playlist for putting your stuff away

you know when you have a friend in your life that your lucky enough to get by chance (meaning your boyfriend’s best-friend ends up becoming your best friend too). that’s what ms. anne has become for me. we love all the same ridiculous tv shows and discuss big brother house strategy ad nauseam  (yes, we are big ole nerds). anne also made me one of my favorite southern treats for my birthday back in april–pimento cheese–therefore cementing a place in my heart forever:) so without further ado, anne’s friday playlist for putting your stuff away. ENJOY!!

“When the lovely Beth asked me to contribute a playlist, I immediately thought of the song “Whistle While You Work” from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”. The message of that song is simple, but straightforward: Whistle while you work and soon it won’t feel like work anymore! Here’s a list of my favorite whistle-based tunes, sure to keep you cheery while you’re doing your chores.”

1. “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – Home is happy and campy and fun. I love how the band seems like they’re having a great time singing it, which makes me enjoy whatever it is I’m doing when I hear it.

2. “The Stranger” by Billy Joel – I love this tune so much. It’s bookended with slow, sad, almost contemplative whistles, but the middle is very funky, very jazzy. This is a song that you can dance AND whistle to while you’re getting your work done.

3. “Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding – No “whistle while you work” song list is complete without this incomparable classic. This is the perfect song to end your cleanup with – its lyrics evoke images of a lazy day doing nothing, which is what you can treat yourself to as soon as your job is done!

**BONUS TRACK: “The River Kwai March/Colonel Bogey March” by Malcom Arnold – This is a song whistled by POW’s in the classic film “Bridge on the River Kwai”. There’s something defiant and optimistic about it, and whistling it makes me feel determined to succeed…even if the success is just putting away my clean dishes.

july 27th playlist curated by anne madariaga

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