Another Trip Around the Sun: The Perfect Birthday Playlist


It’s hard for me to believe, but my daughter Zoey turns 6 today. Because it seems like it was just yesterday she was an infant, taking her first steps and saying her first words, and then I blinked, and there she was, a bona fide little person, one who likes to try on makeup, takes care of me when I’m sick, and knows all the lyrics to her favorite songs. Time certainly does fly…

So in honor of her birthday today, it seemed only appropriate to share a playlist to designed to help someone celebrate their special day, no matter how old they may be or how many candles sit on top of their cake. (And remember: it’s not about how old are, it’s about how old you feel, because age is just a number, right?)

It’s the perfect birthday playlist for a perfect birthday party—from start to finish! Check it out and then let us know: Do you have a favorite birthday song? What songs would be on your perfect birthday playlist?

Even though you may never want to grow up…

Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift

…it’s your birthday—so let’s celebrate!

Celebration – Kool & The Gang

And the best way to celebrate your birthday is to throw a party!

Birthday Party – The Pixies Three

Someone will probably bake you a cake…

Birthday – Katy Perry

Everyone will sing Happy Birthday…

Happy Birthday – The Beatles

…and then you’ll make a wish as you blow out your candles.

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

But remember, no matter how old you are, try to stay forever young.

Forever Young – Bob Dylan

Want to submit your own song or playlist to be featured on a Music Monday post? Email us today! We can’t wait to hear your own nostalgia-inducing tunes.


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5 thoughts on “Another Trip Around the Sun: The Perfect Birthday Playlist

  1. That Taylor Swift song always gets me feeling so sentimental! She really has a way of capturing nostalgia–as do you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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