Picture the scene. You're minutes before an audition or interview. You're tense. You've got that jiggly leg thing going on, which is super unhelpful. Your palms are sweaty. Your knees are weak; arms are heavy. There's vomit on your sweater already; mom's spaghetti… You've got a bad case of the jitters, and you need to find a way to #snapoutofit.
Studies show that listening to music can enhance your mood and confidence by encouraging the release of a whole bunch of delightful endorphins. So, with this fun fact in mind, Three Left Feet have pulled together a list of their favourite "psych-up-songs" to boost your confidence and make you feel like a badass on demand.
We've popped all the songs in a Spotify playlist at the bottom of this post. Please note that some of the songs (and their titles) contain profanities!
Elspeth Dale (Founder and Creative Producer)
Choice #1 – "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyonce
Choice #2 – "I Can Do Better" by Avril Lavigne
Rhian Daniel (Marketing Assistant)
Choice #1 – "The Man" by Taylor Swift
Choice #2 – "…Ready For It?" by Taylor Swift
Andrew Holt (Artistic Coordinator and Workshop Facilitator)
Choice #1 – "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon
Choice #2 – "It Ain't Me" by Kygo ft. Selena Gomez
Jayran Lear (Associate Artist and "Feetured" Coordinator)
Choice #1 – "Something's Got a Hold on Me" by Etta James
Choice #2 – "Feeling Myself" by Nicki Minaj and Beyonce
Katie Marrin (Business Manager and Marketing Coordinator)
Choice #1 – "Try Everything" by Shakira (from Zootopia)
Choice #2 – "Almost There" by Anika Noni Rose (from Princess and the Frog)
Lara Orriss (Artistic Director)
Choice #1 – "Boss B*tch" by Doja Cat
Choice #2 – "Hair" by Little Mix ft. Sean Paul
Here's a Spotify playlist for you to sink your teeth into (because we're kind like that)!
If you've got any confidence-boosting songs that you'd like to share, please, let us know!