10 peppy numbers to drive away your blues!

While surfing through the Facebook Page of  ‘The idealist’, I came across a quote that would have many a music lover nod their head in agreement.

“I can’t explain what I feel, but I will find a song that can!”


Being in love with music of almost every genre,  I often turn to songs for help – to motivate me, to cheer me up, to keep me company when I feel lovey-dovey, or when I am overcome with melancholy, and also when I need to know what exactly it is that I feel! Not once do my songs go wrong.

I have my own lists of songs to play according to my varied moods, as well as occasions when a particular kind of songs are what I need to add some zest to my day.

In the first part of my MUSIC SERIES, I am sharing 10 peppy songs to drive away your blues. I play them at a high volume to shut out all the needless noise that threatens to ruin my peace of mind. It’s a medley of English and Hindi songs.


The first on the list has to be, ‘Feeling Good’, by Michael Buble.  You may have heard it being played in the Jockey advert. That’s where I heard it first, and decided I just had to listen to the entire number! Enjoy!

 The next on the list is again by Michael Buble – SWAY – which also features in my favourite Richard Gere movie, ‘Shall we dance?” I couldn’t find the official video of this song, so enjoy the lyrics as well as the music! 


This one is by Sia, which I am sure you have heard and danced along with it, too! “Cheap thrills”…this one keeps me company on most of my Friday and Saturday evenings. Love the video!

The next is from the movie, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. Girls sure like to swing, if the music is as kinda swing-y! Isn’t it?

This next song is from the same movie. I simply love the energy here. Ranveer SIngh, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar , and the rest of the cast must have gone crazy filming this high-octane number! 

You don’t need to look far for cheery beats when you have a musician like A. R. Rehman to entertain you! This song from the Mani Ratnam  movie, Bombay,  starring one of my favourite Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala has been an old favourite. I remember how I would drool watching this guy from South (What IS it about guys from the South?) What a cool combo –  Super-hot Swamy and super cool music by A. R. Rehman! Perfect peppy songs to drive away your blues!

A. R. Rehman again for the next song on my list. The song – “Dil se”, the music – awesome, the screen – set on fire by the  passionate SRK and MK! 

Continuing with A. R. Rehman…I simply love this one, though I don’t follow  some of the lyrics, but the music – now that doesn’t need a language. It can take your breath away whatever language you speak! 

One word to describe this song – HOT! 

Dil Chahta Hai. Remember the ‘cult film’ status  it had received? Each song from the movie feels evergreen. But, for now, the high-energy, ‘Koi Kahey’…next on my  list.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.  A film I watch when I miss being with my friends; the music I play when I want to hear some meaningful lyrics by Javed Akhtar and music  by the genius trio – Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy…the same guys who made the above song! Paint the world red!


So, that’s it guys! These are some of the songs that lift my spirits, pep up my mood and leave me feeling effervescent all day long. Did you  enjoy listening to these? Which are your ‘go-to’ songs to charge your batteries? Do share with me…I would love to add those to my list!

Until later…





Peppy songs to drive away your blues



Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

30 thoughts on “10 peppy numbers to drive away your blues!

  1. Some of my favourites on this list, Shilpa 🙂 Some I haven’t heard though. Must see which ones I can add to my walking playlist. A R Rahman will have special space in my heart always!

    Such a peppy post indeed!

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  2. I love music…your songs are amazing and peppy as can be. I would love to add a couple of my favorites to the list 1. Because I am happy by Pharrell Williams 2.Ed Sheeran’s Shape of you 🙂

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  3. Love this awesome selection of numbers 😀 Buble’s Sway is so beautiful… haven’t heard that in a long time. Even Dilse re… reminds me of my childhood 😀 Cheap Thrills is my ultimate favorite. I could never stay still when listening to it.

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  4. Beautiful list Shilpa! Music can uplift you like nothing else can. Something about saved sensory memories, I believe. A song that you heard when you were happy long ago, will always remind you of happy times whenever you hear it. I loved all the numbers. Looking forward to the next list!

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  5. Funnily enough though music plays such an important part of my life, I am unable to recall the names of the songs I like. They span 5 decades with many of the old favourites being the songs I heard while growing up which by default became my parents’ play list. Similarly the songs of the 80’s and 90’s were my daughters’ playlists so it’s kind of hard to really define MY playlist.
    Very rarely do I put on music though I love singing to the songs that play on the radio but find a deep connect with songs and associate certain songs with certain events in my life…. And peppy songs – oh I just love them while driving especially!

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    1. Yes, Sunita, the best company one can find is in music – peppy numbers while driving, soulful ones when the heart is in a sombre mood and romantic songs when in love! 🙂
      So, sing along! 🙂


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