Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: What song (or songs) make you smile and get you moving no matter when you hear it (them)?
Lisa J. Jackson: “Walking on Sunshine” has always always fallen into this category for me. It gets me singing and smiling and dancing (even if I’m in the car). “Call Me Maybe” is a recent favorite. I don’t know what it is about that song, but I just love it and there are so many fun lip synched plays on it on YouTube, too. It seems addictive to a lot of folks. But it makes me smile and I have to sing along whenever I hear it.
Julie Hennrikus: My niece got Just Dance 4 for Christmas, and this question was answered when the B-52s Rock Lobster came up. I grabbed a remote, danced my heart out, and won the round. Love Shack has the same effect. I have a playlist for exercising that includes a lot of 80′s music that gets me moving, or at least smiling.
Jamie Wallace: Love Lisa and Julie’s picks! The songs that get me up and groovin’ change depending on my mood, but here are a few that almost always hit the spot: Lovely Day, You Got It, Stuck Like Glue, Stitched Up, Dog Days Are Over, and this other little number (also by Florence and the Machine):
Deborah Lee Luskin: Anything by The Beatles, Johnny Cash, The Avett Brothers, Ella, Etta – the gamut. I can listen to anything to get up and move. It’s when I need to sit down and focus that I turn on Bach’s music for solo piano and solo violin.