I’ve spent the past few months chasing happiness. Amidst the triumphant bagel selfies, utterly incredible cultural experiences and time spent with people I love, I’ve also spent this time indulging my avoidant tendencies, using them as an excuse to irrationally continue the very behavior that makes me unhappy.
But I am trying! Maybe I am too negative, or maybe I just have a healthy, balanced outlook on life. Within this era of social media expression, it seems like you have to choose sides between an incessantly chirpy attitude versus a tone that’s drenched in sarcasm and snark… Yet, in reality, we all experience a wide range of emotions, and damnit, we shouldn’t feel “guilty” about expressing a sincere thought.
This playlist is my attempt to 100% embrace the positive aspects of life, no matter how cheesy they make me feel. You might even say that these are my fight songs, my take-back-my-life songs, and I don’t even care if nobody else believes (but you might also roll your eyes while saying that, which is okay).
So without further ado, I present 11 Songs For Joy (And The People Feeling It).
If you’re having trouble with the player above, head over here to listen directly on Spotify. If you don’t have Spotify, I’ll be sharing audio of each song individually on Twitter with the hashtag #SongsForJoy16. And if you don’t have Spotify or Twitter, I guess you can click the links below to listen to each song individually on YouTube?
(The point is, you have options, and I am the best form providing you with them. Please thank me by showering me in awards, retweets and cash money. Preferably all three.)
Gotta Facebook “WOW” button myself for how boring the second half of this introduction is! Here’s the part where I spend an awkwardly long amount of time discussing each song, so get out your pillows and take a nap.