April Anthems | LC Staff Picks

By Taylor Roberts

April Anthems | LC Staff Picks

Put a spring in your step with our April playlist! This month, we asked The Lincoln Center staff, “What is your favorite uplifting or energizing song?

Read about the songs that were chosen then check out our Spotify playlist to listen on repeat!

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Happy” by Pharrell Williams

“What can I say, it makes me happy” —Deedee

“Sunday Best” by Surfaces

“My go-to feel-good song is ‘Sunday Best’ by Surfaces. It reminds me of the feeling you get in the middle of a beautiful day when the sun is shining and everything is going right. ” —Rachael

“Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” by Édith Piaf

“This one just makes my heart swell when I listen to her voice.  Although I cannot tell you that I don’t regret anything, I would like to think that someday I could just appreciate any and all aspects of my life.”—Ruth

“Nothing But a Breeze” by Jesse Winchester

“It is just so playful and laid back and SO easy to listen to.” —Ruth

“Torture” by X Ambassadors with Earl St. Clair

“This song simply commands my body to groove along with the irresistible baseline. Positively preaching about how love and desire can drive you insane, the vocals on this one make me want to shout AMEN! I love the silky smooth vocals that Earl St. Clair delivers and that voodoo-esq, lunatic laugh at the end is the exclamation mark on this testimony of insanity that only love can drive us to. I betcha can’t listen just once!” —Victoria

“Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem

“If ever I had an anthem, it is this song. I rock out to it when I wake up in the morning, and have a little dance party while it’s on in the background as I clean my house. No matter what mood I’m in, this song just gets me going.” —Alison

“Burning Down the House” by Bonnie Raitt

“For better or worse, I play ‘Burning Down the House’ sung by Bonnie Raitt on full blast when I’m cleaning my house or working on a huge chore. Bonnie Raitt has such a powerful voice, and it’s really therapeutic to yell ‘BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE’ at the top of your lungs. Sorry neighbors!” —Robin

My Future” by Billie Eilish

“I love the message behind the song, and the self-love she exudes.” —Todd

“Pieces of April” by Three Dog Night

“Was out riding today and just couldn’t get this song out of my head. Gave me a boost when my legs were tired from climbing Bingham Hill.” —John

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman

“The lyrics are so powerful and uplifting. I can’t help but sing along and feel good after listening to it.” —Taylor

“Ain’t Nobody (Live)” by Chaka Khan with Rufus

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

“24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

⚠️: Contains Mature Content and/or Language

“All of these songs have energy. I don’t dance, but sometimes I will when these are playing.” —Liz

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