10 Pick-Me-Up Songs

Graphic by Sam Lee

By Denebola Staff

1) “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor

“I thank God every day / that I woke up feeling’ this way / I can’t help lovin’ myself / and I don’t need nobody else,”

2) “Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine

“All of his questions, such a mournful sound / Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground / So I like to keep my issues drawn / But it’s always darkest before the dawn,”

3) “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar

“We gon’ be alright / Do you hear me, do you feel me? We got’ be alright,”

4) “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

“If you want my future, forget my past / If you wanna get with me, better make it fast / No don’t go wasting my precious time / Get your act together we could be just fine,”

5) “Break the Rules” by Charli XCX

“I’m such a star / Queen boulevard / Blaze through the dark,”

6) “Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Song” by Will Smith

“First class, yo, this is bad / Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass / Is this what the people of Bel-Air living like? / Hmmm, this might be alright,”

7) “I Swear” by M.I.

“Got a little more soul, and self control, so I don’t tote the heat,”

8) “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.

“Sometimes I think sitting on trains / Every stop I get to I’m clocking that game / Everyone’s a winner now we’re making that fame / Bonafide hustler making my name,”

9) “Smile” by Mikky Ekko

“Smile, the worst is yet to come / We’ll be lucky if we ever see the sun, / Got nowhere to go, we could be here for a while, / But the future is forgiven, so smile,”

10) “End of Time” by Beyoncé

“Take you away from here / It’s nothing between us but space, and time / I’ll be your own little star, let me shine you up / Or your own little universe make me your girl,”

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Abby Lass is the managing editor of arts and an avid reader of Percy Jackson. She has a deep passion for overzealous rants, overcommitment, and excessive analysis.

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