CELEBRATION EDITION

27 songs and stories of celebration. 1 Greatest Hits Collection from the soundtrack of our lives. Happy Holidays from everyone at PS&M! Click each album cover to reveal a song of celebration curated by our PS&M team.

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Amy Nolan: Signed Sealed & Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder

You can’t help but smile and sing along whenever this song comes on. Whether it’s at a wedding or hanging with friends, this song mean it’s time to boogie!

Annika Curren: Keep Rockin - Radio Edit by Riggi & Piros

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has been my favorite type of music ever since elementary school when I heard "Blue (Da Ba Dee)” blasting over the speakers at a roller rink — my first taste of the genre. I instantly fell in love with its contagious, positive beat that begs for lively dancing. Today, I listen to it for everything: working out, winding down, and especially when celebrating!

Ashley Wright: Dancing in the Moonlight (2001 Remix) by Toploader

I’ve spent so many summer nights dancing barefoot in the grass with friends to this song. It was playing the first time I ever saw my boyfriend dance and he HATES dancing. I think I fell in love with him that night. It’s just that kind of song.

Bernabe Macaraeg: El Rey by Vicente Fernandez

This traditional song is the song of victory that I’ve adopted resonates with me in my darkest and brightest days. “Along my path, there was a rock that taught me that my destiny had always been to roll and roll. I also saw a mule driver that told me, “It’s not a matter of being first, but a matter of knowing how to arrive.”

Brian Saldivar: Lucky You by Eminem

This is the newest song added to a long list of classics, so the euphoria is still in the air. I chose it because it because it represents future victories in 2019 and it gets me hyped on the dance floor :)

Catherine Pedersen: This Magic Moment by The Drifters

Who doesn’t love The Sandlot scene where Squints finally seals the deal with Wendy Peffercorn?!

Chanelle Dayrit: I Lived by OneRepublic

Don't we all want to look back one day and think "I did it all"? I have always been a fan of OneRepublic and this particular song hits my heart and soul in such a poignant way. The lyrics are the hopes and dreams I have for myself and for the ones I love dearly--because life should be the biggest celebration of them all.

Chris Salling: Feel the Love by Rudimental

One of my favorite celebrations songs for love with a big sound that mixes old and new into something timeless.

Daniel Martin: Do Right Woman, Do Right Man by Aretha Franklin

My wife, daughter and I celebrated the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin this past year with her voice filling our home daily. And what else could deserve more celebration (and respect) in our lives than the women in them?

Elizabeth Renteria: Get Up Offa That Thing by James Brown

This song will always remind me of countless First Fridays at Alex's Bar in Long Beach; the smell of tacos outside and baby powder on the dance floor while college kids competed for the best dancer trophy.

Joe Walker: September by Earth, Wind and Fire

September by Earth Wind and Fire is a song that I have always found especially celebratory. Last year, after a ballistic missile false alarm sent the entire state of Hawaii into a panic, it was the first song my friends and I played after the ordeal. Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Judy Fang: Dancing Queen by ABBA

I feel like dancing and celebrating when I hear this song!

Kenneth Goddard: These Are The Days by Van Morrison

There are few better ways to celebrate a new day than heading early to the beach, plugging in your earbuds and playing “These are the days” by Van Morrison!

Luis Castillo: Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

I like this song because no matter how hard my day, week, month or life is, I always I need to have a smile and be happy.

Mark Abdelmalak: Levels by Avicii

"Ohhhh, sometimes, I get a good feeling, yeah/ I get a feeling that I never, never, never had before..." is the exact sentiment to express why there is no greater celebratory anthem.

Mark Paolucci: Numb by Meg Myers

I listened to this song about 500 times during my drive from Maine back to Los Angeles. High energy, great build up to chorus, and lyrics I can relate to on some days here at PSM!

Melanie Shreve: School’s Out by Alice Cooper

Nothing like the last day of school before summer vacation, when that last bell rings and everyone bursts out of the classrooms … FREEDOM! A long stretch of lazy summer days glittering before you. This song takes me back to those carefree days and the exhilarating feeling of being free from schedules for awhile.

Mike Hoye: Happier by Marshmello & Bastille

Being happy is an inside job. Family makes me happy and every time this songs comes on, my son and I smile and sing along!

Moshe Nadler: We Are the Champions by Queen

This song is good for celebrating what has been accomplished and remembering how you got there and keeping the hunger to stay there. The music and vocals are stirring.

Patrick Alferes: Shy by Tuxedo

The funk on this song makes me think I can dance. Haha. Also, can you really be mad while dancing?

Peter Cooper: Soul Shakedown Party by Phish

This is an oldie from my college days that I recently re-discovered as a suggestion from Spotify. It brings back good memories and I can’t help dancing along when I hear its Rhythm and Good Vibes message.

Rachel Sharabi: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

This song to me is about living life the way you want to and being yourself.

Sabrina Mongiello: Mmmbop by Hanson

The first concert I ever went to was the Hanson brothers at age 8. Whenever I hear this song, it makes me think of dancing with my sisters and experiencing live music for the first time! Nothing is more celebratory to me than that.

Sarah Dearing: I Want You Back by The Jackson 5

Whenever I hear this song, I immediately begin snapping my fingers and sliding side to side. This song is the jam, perfect for any occasion (except maybe a funeral), and featured in my favorite flick, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Sergio Soloranzo: Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.

This song used to pump me up to go out and skate. Especially when you're about to jump down some stairs or try something you know you won’t walk away from.

Tim Cotter: Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison

This song needs no explanation. It has everything: a good beat, a fun feel, and lyrics you can barely understand. But that’s ok, because all you need to know is that the Mack is back.

William Sweeney: Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti

This song always gets me pumped up whenever I go train and workout. There's nothing like the feeling you get after a really good workout.