Mood Music: Flashback Friday

I was feeling nostalgic today and I got some old school jams stuck in my head. It’s crazy to hear these songs and actually remember hearing them for the first time, or even just fixating on them when I was younger. These were some of the songs that I listened to over and over, on my little Barbie mp3 player, before Apple iPods were even really a big hit. I was an old school Disney child. None of whatever new stuff is happening now; that’s just embarrassing.

No, no. Instead, I jammed to Hannah Montana’s Best of Both Worlds and Zoey 101’s Follow Me. These were TV shows that defined my childhood and now makes me think of all the ways I connected to the characters of these shows, and even other children my age. Here are my Top 3 Throwback Jams:

  1. I Found a Way – Drake Bell – This was the Drake & Josh theme song, and for any other 90’s kid, you know that this show was legendary. This song makes me want to binge watch all the episodes all over again!
  2. Start of Something New – Drew Seeley and Vanessa Hudgens – This song is from High School Musical, and you’re wrong if you think I don’t still play this every New Year’s. Once a wildcat, always a wildcat.
  3. Funkytown – Lipps Inc. – This song was from Shrek, and I remember happily blasting it in the car because my mom loved the song too.

 

What are your favorite throwback songs? From Michael Jackson to Old Britney to Disney Channel songs, don’t worry about dating yourself 😉 Let me know in the comments below!

Mood Music

Music has a profound effect on us. Often, a person’s favorite song(s) will tell you more about them than they could ever tell you themselves. We all thrive by connection, and those connections are created through the stories we tell. It’s exactly why we as a society value our music so much. We have so many music award shows, and our Top 40 songs are quite telling of the way we live. When songs are outrageously controversial (and yes, unfortunately, they do have to be outrageously so for us to pay attention) the media makes sure to point it out. Singers and songwriters are some of the biggest celebrities and have a huge impact on the discussions we have (or the Twitter wars that go down #RIPTaylorSwift 🐍).

This series will be all about songs and lyrics that make us feel all the feels, that provoke our favorite memories, and make us turn back into our younger selves when we dreamt of being pop stars (@me when I wanted to be Hannah Montana). So whether you are working hard, sitting in a coffee shop, cleaning your house, going for a jog, or doing anything really, plug in your playlist and dance like nobody is watching. Sing at the top of your lungs! Today, pick three songs to completely let loose to and let me know what they are in the comments!

Here are my dance jams of the day:

  1. Too Good – Drake ft. Rihanna // something about their voices just sound too good together 😍
  2. Sax – Fleur East // I play this song almost every time I get dressed for the day; such a mood booster
  3. Teacher – Nick Jonas // he is one of my favorite artists and this song is such a groove 😀