Team Awesome Dance Party

This week we talked about the loneliness involved in fostering & adoption. Some of you responded & were not only grateful for the perspective but also added that the same points apply to being a step parent. I really appreciated that feedback! If you didn’t get a chance to read this week’s post it’s titled Expect Loneliness

I also wanted to expound just a little & say that although there are moments of loneliness, it is definitely not the headlining emotion of this whole process. I just thought it was worth sharing because often times those closest to you just don’t understand as best as you’d like & it was good for me to acknowledge that. Then to let others know it’s okay that they don’t understand. & to let that be okay for us too. It’s not a bad thing to not be understood at times! We just keep loving & moving forward.

So to brighten things up a bit, I decided to make this week’s playlist a fun family dance party playlist! Feel free to crank it up & dance around the house with your kiddos! Life can get heavy & our chores & lists of to-dos can add up, feeling pretty overwhelming, but if we can take a minute or an hour to relax & be a little goofy it definitely makes a difference in our homes.

You can listen to the Team Awesome Dance Party in its entirety by clicking HERE!

Here are the songs that made our list:

1. Better When I’m Dancing – Meghan Trainor


2. Life’s a Happy Song – Muppet Movie

Everything is great
Everything is grand
I got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand
Everything is perfect
It’s falling into place
I can’t seem to wipe this smile off my face

3. Red Balloon – Charli XCX [Home]


4. Try Everything – Shakira [Zootopia]

I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Till I reach the end
And then I’ll start again
Though I’m on the lead
I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

5. I Like to Move It – Madagascar

We gonna move our bodies
With our hands in the air
And wave ’em all around
Like we just don’t care

6. Everything Is Awesome – Tegan & Sara ft. Lonely Island [Lego Movie]


7. Everybody Is Kung Fu Fighting – CeLo Green [Kung Fu Panda]

You’re a diamond in the rough
A brilliant ball of clay
You could be a work of art
If you just go all the way

8. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake [Trolls]

I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops (ooh)
I can’t take my eyes up off it, movin’ so phenomenally

9. Happy – Pharrell Williams [Despicable Me]

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

10. Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing – Tori Kelly [SING movie]


11. You’re Welcome – Dwayne Johnson [Moana]

Well, anyway let me say you’re welcome
For the wonderful world, you know
Hey, it’s okay, it’s okay
You’re welcome!

12. Move Your Feet/D.A.N.C.E/It’s a Sunshine Day – Trolls

Well, anyway let me say you’re welcome
For the wonderful world, you know
Hey, it’s okay, it’s okay
You’re welcome!
Well, come to think of it, I gotta go

13. Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid

The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else’s lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin’ for?

14. Let It Grow [Celebrate the World] – The Lorax

You can’t reap what you don’t sow
Plant a seed inside the earth
Just one way to know its worth
Let’s celebrate the world’s rebirth
We say let it grow!

15. Mahna Mahna – Muppet Show

Mahna Mahna
Do do do do do
Mahna Mahna
Do do-do do
Mahna Mahna
Do doo de-do-do de-do-do de-do-do de-do-do-do do do do-doo do

16. I’ve Got a Dream – Tangled

She’s got a dream!
He’s got a dream!
They’ve got a dream!
We’ve got a dream!
So our diff’rences ain’t
Really that extreme!
We’re one big team!

17. Dig a Little Deeper – Princess & the Frog


18. I Love Jesus – Carman

Love the Lord with all your heart and mind and soul and strength
To fear the Lord is wisdom, to serve the Lord divine
To really break it down just repeat these words of mine
I love Jesus… (I love Jesus), Yes I do (Yes I do)
I love Jesus… (I love Jesus), How ’bout you?… (How ’bout you?)
I love Jesus, Yes I do, I love Jesus…How ’bout you?

19.  You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile – Sia

If you stand for nothing you’ll fall for it all
We got all we need, got no more
You’re never fully dressed without a smile
And if you stand for somethin’ you can have it all
‘Cause if is real your love will never die 

20. Best Day of My Life – American Authors

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, just don’t wake me now
This is gonna be the best day of my life

21. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!


22. Crazy Frog – Axel F

Ring ding ding ding ding
A Ring Ding Ding Dingdemgdemg
A ring ding ding ding ding
a Bram ba am baba weeeeeee

23. What Does the Fox Say – Ylvis

Your fur is red
So beautiful
Like an angel in disguise
But if you meet
A friendly horse
Will you communicate by
How will you speak to that

24. Gangnam Style– PSY

Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Beautiful, loveable
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end

25. YMCA – Despicable Me 2

26. Shake It Off – SING!

I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music in my mind, sayin’ gonna be alright

27. Good Time – Owl City & Rae Jepsen


28. I’m a Believer – Smash Mouth

Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I’m in love, I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried

29. I’m Still Standing – Taron Egerton [SING!]

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time

30. Jumping in the House of God – World Wide Message Tribe

Stick up your hands
Stick ’em up, get ’em up in the air
Raise ’em up, up in prayer
Stick up your hands
Stick ’em up, get ’em up in the air

31. The Zing Song – Hotel Transylvania

It was a thing called a zing.
And I wanted to sing,
and listen to the ballads of a man named Sting.
Baby, looks in your eye.
And it’s suddenly spring-like when Nala looked at Simba in the lion king.

32. Un Poco Loco – Anthony Gonzalez & Gael Garcia Bernal [Coco]

The loco that you make me, is just un poco crazy
The sense that you’re not making
The liberties you’re taking
Leaves my cabeza shaking
You’re just un poco loco

33. Deep Cries Out – Bethel Music Kids

We’re going to dance in the river, dance in the river
Cause we’re stirring up deep deep wells, we’re stirring up deep deep waters
We’re going to jump in the river, jump in and everybody singing now

34. Do Life Big – Jaime Grace


35. Life is a Highway – Rascal Flats

There’s no load I can’t hold
A road so rough this I know
I’ll be there when the light comes in
Tell ’em we’re survivors
Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long

This was a fun playlist to make as I’m sure you can tell by its length. I found it hilarious how many of these songs didn’t have actual lyrics! lol

I hope you felt inspired to, dance around the living room with your kiddos, get your blood pumping & make some lovely stress free memories with your family.

What are some of your favorites? Do you love dance parties as much as we do?

Tell me in the comments below!

Today, let’s keep dancing forward together 😉



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