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song_of_the_soule 08-21-2010 01:51 PM

I am trying to make home a happier place so i want to have good music playing more often. What are the happy songs you know? I also love indie,trip hop type music. really, i like most music. What are your thoughts?

SimonMom 08-21-2010 04:43 PM

my favorite fun happy song is stick shifts and safety belts by cake

seventy 08-21-2010 08:22 PM

my favorite classic - Three Little Birds by Bob Marley (also as performed by Elizabeth Mitchell)

midstreammama 08-21-2010 08:30 PM

I like all-star by smashmouth
I'm yours by Jason Mraz
I'm sure there are others can't I can't seem torember them at the moment. I guess its kind of personal preferences too because what will make one person happy might not have the same effect on others.

The4OfUs 08-21-2010 08:37 PM

Just about any song from this:
http://www.buy.com/prod/vol-1-pure-f.../60390455.html

or this:
http://www.buy.com/prod/vol-2-pure-f.../60297269.html


I defy anyone to listen to funk and be able to stay still or frown. Any time I need energy or to be happy, I just play one of these CDs.

In fact, methinks it's time to pull up the funk playlist for background while I work for the next 4 hours tonight!

lynsage 08-21-2010 08:58 PM

Red Beans and Rice- Michael Franti & Spearhead
Say Hey (I Love You)- Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fear Not of Man- Mos Def
Baby Love Child- Pizzicato Five
This Too Shall Pass- OK Go
No One- Alicia Keys
Jeepster- T Rex
Light and Day- The Polyphonic Spree
My Love Is Your Love- Whitney Houston
Present/Infant- Ani DiFranco

I was going for "happy" moreso than "funky"

The4OfUs 08-21-2010 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by lynsage View Post
I was going for "happy" moreso than "funky"
I kill 2 birds with one stone cause funk makes me happy.

lolar2 08-21-2010 10:30 PM

How old are you? I have some songs that I find really happy but I think someone older or younger than me might find them kind of "eh."

La Sombra 08-21-2010 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by seventy View Post
my favorite classic - Three Little Birds by Bob Marley (also as performed by Elizabeth Mitchell)
THIS! We sing this to our babies when they are upset and it seems always to make *everyone* feel better.

I'd amend this to add that Bob Marley--and reggae in general!--always make me really happy.

Also, off the top of my head:
Stereolab: Ping Pong and Jenny Ondioline (and lots of other songs of theirs, actually!)

Air Miami: Airplane Rider (soooo fun and happy! But maybe I'm showing my age/preferences; this was a classic of a 90s indie rock!)

Camaron de la Isla: Volando Voy Volando Vengo (a flamenco classic that I ADORE)

Gal Costa anything, in fact there is a ton of beautiful happy Brazilian music that I would recommend...

Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings if you like soul/funk--they are incredible!

God, there is so much beautiful happy music that really I don't know where to begin! Awesome thread!

song_of_the_soule 08-22-2010 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by lolar2 View Post
How old are you? I have some songs that I find really happy but I think someone older or younger than me might find them kind of "eh."
in my 30s. i do not care for 80s anything, i hate it in fact, especially "born to be wild" type music. everything else is pretty chill tho

song_of_the_soule 08-22-2010 05:17 PM

I plan on listening to all of these songs. Thank you for your suggestions. One song that makes me happy is "Better way" by Ben Harper, he's magic you know

AnalogWife 08-22-2010 05:34 PM

Home (or something like that) by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and lots by the Polyphonic Spree

A&A 08-22-2010 07:31 PM

"Dream Big" by Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band.

bu's mama 08-22-2010 09:12 PM

Like lots of the other suggestions,

also Walkin on Sunshine - always makes me smile

MorgnsGrl 08-22-2010 10:07 PM

See the World by Gomez
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show

The4OfUs 08-22-2010 10:15 PM

Ooh, I just though of another artist. Dan Zanes - he does the "kid" music genre, but it's actually awesome folk music that you will love, too and makes you smile. Great, talented band. We have Family Dance and House Party.

LCBMAX 08-22-2010 10:18 PM

STEVIE WONDER! Especially "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing".

The4OfUs 08-22-2010 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by LCBMAX View Post
STEVIE WONDER! Especially "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing".
Ooooh, or Superstition.

mamakaikai 08-22-2010 10:32 PM

I'm also a triphop lover, but my dp loves folk. One of the hapiest songs I know of is a folk song and it turns out to be a fantastic song for kids too. And really, how can you not smirk and be happy with a little interlude like this, which is a spoof of the actual song.

My vote: Donovan's I love my shirt.

Actually, Donovan just takes the cake: Happiness runs.

Learning_Mum 08-22-2010 10:46 PM

Are we talking about songs that have a good beat and make you want to move, or songs that have uplifting messages?

verde 08-22-2010 11:19 PM

Stevie Wonder "Higher Ground." Everytime I hear that song I dance no matter where I am.

77sugaree 08-22-2010 11:41 PM

Plastic Bubble by Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO)


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