This is such a great tag! World Mental Health Day was on October 10th this year and I completely missed it. So thank you Sophia Ismaa for tagging me in this! You know what’s funny? I actually made a playlist of songs that make me happy after a conversation I had with my therapist years ago. These songs are on that playlist. And I do listen to it every once in a while when I start to feel down. 


  • Link back to ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ creator – Laura Spoonie
  • Tag the blogger who nominated you
  • Mention how music helps your Mental Health
  • List 10 songs that you would consider to be a part of your ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ (optional: mention a little bit why each song is on your list)
  • Tag 10 other bloggers to join in with the ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ Challenge

1. Wannabe – Spice Girls

It’s the Spice Girls! I still want to be Baby Spice lol. Enough said. 

2. El Chico del Apartamento 512 – Selena

My Queen ❤ !!!! This song is light and fluffy. In a nutshell: it’s about a girl that has a crush on her neighbor; the guy in apartment 512. 

3. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

“You live for the fight when it’s all you got”

4. 99 Red Balloons – Nena

First heard it on Gilmore Girls. But it reminds me of college. I remember one of my college roommates putting it on a party playlist at some point. 

5. Love on Top – Beyoncé

This song makes me ridiculously happy. The first time I heard it was when Beyoncé sang it at the MTV awards and revealed she was pregnant. That joy is radiating off of her and it’s contagious 😀

6. La Tortura – Shakira Ft. Alejandro Sanz

My other queen ❤ !! I still have the cassette tapes of her early music lol. It’s nostalgia coupled with great music. 

7. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John

It’s the whistling. As soon as I hear it, it puts me in a good mood. 

8. Do You Love Me – The Contours

I love dancing to this song when no one is watching. Also, it’s The Contours. No real explanation needed.

9. Paradise – George Ezra

It’s an upbeat, lovey-dovey song. 

10. Me Vale – Maná

OH MY GOD this song!! It’s an anthem!! Whenever people like to voice their unasked for opinion regarding my life choices, I listen to this song. Instant mood booster. In a nutshell: it’s a guy talking about how he doesn’t give a damn about what people think of him and calling them out on it. Loose translation of one of the lyrics: “Instead of criticizing my life and pointing out what’s wrong with it, you should focus on yourself.” Yes!!! 


Brianna the Bookworm

The Book Raven

Jasmine’s Reading

The Quirky Book Nerd

*No pressure on anyone to participate*


12 thoughts on “World Mental Health Day: Pick Me Up Playlist Tag

  1. Gosh the Spice Girls- that takes me back! And is a great pick-me-up! And I love Bon Jovi. Would you believe I’d never heard the English version of 99 luftballons? I absolutely love that song though and it’s on my happy playlist 😀 As is Do you love me! And of course I love Shakira and Beyonce 🙂 Love this list!

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  2. Yay, Spice Girls Wannabe on the list! 🎉 I listened to the La Tortura song, did not expect it to be spicy!!!! Love on Top the baby reveal will probably go down as one of the biggest moments in celebrity history. I had to have a little dance to Living on a Prayer (the wo-oah part is always the best part) and Paradise, I had no idea that that was by George Ezra, I love that song and I’m determined to like anything he does after I found out he shares the exact same birthday as me. Finally, a healthy Gemini male rep other than Tupac and Tom Holland.

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    1. It’s Shakira. Homegirl oozes sex appeal lmao. That baby reveal was everything!! I remember my roommate and I screamed in unison when we watched it haha. Omg George Ezra is amazing! That voice!! *swoons* and he’s your birthday twin? Lucky! 😛

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      1. Shakira is so damn gorgeous. 😍

        Girl, you must have been so happy is you were screaming!

        Exact same date, paha, finally one wholesome Gemini male other than Tom Holland for this generation.


  3. This is great. I consider music so important to helping my mental health (I have several Pick Me Up, Girl Power, Be Happy, It will Get Better style playlists) and just happiness really. I haven’t heard all of these but I’m going to go download them.

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  4. Omg yessss anything by Selena makes me so happy! Also, Love On Top is probably STILL my favorite Bey song EVER. LOL. Thank so much for the tag!!

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