There is something powerful that goes with the playing of Hail to the Chief when the President of the United States enters a room. While listening to radio coverage of yesterday’s inauguration, the moment that President Obama came onto the platform was accompanied by this.
That said, what if we all had a song or anthem that was played when we entered the room? What would it be and why? Music is powerful at conveying emotion and can provide a boost to mood or set the tone for an upcoming meeting or event. As one who enjoys ALMOST all genres of music, I appreciate how it can help people express feelings, settle down after a long day, or get psyched for an upcoming event. I know I have my differing mood music that I listen to and I hope that you do as well.
I’d have to say that I’d love for the song “One Big Holiday” from My Morning Jacket to follow me around. It’s got a great build-up/intro… then, when it kicks in, it’s pretty much an instant energy-booster and smile-inducer. When that song comes on, I know it’s going to be a good day.