On…. a good mood playlist for you Leave a reply These are Good Mood songs that I have been listening to forever. I get sick of them, and ignore them for a few years, and then I remember them and go, oh, fuck me, I love that goddamn song. Anyway, turn the volume up to twelve* and go nuts, my darlings. *Eleven is so passé. Angel Eyes – Roxy Music I would do anything to go back in time to 1983 and see Roxy Music live. Well, not anything. But it would be kinda cool, non? La Breeze – Simian This song plays in my head every time I walk / strut out of a good work meeting. Seether – Veruca Salt I danced angrily to this as a teenager a lot. I didn’t actually have a lot of anger, but I faked it. Detachable Penis – King Missile No one else loves this. I do. I really do. Bug Powder Dust – The Prodigy I love this song so much. I think the opening lines are from some movie about licking toads. But I can’t remember and I am too lazy to Google it. Pink –Aerosmith Pretty sure this song is about virginity. Which is fucking lame. But funny. Freeze-Frame – J. Geils Band I have a whole dance routine worked out for the first 15 seconds of this song. The rest I just improvise. Don’t Trust Me – 3OH!3 Mostly for the line ‘tell your boyfriend, if he says he’s got beef, that I’m a vegetarian and I’m not fucking scared of him’ Nancy Boy – Placebo Just a really good angry-getting-ready-to-go-out-and-kick-ass-song. Another Saturday Night – Cat Stevens At university I woke up and played this extra loud, every single morning, usually with my stereo propped on the windowsill, so everyone around the quadrangle-shaped building where I was living could enjoy it too. Sorry about that, guys. Love Child – Diana Ross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXD281VOFAA In this song, Diana is trying to convince a suitor that they shouldn’t bang because of the shame of creating a love child which she knows well because – TWIST! – she TOO is a love child! Ridiculous. And majestic. SOS – Rihanna I once lipsynced AND poledanced to this at my then-ad agency’s summer party on a boat. Yes. I am that person. (I knew I was gonna quit about three days later, so I was like, fuck it.) Undone (The Sweater Song) by Weezer Such a good goddamn song. I like a bit of angry guitar, in case you didn’t guess by now. Ruby – Cake I wish that Cake would cover ever single Kenny Rogers song there ever was. Listen for the adlibs at the end. I shout them out when I’m listening to it, which makes for some awkward workouts. Here It Goes Again – OK GO I have the horn for OK GO so badly. I’ve seen them live like, six times in New York and London. I put them in every book I write, just as a little wink. I don’t think they’ve read my books, strangely enough. I’m not sure they’d smoke the ganja I roll. If that makes any sense. (It doesn’t. Let’s move on.) Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye Probably my favourite song of all time.