So here’s a smashing idea.
Instead of me racking my brain, trying to mould some beautiful analogy of the medical school experience out of the limited wordsmith-skillz I possess, why don’t we just chat?
Just us girls.
After all, most days of the week I’m at least partly reliant on the sound pumping through my ear buds to help lift my spirits or calm my scattered thoughts. Music has become rather important in my day-to-day functioning, especially when I just need to feel something more intense than what my sleep-deprived brain is otherwise capable of.
So what the hell. Let’s have a look at my (moderately contemptible) top 10 songs to fight burnout:
“Gone, Gone, Gone” – Phillip Phillips
If you haven’t listened to this, your summer hasn’t officially started yet. It’s just such a lovely breath of fresh air with those bold brass accents and earthy acoustic guitar. Even if the sun isn’t shining, by the end of this song I guarantee you will be.
Listen to feel: OMGHAPPYSUNSHINEYAAAYY
“Troublemaker” – Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida
Ignore Flo Rida. This is all about the ultra-catchy hook and fun dance beat. And while it’s not a holy-crap-dance-till-you-drop song, it’s perfect for practicing your schmexy moves. Get those hips gyrating.
Listen to feel: Awwwwww yissssssssss
“Stutter” – Marianas Trench
Yeah, this is one of those holy-crap-dance-till-you-drop songs. Right from the kit kicks you’re gonna want to put on your patent leather shoes and twirl your poodle skirt. Plus the loud, brassy vocals make you wanna sing it at the top of your lungs. And you totally should. You have a great voice. I can tell.
Listen to feel: Dancey-dance-dance-dancey so fancy, look at my twirrrrrrrrrl
“You Make My Dreams” – Hall & Oates
I seriously don’t care about 500 Days of Summer. So don’t even. What matters is that this song is AWESOME and you will dance to it. Or at least you’ll strut a little bit if you’re walking down the street. I dare you to not step in time to this monster hit.
Listen to feel: DREEEEEEAMS COME TrrrUUUUUuuue (oooooh ooh, you-ooh-OOOoooh)
“121” and “Stand Out” – A Goofy Movie Soundtrack
If these weren’t your pump-up songs as a tween, you didn’t do childhood right. They’re both incredibly catchy, they feature a Michael Jackson sound-alike, and they’re all about being awesome and loving your awesome friends and family. Just buy the whole disc. You know you want to.
Listen to feel: Nostalgia + I could probably take over the world right now
“Feeling Good” – Michael Bublé
This may be one of the swankiest tunes to ever cross your ears. Between the heavy swing and the wailing brass you’ll probably find yourself making that “Ooooooooh” face that only comes with the crooners.
Listen to feel: Damn, I’m so sexy, check out me and my sexy
“Down the Road” – C2C
I can’t spoil this one. Just listen.
Listen to feel: OOOOOOOH SNAP IT’S FUNKY
“Please, Please Stay” – Lucky Uke & Colbie Caillat
Another one of those songs that summer just isn’t complete without. Whether it’s the adorable ukulele or the lovely blend of their voices, something’s bound to win you over. Just light and fun and would probably make a completely cute couple’s dance.
Listen to feel: Awwwww warm fuzzies
“It’s All Right” – Huey Lewis & The News
Hard to pick just one, but this a capella beauty is a perfect tune for long LRT rides. In fact, I believe I sang this out loud and danced around an empty train at some point. (And it was awesome.) There’s no way you won’t be tapping your feet to this.
Listen to feel: Chillaxed
“Americana” – Supernatural Original Television Soundtrack
Okay, NOPE. You don’t get to judge me for this one. Just listen to it, it’s lovely, trust me. The gentle roll of the line, carried by the clarinets, it just puts me at ease. And that hauntingly beautiful piano solo, it never fails to give me chills.
Listen to feel: SPN FEELS. Or, you know. Regular, nice feels.
So there. My taste in music is pretty weird, okay. (Plus I didn’t even include my musical theatre stuff.)
What songs help you out on rough days? Comment below!