The day after Thanksgiving is not for the faint of heart: you've just stuffed yourself with food, exhausted all your social skills catching up with family and friends, maybe had a few cocktails, and the next thing you know, it's Friday! But not just any Friday... *drumroll* BLACK FRIDAY!
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States and it can get scary: some stores open their doors as early as midnight and bargain-hunting folks are known to camp outside the doors to be the first to get in on all the sweet deals. Since this season can be a little bit exhausting, we put together a playlist of 10 songs to keep you energized while you shop! Read on...
"Last Friday night / Yeah we maxed our credit cards / And got kicked out of the bar / So we hit the boulevard"
While you're stepping over the short person in front of you to beat them to the electronics section, reminisce with Katy Perry about LAST Friday night when life was simpler, hazier, and arguably more fun.
"The best things in life are free / But you can give them to the birds and bees / I want money"
Let's be honest: Black Friday is a huge money grab from big box stores selling their already over-priced wares at slashed prices. This is definitely the song they play in their meetings.
"It's Friday, Friday / Gotta get down on Friday / Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend"
If listening to this song doesn't annoy you, then surely it makes you laugh, and what with Black Friday being the first "official" Christmas shopping day, we could do with a little cheer.
"She say it's cold outside and she hands me my raincoat / She's always worried about things like that"
Listen to this song for strength when you're camped outside that store that opens their doors at 6am and it then starts to rain... and then snow... Don't give up!
"For the love of money / People can't even walk the street / Because they never know who in the world they're gonna beat"
This classic song (which ironically is the theme-song to greedy businessman Donald Trump's The Apprentice) is a reminder that money can be baaaaad. Really bad. People beat other people for money. People sometimes kill for money. Just because Thanksgiving is over, doesn't mean you should cease to be thankful!
"I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend / If it makes you feel all right / I'll get you anything my friend / If it makes you feel all right"
See, money isn't everything! It can never truly buy you love.
"Think you gotta keep me iced, you don't / Think I'm gonna spend your cash, I won't / Even if you were broke / My love don't cost a thing"
If you're lucky enough to call J. Lo your girflriend, just remember that she can't be bought with jewelery and gifts, unless those gifts come from the heart. Awwww.
"Cause the boy with the cold hard cash / Is always Mister Right / Cause we are living in a material world / And I am a material girl"
Madonna makes a case for caring about material things. Because we're living in a material world, after all.
"She take my money when I'm in need / Yea she's a triflin' friend indeed / Oh she's a gold digger way over town"
Planning on buying gifts for your significant other this Black Friday? Just make sure they won't drop you like a hot tamale once they have that big screen TV in their possession...
"Before you ask some guy for his hand now / Keep your freedom for as long as you can now / My mama told me, you better shop around"
This song is a good reminder not to pounce on the first sale item you see on Black Friday, because there might be a better deal around the corner. Wait, it's about finding a mate? Never mind, then!
What's on your Black Friday playlist? Tell us in the comments! And be safe out there!