Sunday, February 5, 2012

Music Heals

(written by Jen Kwiatek)

I have started compiling a playlist that Jenn can listen to during her chemo treatments. The songs need to be uplifting, positive, "girl power" and fun. NOTHING depressing.

Is there a song that means something to you and Jenn? When you're feeling down is there a song that can lift your spirits? Either comment on this blog with the artist and song, or send me an email at


  1. "Girls just wanna have fun" by Cyndi Lauper and "Doin it" by LL Cool J

  2. Pour some sugar on me!!!!! Def leppard

  3. Can't Hold Us Down - Lil' Kim and Christina Aguilera
    U and Ur Hand Tonight - Pink
    Independent Women - Destiny's Child
    Man, I feel like a Woman - Shania Twain
    All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
    I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
    We are Family - Sister Sledge
    Stronger - Brittany Spears
    Like a Virgin - Madonna

    Here is my initial list. I am sure Ill think of more :-)

  4. Sailing by Christopher Cross is spiritual and soothing

  5. Some fun songs:

    Around the World- Daft Punk
    Castles in the Sky- Ian Van Dahl
    Closer to Fine- Indigo Girls
    Gimme More- Britney Spears
    I'm Real- J-Lo
    I wanna Go- Britney Spears
    Just Dance- Lady Gaga
    Kiss the Rain- Billie Myers
    Maneater- Nelly Furtado
    Sexy Chick- David Guetta and Akon
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Israel Kamakawiwo ' Ole
    Suddenly I see- Kt Tunstall
    Virginia- Tori Amos

  6. Here's mine:

    Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
    Yellow Ledbedder - Pearl Jam
    Bad Habit - The Offspring
    Push It - Salt N Pepa
    I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
    Up to the Mountain - Kelly Clarkson
    Crystal Ball - Pink

    This is a wonderful idea. Thanks Jen.


  7. These songs are all amazing. This mix is going to be great for Jenn to listen to during treatment. I cannot wait for her to hear it :)

  8. Midnight Blue - Lou Gramm
    Stick to your Guns - Bon Jovi
    Ain't Gonna Take it This Time - Hall & Oates
    Come Again - Damn Yankees
    Hysteria - Def Leppard
    Radar Love - White Lion
    Up All Night - Slaughter
    Can't Get Enuff - Winger

  9. Love Will Save the Day-Desiree
    Break my Stride-Matthew Wilder
    Head Over Heals-GoGos
    Don't Stop Believing-Journey
    Friday! I'm in Love-the Cure
    Stand -REM

  10. Super Woman-Alicia Keys
    Beautiful Day-U2
    I won't back down- Tom Petty

  11. This is a great idea! I love music. Certain songs can pull me out of a serious funk! Here are some fun ones:

    1) Run This Town - Jay-Z (feat. Rihaanna)
    2) Beggin - Madcon
    3) Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
    4) Sexy Chic - David Guetta
    5) In the Morning - Junior Boys
    6) Good God - Anouk
    7) So Sorry - Feist (this is a slow song but has really witty lyrics)
    8) Let Go - Frou Frou
    9) Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
    10) Grown Unknown - Lia Ices
    11) Lisztomania - Phoenix
    12) 1901 - Phoenix
    13) The District Sleeps Along Tonight - Postal Service
    14) Such Great Heights - Postal Service
    15) Shove It - Santogold
    16) Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns
    17) Season of Poison - Shiny Toy Guns
    18) Clap Your Hands - Sia
    19) The Co-Dependent - Sia
    20) Ariel - Stateless
    21) Dakota - Stereophonics
    22) Superman - Stereophonics
    23) Giving up the Gun - Vampire Weekend
    24) Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    25) Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    I could seriously go on forever. Some of these songs are old and/or obsecure but I personally love discovering new or fun artists/songs!

  12. Trying to think of stuff that cheered us up as kids:

    Hanging Tough- NKOTB
    Right Stuff-NKOTB
    Step by Step-NKOTB
    Bad-Michael Jackson
    Ain't Going Down til the Sun Comes Up-Garth Brooks
    Down on the Farm_Tim McGraw
    Indian Outlaw-Tim McGraw
    I Won't Back Down-Tom Petty
    Material Girl-Madonna

  13. There is a song i like listening to when i think about my sickness n i like listening to miley cyrus ''Party in the USA'', it kinda makes me forget bout everything for a few minutes .. I am praying for u Jenn, everyday, Ive never said it before but I LOVE U LIKE U WERE MY BLODD SISTER AND IN MY HEART U ARE. <3 <3 LOVE YA, ANGIE CONNER

  14. You all are amazing! I have over 8 hours of music for Jenn. It is the strangest, yet most powerful playlist I have ever made. It is truly a gift and I know she will appreciate it throughout the next 18 weeks and beyond. xo, Kwiatek

  15. Waka Waka by Shakira is a great song. I actually have it on my playlist as we do it in zumba and this morning while lifting it came on and I teared up thinking I had to share it with Jenn. I think it has such a great "keep going" message to it!