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!
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.