02/22/2014 03:34 pm ET Updated Apr 24, 2014

Beating the Wintry Blues Playlist

After a January full of struggling through the first month of a new year, slogging away at long lists of resolutions and combatting crazy weather, February slumbered along shrouded in broken dreams and grey skies. Whenever the world's got me feeling down, I (like most teenagers I know) turn to music to pick me up.

I've come up with a playlist of tunes that if they don't turn that frown upside down, will at least warm your heart against the chilly winter storm aftermath in preparation for what I hope will be an early spring.