No, this isn't a public health announcement! For those of you who are 'of a certain age' you'll remember this as a song from Baz Luhrmann. The full title being "Everyone's free to wear sunscreen." Apparently Baz can't take all the credit - it originated from a newspaper column from the Chicago Tribune.
So why am I writing about this song you ask? Good question.
This week it is also apparently international happiness day - it was on a Monday of all days and that was also the day I coincidentally created a new playlist called sunshine. Full of tracks from Happy by Pharrell to The Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book it is bursting with upbeat, happy tracks that even Scrooge would have trouble not crackin' a smile at. Music is something that really influences my mood. I can tap into that; if I need to focus then it's a bit of Beethoven's Moonlit Sonata or if I need to crack on with the to-do list then it's Basement Jaxx!
I don't know about you but I find the start of the year a bit of a slog. It is dark - so very dark. I have tax returns, business insurances and all sorts of renewals to get done and the days seem so long. Music is one of the things that can lift my mood in an instant, hence the title of the post as this track can transport me back to University, long sunny days and in turn can make the day brighter - it's timeless advice too - perhaps I should leave off the pink hair dye sometime soon?
I for one am welcoming the Spring Equinox and the appearance of blossom and daffodils.
Should you be interested the playlist is here: SUNSHINE