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A Russian Girl's Playlist for Gloomy Mondays!

As I was driving my son to school this morning - at the ungodly hour of 7 in the morning - I was not in a good mood. Not at all. The weekend is behind us, and what is ahead? Another gloomy Monday and work, work, work. Yuck! Suddenly, my favorite Abba song came on, and the sun timidly showed its smiling face from behind a gigantic silver cloud. I smiled back. After all, as a famous quote states: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain".

Let me brighten up your day today with the best Russian girl's music pics for another gloomy Monday.

Note: please make sure you are alone when you listen to this playlist. Because you will dance - and quite possibly, sing as well.

1. Don't Let Me Go by Zemfira

I adore Zemfira, and this is my favorite song of hers!

2. The Winner Takes It All by Abba

Nothing can beat Abba! Crank the sound up :).

3. Cambio Dolor by Natalia Oreiro

I know that this one will make you laugh - it's cheesy, but it surely brings some memories back. Remember? 1998, the Wild Angel show (Дикий Ангел)... Oh, good old days!

4. Spread Your Wings by Queen

This song always makes me feel good - always! :)

5. Soli by Adriano Celentano

Oh, we, Russian girls, love an Italian man ;). And we particularly love Adriano Celentano!

6. Wind of Change by Scorpions

This song has a special place in our hearts. Beautiful, life-changing, powerful... Truly one of the cult songs of our time.

7. Wannabe by Spice Girls

Okay, perhaps as not as deep as the one above, this song always brings me back to 1997. And I am fourteen again, and I am dancing in front of my mirror with a hairbrush as my microphone, and my grandmother is furiously yelling at me from behind the closed door, "Just turn this horrid song off, for God's sake! And please remember, Elena, you cannot and will never be able to sing!". :))

8. Gypsy Auto Pilot by Gogol Bordello

I always dance to this one. No matter where I am. :) Poor people that have to pull over next to me because of a traffic light or two must be thinking that I am completely insane. But then again. Maybe I am. :)

9. Grande Amore by Il Volo

I loved the Russian performance at 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. But I loved Grande Amore more. Or perhaps it's the Italian men thing again? :) Who knows? In any case, this song gives me goose bumps!

10. Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader

Warm and fuzzy song that make me want to partyyyyyyy! :))

I have also compiled all of the above songs into a playlist on YouTube, and you can listen to all of them at once right here.

I hope I managed to make your day much brighter and get you ready for the next week - because it's going to be one of the best weeks in your life and you will kick ass!

Love always,



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