Turn your life around with this inspiring playlist.
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
The most famous recent cover of the country classic. Need I add that Darius is an anagram of Radius… how circular! You may want to spin this one backwards on your turntable to search for more hidden messages.
Revolver – The Beatles
Widely considered to be one of their most pivotal albums, The Beatles’ Revolver was produced using revolutionary audio recording techniques, such as re-recording John Lennon’s voice out of a rotating Leslie speaker for Tomorrow Never Knows. Ringo’s performance on enduring fan favourite Yellow Submarine also deserves a round of applause.
Ring Around the Rosy – Children’s Song
Who doesn’t love this nursery rhyme? Assuming you’re not too old to twirl around with children who have no idea they’re recounting the tragic tale of the Black Death.
Around the World – Daft Punk
Daft Punk is known for their futuristic sound and ahead-of-the-curve synthesizer experimentation. Ironically, the lyrics to this one are pretty straightforward: the words “around the world” are repeated no less than 144 times.
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead or Alive
This classic hit turns back the clock to 1984. It also has a pretty dope music video, with gyrations of hips, flags, and a disco ball. Even the most square of listeners may find themselves dancing along.
Circle of Life –Elton John and Tim Rice
Rounding off our playlist is this awe-inspiring song, which opens (and continues, and ends) with Zulu chants about lions. Nothing better demonstrates the cyclicality of life than this piece, which bookends Disney’s The Lion King, bringing the plot to a full circle.