What’s up Kaybies? I want to apologize for taking a week to write my next post! A whole bunch of crap happened (especially today was some #BULL)… But if you’ve ever studied DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) then you know there’s a skill called “opposite action”. Opposite action is literally self explanatory. You do the opposite action of the unhelpful thing you want to do. For instance, I would LOVE to lay in bed all day and sleep… and you bet your smoked Gouda I could do it too. BUT opposite action is intentionally getting up every morning and going to work and socializing with these annoying yet interesting creatures called people. And that’s what I’m doing right now.
So this post was inspired by my desk buddy/amazing coworker. Her name is Nel Belle 🦋 (at least that’s what I call her and yes, she’s as pretty as she sounds). After having a day full of bull, we talked about blog topics (amongst other things) and she suggested writing a playlist. I sure as hell needed some pick me up music that I’m actually listening to as I write. I’m going to be honest, my taste in music is all over the place so hopefully everyone finds a few songs (⚠️disclaimer: YES there will be trap music, YES I will link the clean version). I try not to listen to love songs when I need a pick me up because they just remind me of how alone I am lol. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
20. Weightless- All Time Low
I know this doesn’t SOUND like a pick me up song from the title and honestly I listen to this song when I’m upset too. But trust me, just dance around the room like a 2 year old and don’t listen to the words too much. Except my favorite line, “maybe it’s not my weekend, but it’s gonna be my year”. Listen to that and embed it in your brain.
19. Energy- Drake
*no clean version of this song on YT but def recommend *
Because I do have enemies. Got a lotta enemies tryna drain me of my energy! Just can’t let them 😏
18. Best I Ever Had- Drake
I just feel like my baby is singing to me in this song… plus I am the best anyone has ever had. Fake friends, guys, and all others who don’t realize that are just stupid. #sorrynotsorry #Kaybymentality
17. Snap Yo Fingers- Lil John and the East Side Boyz
Because sometimes you just need to do your step, and know that YOU can do it ALL by YO SELF!!
16. Money Baby- K Camp ft. Kwony Cash
DEFINITELY make sure if you’re under 18 you’ve got the clean version. But this song is just care free and while I do almost NONE of the activities mentioned by K camp, I do like that money, Kayby!
15. Here’s to Never Growing Up- Avril Lavigne
Again I like variety, and this song just has that 90’s kid vibe and really… we’re never gonna change!
14. Buzzin- Mann
This song is the epitome of pick-you-up-no-matter-what-mood-you’re-in AND is just so fun to dance to and is probably in my top 10 favorite songs of all time *cue my sister doing the Kevin Alston from The Bomb Digz dance*
13. Got Money- Lil Wayne and T-peezy (T-Pain y’all)
One of the reasons why Lil Wayne is ONE OF the best rappers of all time (fight me if you don’t agree) is not only because he changed the game for our generation, but because he LITERALLY doesn’t give one F about what people say… And TBH that’s how I get a pick me up. I listen to people who don’t care about what others think, and I start doing the same (I make it snow, I make it flurry…I make it all back tomorrow don’t worry! – Weezy)
12. Feeling Myself- Nicki Minaj ft. Yoncé
Just because this song is all abut feeling yourself and dismissing all of those irrelevant to my life (these Chanel bags is a bad habit… but male or female it make no difference I stop the world… carry on 😘)
11. Everyday We Lit- YFN Lucci ft. PnB Rock
Because we truly should find a reason to be lit everyday🌖 (I swear I ain’t never expected it like this, now I’m getting rich, that’s why everyday we lit… you can’t tell me ISH!!)
10. Get Low- Lil John & the East Side Boyz
If you can’t twerk and get DOWN to this song and make your problems go away, at least for a minute… we need to talk. To the windoooooooooooooooow, to the wall! To all, skeet skeet!
9. Blame It- Jamie Foxx and T-Pain
Although I’ve never drunk alcohol, this song has one of my favorite empowering verses and my favorite auto tunes EVER. To my independent mamas who can buy their own bottles, if you lookin like a MODEL when the broke fellas holler tell em BYE (and if that’s your case… you’re definitely a Kayby)!
8. Bad and Boujee- Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert
You know… young rich people… you know sum we ain’t never really had no old money… we got a WHOLE LOTTA new money though… RAINDROP!!! (Now y’all KNOW it wouldn’t be a post from me without a Migos reference)
7. Before I Let Go- Maze ft. Frankie Beverly
You make me happy… this you can bet… swear oml this song is in my top 3 favorite family reunion/cookout/ wedding/you better know this songs. Just listen to it and I dare you not to smile or tap your foot.
6. Bounce Back- Big Sean
DEFINITELY a great reset song for the morning. Last night took an L, but tonight I bounce BACK! Like you can’t HELP but me uplifted by this song #IwokeupinBEASTMODE
5. FDB- Young Dro
This song has gotten me through many bad days… can’t quote much but it’s great if you’re frustrated and just need to scream FDB about something (or someone 😒)
4. Pull Up Wit a Stick- SahBabii ft. Loso Loaded
This was probably my second favorite song of 2017… just so upbeat… no real meaning… just relaxing with a bunch of brrrr brrrrts!
3. First Day Out- Tee Grizzley
My ABSOLUTE favorite song of 2017… it’s so deep and just reminds me anything is possible and that people struggle a lot more than I remember sometimes… Especially my people (“Just bury me in the water with my ancestors… They knew death was better than bondage”) #WAKANDAFOREVER. You ever went to trial and fought for your life? BUT WHEN THAT BEAT DROPPPPPPS!!
2. God’s Plan- Drake
I am pretty speechless when it comes to God’s Plan. I just feel such a connection to the lyrics in this song, and I just feel like this song is so fire… it would be a crime to not include it… Drake mixtapes are lifeeeeee!
1! Where Everybody Knows Your Name- Gary Portnay
This song is a personal favorite, since it’s the theme song to my favorite TV show ever created!! It always cheers me up and sometimes you really just wanna go where everybody knows your name 😍.
Well y’all… it’s late… but let’s make it through this next week of finding new jobs, dealing with significant others, putting up with the Crazies, and all the hammers life tries to throw at us! Love you!!!