Honestly, who knows what day it is any more? The thing is, whether its Monday, Sunday or Blahday, this playlist is just the tonic if you’re in the doldrums and in dire need of a bit of aural get-up and go.
Just like The Boomtown Rats’ least favourite day, this playlist starts off slowly. But don’t be deceived: once you get 3 or 4 tracks in, Monday Motivation’s thematic trajectory is set.
Think of this playlist as that friend whose megawatt charm, good-natured cajoling and irrepressible energy are impossible to resist. There’s the ear-worm hooks of Phats & Small’s Turn Around and Fatboy Slim’s Praise You, the authentic positivity of Jackie Wilson’s Higher And Higher and Lizzo’s Good As Hell, and the pop perfection of Katy Perry’s Roar.
Convinced that only a glorious wallop of sound will stir you into action? This playlist has you covered, too. AC/DC’s Thunderstruck is a force of nature, Eminem’s Lose Yourself will have you rap-battling the cat/kids/partner, and Blur’s Song 2 will send you pogoing into the rest of your day.
The best Spotify playlist for: acknowledging blue times and letting them go.