Joy Crookes in her music video for 'Don't Let Me Down'. Photo / Youtube

Comfort Zone: The Viva Team's Feel-Good Playlist

Our favourite songs to return to for major mood-lifting

This eclectic playlist is as much a reflection of our individual tastes as it is of our frames of mind, where beauty editor Ashleigh Cometti's penchant for pop meets digital producer Julia Gessler's love for slow soul and creative director Dan Ahwa's challenge to narrow it down to just five songs (you'll find nine equally great choices from him instead).

For commercial editor Emma Gleason, these are the songs she plays in the morning: "They pick me up and get me going, laying a foundation of joy and good vibes that flows through the rest of the day."

DAN AHWA, CREATIVE AND FASHION DIRECTOR

1. Peacock Tail by Boards of Canada

2. They'll Never Know by Mis-teeq featuring Asher D and Harvey

3. Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode


4. Pressure Drop by Toots and the Maytals


5. Prendelo by The Beatnuts


6. Moody by ESG


7. Some Sunsick Day by Morgan Delt


8. Name of the Game by Abba


9. This Will Be Our Year by The Zombies

JULIA GESSLER, DIGITAL PRODUCER

10. Wiggle (Mr Jukes Edit) by Cosmo Sheldrake featuring Mr Jukes


11. Ottolenghi by Loyle Carner featuring Jordan Rakei


12. Don’t Let Me Down by Joy Crookes


13. (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano by Sampha

14. We're Looking For A Lot Of Love by Hot Chip

ASHLEIGH COMETTI, BEAUTY EDITOR

15. New Day Coming by Matt Corby

16. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen

17. Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

18. Levitating by Dua Lipa

19. Get It Right by Diplo featuring MO

EMMA GLEASON, COMMERCIAL EDITOR

20. Bam Bam by Sister Nancy

21. This Must Be The Place by Talking Heads

22. Gotta Get Up by Harry Nilson

23. In The Neighbourhood by Sisters Underground

24. Orinocco Flow by Enya

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