Pick Me Up Playlist

OK So I’ve been nominated for this by MusicCommentator and I have this Pages function soooo why not? Credit where it’s due this is an initiative created by Laura Spoonie to spread awareness about World Mental Health Day.  To Quote Music Commentator directly “This day has already passed, but I thought the idea of this tag was really cool when I looked into it, so I decided to take this opportunity when I was tagged.”

Here are the rules:

  1. Link back to ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ creator – Laura Spoonie
  2. Tag the blogger who nominated you (Aren’t we all Music Commentators after all?)
  3. Mention how music helps your Mental Health
  4. 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)
  5. Tag 10 other bloggers to join in with the ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ Challenge


Music and Mental Health

So many of these posts I make are anecdotal rather than about the song itself. They’re about how the record made me feel on a particular occasion or how I remember events now tied to these songs. Truth is I don’t have a Pick Me Up play list. I have a Raging Angry Conversion playlist, I have a Chilled Out playlist and a We’re Barbecuing playlist. I have a We Have Company playlist, a Make The Mrs Dance playlist and I have a Let’s Get Drunk playlist. There is also the ever evolving This is Where I’m At playlist and playlists for particular Journeys. But there isn’t one designed to Pick Me Up. So I’m going to over think this and post the ten songs I know will put a grin on my face.

And then I’m going to give ten of you some homework.

Shake Some Action – The Flaming Groovies

If ever there were a SFTD approved happy pop rock number about getting on with it. It’d be this one.

Everything Thermals – The Thermals

I like Chaos. Chaotic music makes me grin. Everything In Circles.

If I Can’t Change Your Mind – Sugar

Perhaps my most played single ever.

Lazy Line Painter Jane – Belle & Sebastian

This song has so much going on inside it. The beauty of it all can’t help but put a smile on my face.

Manteca – Dizzy Gillespie

You don’t have to understand something to fully enjoy it.

I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix) – Black Kids


Last Bongo In Belgium – Incredible Bongo Band

This also is on the Make The Mrs Dance Playlist. I ain’t gonna lie. That makes me happy.

Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love) – Jay-Z

It ain’t Whitesnake but it is all about his dick.

The KKK Took My Baby Away – Ramones

The most perfect pop record ever made.

There You Are – Goo Goo Dolls

A fundamental building block in my love of music.


OK Nominations time



StuffAndThat (S.A.T)


JC @ The New Vinyl Villain

J @ Resurrection Songs


Appreciation Enthusiast

Long Gone Loser


C’mon, Get Happy!