Sunday, June 20, 2010

Song Suggestions?

I'm going to make a CD of "happy" songs, ones that sound so cheerful that your spirits can't helped but be raised when you hear them. I've only got 4 so far:

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

Any other suggestions?


MikeAT said...

Down Under by Men at Work

Anonymous said...

Koop - Summer Sun

Anonymous said...

All This Beauty

Anonymous said...

Rhythm Of The Night by DeBarge.

Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves

-Mark Roulo

Jamie said...

Ob La Di, Ob La Da - The Beatles

Jamie said...

I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - The Proclaimers

Bolder Tutor said...

Walking on Sunshine - is a great one, I agree.

I can see Clearly by Bob Marley is also good.

I'm so Excited by the Pointer Sisters is another one.

Soo many songs so little time. :D

Anonymous said...

+1: Walking on Sunshine

Proclaimers - I'm On My Way

W.R. Chandler said...

Here's what I can think of off the top of my head:

"Summertime" by The Sundays

"Nothin' But a Good Time" by Poison

"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones

"Can't Stop this Thing We Started" by Bryan Adams

"Love Shack" by The B-52s

"You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall and Oates

"Escapade" by Janet Jackson

"Wanna Be Startin' Something" by Michael Jackson

"All Night Long" by Lionel Richie

"Club at the End of the Street" by Elton John

"All I Need is a Miracle" by Mike + The Mechanics

W.R. Chandler said...

Just thought of some more:

"I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick

"Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf

"Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon

"Solisbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel

"Let's Hear it for the Boy" by Deniece Williams

"Freeway of Love" by Aretha Franklin

"Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen

"Love Touch" by Rod Stewart

"Sweet Freedom" by Michael McDonald

"Kiss Him Goodbye" by The Nylons

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody..." by Whitney Houston

"Holiday" by The Other Ones

"La Bamba" by Los Lobos (I actually like their version better than the original)

"Just Like Paradise" by David Lee Roth

"Jump" by Van Halen

"Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite

"Pure" by The Lightning Seeds

"Sense" by The Lightning Seeds

"Life of Riley" by The Lightning Seeds

"Groovy Train" by The Farm

"Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes

"Live for Loving You" by Gloria Estefan

"OPP" by Naughty By Nature (One of the few rap songs I truly enjoy)

I will probably think of some more. I'll bet you're sorry you asked for suggestions!

W.R. Chandler said...

Yep, I thought of some more:

"Again Tonight" by John Mellencamp

"Fantastic Voyage" by Coolio

"So Pure" by Alanis Morissette

"Short Skirt, Long Jacket" by Cake

"A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis vs. JXL

"Beautiful Day" by U2

"Sunrise" by Simply Red

I think that's about it...

Anonymous said...

Ode to Joy, Beethoven.

Anonymous said...

Also Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFarlane.

Curmudgeon said...

This too will pass - OKGo

Steve USMA '85 said...

Seems like your keeping to Pop, but if willing to branch out a little, I offer to you:

Old Dan's Records - Gordon Lightfoot
Slampop - Acoustic Alchemy
Online - Brad Paisley
Linus & Lucy - David Benoit
The Marriage of Figaro Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Turkish March from the Ruins of Athens - Ludwig von Beethoven
Step Right Up - Tom Waits

cynthia said...

I'm sure that Leesepea (But wait, there's more) has an outstanding list.

Ricky G said...

Lucky Man - The Verve

mazenko said...

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

Let's Hear It for the Boy - Denise Williams

Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane

Soak up the Sun - Sheryl Crow (sardonic fun)

Beautiful Day - U2

Anonymous said...

Reach for the Sun, Polyphonic Spree

PeggyU said...

End of the Line by the Traveling Wilburys.

Darren said...

I'm liking these suggestions! Many I've heard of, many I haven't--but of the ones I've heard of, several are going to make it onto my CD. I have lotsa listening to do for the ones I haven't yet heard of, though.

Ellen K said...

Don't Worry, Be Happy
Little Deuce Coupe
Yellow Submarine
Mr. Tambourine Man
Penny Lane
Mr. Blue Sky
I Turn To Stone
The Day the Music Died (American -Pie)-I know that last one sounds morbid but I can play that for any class and almost all the kids know the words. I don't know why. Even the Pakistani kids know it. Weird.

Anonymous said...

+1: Summertime (The Sundays)
Soak up the Sun (Sheryl Crow)
Solisbury Hill (Peter Gabriel)
Pure (Lightning Seeds)

Ricky G said...

Here Comes the Sun
Penny Lane

PeggyU said...

Here Comes the Sun,
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (George Harrison with a ukelele),
Never Is Enough (Barenaked Ladies),
Ordinary Average Guy (Joe Walsh),
Birdhouse In Your Soul (They Might Be Giants)

PeggyU said...

Oh! And some Tijuana Brass :)

gbradley said...

Magic Power by Triumph

Darren said...

These are excellent suggestions. I also thought of Kodachrome (Simon, and Garfunkel?) tonight.

Steve USMA '85 said...

Kodachrome, yes, Simon & Garfunkel.

Let us know the final playlist. Curious what makes it and what doesn't. Some great tunes listed here, might make my own playlist.

Lori said...

"Say Hey (I Love You)"
by Michael Franti and Spearhead

Its a windows down, singing along type of song!

maxutils said...

"Comfortably Numb" , Pink Floyd

maxutils said...

Oh, and if Linus and Lucy makes it . . . I strongly recommend you seek out the original, by the Vince Guaraldi Trio -- much more up beat, less produced, and better played. when possible to avoid a Windham Hill or MCA 'jazz' artist, always do so. "Cast Your Fate To the Wind" is also very good. And, "Magic Power" was a great semi-obscure suggestion.

Doug said...

I was about to suggest "Pure" by the Lightning Seeds thinking I was the only fan, but I was pleasantly surprised! Way to go W.R.! Good luck Darren!

Steve USMA '85 said...

Have to agree with Maxutils, get the Vince Guaraldi Trio version of Linus & Lucy. It is better.

RhyminMike said...

"California" by Phantom Planet
"In This Diary" by The Ataris
"We Can Try" by Between the Trees
"Swans" by Camera Obscura
"Suspension" by Mae

Ricky G said...

This Too Shall Pass - OK Go