Better Mornings

October Shower Sessions

Shower Sessions
A well-groomed monthly playlist to start your morning right. October’s Theme: Pep Talk…

We’re big advocates of long, hot showers. A good steam will soothe your muscles, clear your head and soften your stubble before that all-important shave. A great soundtrack will make the whole process a faster and more enjoyable experience.

October has arrived. But don’t worry…we’re not going to force you listen to a Halloween-themed playlist featuring the likes of “The Monster Mash” and whatnot. No, you’re much too good for that. Much too good. Maybe you don’t even know how good you are. The fall is always a particularly hectic time and it’s easy to get a little run down. Your daily routines, while comforting, might just make you forget the endless canvas that is your potential. What you want, you can will to be, so long as you remember to embrace the greatness within you.

October Shower Sessions: Pep Talk

Yeah. This playlist is a pep talk and the first thing you’ll need is some good strutting music. Nothing fancy. Just a little something to get that swagger going. The Mar-Keys’ “Pop-Eye Stroll” should fit the bill nicely. You see, this month is all about believing in yourself and your ability to do great things. “Come on Over,” the great Dan Penn sings as he invites you to the party that is your life starting now.

Take a look in the mirror. You see? Joe Tex is telling you that “You Got What it Takes” to tackle this day and every day beyond. Step into the shower and smile as you scrub. Know that “You’re the Only Star in my Blue Heaven,” and that’s coming from no less than Jerry Lee Lewis, a man whose eyes wander faster than his fingers across the keys. Get a little shampoo going, because “You’re Looking Fine”—a killer little cut from the Kinks. And don’t be afraid of the conditioner, because Rod Stewart knows a thing or two about hair and according to him and the Faces, “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything.”

Perhaps you’re noticing a trend here. What we, or rather Queen, is trying to say is “You’re My Best Friend,” so let us “Rave On,” as the lead singer of the Strokes takes you through a Buddy Holly classic. As the water cascades down, Wet’s message sums it all up: “You’re the Best.”

So soak up that confidence. We like “The Way You Move.” And from here on out the moves will only be greater and grander. Hopefully this little talk has been helpful. Next stop: the day, the month, the world. Just don’t keep all that love to yourself.

Because, “Everybody Needs Somebody.”