The ever amazing @ MutedMouthful tagged me to participate in this challenge where I get to create a pick me up playlist for World Mental Health Day and you can also check out her awesome playlist via the link! Originally, I was supposed to write up something else, but when I saw this I just couldn’t resist.
I will follow up on MutedMouthful’s idea and list three words to describe her: talented, compassionate and brave.
- Link back to ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ creator – Laura Spoonie
- Tag the blogger who nominated you
- Mention how music helps your Mental Health
- List 10 songs that you would consider to be a part of your ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ (optional: mention a little bit why each song is on your list)
- Tag 10 other bloggers to join in with the ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ Challenge
Music & Mental Health
Firstly, major props to Laura for coming up with something as fun and creative like this because music really does have the ability to lift my spirits. Similarly, it has the ability to make it worse and especially when I listen to sad Bollywood songs because they will take you an extra and infinitely higher level of sad. But, thankfully, this is a pick me up playlist and all I can say is that I certainly feel happier and livelier when I listen to some select songs.
My Pick Me Up Playlist
Okay, so, this isn’t exactly a party anthem… but I think this is the most romantic song ever! This was the final song on How I Met Your Mother when Ted and Robin reunite (Ted at Robin’s window with the infamous blue French horn) and it just reminds me of the power of true love and friendship. My favourite lines: “Our gilded age may come and go, our crooked dreams will always glow,” and “stick with me, oh, you’re my best friend, all of my life, you’ve always been.”
I discovered this song whilst watching Pitch Perfect and then watched The Breakfast Club and I fell in love even more. I especially love the ending where the guy is just singing la la la, don’t ask me why, I just do.
(Pronounced baa-lum pich-kaa-ree – yeah jaa-vaa-nee heh dee-vaa-nee)
My favourite Holi song! It took me every effort to not include every song from this film because they’re all amazing. This is the song in the film where Deepika finally comes out of her shell and I think this is THE romantic film for the shy, anxious and nerdy. The dance moves are so much fun and the chemistry between the pair is crackling. There’s a bit at the end where they do a stage dive and when that part of the song arrives, I always picture myself doing this too (I hosted a lot of parties in high school and looking back, I wish I took advantage of this to do a stage dive).
(Pronounced Too-jeh meer-chee luh-geh)
This song could not be any more Bollywood if it tried. It’s outrageous, outlandish, cheesy, vibrant and colourful. I mean the title literally means “if you find it spicy, then what am I supposed to do?” Check out the video, it won’t fail to disappoint you, you’ll be face-palming with the widest grin so hard. This song just makes me smile from the get-go.
Easily the best song to release from the X Factor. I was so surprised to find out it was an original. “Hips like Shakira, smile like Camilla, got me feeling Latino!” One to get you dancing.
My aunt-in-law’s friends danced and mimed the lyrics to this song for her when they performed at her mehndi (pronounced men-dee) (translation: bridal shower) and I just want someone to sing this to me for once. *sigh*
“Sometimes it seems the going is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now and then it seems that life is just too much
But you’ve got the love I need
To see me through
‘Cause sooner or later in life,
The things you love you lose,
But you got the love
To see me through.”
I mean, aren’t the lyrics just amazing?
Requires no explanation, really.
(pronounced maa-hee veh – kull hoh naa hoh)
A classic Bollywood engagement song. Also, Aman is Bollywood’s Jack Dawson.
FUN. FUN. FUN. I think even if you’re not into Bollywood songs, you might enjoy this one!
(pronounced kee and kaa)
Again, another one which I feel people who don’t listen to Bollywood music will enjoy.
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No pressure to do the challenge, and if you do, please follow the rules and make sure to tag others so the challenge can spread around the blogosphere (be a rebel when you have a cause, guys <3).
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Which songs brighten up your day? How did you spend World Mental Health Day? Let me know in the comments and, if you have a mental health story to share, then please feel free to!