Pure Pop Playlist To Get You Through ‘Blue Monday’

If you’ve been feeling down today, you’re probably not alone. According to research (and psychobabble), today is ‘Blue Monday’ – the most depressing day of the year.

The warm glow of Christmas has faded to a bitter chill and the realisation of the cost of the festive season has finally dawned on us. So if you’re feeling broke, cold and miserable, here’s the perfect playlist to cheer you up – the perfect pop playlist featuring the best all-girl songs to get you dancing.

Why be cool when you can be happy?

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

If you feel that something’s been missing in 2013, it’s probably ‘Call Me Maybe’ which has stopped rotation on most radio playlists (even though we are not bored yet!). Hey big stations, play it maybe? #CallMeMaybe4EvaInMyHeart

Marina & The Diamonds – Primadonna

Wales’ leading lady of pop did her best Katy Perry impersonation last year, presumably because she wanted to be compared to someone other than Catherine Zeta or Shakira. Probably her best work since ‘Hollywood’.

P!nk – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

You could do far worse than spend your entire day listening to P!nk’s discography but if you only have time for the one sing, give ‘Blow Me’ a spin. Oh, and pick the colour version of the video too for an extra mood-booster.

Katy Perry – Part Of Me

Anyone who can make blue hair and cupcake boobs a bonafide thing is sure to help you fight Blue Monday, even if you don’t think you can. Pick ‘Part Of Me’ as your “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN” anthem.

Lady Gaga – Edge Of Glory

Mother Monster AKA the queen of pop has a plethora of feel-good pop songs to pick from, but one that’s often under-rated is the uber catchy ‘Edge Of Glory’. And by, under-rated, we mean that it only has 66 million YouTube hits.

Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together

If you’re going to give in to your Swifty guilty pleasure today then make sure you pick an up-beat track. A song about never ever getting back together is probably the closest you’ll get to happiness from good ol’ T-Swift.

HAIM – Don’t Save Me

As Swift would say, HAIM may be behind “some indie record that’s way cooler than mine” but their single ‘Don’t Save Me’ embodies pop at its best. It’s pure pop with an Instagram filter laid over it. There’s no guilt here but there’s also no time to shoe-gaze.

What pop songs cheer you up?