Today’s the day we get to write about our taste in music. Songs we listen to when we are happy, sad, bored, hyped, and mad. I generally just listen to music all the time, regardless of what mood I am in – but if I had to define some songs by emotion, these would be them:

Happy – Anything by Fleetwood Mac. My faves are The Chain, Edge of Seventeen and Tusk…I can never get sick of them. Seeing them live in New Plymouth last year was AMAZING!

Stevie Nicks at the Bowl of Brooklands

Sad – I wouldn’t say I listen to this music JUST when I am sad, but also stressed, feeling overwhelmed and need to centre myself. I have a playlist called “calm” and it is littered with Enya and Kenny G tracks. I also have Phil Coulter’s Sea of Tranquility for helping me sleep. Don’t mock it until you have tried it!

Bored – This is generally the “shuffle” function until I find what fits the mood. So if I do that right now…the first three I want to stop and listen to are: No Air – Jordin Sparks ft Chris Brown; Blue Skies – The Feelers; Golden Love – Midnight Youth.

Hyped – I probably only get hyped when I am running, so a few highlights from my “Run” playlists include pretty much anything from Glee (especially Push It or Bust a Move); Shackles – Mary Mary; You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine; Who do you think you are – Spice Girls (yeeeyah!)

Mad – I am not sure I often listen to music when I am mad as in angry, but I do listen to some crazy stuff and sing at the top of my lungs and Jase looks at me like I am barking mad…so…musical highlights from those moments are: Tiffany (can anyone say 80’s baby?), Man, I feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain; Good old Alanis Morrisette or Robbie Williams; and the ultimate – Tiny Dancer. And no, not the original Elton John version, but the Marco Demark remix…LOVE it.

What do you listen to? I’m interested to get some good recommendations to add to the playlists!