Well folks, this day is finally upon us: the biggest, baddest shopping day of the year. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and grab those sales by the horns—or, you know, just grab them off the shelf before someone else does. And in case you needed a little inspiration, here’s a Black Friday playlist just for you. So pump up these tunes, put on your shopping shoes, and be the savvy consumer you were born to be.
“Black Friday” by Steely Dan
While my internet research reveals that this song is actually about the infamous stock market scandal of Friday, September 24, 1869 and not the annual day of extreme shopping, the title still rings true. Plus, the groovy guitar solo and toe-tapping rhythm will get you pumped up and in the bargain-hunting spirit.
“Friday” by Rebecca Black
This song (and don’t pretend you didn’t have it stuck in your head for 4 months last year) describes one high school student’s typical Friday: “7am, waking up in the morning. Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs. Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal.” The Black Friday version of this song would probably be more like, “3am, waking up in the morning. Gotta be fast, gotta run downstairs. Forget cereal, still full from Thanksgiving.”
“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt
Since Black Friday is typically the day that people start Christmas shopping, this song, which describes one woman’s wish list (which includes a yacht, a duplex, and an engagement ring), seemed appropriate to include. Get your gift shopping on!
“Shop Around” by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
A mother’s dating/marriage advice to her son seems to apply equally well to savvy Black Friday shopping: “Gotta get yourself a bargain, son. Don’t be sold on the very first one…My mama told me, You better shop around.”
“Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles
Even though Black Friday is all about buying stuff (including gifts for other people), perhaps this Beatles classic might be a good song to keep in the back of your mind. Yes, you can buy thoughtful, affordable gifts for your friends and family today, but remember to give ‘em love this holiday season too. So here’s a big ol’ hug to all of our blog readers.
And hey, happy shopping! Make sure to check out the great Black Friday deals at Vann’s!