Music soothes the soul before a baby is born: a mother’s heartbeat serves as constant, comforting noise to a child pre- and post-birth.

Skip forward to today, and your favorite song is probably not your mother’s heartbeat (unless you’re into dub step). Eff the funk by planning ahead and making your ultimate playlist for yuck-yuck days. Try to pick songs with a positive vibe that you’ve liked for years. Here is what I pulled together for my playlist:

Little Bitty Pretty One- Bobby Day & The Satellites
Black Betty- Ram Jam
In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
Right Back Where We Started From- Maxine Nightingale
Good feeling- Flo Rida
99 Problems- Jay-Z
Together Again- Janet Jackson
I Decided (Part 2)- Solange
Honey (Bad Boy Remix)- Mariah Carey
Last Night- The Strokes
When Love Takes Over- David Guetta (featuring Kelly Rowland)
Lip Gloss- Lil Mama
Like a G6 (cover)- Hank and Cupcakes
1901- Phoenix
Dog Days Are Over- Florence + The Machine
Something Good Can Work- Two Door Cinema
Bennie and the Jets- Elton John
No Day But Today- Rent Soundtrack
Roll If You Fall- Barefoot Truth

What songs will you put on your beat-the-moody-blues playlist?