I don’t know about anyone else, but by all that’s merciful, I could really use a timeline cleanse today.
With that in mind, here’s a high-potency injection of hope and joy in musical format to help you pick your way through the wreckage.
Remember, folks: at the end of the day, all we’ve got is each other. Look for the helper, like Mr. Rodgers said. And if you don’t see one, maybe that helper is you.
Kicking off with the Style Council. It felt like a good fit.
Gonna slide from there in to Sade’s cover of the 1973 classic “Why Can’t We Live Together” from Timmy Thomas. Seek out the original for bonus points.
On the subject of great covers of classics, here’s Rumer (who by all rights should be every bit of a household name as Adele) covering “Be Thankful for What You’ve Got” with Daryl Hall on Live from Daryl’s House.
I’m feeling a theme, here! Up next, Kandace Springs covering “People Make the World Go Round,” originally recorded by The Stylistics in 1973. Seems 1973 was a great year for music!
Ok, here’s a jarring transition for you. Think of it as a kick of adrenaline. Something a little newer. Something bursting with hope, because believe me cats and kittens: we got this. We were born for more than this. Trust.
And while we’re on optimistic pop from the last decade, I have to serve up some Katy Perry. Sometimes you just gotta do it. Let go and let the spirit move you.
Gonna cap us off with “Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street. If you haven’t seen the movie, see the movie. It will make your day better.