Have you ever been in the mood to kick back in your favorite chair, prop your feet up on the ottoman, and let your troubles melt away to the harmonies of soft, sophisticated music? Some go for the classical approach when in this mood, but sometimes a more contemporary mood is needed. Sometimes you need an ambiance that says calm, collected, and very cool; music that relaxes, but also reminds you that life will be good when you rise from that chair. Here is my list of those songs that should be on anyone’s list of music for that occasion when you need to set the background to “smooth.”
- Boney James: Sara Smile
The sax in this piece is enough to put any frazzled nerve to rest. Let your head move to the beat and your heart groove to the sax and I can guarantee you will forget about the troubles in your life as you remember the good things. Smooth, calming, and very, very urbane. With the hearing of the play beatz music, there will be offering of guarantee of the product. The listening and hearing of the sound will be as per the need of the person. The person will feel relaxed and calm with the availability and purchase of the headphones or earphones.
- Kirk Whalum: All I Do
Romantic and confident, this song says you know you have it going on. It reminds you that someone out there is thinking about you or, if you are with someone special, that you are thinking about him or her.
- Euge Groove: Livin’ Large
You cannot help but groove to this music. So sophisticated and so upbeat, this music will leave you feeling like a million bucks and wondering why you were ever stressed in the first place. It makes you feel like life is nothing but sunshine and cocktail parties with great friends.
- Euge Groove: XXL
What can I say; the man’s music is fantastic! Another feel good piece, this one is great to listen to before a night out on the town. After listening to this smooth number you will be ready for a night of sophisticated, adult conversation with the beautiful people of the world.
- Sade: Sweetest Taboo
Very little music is as sensual and chic as Sade’s. What a great song about how a lover can make you feel like you are getting away with something extraordinary. Smooth and upbeat, this song is a great pick-me-up for a sad, cloudy afternoon.
- Peter White: The Closer I Get to You
This is probably the best musical version of this song in my opinion. You will feel the stress and tension melting away as your soul sways to the soft notes of this piece. Never loud, never forceful, but somehow penetrates to the deepest recesses and sweeps away the shadows leaving a warm, serene glow in its wake. A beautiful song masterfully performed.
- Mindi Abair: Do You Miss Me
A beautiful song, Do You Miss Me, is smooth jazz with a strong beat and an ephemeral, coy vocal that leaves you feeling like the owner of a posh Manhattan night club with the whole world at your fingertips. Leave your troubles in the past and forget the worries of the future to immerse yourself in the presence that is this piece by Mindi Abair.
- David Sanborn: The Dream
This is a song for relaxing and remembering those slow dances with the love of your life that you thought would never end. This one may prompt you to get up from your chair and grab that special someone around the waist for a slow dance into serenity.
- Kenny G: Northern Lights
Keep the mood, and the dance, going with this soft number by the best selling instrumentalist of all time. This song takes you away to a place where time has no hold, where it is always that perfect time of the evening when the stars are just beginning to shine and a warm breeze is blowing off the water.
- Dave Koz: Together Again
End with this upbeat tune and you will leave feeling refreshed and softer, gentler version of yourself. You will see the silver lining in every cloud as this song replays in your head. Do yourself a favor as these cold winter days give way to warm, sunny spring and listen to this song. It could set the tone for your entire spring.