The weather is getting a little colder here, and that means that these beautiful, sunny Friday's are an expiring commodity. In the spirit of trying to enjoy the day to its fullest, here are 5 songs that will kick off your weekend:
1. Jonny Lang – Before You Hit The Ground
Wander This World – 1998
This song has a stinky funk in every note and it's an invigorating way to get into the Friday mindset. It's packed with energy, spunk and has a solid bed of funk guitar and punchy slap bass. The song is continuous groove of head bobbing rhythm and blues. If you don't find yourself with the overwhelming feeling to start moving, you probably don't have a pulse…
2. Will Hoge – I Got A Habit
The Man Who Killed Love – 2006
It's full energy the whole way through, with a wailing voice and generous guitar and piano licks. It's a song about getting high on love, and it's a good theme to take away from your desk and carry with yourself the entire weekend. It's a 3-minute feel-good song.
3. The Gabe Dixon Band – You and Only You
Gabe Dixon Band
Somehow, this song only comes on iTunes, but it's my favorite track off of Gabe Dixon's self-title 2008 album. It's got a thick piano bed, Gabe's proficiency – the intricate piano solo is full of Friday energy, and that's only heightened by the punchy percussion and bass.
4. Robert Randolph and the Family Band – Soul Refreshing
Unclassified – 2003
An uplifting song in every sense of the word, Soul Refreshing is full of creative guitar licks that remind you that your cubicle will soon be a thing of the past. It's light-hearted and yet musically impressive, and soul refreshing is exactly what the weekend is all about.
5. Weezer – Troublemaker
Weezer (Red Album) [Deluxe] – 2008
Two chord rock is exactly what you need to inject some energy in to your Friday night activities. It's simple: its audacious as it is irreverent. Go make some trouble this weekend!