June was a great month for me personally, but a pretty bad month for empathy, compassion and basic human decency in the world. If you've been feeling like I have (angry, tired, sad, tired of being angry, sad, angry again), check out these organizations that could use your donations.
Funnily enough, because of all those aforementioned feelings, I found myself listening to a lot of happy music this month. This playlist contains only one sort-of-sad song, which is a first for me.
Anyway, enough preamble. Here's some music that puts a smile on my face. I hope it puts one on yours, too.
It seems like the world decided to discount Carly as a one-hit wonder after "Call Me Maybe," which makes me incredibly sad because most of her songs are pure pop perfection - including this one.
Favourite lyrics: "baby, let's go get lost / I like that you're driving slow / keeping my fingers crossed / that maybe you'll take the long way home"
This song sounds like all the best parts of summer, and I love it to bits. So much, in fact, that I created an alternate playlist for June. Here you go!
This one's for everyone out there that's falling head-first into a fun summer crush right now. Also, I have done everything Tessa talks about in this song at least once. Oops.
Favourite lyrics: "I've got a fascination with your presentation / making me feel like you're on my island, you're my permanent vacation"
Full disclosure: the only reason I listened to "Girls Like You" at first was to watch the music video on repeat. Now I kind of like the song on its own, though, so here it is.
You know those people in your life who make you better just by being around? This one's for them.
I'm gonna love you
'Til you start looking back
I'm gonna love you so right
I wouldn't need a second chance.
Next month, we'll probably be back to our regularly-scheduled programming of sad songs, so I'll see you then.
Feel like listening to some sad songs right now? Check out my previous playlists!