Playlist: Just Relax!

Whether you choose to do it with a glass of wine, chin deep in a hot bubble bath, or simply curled up on the couch with your favorite book, relaxation is necessary to creating balance in our lives. As much as we rip and run on a constant basis, we should take a moment to just breathe. We asked you to suggest your favorite songs that create peace in your life. Do your mind and body a favor and put the checklist down. Relax with our playlist of songs from Enya, Art of Noise, Enigma and more.

Dream Weaver, Gary Wright (Suggested by Mixologist Ruth)
Sailing, Christopher Cross (Suggested by Hazel Wellington)
Gregorian Chant, Enigma (Suggested by Ada Flores)
Far Away, Kindred Family Soul (Suggested by Sharaun Flemister)
Moments In Love, The Art of Noise (Suggested by Alisa Mclaughlin)
Human Nature, Michael Jackson (Suggested by Nina Nehemiah)
By Your Side, Sade (Suggested by Cynthia Celestin)
Giant Steps, John Coltrane (Suggested by Cynthia Celestin)
Samantha James, Waves of Change (Suggested by Crystal Reyes)
Boadicea, Enya (Suggested by DeEtta Laino)
Next Lifetime, Erykah Badu (Suggested by Emily Keenan)
Pretty Wings, Maxwell (Suggested by Emily Keenan)
Rosie’s Lullaby, Norah Jones (Suggested by Tuesday Hagiwara)
Soulive, Joe Sample (Suggested by Anga Taguta)
I Am, Cece Winanas (Suggested by Darlene Kennerson- Hill)
Come Away With Me, Norah Jones (Suggested by Julie Talbot)
Handara, Bob James and Earl Klugh (Suggested by Adrienne Zedella)
Let’s Stay Together, Al Green (Suggested by Debbie Lucas)
Ain’t No Sunshine, Bill Withers (Suggested by Marie Patterson)
Frank’s Wild Years, Tom Waits (Suggested by Marie Patterson)
Rain Dogs, Tom Waits (Suggested by Marie Patterson)
Last Train Home, Pat Metheny (Suggested by Harold Montgomery)
Like A Star, Corinne Bailey Rae
Say Yes, Floetry (Suggested by Salhah Khairah Muhammad )
Day Dreams, Adele

Playlist: Viva La West Coast

Today’s the day! The $50 directory of all-you-can-pamper spa treatments has officially launched for Arizona, California, Seattle, Oregon, Las Vegas and Chicago. (West Coast Spa Week is Sept 13-19 – SEE MAP) If you live in any of those spa havens you can get a move on and book your $50 massage, facial, scrub or whatever your heart desires.To get you West Coasters pumped for wellness overload, we’re setting your week off on a musical note with some of the best songs about your beloved states. Chill out and listen to these iconic, Pacific Coast classics from Elvis and Frank Sinatra, to newer artists currently in our rotation like Katy Perry and Owl City. Let us know if we there’s anything we should add. Enjoy, Viva La West Coast!

California Love, 2 Pac (Suggested by Bielawski on Facebook)
Wild Wild West, Will Smith
Arizona, Hey Monday
Pacific Coast Party, Smash Mouth
California, Phantom Planet
Homecoming, Kanye West
California Gurls, Katy Perry
Santa Monica, Everclear
Chi-City, Common
California Dreaming, Royal Gigolos (Suggest by Cathy Lopez Budano on Facebook)
Dear Chicago, Ryan Adams
Leaving Las Vegas, Sheryl Crow
Walking in L.A., Missing Persons (Suggested by Bielawski on Facebook)
Dani California, Red Hot Chili Peppers (Suggested by Bielawski on Facebook)
My Kind of Town, Frank Sinatra (Suggested by Marla Troth Mueller on Facebook)
By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Glen Campbell
Viva Las Vegas, Elvis Presley (Suggested by Susan Abramson on Facebook)
All That Jazz, Chicago Soundtrack
Take It Easy, Eagles
Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Waking Up in Vegas, Katy Perry
Going Back to Cali, LL Cool J (Suggested by Bielawski on Facebook)
Hello Seattle, Owl City

Travel Essential: Your Playlist

August, the prime month of vacationing, is less than a week away. By now your trip is booked, wardrobe is set and ready to go (just kidding), you got your TSA- and Spa Week-approved 3floz travel toiletries set, leaving only one matter to tend to, which is creating the perfect travel companion: your playlist.

Here, listen to the top downloads of Summer 2010 mixed with the most recent downloads of our Facebook crew. A compilation of songs to reflect on your weekend getaways, the summer ’10 spirit, and build the suspense for the looming adventure. Let Taio Cruz, Duffy and Natasha Bedingfield take you away on your bright and sunny end of summer break.

What summer songs are a must-have for tuning out the guy snoring in the seat next to you.

Chinese, Lily Allen (Suggested by Michelle Kelthy on Facebook)
Warwick Avenue, Duffy (Suggested by Connie Venetos on Facebook)
Your Love, Nicki Minaj
Touch, Natasha Bedingfield (Suggested by Alakananda Bhattacharya on Facebook)
Dynamite, Taio Cruz
How Do You Want It, 2Pac (Suggested by Catrina Hughes-Richardson on Facebook)
California Gurls, Katy Perry
I Like It, Enrique Iglesias
Faithfulness, Skyn (Suggested by Wilfredo Capicú Colón on Facebook)
Riding Solo, Jason Derulo
OMG, Usher
Suicide Bomb, INXS (Suggested by Zarifa Muhammad El on Facebook)
Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sly and the Family Stone (Suggested by Jackie Turner on Facebook)
Find Your Love, Drake
Misery, Maroon 5
Magic, B.o.B. featuring Rivers Cuomo
Secrets, OneRepublic
Bulletproof, La Roux
Rehab, Amy Winehouse (Suggested by Kerry Fonville)
Your Love is My Drug, Ke$ha
Alejandro, Lady Gaga
Impossible, Shontelle
Billionaire, Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars

Life’s A Beach! Sand-in-your-toes Playlist

There’s nothing quite like a summer beach party. Rounding up the troops to vacate to a sunny solace, kicking up sand and soaking up the sun. Whether you’re a baby boomer who appreciates the old classics, or a ’90s kid and can’t live with your Gaga, we assembled the best musical backdrop for a fun day at the beach. Below you’ll find great summer classics from the Beach Boys and Don Henley to new faves like Katy Perry and Jay-Z. To get the sound really blaring so your friends at the other end of the beach won’t miss out, check out this Grace Digital Aqua Sounder Floating Speaker at Target.  Have fun and don’t forget the SPF.

Surfer Girl, The Beach Boys
The Boys of Summer, Don Henley
Stir It Up, Bob Marley
Starstruck, Lady Gaga
Gene Autry, Beulah
California Girls, Katy Perry
A Summer Song, Chad & Jeremy
She Don’t Use Jelly, The Flaming Lips
Surfin’ U.S.A., Beach Boys
Magic, B.O.B. featuring Rivers Cuomo
Cruel Summer, Bananarama
Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett
California Girls, Beach Boys
Paper Planes, M.I.A.
Jamming, Bob Marley
La Bamba, Richie Valens
Fu-Gee-La, The Fugees
Summer Days, Phoenix
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, Vampire Weekend
Summertime, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
The Last Day of Summer, The Cure
Wipe Out, The Sufaris
Soak Up the Sun, Sheryl Crow
The Tide is High, Blondie
Young Forever, Jay-Z featuring Mr. Hudson

Playlist: The Happy Hour

It’s Monday once again. As we brace for a long day of reading emails, pitching projects, and just trying to get into the groove of the work week our minds are dead set on the hour of happy. There’s nothing than can bring a smile across our face quite like a bar (aside from a happy hour spa treatment) our favorite mixed drinks and a playlist of the perfect mood music to set the tone for the evening. We took all of that into consideration when carefully crafting the top happy hour tunes. Below you’ll find a playlist of happy hour classics from Neil Diamond and ACDC to our latest addictions from Ke$ha and Lady Gaga. Sit back, relax and enjoy as your dream about that 5 o’clock brew.

Alejandro, Lady Gaga
Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cindy Lauper
My First Kiss, 3OH!3 featuring Ke$ha
Like A Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan
Hello, Good Morning, Dirty Money
I Love Rock & Roll, Joan Jett
Somebody Told Me, The Killers
Tequila Sunrise, The Eagles
The Way I Are, Timbaland
Drunk Girls, LCD Sound System
Just a Friend, Biz Markie
Could You Be Loved, Bob Marley
I Would Die For You, Prince
Trouble Maker, Weezer
Pour Some Sugar on Me, Def Leppard
Have a Drink on Me, ACDC
Shots, LMFAO
Respect, Aretha Franklin
Let’s Go Crazy, Prince
Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
Let Me Clear My Throat, DJ Kool
Off The Wall, Michael Jackson
Closing Time, Semi Sonic
Friends In Low Places, Garth Brooks
40 Oz. to Freedom, Sublime
Alabama Song, The Doors
Red Red Wine, UB40
Silver Lining, Rilo Kiley
Rill Rill, Sleigh Bells
Say Aah, Trey Songz
I Got a Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Just Dance, Lady Gaga