Here, in no particular order, is my go-to playlist for pumping up the energy when I need to get myself going or lift my spirits. Some of these choices are entirely predictable (we’ve all been hearing them on the top 40 charts), and some are lesser known or decades old. All, in my opinion, are instant mood changers and immediately make me want to get up and dance or lip-synch and swing my hair. And sometimes at 7 a.m. on a crowded train, feeling a dance party in my ears can be better than caffeine when it comes to starting my day. Enjoy!