Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo

The Perfect Song(s)/Playlist for Every Mood

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Tufts chapter.

For when you’re working out:

  • “Who Says” by Selena Gomez
  • “Gimme Gimme” from the Mamma Mia Soundtrack

Both are guarenteed to pump you up to GET THOSE GAINS When you’re feeling good:

  • “Love on the Weekend” by John Mayer
  • “Danciing in the Moonlight” by Toploader

John Mayer is the equivalent of feeling good, and if you aren’t dancing in the moonlight after listening to one-hit-wonder Toploader, you are doing something seriously wrong.


For when you’re ~in your feels~:

  • “Jealous” by Labrinth
  • “Falling Slowly” from the Once soundtrack

Sometimes the only thing that makes crying better is sinking into your feels and crying some more.

For when you need to PUMP UP THE MOOD:

  • “Boys by Lizzo
  • “Magic in the Hamptons” by Social House

Lizzo–enough said.

For when you’re singing (more like yelling) at a basement party:

  • “I Love It” by Kanye West
  • “All Night Longer” by Sammy Adams

“Wait, what song is this?” -everyone in a crowded basement

For when you’re singing in the car with your squad:

  • “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
  • Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas

Windows down, volume up.

For when you’re a popstar alone in the car:

  • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie
  • “Just a Boy” by Olivia O’Brien

Those late night jam sessions driving home; you know what I mean.

When you’re getting over a breakup:

  • “Dancing Queen” by Abba
  • “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
  • “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

Yeah, it really sucks, but these songs will help you say “thank you, next” in no time.

For when you’re having one of those deep talks:

  • “Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi
  • “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove

What does life even mean, man?

When you’re feeling nostalgic:

  • “Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney
  • Anything Hannah Montana
  • “Replay” by Iyaz
  • “Sneakernight” by Vanessa Hudgens

If you were born after 2003, you won’t get this–sorry!

For when you’re just chillin’:

  • “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance
  • “Still Feel Like Your Man” by John Mayer
  • “Written in the Sand” by Vulfpeck
  • “Overrated” by Souly Had
  • “8teen” by Khalid

Let the good vibes roll.