Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Stuff #4 - Happy Songs

No, no, I'm not talking about "Don't Worry, Be Happy." That song actually kind of makes me want to punch somebody.

There are some songs out there that just make you happy. I really don't know what it is, but when I hear these songs, I get that instant feel-good feeling. And my head starts to bop back and forth. And then my whole body starts to sway. And before you know it, I'm almost full out dancing whilst belting out the lyrics as loud as I can.

What just me?

If you've never done that, you should. I don't recommend you do that at work in your cubicle, however. Perhaps in the car, by yourself - that's my favorite time.

So, here are the happy songs that have made my list. I dare you to listen to them and not move your body to the music in any way shape or form and not feel somewhat lifted after listening.

It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers

Pennies From Heaven - Louis Prima

Click this link - and then in the upper right you can click play to hear the song

Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrison

Click this link - and follow instructions for above

I think those are my top 3. Honorable mentions go to:

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - WHAM!

Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest

What's your go to feel good song?


Jackie T said...

Speaking of Happy Songs, Sam Roberts will be in Detroit Feb 28th. Thought I'd pass along the word :)

King Harvest said...

Thanks for choosing Dancing in the Moonlight as one of your "happy songs". We have a page on My Space where, through comments and messages, we have acquired a whole new realization that happy songs have an incredibly positive effect on people of all ages, especially at times in their lives when they are having personal problems or experiencing tragedy. It's hard to imagine the depth of the healing power of happy music. The old line "It's only rock and roll" couldn't be more untrue.
Thanks again.
King Harvest