You need to have a playlist of your favorite songs. Yes, you do, and in this post I’m going to tell you why. Plus, I’m sharing my playlist of my favorite songs with you.
As you know, I’ve been sharing playlists on Inspired by Charm for years. Music is a big part of my life, so it’s naturally a big part of the blog too. Recently, my go-to playlist has been My Ultimate Folk Playlist. However, I wanted to switch it up and rock out to some new tunes. I was also thinking about some of my favorite songs, and decided that I needed a playlist with all of my favorites. Well, that’s exactly what I did. I took about 15 or 30 minutes to get the playlist started and filled it with any song that I could think of that I absolutely love.
Why You Need a Playlist of Your Favorite Songs:
I suppose that this is something I should’ve done a long time ago, but it obviously hadn’t occurred to me until recently. I ended up creating this playlist when I was having a rough time with life. Things just felt kind of out of sorts: I was in a bad mood, I was easily irritated, and honestly just kind of sad.
Let me tell you friends, it is amazing what five hours worth of your favorite music can do to change your mood and lift your spirits. It’s life-changing. (And yes, as of right now, this playlist is 5+ hours long and I assume it will continue to grow.)
Just imagine a playlist that is perfectly tailored to you, a playlist where you know every single word to every single song. It’s joy-inducing.
I love this playlist so much that I’ve been listening to it nonstop since I created it. This is both a blessing and a curse as I have a tendency to wear things out pretty quickly. In fact, I’m almost thinking about making a new playlist for spring and summer just so I have something else to listen to. But, when I think about it, can you really overplay your all-time favorite songs?
My Favorite Songs of All Time:
I share this playlist sort of cautiously because chances are no one else may like it. After all, it was created specifically for me. However, after experiencing the joy that this playlist has brought me, sharing it almost felt like an obligation.
Now, if you decide to have a listen, I’m going tell you this in advance: this playlist is extremely unique. There are country songs, songs from the 80s and 90s, contemporary songs, slow songs, fast songs, and it goes on from there.
In fact, as I was putting together this playlist, I was reminded of one of my favorite “eras” of music. (I use the word “era” loosely here.) But it was back when Dawson’s Creek was on the air and I absolutely loved every song they played on the show. I assume there was internet at that time because I vaguely remember trying desperately to figure out what every song was. (Unfortunately we didn’t have Shazam back then.)
A couple years ago I read Amy Poehler’s Yes Please (highly recommend by the way), and in one of the chapters she talked about time travel and about how very real and possible it is. I think about this chapter’s message constantly. I’m always thinking of ways I can time travel in my everyday life. Songs on this playlist allow me to time travel back to some of the most cherished moments of my life. Who knew a playlist could have so much power.
With all that being said, if you still want to give my playlist a listen, you can find it HERE. As always, I use Spotify to create my playlist and listen to my music. (If you like this playlist, or any of my other playlist, you can follow me on Spotify HERE. I have dozens of playlists!) I know everyone has their favorite music streaming service, and Spotify happens to be mine. I’ve also embedded a music player widget into this blog post. I don’t think they allow you to listen to a song in its entirety in the widget, but it will give you an idea of what you’ll find if you want to listen to more.
Want more playlists from yours truly? You can find all of my playlists HERE.
But that’s not the point here. If you don’t have a playlist of all your favorite songs, go create it NOW. I promise it will become a new go-to. Use it whenever your feeling out of sorts, irritated, or sad. It’s an instant mood booster. Use it when you want to time travel. Use it whenever you need it.
Happy listening, friends!