Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Happy Songs CD

In this post I solicited suggested songs for a cd I want to make. What I had in mind was music that would make ideal background music for playing frisbee at the beach, and wow, did I get some great suggestions! Tentatively, here are the the ones I'm going with:

Shiny Happy People--REM
Steal My Sunshine--Len
Hey, Soul Sister--Train
I Got A Feeling--Black Eyed Peas
These Are Days--10,000 Maniacs
Mmm Bop--Hanson
The Loco-Motion--Little Eva
Here Comes The Sun--The Beatles
Walking On Sunshine--Katrina & The Waves
Club at the End of the Street--Elton John
Werewolves of London--Warren Zevon
A Little Less Conversation--Elvis vs. JXL
You Might Think--The Cars
Kodachrome--Simon and Garfunkel
Say Hey (I Love You)--Michael Franti and Spearhead
Linus & Lucy--David Benoit

There were several suggested that I hadn't heard before and really like but just didn't think they were right for the cd/playlist I'm creating--California by Phantom Planet being one--but I'm getting the music anyway :-)

Thanks to all who offered ideas.


Mr. W said...

gotta say I am surprised Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves didn't make the list...seems like a no brainer.

Darren said...

It's 9th on the list.

maxutils said...

boo, on the david benoit. real musicians are rolling in their graves.

Steve USMA '85 said...

I'm honored, one of my suggestions made it on to the list!

Actually, I've copied all the suggestions myself and will be adding them to my Ipod. I'm considering making a playlist of them and naming it Right Tunes from the Left Coast.

Darren said...

Max, you music people can be some of the most judgemental people on the planet. (And not to strike at EllenK, but sometimes artsy people can be, too!)

Sometimes music and art are "popular" because people like them. Go figure.

W.R. Chandler said...

I see three of my suggestions. Yay me!