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A Whole Bunch Of Little Playlists

There’s something really lovely about music’s ability to transport you to a difference place, or to enhance the present you’re in.  I know that music contributes to my happiness when I find just the right song to listen to as the sun sets, or the most upbeat song pops on in the middle of an intense workout.  These playlists are for creating and improving those kinds of moments.

Additionally, I use these little playlists as “timers.”  I give myself the 10 songs in the “Cleaning My Apartment” playlist, for example, to time how long I have to get my place spick and span.  It becomes a challenge in a way to get everything tidied by the time the playlist is over!  I recommend looking at these playlists from that perspective; as not only an atmosphere producer, but a tool for productivity too.

I’ve got 10 songs per “mood” in this list, let me know in the comments if there are any songs that you think would go perfect with one of these playlists and I might add them with your name next to it!

Morning Coffee with the Sunrise
1) April Come She Will – Simon & Garfunkel
2) Morningbird – Forest Sun
3) Flowers In Your Hair – The Lumineers
4) Old Pine – Ben Howard
5) All My Days – Alexi Murdoch
6) Like Real People Do – Hozier
7) Stay Alive – Josè González
8) Blue Skies – Noah And The Whale
9) Featherstone – The Paper Kites
10) White Daisy Passing – Rocky Voltato

Cleaning The Apartment
1) S.O.B. – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
2) North Side Gal – J.D. McPherson
3) Sugar – Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds
4) I Am Trying To Break Your Heart – JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
5) The River – Son Little
6) T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
7) Feeling Good – Nina Simone
8) Hacienda Motel – Pickwick
9) Jackie and Wilson – Hozier
10) Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Glark Jr.

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I Will Be Okay
1) Empire – Of Monsters and Men
2) Black As Night – Nahko And Medicine For The People
3) Featherstone – The Paper Kites
4) Hold On – Alabama Shakes
5) L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. – Noah And The Whale
6) Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard
7) Don’t Carry It All – The Decemberists
8) I Ain’t The Same – Alabama Shakes
9) When My Time Comes – Dawes
10) I Don’t Know My Name – Grace VanderWaal

An Optimistic Road Trip
1) Black Water – Of Monsters and Men
2) Cleopatra – The Lumineers
3) Woodland – The Paper Kites
4) Fool For Love – Lord Huron
5) Santa Fe – Beirut
6) Back To You – Twin Forks
7) On The Road – Houndmouth
8) Unknown Legend – Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves
9) Green Eyes And A Heart Of Gold – The Lone Bellow
10) Forgive – Porches, Greta Kline

A Walk In the Woods
1) Ragged Wood – Fleet Foxes
2) Furr – Blitzen Trapper
3) Boy With A Coin – Iron & Wine
4) Lonelily – Damien Rice
5) She Lit A Fire – Lord Huron
6) Rise To The Sun – Alabama Shakes
7) Above The Clouds of Pompeii – Bear’s Den
8) Amadeus – Family And Friends
9) Mellow Out – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
10) Call Me In The Afternoon – Half Moon Run

A Sunset Alone
1) Holocene – Bon Iver
2) Paint – The Paper Kites
3) Rivers and Roads – The Head and the Heart
4) Amsterdam – Gregory Alan Isakov
5) Shiver – Lucy Rose
6) Mightiest of Guns – A.A. Bondy
7) The Mortal Boy King – The Paper Kites
8) Atlas Hands – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
9) Crosses – José González
10) I Forget Where We Were – Ben Howard

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One last thing!  I enjoyed making these playlists so much that I’ve decided to do “Music Mondays” on my Instagram, @goingwithhappy.  If you want more music delivered like this, please check it out!  I also post there when a new post is up, so be sure to follow and turn on notifications so you don’t miss a post!

Happy Listening,
Shannon

29 thoughts on “A Whole Bunch Of Little Playlists”

    1. Yay! Let me know what you think and if there are any tracks you think I should add to them (:

  1. These are really good playlists and songs! It’s amazing how music can be used for anything you are doing or feeling at any time. Thank you for this. I will be adding a lot of these to my Spotify lists!

  2. This is such a great post idea, I am always on the look out for new music and I haven’t heard most of these so I will definitely be checking them out 🙂 x

    1. Ooooh I’m so excited to make holiday playlists, especially for Christmas! I’ll be posting playlists weekly from now on on my Instagram (same name, @goingwithhappy) and when December rolls around there’s gonna be endless holiday cheer alllll ova my feed (;

  3. love this post! I need music to get me through most things in daily life, these playlists are just perfectly filled with my favourite songs!

    1. I’m happy to hear that these songs I hold so dear are also dear to others as well (: thanks for reading!

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