It’s cold outside — and by that I mean temperatures are in the '60s. While the rest of the U.S. may scoff at our complaints (and rightly so) as they wake up in freezing weather to scrape ice off their cars, can we help it if our bodies are used to an ever-present 70-degree climate? We literally pay twice as much for housing to live in this paradise we call Southern California, so when it does get chilly, our bodies freak out.
For the past couple of weeks, we’ve experienced an entire spectrum of weather, from sunshine to downpours. I personally LOVE and even prefer cloudy, rainy weather once in a while and enjoy the chilling bite that comes with it — and the excuse to wear cozy sweaters and fluffy scarves — but I know not everyone feels the same. In fact, on the rare occasion that the sun does cease to shine, the general attitude of the populace automatically becomes dour. Plus, when it’s cloudy, cold, and Monday? People get straight-up glum. It’s only natural.
So for today’s post, I want to present you with our Disney Jazz & Blues playlist because it always makes me happy — no matter what day it is or what the weather is outside. You already know I love Disney, but I also grew up listening to a ton of jazz and blues. From the time I was in kindergarten all the way to 8th grade, my mom would listen to 94.7 The Wave every single morning. (Did you just sing the theme song in your head? I did.) For those unfamiliar, it’s a SoCal FM radio station that serves the Greater Los Angeles Area, playing smooth jazz, R&B, soul, and soft rock. Because it’s so familiar, this kind of music comforts me and makes me nostalgic and content. So whenever I’m sad or feeling melancholy, I put on this playlist, and it immediately fills me with warmth.
Because these songs are more jazzy and bluesy and replace the Disney character voices with saxophones, even Disney haters might like this playlist. And for those who love Disney, I think you’ll enjoy hearing some familiar songs arranged in a new way. I recommend you try it out! With iconic artists like the Andrews Sisters, Harry Connick Jr., Peggy Lee, and Wynton Marsalis, Disney Jazz & Blues will transport you to a simpler time and hopefully make your dreary Mondays just a little bit more bearable.
Disney Jazz & Blues
Enjoy, friends, and have a fantastic Monday!