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Some days, you just need that extra pick-me-up, that even a cup of coffee can’t provide. The only thing that will hit the spot and give you a boost is the perfect piece of music. Working at a theatre, my preferred musical choices are show tunes. If I’m having a rough day, I love to listen to some music from the SPRING AWAKENING cast recording… I’m particularly fond of a certain song that’s “totally” about rough days. 

This weekend, we asked our Twitter followers for their favorite tunes to turn around a not so good day. You responded, and we got a ton of responses!

@okczoo suggested two classics from Oklahoma’s favorite musical, OKLAHOMA! If you ever need reassurance that we live in a “grand land”, these are the perfect songs to remind you.

@JimSchubin loves “I’m Alive” from the Pulitzer Prize winning musical, NEXT TO NORMAL. This upbeat, rocking song sizzles with electric guitar and amazing vocal riffs- it’s the perfect song to give you a little pep in your step. Check it out:

@JimSchubin also suggested “Run Away With Me” from THE UNAUTHORIZIED BIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN. This is one that I hadn’t heard of before, so I took a listen. It’s much gentler than “I’m Alive”, but the heartfelt lyrics and beautiful message immediately put a smile on my face.

Our friends over at @okczoo also suggested the classic “Hakuna Matata” from Disney’s THE LION KING. How can it be a bad day when you’ve been assured that there’s “no worries for the rest of your days”?

@jakeheister enjoys the classic “I Believe In You” from HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. You’ll definitely have your courage after you listen to this awesome song.

Finally, @MichyDub, also known as Michaela Webb (Lyric’s fantastic Public Relations Manager), suggested “What You Want” from LEGALLY BLONDE. I have a soft spot for this poppy piece of girl-power, and it gives the perfect dose of confidence.

What about you? What do you listen when you need that extra oomph? Let us know via Facebook, Twitter, or a blog comment! We’d love to hear from you.