Sami Gayle's Mix Tape

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The Blue Bloods star shares her go-to music playlist.

Sami Gayle, who plays Nikki Reagan Boyle on Blue Bloods, is releasing her own music later this year with writing/singing partner Brett Koolik. Here, she shares her ultimate playlist to keep you moving.

Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10/9c on CBS and streams on Paramount+.

"If the World Was Ending" — JP Saxe &Julia Michaels

Musicians JP Saxe and Julia Michaels perform ina living room.

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"This song reminds me that we cannot wait for earth-shattering events to show up for our loved ones. We need to express our love and gratitude today; tomorrow is not a given."

Listen to JP Saxe & Julia Michaels on Last.fm.

"Chip on My Shoulder"

The album cover of Legally Blonde: The Musical.

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by Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle, Legally Blonde: The Musical

"It refocuses my energy toward my goals and inspires my hard work necessary to attain them. The lyrics 'We can't win if we don't follow through' excite me to give 110%, whether on the treadmill or in pursuit of my dreams."

Listen to Legally Blonde: The Musical on Last.fm.

"Moon River" — Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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"It evokes the magic of wandering the streets of Fifth Avenue in the winter."

Listen to Audrey Hepburn on Last.fm.

"Shut Up and Dance" — Walk the Moon

The album cover of Walk the Moon's Shut Up and Dance.

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"It never fails to have me shimmying to my feet. The pounding drum that drives the underlying beat makes me want to jump up and down on my bed!"

Listen to Walk the Moon on Last.fm.

"Raise Your Glass" — P!nk

The album cover of Pink's Raise Your Glass.

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"The message to celebrate life and to not take oneself too seriously really resonates. It's a great icebreaker that gets a group to loosen up."

Listen to P!nk on Last.fm.

"Unforgettable" — French Montana featuring Swae Lee

Musician French Montana greets a crowd.

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"I dare you not to dance while listening to this banger. I love its combination of pop and melodic rap. The lyrics conjure some of my most unforgettable victories and memories."

Listen to French Montana on Last.fm.

"Good as Hell" — Lizzo

The album cover of Lizzo's Good as Hell.

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"This song lives up to its title—it makes me feel 'Good as Hell'! Lizzo's words uplift and empower me to be my most confident, independent self. And since I grew up with short hair, I especially appreciate the hair toss."

Listen to Lizzo on Last.fm.

"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" — Billy Joel

Musician Billy Joel performs on to separate pianos in an photo from his 80's heyday.

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"This seven-minute song is perfect for a mini, indoor cardio workout when it's chilly outside. It starts out slow—great for a warm-up—and then accelerates to drive any high knees, sit-ups, or jumping jacks I want to crank out. At the end, the tempo decelerates, which is ideal for a cool-down."

Listen to Billy Joel on Last.fm.

"Lisztomania" — Phoenix

The album cover of Lisztomania by Phoenix.

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"The way we start our day—or year—can set the tone for the rest of it, so I like to start both by blasting energizing music! The syncopated rhythms in this song get me dancing and using my toothbrush as a microphone."

Listen to Phoenix on Last.fm.

"Just the Way You Are" — Bruno Mars

Musician Bruno Mars sings on stage.

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"Never compromise your self-worth in support of someone else's. Enough said."

Listen to Bruno Mars on Last.fm.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, January-February 2021.

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Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10/9c on CBS and streams on Paramount+.