I had such a terrible morning. Everything that could possibly go wrong went absolutely wrong. I seldom curse however, the series of unfortunate events that happened over the course of this morning made me lose my cool more than once. And so, I cursed, swore, bit my lips and harboured all sorts of evil thoughts. Stress is definitely the main culprit behind my erratic mood swings and poor anger management but hey, (sings) I know I am not the only one.
We always have music on in our studio. Though music can be distracting at times, we find that an office space without music is just so weird. Can you imagine hearing nothing but the sounds of the keyboard clacking and mouse clicks? Nope, that empty atmosphere is not for us. To help us steadily overcome this stressful work period, we have been blasting happy tunes in the office all day long! Oh, trust me. Dancing, head bobbing, leg shaking, and also snacking on junk food in the office are the perfect ways to destress. Every bob, every twist and every turn will quickly melt away any bit of stress and frustration.
Take a break from the worries of the world and indulge in some body grooving, back breaking and head banging happy songs! Sluggishness, grumpiness and stress, be gone! Quickly plug in your earphones or blast the audio if you can and proceed to dance and bob your head to our current favourite happy tunes! Our favourite lines and parts from the songs are below :)
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling
"I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops, OOH!"
A !%&# day.
We are way too familiar with a day like that. Some days are so horrible that all we want to do is to run home, hide under the covers and sleep the bad feelings away. But being grown-ups, we know that we can't do that and most of us will just have to grit our teeth and endure the rest of the day, then drag our heavy bodies home in hopes of a good night rest.
Last Thursday was a fine example of a !%&# day and we would not have survived the week without our many playlists of uplifting and/or mood boosting songs. We love to sing, not that we are jolly good at it, but that's okay because some songs are just too catchy and contagious to ignore.
In this post, we have selected some of our favourite mood boosting songs to help you get through a rather !%&# work day. Some of the songs below immediately empower us while some are just so bad that we love them. These songs would not solve your problems, but hey, at least your spirits will be lighter, which should help you overcome the obstacles with cheer! So hit the playlist, take a break and sing like never before!
P.S. We at honey&gazelle Design Studio love our throwback songs.
Wilson Phillips - Hold On
"Don't you know things can change, things will go your way, if you hold on for one more day."
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
"I get knocked down. But I get up again, you're never going to keep me down!"
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
"I say a little prayer for you..."
Monty Python - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
"When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle and this'll help things turn out for the best... And always look on the bright side of life!
Queen - Under Pressure
"Pressure pushing down on me, pressing down on you, no man ask for."
A1 - Same Old Brand New You
"Another night, another day. What can I say? You're still the same old brand new you."
The Scorpions - Wind of Change
"Take me to the magic of the moment - on a glory night, where the children of tomorrow dream away (dream away) in the wind of change."
Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
"And we can build this dream together, standing strong forever, nothing's gonna stop us now!"
We absolutely love these songs and we hope that you do too! Chin up, you can surely overcome the toughest day as long as you keep the cheer in your heart! :)
Don't you feel that some working hours during the day just feels way longer than the others? Especially after lunch?
We have a daily ongoing struggle with food coma. Without music to keep us awake, the office space is filled with nothing but the sounds of dull air conditioning and the clicking of keyboards. It gets worse when we are cutting stickers because as you already know, we are quiet and professional sticker-cutters.
To help us get through the day (especially lazy afternoons) without falling asleep on the desks, we usually turn to Spotify or our iTunes playlists to get rid of the deafening silence and also for some much-needed energy boost. And just like that, our studio becomes alive with the sound of muuuusic...
We thought it would be nice to share with you a short list of songs that are high in our daily music rotation because they are currently stuck in our heads. Some are real favourites, while a few are just annoying ear-worms that are so darn catchy. These songs liven up our day because we simply cannot resist belting or butchering them at the top of our lungs.
Give these songs a listen and we hope the songs wake you up from your afternoon post-lunch slumber as well!
DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
Min: What does 'eat cake by the ocean' mean anyway? It definitely is a silly sexual innuendo and yet I still find the tune of this song so annoyingly catchy. Sometimes, I even hear myself saying "ahyayayaya" out of the blue. See. It's so bad, I can't stop.
Jia: I had a shock when I found out that DNCE is fronted by a Jonas brother. Say whut?! Let's be honest here, the song is irritatingly catchy despite the nonsensical lyrics. I can't help but sing along to the chorus!
Little Mix - Secret Love Song ft. Jason Derulo
Min: Woah, vocal powers yo. Whenever I hear this song on the radio, I'll turn up the volume, put on my diva face, squint my eyes and look out the moving car window. The fact that I think I can pull off this song without going off key is completely delusional. And when I sing this in the car, I get immediate car-eject threats from my fiancé. #truelove
Jia: I was not a big fan of Secret Love Song at first but after Min played it in the studio a zillion times, I was a convert. The Little Mix's live performance of this song was really impressive too. But seriously, who else but them can sing the chorus of the song without going off key or shouting?!
The Chainsmokers - Roses ft. ROZEZ
Min: When I first heard this song at the gym, I was pissed. I hated that the tempo of the song wrecked my running mojo. I'm highly dependent on intense beats to keep me running like a hamster on a wheel. But when I heard it again in the studio a few days later, I fell in love. Why so catchy? BTW, I still can't run to this song.
Jia: Love love love this song. However, it was stuck in my head for a few days in a row and that was not a pleasant experience at all. Ahhh uh ahhh uh ahhhh...
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