Time to finish the list I started sharing with you earlier… Let’s get on with…

My 10 favourite songs to make my (and your) creative juices flow!

If you missed part 1 of the list (I didn’t want to overload you with too much info!), here it is:

Part 1 of my music list

You know… I don’t think I would feel as creative as I do if I didn’t have music in my life.
And when I say ”music”, I mean songs that make me sing out loud, move my hips and throw my arms up in the air, no matter how silly the lyrics might be lol

So… While the first part of my list was a little more ”old school”, the second part is a little more ”modern” 😉
Let’s get through it together and see if those longs I love also help your creative juices flow!


  • Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk” ft. Bruno Mars

    OMG… This song!!!
    I admit I didn’t love it straight away but the more I heard it, the more it grew on me to the point now that I cannot NOT sign along (even though I don’t even know all the lyrics) and play the air saxophone lol…
    And at the time of writing this, the video has had 1,745,158,122 views – nope, that’s not a typo, this is astounding!

    I’m too hot (hot damn)
    Called a police and a fireman
    I’m too hot (hot damn)
    Make a dragon wanna retire man
    I’m too hot (hot damn)
    Say my name you know who I am
    I’m too hot (hot damn)
    Am I bad ’bout that money
    Break it down

Here are the lyrics if you’d like to sing along with me! 🙂

  • Pharrell Williams – Happy

    This song make my creative juices flow because it makes me snap my fingers and start dancing!
    Snap away with me, forget your troubles for a few minutes and sing ”Because I’m happyyy….” 🙂

    Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
    Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
    Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
    Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Does this song make your creative juices flow? No… Are you at least warming up a little?
If not then read on… 😉

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”

    ”Ahhh… He got the velcros”….

    Warning: If swear words offend you then I recommend skipping this one 😉
    I love this song because it’s funny and fun and was really original when it came out and… If you are a bit of a bargain hunter like I am, you will know how exciting it is to find an unwanted item you can turn into treasure!I recently bought a gorgeous Bali TV wood cabinet actually… It was finished with a dark brown stain which was not my style but after a lot of elbow grease, a few coats of paint, some sanding and re-coating and waxing… It came out beautiful and exactly my style! I’ll have to share a photo with you some time 🙂

    I’m gonna pop some tags
    Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
    I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up
    This is f%*$ awesome

Yes it’s a bit rude but it makes me dance so I don’t mind!

  • Rupert Holmes – “Escape (the Pina Colada song)”

    Surely everyone knows this song right?? Ok, it’s really not a recent tune but it makes me feel so chilled and happy!
    I wanted to share it with you today because it rarely plays on the radio and it’s such a cute song… Well, I hope you think so lol

    If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain
    If you’re not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain
    If you like making love at midnight in the dunes of the cape
    I’m the lady you’ve looked for, write to me and escape

This video even has Spanish subtitles if that helps you in any way 😉 My Spanish is very rusty!

  • Rizzle Kicks – “Down With The Trumpets”

    Never thought trumpets could me cool 🙂

    Every now and then a song comes out that I love on the spot. No need to play it over and over, I just love it instantly and “Down with the Trumpets” by Rizzle Kicks is one of them! I had never heard of them until then and they didn’t look at all like what I expected haha

    When I get down,
    I get respect now,
    and when our tunes drops,
    you know it makes your head bounce,

I love, love, love this song and I hope it will make you want to dance too!

Well, that’s it my Friends!! Did these songs put you in a good mood and make your creative juices flow??
I’d really love to know if it helped (even if just a little) and if you’d like me to share more about what makes me happy and creative – please leave me a comment at the bottom of this page 🙂

Love to you!

Mimi Bondi.

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