Welcome to Mood Music, where you, our beloved Sweatpants & Coffee readers, share the songs that you rely on to cheer you up, make you feel sexy, or have a good cathartic cry. This week’s topic was “What’s the theme song for your life?” These are the tunes that kind of say it all about getting by in this crazy world. Which, according to several of you, requires quite a lot of Billy Joel and Linkin Park.

Those Who Dance

As usual, we had a lot of great suggestions. Here are some of our favorites.

  1. “Have It All” by Jeremy Kay, recommended by Emily Parker
  2. “Yellow” by Coldplay, recommended by Hulda Cabrera-Hernandez
  3. “Everyday I Write the Book” by Elvis Costello & the Attractions, recommended by Jordan Rosenfeld
  4. “My Life” by Billy Joel, recommended by Moani Kiyabu Piligrino
  5. “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band, recommended by Jim Nuytens
  6. “Best Imitation of Myself” by Ben Folds, recommended by Barbara Sirois Doyle
  7. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, recommended by Sarah Katherine Miller
  8. “Breakout” by Swing Out Sister, recommended by Nanea Hoffman
  9. “Only the Good Die Young” by Billy Joel, recommended by Tennille King
  10. “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, recommended by Carrie Anne
  11. “Somewhere I Belong” by Linkin Park, recommended by Genise Mace, Cian Taaffe
  12. “I Stand Alone” by Godsmack, recommended by Mike Carey Sr.

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Emily Parker is a musician, writer, and avid reader who started Bucket List Book Reviews, the ‘1,001 Books to Read Before You Die’ project. For Sweatpants & Coffee, Emily hopes to inspire the reading of the classics by a whole new audience by only reviewing the really good stuff.

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