The Ultimate 43 Song Retirement Party Playlist

This is what we have so far.  Thank you for the suggestions on the last post.  Scroll to the end to see what visitors have added to the list. Feel free to add if you are inspired!

Good Times Roll – The Cars

I Am Woman – Helen Reddy

I Feel Lucky – Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band (Jimmy Buffet)

My Generation – The Who

Take This Job and Shove It – Johnny Paycheck

Toes – Zac Brown

We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals

Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who

Gone – Montgomery Gentry

She’s Leaving – Rascal Flatts

Already Gone – Eagles

I Believe I Can Fly – James Ingram

Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

People Are Crazy – Billy Cunnigton

Beautiful Day – U2

Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

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Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds

Five O’Clock World – The Vogues

I Don’t Care Anymore – Phil Collins

My Way – Frank Sinatra

Hall of Fame – The Script

Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Cold Beer With Your Name On It – Josh Thompson

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

It’s a Beautiful Morning – The New Rascals

It’s a Beautiful Day – Michael Buble

Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

Take It Easy – The Eagles

Time to Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman

Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

Don’t Look Back – Boston

Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac

The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

Good Riddance – Green Day

The Job that Ate My Brain – Ramones

Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan

The Times They Are A-Changing – Bob Dylan

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

Na Na Hey Hey – Jeronimo

Suggestions taken from comments:

Bachman-Turner Overdrive rock

Happily Retired Now! The Happy Retirement song

Another One Bites The Dust

End of the Line- Travelling Wilburies

Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren

We’ll Meet Again-Johnny Cash

Closing Time – Semisonic

Young at Heart – Frank Sinatra

Best Day of My Life – American authors

Simpre Libra (Simply Free) – Renee Fleming

Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Party Train – the Gap Band

Forever Young – Rod Stewart

We Got the Beat – the Go-Gos

We are the Champions – Queen

Retirement Day – Sergeant H

LA Freeway – Guy Clark

Happy Trails to You – Roy Rogers

If you would like more ideas about gifts and retirement party planning click here, or, look up at the page tabs and there is a retirement party gear tab.  Click on that tab for a few more ideas.


Crowd Sourcing Retirement Party Play List

All ye fellow bloggers,

please participate in assembling the best retirement party songs!

 (For finished retirement party list click here)

Current list includes:

Take This Job and Shove It…Johnny Paycheck

We Gotta Get Out of This Place..The Animals

Gone…Montgomery Gentry

Five O’Clock World…The Vogues

Knee Deep…Zac Brown Band


Your ideas?????????????????


No More Antibiotics?

I had another trip to the LLMD this week.  After a long discussion of everything past and present, we decided to stop the antibiotics.  Hooray!!

Detox helpers I am not taking:

  • Chlorella – I took it for months until my system started to reject it.
  • Milk thistle – My reaction to this one was immediate.  Instant bad mood in a pill.


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Long Island Medium meets too much free time

Photo: Did last night's episode have you in tears? Which reading got you emotional?

I was watching TV this morning in an attempt to procrastinate getting ready for work.  I ended up looking in on Theresa Caputo giving readings.

At some point in every reading she would say something akin to:  “just know that when you were doing ________ that the soul of your loved one was present.”

Put another way: that moment when you thought you were alone, someone was watching and

they know what you did.  

Does that freak anyone else out?

The Most Common Mistake in Self-Treating Achilles Tendonitis

I encountered three people in the past two weeks that were all self-treating Achilles tendinitis.

They all were getting worse.  

They all were making the same mistake.

This is my public service announcement for the week.  Many of us employ the treat by consensus plan.  We consult Dr. Google.  We ask friends.  We call family.  We listen to trainers that a friend of a friend’s aunt knows.  I know I do it.  Apparently, some of my friends do as well.  Adding to that, we have the voice of our fourth grade gym teacher in our head; “no pain, no gain”.

The consensus/group think treatment for Achilles tendinitis seems to be:  stretch till it bleeds.  

The calf muscle group is often tight and needs to be stretched.  However, overstretching can irritate an injured muscle or tendon.  If the pain is where the tendon inserts onto the heel, you can start to weaken the insertion point.  My little art project:

Relaxed Muscle Fibers

Relaxed muscle fibers

Stretched muscle fibers

Stretched muscle fibers

Torn Muscle Fibers

Torn muscle fibers

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