Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 12/20

Good afternoon, EST’ers! If you’re working this Monday, hope it’s filled with sunshine.  If not, I hope your family isn’t driving you nuts.  Today’s lunchtime poll is a really simple one, we’re up to our earlobes in wrapping paper and sugar cookies over here.   What song always brings your mood up, no matter how many times you hear it?

By Ophelia Payne

Editor in Chief of Persephone Magazine, Ophelia spends most of her time in front of a monitor. She writes long, rambling emails in her free time.

9 replies on “Lunchtime Poll 12/20”

I need “f*ck me” tunes, the slow dirty grind ones like Chris Isaak’s “Don’t Make Me Dream About You”, NIN’s “Closer”, “I Want You to Want Me” by Cheap Trick or Chris Isaak. Weird, huh? It takes me to a totally different place. And gets the blood flowing.

But for real pick me ups I stick with the soundtrack to “Singin’ In the Rain”, especially “Moses Supposes”, “Ready For Love”, and “Good Morning”. I found a cassette at Goodwill for $1 and play it in my car from time to time.

“Merry Happy” by Kate Nash. I always recommend it when someone is looking for positive or I’m-heartbroken-now-but-I’ll-be-fine songs. I played it over and over one summer while I was trying to get over a recently-ended relationship, and it never fails to make me feel good.

There are so many, from ‘What a day for a Daydream’ by The Lovin’ Spoonful to ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ by Wycleff Jean and The Rock, but the number one, in case of extreme mood emergencies song is Mephiskapheles’ cover of the Bumblebee Tuna song. Especially when accompanied by this YouTube video:

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