Music for Any Mood

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I see my life in terms of music.
— Albert Einstein

I remember getting my first CD at 6 years old, it was Britney Spears’ first album, “Baby One More Time.” I quickly filled up my little CD locker with her other albums, along with Avril Lavigne, NYSNC, Aaron Carter, and Play. For a while, I would listen to whatever was on the radio, then in 7th grade, I started to burn CDs with songs I heard in movies and TV shows. In 9th grade, I discovered YouTube and kept a running list of songs that I liked ranging from the 50s-60s era to Taylor Swift. A few years later, I started listening to Pandora and enjoyed listening to songs that weren’t overplayed on the radio. In college, I found Spotify and have been using it ever since to create a wide-range of playlists.

I would say that I like to listen to music that either matches my mood (or the mood I want to be in) or the season. Does anyone else think that certain songs feel like summer or autumn? I’ve been told that I make really good playlists, so I wanted to share a few songs from each playlist. Check out my Spotify if you want to hear more!

Cozy Days

Perfect for a rainy weekend day

  • She Lit a Fire - Lord Huron

  • Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran

  • Big Black Car - Gregory Alan Isakov

  • New Slang - The Shins

  • I Love the Rain the Most - Joe Purdy

  • Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James

  • Hold You in My Arms - Ray LaMontagne

  • Silver Moon - Roo Panes

  • Ulysses - RYVOLI

  • Crosses - José González

Feel Again


  • Feel Again - OneRepublic

  • Capital Letters - Hailee Steinfeld, BloodPop

  • Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield

  • Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall

  • Run the World (Girls) - Beyoncé

  • Like Gold - Vance Joy

  • 10,000 Emerald Pools - BØRNS

  • Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

  • Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader

  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

Keep Your Head Up, Keep Your Heart Strong

When you are going through a challenging time

  • Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard

  • Blue Skies - Noah and The Whale

  • Days I Will Remember - Tyrone Wells

  • Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson

  • Lost In The Light - Bahamas

  • Your Ex-Lover is Dead - Stars

  • in my head - Ariana Grande

  • Supercut - Lorde

  • On My Own - Vincent Vincent And The Villains


Cozy, snowy vibes

  • This Is an Adventure - The Lighthouse And The Whaler

  • Honey Jars - Bryan John Appleby

  • Winter Waltz - The Last Royals

  • American Girl - Luke Sital-Singh

  • Wait by the River - Lord Huron

  • come out and play - Billie Eillish

  • Old Friend - Darlingside

  • Warm Foothills - alt-J

  • Waves - Acoustic - Dean Lewis

  • True Care - James Vincent McMorrow


fresh air, blue skies

  • Painting Roses - Dresses

  • There Will Be Time - Mumford & Sons, Babba Maal

  • Alive - Graeme James

  • Class Historian - BRONCHO

  • Sedona - Houndmouth

  • Like Vineyards - Little India

  • Say Hey - Charles William

  • Fresh Eyes - Andy Grammer

  • Blame It on Me - George Ezra

  • Someone To You - BANNERS


Sunshine, ocean breeze

  • Radiate - Jack Johnson

  • Go Outside - Cults

  • What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club

  • Towers - Bon Iver

  • Riptide - Vance Joy

  • Ooh La La - Faces

  • Better When I’m Dancin’ - Meghan Trainor

  • Final Song - MØ

  • Girl On the Coast - Jessie James Decker

  • Seasons - Shaggy, OMI


Crisp air, fall foliage

  • Lover Of The Light - Mumford & Sons

  • Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch

  • Fever To The Form - Nick Mulvey

  • You’re The Reason I Come Home - Ron Pope

  • The Greatest - Cat Power

  • Falling - Florence + The Machine

  • Old Pine - Ben Howard

  • How We Love - Ingrid Michaelson

  • Like Real People Do - Hozier

  • Gold - Matt Hartke, Maggie Peake

Happy listening!