There are sometimes when the week ahead can just seem, well, overwhelming.  You would do anything to avoid the meetings, the boss, the overdue project.  But there’s no escape.  You can, however face the stress and pressure of the week with coolness that comes from being a closet rock star.  Sit back, listen to the following tunes, and face the week like YOU are the Boss!  

  1. I Can See Clearly Now- Johnny Nash

    With the craziness and noise of the world around us, sometimes we just need to push the storm clouds aside and let a little sunshine show us the way!  


  2. Drift Away- Dobie Gray

    “Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away…”  How could that not make your day better?


  3. Your Song- Elton John

    Remembering the people who’ve invested in us, mentored us, believed in us… It’s one of the best ways to get your second wind!


  4. Can’t Get Enough of Your Love- Bad Company

    The guitar licks in this song are enough to get your juices flowing, but any song that starts off with “I take whatever I want” is bound to get your funk riled up!


  5. Twist & Shout- The Beatles

    I can’t ever hear this song without seeing Ferris Buehler singing it on a parade float in downtown Chicago!  Take charge of your week by channeling your inner Ferris!


  6. All You Need Is Love-The Beatles

    I know, a second song from the Beatles… but seriously, when you compare the stress of work, meetings and a boss to the love of your spouse, kids, family and friends, it gives you a little perspective!  Rather than the Fab Four version, how about an angelic rendition?   [youtube]

  7. Carry On Wayward Son- Kansas

    In the midst of the “noise & confusion”, we need to listen to those voices who cheer us on.   They’re reminding you to “Carry on my wayward son, There’ll be peace when you are done. Lay your weary head to rest, Don’t you cry no more!”


  8. People Get Ready- Aaron Neville

    Those people who are most grounded tend to have a deeper, more spiritual connection with their place in the universe.  This song reminds us that “Faith is the Key!”  So get your ticket, and get on board!  [youtube]

  9. Sweet Home Chicago- Eric Clapton

    It doesn’t matter what part of the country you come from, when Clapton starts laying down those likes and wailing those blues, everybody is ready for a road trip to Chicago!  [youtube]

  10. Juke Box Hero- Foreigner

    There’s a little thing inside all of us that dreams about being a rock star… a Juke Box Hero!  Foreigner and our little friend with the sucker know it all too well!  [youtube]

So if you’re facing a stress filled week, then lean back, crank it up and let the stress go!