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The most depressing day of the year? The best beats to beat Blue Monday

By Doris Daga

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Do you believe in life after love? Music expert, Doris Daga, rounds up the perfect soundtrack for the ultimate serotonin boost.

Blue Monday is officially around the corner. Possibly the bleakest “holiday” of the year, we are all facing the impending doom of the realisation that we have just started another year in the 21st century. Although the upcoming Monday might be even more biting in the midst of another year thick in a global pandemic, I am hopeful that this is the beginning of the end.


That being said, as the chilling January winds find its way into the four layers you put on to brace the quick demise of the daylight on your daily anti-depression walk on your way to work, there are few things that cheer you up as much as the right soundtrack. The deep winter always makes me think of balmy summer nights spent on the dance floor and the feel-good songs that the DJ reluctantly puts on after the 3am mark when everyone is too high on life to care about listening to too-cool-for-school house music.

The Y2K era continues to have a death-grip on our society, and there is no mistaking that we are looking back at the music which defined the times. I am, of course, talking about Euro Club Disco, the tracks that every bar and house party has played consistently since the turn of the millennium.