Today is the first completely and utterly BLUE day we’ve seen in months. When I say blue, I don’t mean blue skies; I mean blue as in clouds and pouring rain. A real bummer of a day, truth be told.
So why in the world is this the topic of today’s Friday Fave? Well for one, we really needed the rain. And two, this blue day gives me the perfect opportunity to participate in Music Sparks’ Blue Challenge!
I’m always putting together playlists to suit or shape my mood (for example, here are 10 songs that just make me feel good), so why not make one for a blue day like today? I have a long list of projects to work on before my first student arrives this afternoon, so here are the tunes that will serve as my soundtrack:
- Set Fire to the Rain (Adele)
- Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
- Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
- Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
- Rainy Days and Mondays (The Carpenters)
- Blue (LeAnn Rimes)
- Rain Roll In (Eilen Jewell)
- Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)
- Rain is a Good Thing (Luke Bryan)
- Singing in the Rain (Gene Kelly)
It’s funny, but as I listened to these songs, I actually started to feel less and less blue. Surprising, considering every one of these songs has either the word “blue” or “rain” in the title! What songs are on your “blue day” playlist?
Fellow bloggers: you should participate in the “Blue Challenge” over at Music Sparks, too. You still have two days to do so! A big thanks to JoAnn Jordan and Laura Crum for coming up with such a fun idea.
Thanks for taking part in the challenge! I love your song list. Sometime in the last year I read a research summary which stated when a song matched a “negative” mood it was validated and then more easily changed. Wish I had bookmarked it. Have a wonderful weekend weekend!
My pleasure, JoAnn! I would love to read that study — it definitely proved true for me this morning. How interesting! You have a wonderful weekend as well :D
A song that goes along with your list I recently discovered and am LOVING –
Let the rain by Sara Bareilles.
I haven’t heard that one, Amber, but I really like Sara Bareilles and will check it out! Thanks!
I LOVE that list! I hadn’t heard that particular Adele track and it really is a stunning song…thanks for the introduction to a new favorite. :) I always thought that Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” was such an empowering song and I feel like it’s appropriate here, too.
It might just be me, but it seems like the tone of the songs lighten as you go down the list. Reflective, perhaps of your own lifting mood? :) Thanks for taking part in our BlueChallenge!
Glad you like the Adele song – it is one of my recent faves! And yes, I totally noticed that the songs change in tone as the list goes on. I think you’re exactly right as to the reason :)