October 18, 2007


What music do you listen to when you need to be cheered up?


Perplexio said...

I listen to upbeat pop music, usually from the 80s. How can you stay depressed when listening to songs like:

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Kyrie - Mr. Mister
Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
I've Got My Mind Set On You & When We Was Fab - George Harrison
Down Under & Who Can It Be Now - Men at Work
Africa & Rosanna - Toto
Magic - The Cars

Or some of these gems from the 70s:

Life's Been Good to Me - Joe Walsh
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
Don't Look Back - Boston
Magic - Pilot
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
Peace Train & Wild World by Cat Stevens
Show Me the Way be Peter Frampton
and just about anything by the Steve Miller Band.

GOOBER said...

I just gotta get back on down to the islands with Jimmy Buffett.......

Malcolm: said...

The 1st group that comes to mind is The Lovin' Spoonful. Songs like Do You Believe In Magic, Daydream, and You Didn't Have To Be So Nice always put a smile on my face.

chez béziat said...

Tom Petty - "King's Highway"

Perplexio said...

Oh and there's some really good Queen stuff too of course... How can anyone not smile when listening to stuff like Somebody to Love, Fat Bottomed Girls, I Want It All, I Want to Break Free, and A Kind of Magic?

bob_vinyl said...

A friend of mine once gave me a mix tape he made called "Bright Songs for Dark Mornings." It was a tape he played when he was down. i expected it to be all upbeat, but most of it was mopey. It told me a lot about him.

A few that come to mind for me:

"Here Comes the Sun" - Beatles
"Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves
"Beautiful Day" - U2
"I'm Alive" - Circle Jerks
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" - Scorpions
"Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio" - Ramones

bob_vinyl said...

Actually, I listen to those when I'm already happy. When I'm sad, I listen to stuff to make me more profoundly sad!

Bruce said...

Usually, something heavy and loud.

Angie said...

ABBA! You have to admit they do a great pop song.

The Rocky Horror soundtracks put a smile on my face too, especially the Roxy cast one. It's so kitschy and 50's rock 'n roll.

Songs that get me jumping on the furniture are Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin, Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young and probably more than any other song Easy Rider by Jimmy Hendrix. I defy you to sit still while that song is playing!

Bond said...

OK, I know I am very predictable, BUT... Allman Brothers, Eat A Peach, Mountain Jam... the way the song builds and crescendo's and then comes down and does it again and again...the interplay of guitars, Duane's slide making the bird chirping sounds...it impacts me emotionally and when it is done, I feel all the pain that had been inside has flowed out of my body...

Well that or the theme from Barney ... THAT was a joke!

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Perplex, you have guts admitting to Andy Gibb :)

Goober, I am suddenly craving a margarita

Malcolm - ohhhhh great choices I smiled reading it.

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Chez, Tom has some great ones for sure.

Bond, Beautiful Day is number one on my list of happy songs :) So Bob, are you saying you ARE like your friend???

Angie, great songs. I readily admit I could not sit still for any of those songs. Its hard to dance while driving, but it IS possible when the radio plays certain tunes.

Perplex, great Queens songs. Fat-Bottomed Girls always makes me smile as does U2's "Big Girls are Best", there's a lot to be said for being voluptuous :)

Bond .... the truth comes out...I love you, you love me, we're a great big family....

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