Music to get you through the week #9

We’ve picked tunes to match your mood, from sleepy Mondays to Friday nights out on the town.

#Monday Rays

Pocketful of sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield

The forecast is good! Get outside, soak up some rays and start the week full of energy.

“I got a pocket,
got a pocket full of sunshine
I’ve got a love and I know that it’s all mine
Do what you want,
but you’re never gonna break me,
sticks and stones are never gonna shake me
Take me away…A secret place…A sweet escape”

#Tuesday Swimming

The Swimming Song – Loudon Wainwright

Swimming – the perfect activity to shape up your body and train your muscles for an active summer ahead.
Feeling lazy? Listen to this swimming song instead! I’m sure it will help to get you in the mood to exercise.

“This summer I went swimming,
This summer I might have drowned
But I held my breath and I kicked my feet
And I moved my arms around,
I moved my arms around.

This summer I swam in the ocean,
And I swam in a swimming pool,
Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes,
I’m a self-destructive fool, a self-destructive fool.”

#Wednesday Painting

Vincent (Starry, Starry night) – Don McLean

You’ll have seen some amazing creative works around campus this month as #CovDegreeShow is now live. Want to join in with the artistic atmosphere too? Go ahead and let your creative sparks fly with this tune to inspire yourself and do some paintings of your own. Be sure to show us your works using the hashtag!

“Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul

Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colours on the snowy linen land”

#Thursday Cycling

Painkiller – Turin Brakes

Need to get going with a little more exercise? Why not hop on your bicycle and ride around the city? Coventry has lots of wonderful sights for you to discover. Try some of our suggested routes here, and don’t forget your headphones for some music on the go.

“Summer rain, dripping down your face again
Summer rain, praying someone feels the same
Take the pain killer, cycle on your bicycle
Leave all this misery behind”

#Friday Ice cream

Ice Cream Freeze – Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus

Ice cream! Who doesn’t love ice cream? I’d say it’s one of humanity’s greatest inventions. Did you notice the ice cream shops here are now getting more and more crowded now? Summer is coming! So if you love ice cream and love to hang out with friends, then I have a song for you.

Everybody let’s chill
Do the ice cream freeze strike your pose
Then you do the milkshake
Shake it, shake it down low
Do the snow cone slide left to right
Put your hands in the air
And we can party all night

#Saturday Gardening

Life Is A Flower – Ace of Base

Gardening is an amazing outdoor activity and a great way to spend time with your family. Help your dad plant some flowers in the back garden, or make your windowsills more beautiful with pot plants. Bring happiness to your loved ones, and yourself too, with big bunches of flowers and this lovely tune.

“We live in a free world
I whistle down the wind
Carry on smiling
And the world will smile with you
Life is a flower
So precious in your hand
Carry on smiling
And the world will smile with you”

#Sunday Washing

Cup Song – Anna Kendrick

Washing (and other chores) are not as entertaining as gardening, I agree. So why not make it more fun by busting some moves? Just like Anna Kendrick did in this music video. Invent some moves of your own with a cup, a saucepan or whatever stuff you find in your kitchen. Washing and cleaning won’t be boring anymore!

“I got my ticket for the long way round
The one with the prettiest of views
It’s got mountains
It’s got rivers
It’s got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you”