Carpool Karaoke & Two Songs That Have Helped Me 1.) Cope With Relationship Loss & 2.) Encourage Me To Be My Best Self

September 24, 2019

For me, music is a very important coping mechanism as long as I’m not experiencing migraines.  When I listen to music lyrics are most important.  I have done karaoke four different times in my life.  My favorite was the most recent time when I was in Santa Cruz at a family friendly bar that opened earlier than most karaoke joints.  I sang Country Roads By John Denver.  I thought it would be so much fun to have someone to sing with depending on the song choice and the partners’ vocal range.  My mom thought it would be funny if my dad and I sang the old song Anything You Can Do.  It was a duet in a the movie Annie Get Your Gun sung by Howard Keel and Betty Hutton.  “I can do anything better than you can…” etc.

  1. Coping with relationship loss Song

I have been told in the past that I shouldn’t take lyrics too much to heart because there are so many possible interpretations.  After I had a relationship with someone end, I told one of my bffs that Love Song By Sara Bareilles was my favorite song that would always remind me of him.  My BFF had a completely different interpretation of the song.  She said it just sounded like Sara was telling her agent she didn’t want to write a sappy love song because it wasn’t her style.  I still think of my ex when I hear the song but it’s not a longing anymore.  It’s a ‘I’m so glad that he’s not in my life anymore’ type of a song and it’s very encouraging and empowering!

  • 2.) Encouraging Me To Be My Best Self

There are so many of these.  It’s hard for me to pick just one and they constantly change depending on my moods.  My most current favorite is called Little Wonders By Rob Thomas.  Sometimes it helps my mind stop racing when I think about the future and appreciate the small good things that happen in the present. 

As I mentioned in my last post, I watch Carpool Karaoke regularly on YouTube.  I appreciate the classics like Stevie Wonder and Elton John the most but it introduces to me to some of the more popular artists than the Millenials enjoy.  Stevie Wonder is definitely my favorite so far.  I even enjoyed Celine Dion even though I’m not a big fan of her music.  Spoiler alert: At the end of the video she and James wear wigs and get on a boat and do a parody of “My Heart Will Go On.”  I got so sick of that song playing over and over on the radio so I got a good laugh out of that.  I wish I could thank James Corden for Carpool Karaoke…it does get a little naughty sometimes but I still really enjoy it.  Maybe someday I’ll make a friend that loves Karaoke as much as he does.  Find songs that make you happy and enjoy your life!   Until next time, my friends!  My next post will be on how to find inspiration in unlikely places!

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