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Last week, I blogged about discovering Spotify and how happy I was about it. Since then I’ve already created several playlists of my favorite songs as well as of recent discoveries. As promised, I’ll be sharing them with you guys.

I usually choose my clothes according to my mood and that’s exactly how I’ve organized my playlists too. For the past week, I’ve been feeling a sense of relief that I’m finally rid of this work situation that has been making me feel so demotivated to work. Now, I’m free and ready to take on the world! Yay!

So let me share with you a few fun songs from my “Taking on the World” playlist. It’s perfect for those who need some motivation and inspiration. I feel it reflects my freedom to choose which path to take next, the one that will lead me (hopefully!) to where I really want to go. Here goes!


Roar by Katy Perry

This song resonates with me because I used to be that person who would remain quiet even if something was already bothering me. But I’ve since learned to speak up. I think being a writer, and having this blog, has made me a bit more brave to say what’s in my mind, even if I know some people might not like what I have to say.

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up (hey!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!


Firework by Katy Perry

Yup, here’s another one by Katy Perry. Right now I’m in search of another place to shine and I know that soon enough I’m going to find it. Some people may not appreciate what I bring to the table but for sure, there will be others who will and I’ll be better off with them.

You don’t have to feel
Like a waste of space
You’re original
Cannot be replaced

If you only knew
What the future holds
After a hurricane
Comes a rainbow

Maybe the reason why
All the doors are closed
So you could open one
That leads you to the perfect road


Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

On your road to success, you’ll undoubtedly face challenges, negative vibes and people who judge you and try to bring you down. A long time ago, I used to let those bother me but I’ve since learned not to care what people say or think. Just shake it off!

Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


Best Day of My Life by American Authors

I have trouble letting go but little by little I’m learning to do so more easily. I’ve realized that the best days of your life happen when you let go of the things, people and situations that just don’t contribute positively to your life anymore. It is only when you let go of those things that you are able to move on to better things.

I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds
Whoa-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh (Whoa-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh)

I stretched my hands out to the sky
We danced with monsters through the night
Whoa-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh (Whoa-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh)

I’m never gonna look back, Whoa-Oh
Never gonna give it up, No-Oh
Please don’t wake me now

(Ooh, Ooh-Ooh, Ooh)
This is gonna be the best day of my life
(Ooh, Ooh-Ooh, Ooh) My li-i-i-i-i-i-ife


Chasing the Sun by Hillary Duff

I’ve always loved Hillary Duff, even back when she was a tween in the hit show, Lizzie Maquire. It has been a while since she recorded her last song so I’m happy that she’s back with this new song I love so much. I can’t get it out of my head.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy for anyone to get caught up with work, chores and things we think of as urgent and important. But we have to remember that life is short and that we should treasure the precious moments. It reminds me of what’s truly important and I think that’s especially necessary if I am to conquer the world.

Why am I in such a hurry
Always getting up too early
So fast, everything is blurry, oh oh
It’s like the clock is always racing
But my time is not for wasting
Someone else can do the chasing

‘Cause I’m chasing the sun
I’m chasing the sun
I’m chasing the sun
Don’t miss out on the fun
Gotta get it while our hearts are young
I’m chasing the sun
Oooh, oooh, oooh

These are just 5 songs out of a growing playlist. I’ll share some more next time. I’d love to hear from you though. If you can create a similar playlist, what songs would you include? Share in the comments!

For now, let me leave you with the video of Hillary Duff’s Chasing the Sun.


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  1. My children and I still love Hillary Duff. We will always remember her as Lizzie Maguire. I’m glad she has matured beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Oooh, all feel-good songs! Love it! I especially like “Best Day of My Life” because it’s just pleasant; my sister and her friends made a music video of it with me as director haha
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  3. Not sure if my comment went through. I love all the songs here; all are feel-good songs! I especially like “Best Day of My Life.”
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  4. You have a nice playlist for spotify. Spotify has really change how we listen to music.
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  5. I already have a Spotify account but i don’t usually open it. NOW will try it πŸ™‚

  6. Great playlist, i once been hook with Kate Perry’s Firework and listen to it in you tube while I’m getting ready for work.
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  7. Fun choices! I really enjoy Spotify. Recently, though, I’ve been listening to Jazz. Haha. Lola mode.
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  8. Nice playlist. I also like Roar and Fireworks. I can relate to your experiences. I need to make a play list now, been busy blogging and forgot to listen to feel good music to make life a bit loose.

  9. I love all Kate Perry songs! I haven’t heard Hillary’s new song though.. πŸ™‚ My playlist is different now.. Puro.. Disney Junior na..:)
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  10. I enjoy listening to “best day of my life” as well when I’m in a down mood. But Most of the time I go for Pentatonix. You should check them out cause they’re this acapella band that makes your mind think if you’re really listening to acapella. It’s kinda futuristic, and their remixes of certain songs are cool. πŸ˜€
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  11. Nice songs on your list! I build mostly 80’s dance music to keep me awake.
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  12. Anything by Beyonce and Pussycat Dolls are empowering πŸ™‚
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  13. I just downloaded Spotify recently but haven’t used it much yet. Will have to try it out more. Great list of songs, by the way. More more more! hehe πŸ™‚
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  14. Haha! Ang cute mo, Janice! Talagang popstars. But well, I listen to them, too especially Taylor Swift. :)))
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  15. I LOVE Spotify! I have so many playlists, too! Sometimes I just choose their random playlists depending on my mood. Best Day of My Life is definitely a feel good song! πŸ™‚

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