnoxious.

I don’t care if I can’t dance:

-“Every Time We Touch” by Cascada. Harkens back to high school homecomings.

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Boogey down!

 Self improvement:

“Learn to Live With What You Are” by Ben Folds. Very grounding and

down-to-earth.

“Even if it Kills Me” by Motion City Soundtrack. For catching up.

For smiling:

“Rainbow Connection” by Dixie Chicks. Yes, Dixie Chicks. It’s still adorable.

“Snails” by The Format. Definitely croon-worthy.

Introspection:

“100 Years” by Five for Fighting. Good for looking back at old yearbooks.

“Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes. So good, it might just launch you into a quarter or mid-life crisis.

On a related note, I really, really love 8tracks.

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