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lagatta
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posted 06 October 2004 11:38 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe not as easy as "sad songs"... What songs evoke happiness, be it mirth or profound joy?

One cheerful song that springs to mind is "Girls just wanna have fun" ...


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skdadl
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posted 06 October 2004 11:42 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Goodness gracious!
Great balls 'o fire!


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posted 06 October 2004 11:43 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Because I Got High - Afroman
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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 06 October 2004 11:43 AM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Seeing as I put 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' by Joy Division in the sad song thread, how about 'World in Motion' by New Order?

It's actually very difficult to write a happy song without it sounding mawkish or mindless.

Got it. Hello Goodbye. That does it.


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posted 06 October 2004 11:47 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tiny Tim, Tiptoe through the Tulips.
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posted 06 October 2004 11:52 AM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Um, "Ode to Joy"?

"Well may the world go" by Pete Seeger (to the tune of "weel may the keel row")

Kesarbai Kerkar's 78 of Nat Kamod

"If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands"


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posted 06 October 2004 12:15 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
They Don't Know About Us by Kirsty McColl (Tracey Ullman Version)
I'm Alive by ELO
Searchin' My Soul by Vonda Shepard
Classical Gas
The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
Layla by Eric Clapton

Edited to Add:

the Futurama theme song
Sing, Sing, Sing and Meadowland (the Benny Goodman version)

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: Anchoress ]


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posted 06 October 2004 12:16 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Walking on Sunshine is one of the scariest sounds known to man.
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posted 06 October 2004 12:20 PM      Profile for Melsky   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Screaming Lord Byron:
Walking on Sunshine is one of the scariest sounds known to man.

Agreed. That song makes me shudder in a bad way.

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posted 06 October 2004 12:29 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
LOL
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posted 06 October 2004 02:49 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ding-dong the witch is dead
Ca-na-da! (one little, two little three Canadians)

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quote:
Walking on Sunshine is one of the scariest sounds known to man.

So what? If other people get pleasure out of it, why be such a big downer?

I so dislike music snobs. I was prevented from enjoying the mindlessness of Abba and disco during my formative years and spent my adolescence being depressed by Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan (because my snobby family wouldn't permit it). Ugh. It wasn't until I was in my 30's when I stopped taking myself so seriously.

My joyous song is the theme from "The Facts of Life"...You take the good, you take the bad, you take it all and whaddya have.. When I'm feeling blue, I just start humming it and everything seems so much better...

Yeah, right


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posted 06 October 2004 03:21 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Be deliriously happy, Hinterland.

P.S. My father's sister lived in Peekskill.

The Facts of Life by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton

Season 1

There's a place you've got to go for learning
all you want to know about the facts of life
the facts of life.

When books are what you're there about
and looks are what you care about
the time is right,
to learn the facts of life.

When the world never seems
to be living up to your dreams
it's time you started finding out
what everything is all about

When the boys you used to hate you date,
I guess you best investigate
the facts of life you gotta get'em right
the facts of life,
the facts of life,
the facts of life

Seasons 2-5
You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

There's a time you got to go and show
You're growin' now you know about
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

When the world never seems
to be livin up to your dreams
And suddenly you're finding out
the Facts of Life are all about you, you.

It takes a lot to get 'em right
When you're learning the Facts of Life. (learning the Facts of Life)
Learning the Facts of Life (learning the Facts of Life)
Learning the Facts of Life.

End Credits
You'll avoid a lot of damages
an enjoy the fun of managing
the facts of life;
they shed a lot of light
If you hear them from your brother,
better clear them with your mother
better get them right,
call her late at night

You got the future in the palm of your hands
all you gotta do to get you through is understand
you think you rather do without,
you will never make without the truth
the facts of life is all about you


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posted 06 October 2004 03:22 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm no snob. Can I help it if Katrina and the Waves terrify me so?

On edit - Besides, that's just what it does to me. If other people find it helps with their recovery from a lobotomy, that's perfectly fine by me.

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: Screaming Lord Byron ]


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posted 06 October 2004 03:34 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about the Proclaimers' "I'm On My Way"?
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Hinterland
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posted 06 October 2004 03:34 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'M WALKING ON SUNSHINE, WHOA-OH
I'M WALKING ON SUNSHINE, WHOA-OH
I'M WALKING ON SUNSHINE, WHOA-OH
...AND DON'T IT FEEL GOOD!
*dut dah didah dah didiah*
...AND DON'T IT FEEL GOOD!

...


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posted 06 October 2004 03:37 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
500 miles is the worst.

When I wake up yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you
When I go out yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you

If I get drunk yes I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And if I haver yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked 1000 miles
To fall down at your door

Have I mentioned how little I can stand my countrymen, The Proclaimers?


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posted 06 October 2004 03:47 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey! When did this turn into the "Dour Scottish people and the music they hate" thread?
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posted 06 October 2004 03:49 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't give me any ideas, Hinterland. I can whinge all week if necessary.
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posted 06 October 2004 03:55 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Rah-rah-Rasputin! (Boney M)
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posted 06 October 2004 03:58 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Start Me Up" (The Rolling Stones)
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posted 06 October 2004 04:09 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pluie estivale by Cano.

...take that, music snobs.


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 06 October 2004 04:17 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have no idea who that is. Which must mean that only snobs like it. Clearly.
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posted 06 October 2004 04:21 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I have no idea who that is. Which must mean that only snobs like it. Clearly.

But I've heard of Cano, SLB (they're from Northern Ont. I believe), and I'm not a... OK, quit looking at me like that.

Really, I don't think I'm a music snob. It's true I don't like ABBA, but it's because of the vocals. I just find them metallic-sounding somehow, which kinda bugs me.

Oh right, joyous songs.

Well I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm still, still, still in love with modern moonlight.

quote:
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on
I'm in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it's cold outside
And the highway when it's late at night
Got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner

And so irresistibly, deliriously, brilliantly forth.

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 06 October 2004 04:24 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like Abba. Therefore I am innoculated from all and any accusations of snobbery, right? I mean, it must, mustn't it?

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: Screaming Lord Byron ]


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posted 06 October 2004 04:25 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That depends, SLB. Do you like them unironically?
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posted 06 October 2004 04:28 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'Does Your Mother Know' is one of the greatest power-pop records ever.
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Oh...well, then.

I'm no snob. I love Abba (what's the ASCII code for the mirror-image 'B'?) unequivocally.

A propos of nothing, I last heard Cano being played in a quaint Bierstube on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin...pre-reunification!.


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posted 06 October 2004 04:36 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
A propos of nothing, I last heard Cano being played in a quaint Bierstube on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin...pre-reunification!.

I've never been to Germany, but I get the impression (based on very little evidence) that Canada and Canadian culture are kind of popular there. One year in my U of T residence -- also pre-reunification -- we were joined by a German student, a woman from Nuremburg. She was doing a study year abroad as part of her program in ... Canadian studies.

Then of course there are all the German tourists and retirees who either visit Canada or buy property here (in Nova Scotia, e.g.), or both, because they imagine it to be a vast unspoiled pristine place. I suppose by European standards it is.

And that's to say nothing of the Germans (mostly) who spend their weekends dressing up as "Red Indians."

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 06 October 2004 04:38 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'lance's roadrunner song, although not the real one (Roadrunner, the coyote's after you) reminded me of this great song:

Overture, curtains, lights,
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
We know every part by heart
Overture, curtains, lights
This is it, you'll hit the heights
And oh what heights we'll hit
On with the show this is it

Tonight what heights we'll hit
On with the show this is it


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posted 06 October 2004 04:42 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
No more rehearsing and nursing a part

I was an adult before I figured out what that word was. As a kid, I just went "na-na" something or other when singing along.

Every Saturday at 5:00 p.m., that was, just before hot dogs or hamburgers for supper, just before Hockey Night in Canada, when we were actually allowed to drink pop.


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posted 06 October 2004 04:42 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Has anyone done

Don't know much about history,
etc

apart, of course, from Harrison Ford's classic performance in Witness? *les pants, les pants*


And all the double b's are making me think of

Bibbety bobbety boo.


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quote:
Originally posted by RealityBites:

Overture, kill the lights,
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
We know every part by heart
Overture, curtains, lights
This is it, you'll hit the heights
And oh what heights we'll hit
On with the show this is it

Tonight what heights we'll hit
On with the show this is it



When that's on, my boys line up, smallest to biggest, and march around the living room.

Time to get a video camera, I guess.

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: Oliver Cromwell ]


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'lance
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posted 06 October 2004 04:44 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Or at least a digital camera, Oliver -- or a scan of a regular photo -- so you can post a pic here.
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And a bosun's whistle. And change your last name to "Von Trapp".
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posted 06 October 2004 04:47 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
I was an adult before I figured out what that word was.

You managed to figure it out? I actually had to hear it performed by someone else, I think on some awards show.

Then of course there was All in the Family's "Gee our old Lasalle red rate." (ran great)

quote:
Originally posted by Oliver Cromwell:
When that's on, my boys line up, smallest to biggest, and march around the living room.
So do George Bush Sr.'s. How old are your boys?

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: RealityBites ]


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posted 06 October 2004 04:48 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Vaderiiii, Valderaaa, Vaderiiii, Valdera-ha-ha-ha...
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quote:
Harrison Ford's classic performance in Witness? *les pants, les pants*

Meh. What's he got that I haven't... ah, skip it.

Look at it this way, skdadl -- consider his taste in women. Take Callista Flockheart. Please. Maybe she's very nice, it wouldn't surprise me, but she's still too. damn. skinny. Unless of course she's put on some weight, which she urgently needed a few years back.


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'lance, I knoooooooowwwwww! I mean, like.

I think I'm over him. It was a good haircut for the times, though.

I know
It's only rock 'n' roll
But I like it!


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quote:
Originally posted by rasmus raven:
Vaderiiii, Valderaaa, Vaderiiii, Valdera-ha-ha-ha...

ha-ha *repeat*


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quote:
Originally posted by skdadl:
And all the double b's are making me think of

Bibbety bobbety boo.


Oh my goodness! How could we have forgotten

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Something else to be happy about: Counting 'lance's post below, this thread has 41 replies compared to 37 for the older sad songs thread. Yay happiness!

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: RealityBites ]


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quote:
I think I'm over him. It was a good haircut for the times, though.

My grilfriend back in Victoria said Harrison Ford was the first man she ever fell for. She was all of seven, or something, when Star Wars first came out.


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quote:
Originally posted by lagatta:
What songs evoke happiness, be it mirth or profound joy?

Songs Sung Blue, of course.


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quote:
'lance's roadrunner song, although not the real one (Roadrunner, the coyote's after you) reminded me of this great song:

Stop the presses. Some new evidence has just come to light:

quote:
I have a newly-released book on the Warner Bros. animation studios (the real inside story) called "From Cels to Cells -- Bugs, Thugs, and Drugs at Warner Brothers" And it lists the words to this song. If you sing it, you'll see how well it fits the tune. I'll add explanations as appropriate:

Oh Mache' Curb the Lights!
This a zit? Deny the knights!
No Morey -- hearse
Ignore nursing apart.
Ween? Oh, Avery part! Pie art!

Oh, Mature! Curb the Lights!
This a zit? We lit the hides!
And owe what hides we lit.
Unwitting Joe, This a zit?


Explication of the lyrics follows.

WARNING: Parental Guidance Strongly Encouraged.

Edit, a propos of nothing whatsoever:

In Mexico, we saw a roadrunner in the desert (Baja California that was).

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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This reminds me of the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut. I forget how most of it goes... she met a "wicket woof" and things deteriorated from there.

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: Contrarian ]


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Rather disappointing in real life, wasn't it? We see rabbits and ducks all the time, so Bugs and Daffy don't really form our image of them.

But this is a real road runner and Tasmanian devil

Road Runner Picture

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posted 06 October 2004 05:30 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by RealityBites:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Or an even better version:

Supererogationisticextraobligation!
A consequence of moral theories fraught with complication!
Doing right can only lead to failure and frustration!
Supererogationisticextraobligation!

Try to universalize a lie and you will see
A side of Kant that just detests the contradictory,
To tell the truth is thus incumbent on us all the time
And if you can’t remember that then say this catchy rhyme--

Supererogationisticextraobligation! (etc.)

Mill around and you will find a nice morality
That’s based on feeling good for all of you (and not just me),
But if you need it and your “you” is greatly pluralized
Then my feelings aren’t so good when they’re cut down to size—

Supererogationisticextraobligation! (etc.)

I wish I could take credit for that, but I can't.


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posted 06 October 2004 05:33 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wish I could understand it, but I can't.
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posted 06 October 2004 05:40 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
RealityBites, THIS is for you.
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posted 06 October 2004 05:48 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Rather disappointing in real life, wasn't it?

On the contrary. We already had some vague idea what they looked like; and the one we saw was, indeed, running down the road. What more could a person ask for?

We also saw a Tasmanian Devil in Australia. But its part of the "wildlife preserve" was no better than a trad zoo, and its cage was too damn small. The plaque said that, when it's distressed, its ears turn red. This creature's ears were red, and it was steadily running around near the walls of the cage, poor thing. I just may avoid all "wildlife preserves"/zoos in the future.

Speaking of distressing, RB, your roadrunner picture is causing wicked side-scroll. Can you resize, or just post a link?


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posted 06 October 2004 06:00 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Everybody:
And you and me are free to be
You and meeeeee

Or:
Sunny days sweeping the clouds away...

I'd like to be (ooo), under the sea,
In an octopuses garden in the shade

I dusted off my Cat Stevens CD recently and fell in love with "Oh Very Young" again.. a very sweet song that is not the least bit saccherine - quite a feat.


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posted 06 October 2004 06:04 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love "Octopus' Garden". In fact I tend to like anything Ringo ever sang, marginally talented though he was.

Here's a neat tip: if you have Yellow Submarine at home, put it on the stereo. Now turn your balance all the way in one direction. All you hear is the words, a capella. Now turn it in the other direction. All you hear is the music. Kind of a poor man's karaoke. Feel free to sing along... you can't be worse than Ringo!


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posted 06 October 2004 06:16 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, pity Ringo wasn't a bit more talented, perhaps he could've made it into a really good band.
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posted 06 October 2004 06:23 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Feel Good by The Hometown Band. Now that was a long time ago.
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posted 06 October 2004 07:29 PM      Profile for koan brothers     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Three Little Birds

Bob Marley


Don’t worry about a thing,
’cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: don’t worry about a thing,
’cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, (this is my message to you-ou-ou

Singin’: don’t worry ’bout a thing,
’cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing,
’cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, this is my message to you-ou-ou:

Singin’: don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. don’t worry!
Singin’: don’t worry about a thing - I won’t worry!
’cause every little thing gonna be all right.

Singin’: don’t worry about a thing,
’cause every little thing gonna be all right - I won’t worry!
Singin’: don’t worry about a thing,
’cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
’cause every little thing gonna be all right!


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posted 06 October 2004 07:40 PM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I feel happy when I listen to Peter Gabriel's "Salsbury Hill".
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posted 06 October 2004 07:54 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Slim Gaillard - The Flat Foot Floogie

Don Redman - Shakin' the African

Steel Pulse - Chant a Psalm

Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK The most gleeful pop song ever written.


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posted 06 October 2004 10:14 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ronb:
I dusted off my Cat Stevens CD recently and fell in love with "Oh Very Young" again.. a very sweet song that is not the least bit saccherine - quite a feat.

That's it, ronb. You're now on the "no fly" list


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posted 06 October 2004 10:35 PM      Profile for A Nonny Moose   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
O! Namenlose Freude - Ludwig von Beethoven Act II finale of Fidelio.

[ 06 October 2004: Message edited by: A Nonny Moose ]


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posted 06 October 2004 10:43 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's a few...

    "Kilimanjaro" Juluka
    "World of Wonders" Bruce Cockburn
    "Beautiful Things" Emm Gryner
    "Life in a Nutshell" Barenaked Ladies
    "I Am In Love" Crowded House
    "Consequence Free" Great Big Sea
    "Happy Baby" Shaye
    "Shiny Happy People" REM (happy in an ironic way)
    "Oblivious" Aztec Camera
    "Somebody Might Wave Back" The Waterboys
    "Teenagers, Kick Our Butts" Dar Williams
    "Headstart for Happiness" The Style Council
    "Ice Cream" Sarah McLachlan
    "The Devil Is My Friend" The Jazz Butcher
    "Another White Dash" Butterfly Boucher
    "Camera One" The Josh Joplin Group
    "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" Simon and Garfunkel
    "Everything Reminds Me of My Dog" Jane Siberry
    "Satisfy My Soul" Bob Marley and the Wailers
    "Happiness" Ron Sexsmith
    "Runnin' Down The Dream" Tom Petty
    "Walk on the Ocean" Toad the Wet Sprocket
    "North Country" The Rankin Family
    "Hoodoo Voodoo" Wilco and Billy Bragg (lyrics by Woody Guthrie)
    "The Last One Standing" Neil Finn

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posted 07 October 2004 01:51 AM      Profile for candle     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Head On" by the Jesus and Mary Chain is the happiest song every written. Period.

As soon as I get my head around you
I come around catching sparks off you
I get an electric shock from you
This secondhand living just won't do
And the way I feel tonight
I could die and I wouldn't mind
And there's something going on inside
Makes you wanna feel
Makes you wanna try
Makes you wanna blow the stars from the sky
And I can't stand up
I can't cool down
I can't get my head off the ground
As soon as I get my head around you
I come around catching sparks off you
And all I ever got from you
Was all I ever took from you
Yeah, the world could die in pain
And I wouldn't feel no shame
And there's nothing holding me to blame
Makes you wanna feel
Makes you wanna try
Makes you wanna blow the stars from the sky
And I'm taking myself to a dirty part of town
Where all my troubles can't be found
I said yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
And I'm taking myself to a dirty part of town
Where all my troubles can't be found
Makes you wanna feel
Makes you wanna try
Makes you wanna blow the stars from the sky


Also:

"Anniversary Song" the Cowboy Junkies
"Cannonball" the Breeders
"Saints" the Breeders
"Good Vibrations" the Beach Boys
"Dream All Day" The Posies
"The First Part" Superchunk (one good minute could last me a whole year)
"Brand New Song" Mystery Machine
"Friday I'm in Love" The Cure
"R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." John Mellencamp
"You Really Got Me" The Kinks
"Take Me to the River" Al Green
"Upfield" Billy Bragg

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posted 07 October 2004 01:57 AM      Profile for candle     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Josie and the Pussycats
Long tails and ears for hats
Guitars and Marshall stacks
Hot, sweet, super-cool
Don't you know
These kitties rule?
Hurry, hurry

We've been going
Over the master plan
Driving in a custom-painted van
Practicing for hours
Don't you know that
Soon no matter
Where you go
We'll be on the radio?

Josie and the Pussycats
Hot lips, we'll give you that
Stone foxes
That's a fact
Josie and the Pussycats

Even though we're
Playing in our garage
Soon we'll have
A massive entouage
Going triple-platinum
You'll just watch us
Climbing up the
Billboard charts
Breaking records
Breaking hearts

Josie and the Pussycats
Long tails and ears for hats
We know just where it's at
East, West, North, or South
Guaranteed to rock the house
Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats


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posted 07 October 2004 02:04 AM      Profile for Klingon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
K’pla! There's no question the most uplifting tune are Klingonaase warrior dirges:

Squamlest "q'lest ak Qhemja
Khi javhmqhemek va me quoi
Quim Jamvo
Quim Jamvo

But I find Terran tunes to "happy" for different reasons. Some are jovial because they are humourous, or talk about a positive energetic situation, or having a good time. The ones that are the most uplifting, especially in the pop/rock/blues/folk realms are about hope, progressive social change and personal moral success or honesty. Few examples:

Three Dog Night
--Shambala
--Serenade You

The Beatles:
--Revolution (especially take one--the white album)
--The Long and Winding Road
--Obladi Oblada
--Michelle (to which I dedicate to our esteemed, talented and beautiful moderator)

Bob Dylan
--Like a Rolling Stone
--The Times They are A-changin
--Tangled up in Blue

James Brown
--I Feel Good

Stevie and Jimmy Ray Vaughan
--Tick Tock People

The list goes on. Any more ideas.


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posted 07 October 2004 10:56 AM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
That's it, ronb. You're now on the "no fly" list

Well I'm certainly off the Canwest xmas card list.

Shambala - I love that song. Ah ah oooooooo.

reminds me of werewolves of london - Drinking a pina colada at Trader Vics with perfect hair, what could be happier than that.

End Of The Line by the Travelling Wilburys makes me feel all giddy.


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posted 07 October 2004 10:59 AM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Got it. L.O.V.E. by Al Green.

I mean, people. Al Green!

I started to write this song about you
And then I decided that I would write it all about love
And it appeared to me
That you wasn't happy
And that's for sure, positively
That's what the world is made of
So give me more L-O-V-E, love
Love is a walk down Main street (oh love)
Love is an apple that is so sweet (love)
Love is something that can't be beat (love)

L-O-V-E is strange to me, Oh
I can't explain this feeling
Can't you see that salvation is freeing
It's all in the heavens, can't you see
You can always depend on me
To give you love

Love is a flower in my soul (oh love)
Love is a story that just can't be told (love)
Can't you feel it burning more and more (love)
Stop and look at the big wheel roll
I can't explain this feeling
Can't you see that salvation is freeing
I would give my life for the glory
Just to be able to tell the story
About love
I didn't mean to make you mad
A sweet story, I thought I had
But maybe time will bring us together
And I can be such a happy fella
About love
Love is something that is so divine (oh love)
Love is a feeling that's a friend of mine (love)
It can't be measured by no sign (love)
In your heart or even in your mind
About love, Love is as bright as the morning sun


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posted 10 October 2004 09:02 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Sowing the Seeds of Love" Tears for Fears
"Bound to Be" The Dream Academy

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posted 10 October 2004 09:27 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
"Sowing the Seeds of Love" Tears for Fears

Good Call!!!


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posted 10 October 2004 10:42 PM      Profile for mai ouest   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Shine on,
shine on harvest moon, up in the sky.
I ain't had no lovin' since January, February, June or July.
Snowtime
ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon.
So shine on, shine on harvest moon
(for me and my gal).

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posted 10 October 2004 10:46 PM      Profile for Kittielungs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well that would be Happy Happy Joy Joy by Ren and Stimpy that does it for me.

Hello, boys and girls. This is your old pal, Stinky Wizzleteats. This is a song about a whale. No! This is a song about being happy! That's right! It's the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

I don't think you're happy enough! That's right! I'll teach you to be happy! I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs! Now, boys and girls, let's try it again!
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

If'n you aint the grandaddy of all liars! The little critters of nature... They don't know that they're ugly! That's very funny, a fly marrying a bumblebee! I told you I'd shoot! But you didn't believe me! Why didn't you believe me?!
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy

Happy Happy Happy Happy
Happy Happy Happy Happy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

Of course, I do use alot of pot.


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posted 10 October 2004 11:07 PM      Profile for yankcanuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Get happier, or at least amused. Go to
http://www.google.com
and enter "Filk" snd see what filk songs come up

[ 10 October 2004: Message edited by: yankcanuck ]


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posted 11 October 2004 11:45 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Me gusta mucho "Me gustas tú", by Manu Chao.

Very big here - is he known in the RoC? (He is a singer from France whose parents were Spanish refugees from Franco - he sings in a mixture of Spanish, French, Arabic, English, Portuguese and many other languages. Big in "altremondialiste" circles: Fun to dance to.
-------------------------------------
Manu Chao - Me gustas tú
 
me gustan los aviones, me gustas tú
me gusta viajar, me gustas tú
me gusta la mañana, me gustas tú
me gusta el viento, me gustas tú
me gusta soñar, me gustas tú
me gusta la mar, me gustas tú
que voy a hacer - je ne sais pas
que voy a hacer - je ne sais plus
que voy a hacer - je suis perdu
que horas son, mi corazón

me gusta la moto, me gustas tú
me gusta correr, me gustas tú
me gusta la lluvia, me gustas tú
me gusta volver, me gustas tú
me gusta marihuana, me gustas tú
me gusta colombiana, me gustas tú
me gusta la montaña, me gustas tú
me gusta la noche, me gustas tú

que voy a hacer - je ne sais pas
que voy a hacer - je ne sais plus
que voy a hacer - je suis perdu
que horas son, mi corazón

me gusta la cena, me gustas tú
me gusta la vecina, me gustas tú
me gusta su cocina, me gustas tú
me gusta camelar, me gustas tú
me gusta la guitarra, me gustas tú
me gusta el regaee, me gustas tú

que voy a hacer - je ne sais pas
que voy a hacer - je ne sais plus
que voy a hacer - je suis perdu
que horas son, mi corazón

me gusta la canela, me gustas tú
me gusta el fuego, me gustas tú
me gusta menear, me gustas tú
me gusta la coruña, me gustas tú
me gusta malasaña, me gustas tú
me gusta la castaña, me gustas tú
me gusta guatemala, me gustas tú

que voy a hacer - je ne sais pas
que voy a hacer - je ne sais plus
que voy a hacer - je suis perdu
que horas son, mi corazón


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posted 12 October 2004 05:03 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Fingertips" by Little Stevie Wonder. That kid has so much talent he doesn't know what to do with it. I love when the sax player calls out when they bring it home for the last time because he's lost the key: "What key, what key?" and the piano player gives it to him...just....in time.

Also: "Movin' on Up" by Primal Scream
"Penny Lane" by the Beatles
"Sympathy for the Devil" Rolling Stones
"Lose this Skin" by The Clash.

Awesomness and Joy


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posted 12 October 2004 05:09 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK The most gleeful pop song ever written.

I'm tempted to agree, though my vote for the most gleeful would have to go to Iggy's "Lust for Life," which I can't believe no-one's mentioned yet.

Well, I'm just a modern guy.

Of course I've had it in the ear before!


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posted 13 October 2004 07:36 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by lagatta:
Me gusta mucho "Me gustas tú", by Manu Chao.

Very big here - is he known in the RoC?


Believe it or not, the Bongettes were singing along with
this Manu Chao tune on the weekend, as we were driving through the desolate wilderness between Yorkton and Saskatoon.

We're among the lucky ones though, having a car and all. It's one of the benefits of having a government job in Saskatchewan, even if the machine pre-dates the Great Depression. We managed to find our CD player on the black market. It cost us $50 dollars, a sack of grain and a couple of hogs, though.

Those of you in the cultural oasis of Montréal would likely find our attempts at making music out here rather quaint. While we stopped for gasoline in Wynyard, the young rustic who manned the pumps had been listening to a broadcast on his home-made wireless set.

He was also trying to imitate the mysterious sounds he heard on his little oatmeal-box-and-copper-wire device by experimenting with various hand-crafted musical instruments. His efforts did prove somewhat frustrating, however, as he was unable to replicate any of the sounds he heard, despite repeatedly throwing a chicken against a straw pile, striking a salt-lick with a pitchfork and rubbing two cowpies together.

When he heard the sound of Proxima Estación: Esperanza pulsating from our automobile as we pulled into the gas station, he looked at the vehicle in horror at the strange noise and ran into the garage.

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posted 13 October 2004 08:07 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That is all very funny, Al, but my friends in TORONTO had not heard of Manu Chao, simply because he is part of the "francophone" cultural universe. City slickerism has nothing to do with it.
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posted 13 October 2004 08:28 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, I haven't either. Since when is "RoC" short for "rural"? I certainly didn't get that from lagatta's post.
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posted 13 October 2004 10:22 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, a fine story, M. Qa-bong, but nothing really to do with lagatta's post. To answer your question, lagatta, he is 'known' certainly (the syntax I think Al'Q was taking issue with) but not nearly as popular. When I moved to Montréal I was shocked, SHOCKED at his popularity. I think it has less to do with the francophones, per se, and more to do with the bilingulaism, or trilingiualism. My anglophone, francophone and spanish speaking friends all go crazy for the man. Moi, me gustas too.
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posted 14 October 2004 12:20 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Yes, a fine story, M. Qa-bong, but nothing really to do with lagatta's post.

Bah. My quibble is with the implied assumption that nobody outside whatever isn't "the RoC" would have heard of Manu Chao. And an uncultured hick isn't necessarily a rural person.

I know a few people in Saskatoon (an anglo city...and in the "RoC" to boot), who I'll admit do not have mainstream tastes, who know Manu Chao.

I listen to Manu Chao and Mano Negra all the time; which is probably why the kiddies are able to sing along. They/he are pretty well the only contemporary poppish music I do listen to.

My location line was once "the Hamburger Fields," a reference to a Mano Negra song.


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posted 14 October 2004 12:34 AM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
this weekend I was reminded of one of my favourite happy songs: "Zobi la Mouche" by les Negresses Vertes
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posted 14 October 2004 12:39 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw them. They are a happy lot.

Pina Coloda by Frankie Vincent is a hoot.


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posted 14 October 2004 08:53 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Showing my age, but:

Rock Lobster-- B-52s
Spin Me Right Round-- Dead or Alive
Let's Go-- The Ramones
What I like About You-- Romantics or Suicide Machines' versions
Unbelievable-- EMF


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Kanada Dry
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posted 14 October 2004 12:57 PM      Profile for Kanada Dry     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In no particular order, here's a few that bring a smile to my face:

Guess Who's Star Baby
Van Halen's Ice Cream Man
Zappa's Broken Hearts
Rush's Finding My Way
Patrick Hernandez's Born to be Alive
Wild Cherry's Play that Funky Music
Bay City Roller's Give a Little Love

Happiest genre: German Beer Drinking Music


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Reality. Bites.
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posted 14 October 2004 01:17 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This doesn't really count, since it's an advertising jingle, but it is quite a happy song and will bring back some fond memories to 40+ babblers.

Hey let's all go to A&W
Food's more fun at A&W
We'll have a mug of root beer
or maybe two or three
Pick the perfect choice from the burger family

Hey let's all go to A&W
I can taste it now, can't you?
Hop in the car (hop in the car)
Come as you are (come as you are)
To A&W.


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Cueball
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posted 14 October 2004 06:23 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Nice legs, shame about the face." by the Monks.
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Hawkins
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posted 14 October 2004 07:56 PM      Profile for Hawkins     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
karma police - radiohead.
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Hawkins
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posted 14 October 2004 10:17 PM      Profile for Hawkins     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't Sleep at Night - The deadly snakes!

Lyrics are nothing for happyness when you have a dancable beat, saxaphones, foot stopping, and general gospel rock happyness.


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Woodnymph
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posted 16 October 2004 12:43 AM      Profile for Woodnymph     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To listen to "Songs in the Key of Life" by Stevie Wonder in its entirety always makes me feel happy to be alive. He he ha ha ho ho!
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Fidel
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posted 16 October 2004 04:16 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Beer barrel polka ? No wait ...

Ok, no more cool dudes from high school to hassle me anymore about not wearing designer jeans or having holes in my gymn socks. So anything ABBA - Take a chance on me take-a-chance-take-a-chance ...

Ya! ABBA nya you-guys! ha ha I'll never forget riding around in Joe's Corolla with house speakers in the back hatch and "Fox on the Run" blaring. happy days were they.

And wa'z wrong with "500 miles" ?. It's a grrrreat song!. da da da-da da da da-da ha ha

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 16 October 2004 12:27 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Geez, mebbe the 70s were more fun than I remember...I at least would listen to commercial radio back then.

Yes. Abba's music is fun, and even Fernando has more or less decent social commentary, sorta like hot Swedish babes singing The Rebel Waltz.

Fox on the Run. The Sweet were lotsa fun, as were the Bay City Rollers, Foghat, Steve Miller Band, BTO, Trooper, April Wine (sorry, CRTC regulations dictate a certain amount of CanCon), and sometimes Kiss and Nazareth.

But Love Hurts was a drag, man.


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N.Beltov
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posted 16 October 2004 12:48 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I sing in a choir these days. We have far too many happy and joyous songs to mention just one.

But the singing part is important. Don't just listen to a happy song...hum a few bars.


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Fidel
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posted 16 October 2004 12:48 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love 70's music, al Q. I can remember high school dances and dancing like mad by myself on the gymn floor and with the other three goofballs I chummed around with. We actually practiced disco dancing in Joe's basement in '79 as grade nine'ers. Staying alive stayin alive. ha ha

cheers!


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Fidel
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posted 16 October 2004 01:00 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You mean the "Gay City Stroller's", al Q. ha ha We wuz so immature back then. S-a t-u-r d-a-y Night!. Saw them at Castle Farms in Michigan. Yup, we did. And BTO and April Wine, Triumph, Rush, Billy Idol and Tina, too. Those were the days when all I had to worry about was how to get back for school on Monday. Let it roooollll down-the-high-waaay! ha ha

cheers!


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 16 October 2004 02:34 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Remember Kung Fu songs?

When The Hustle came out in late '74 I thought it was a Kung Fu song. There were no lyrics, except that aggressive "Soo ya hat so" line. I didn't know that tune was called The Hustle until many years later.

The only encounter I had with disco dancing was around grad time in '78, when one of my classmates was trying to teach everyone the steps to "The Hustle."

I didn't dance much at my grad; just a couple of the compulsory dances, after which I finished drinking way too much (we started early) and then moved on to practicing standing upright for the rest of the night.


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Steve N
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posted 16 October 2004 03:08 PM      Profile for Steve N     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stan Kenton - Peanut Vendor.

I can't listen to a lot of his stuff anymore, it sounds contrived, pretentious and dated. But Peanut Vendor plays on and on.


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Primate1
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posted 17 October 2004 06:50 AM      Profile for Primate1   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Lost Patrol - "Alright"
The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights"

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skdadl
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posted 17 October 2004 11:02 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Edith Piaf alert! For listeners in the West, the immortal Edith sings "Non, je ne regrette rien" at the end of the first hour of [whatever Michael Enright's CBC Sunday morning show is called].

Well, I think it's a joyous song.


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Michelle
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posted 17 October 2004 11:08 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Kanada Dry:
Happiest genre: German Beer Drinking Music

Awesome! My Opa used to be a fantastic accordion player, and he knew all the old favorite polkas and beer drinking songs.

"In heaven, there is no beer,
So we have to drink it here."

Oh, and someone mentioned Stevie Wonder...I love "Sir Duke" for a happy song.

[ 17 October 2004: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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radiorahim
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posted 18 October 2004 02:34 AM      Profile for radiorahim     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Oh, and someone mentioned Stevie Wonder...I love "Sir Duke" for a happy song

You mentioned Stevie Wonder and it brought back memories of sitting in a Mexico City taxicab with a driver who didn't know a word of English. Except when "I Just Called To Say I Love You" came on the car radio he turned it up really loud and he knew all the lyrics!


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Fidel
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posted 18 October 2004 03:13 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mungo Jerry's "Summer time" ...sh sh shhhh That's a classic feel good tune.

Hey, al-Q, The Hustle is a grrrreat tune. Thanks to you, it's the elevator music of mind for the next half an hour.

I like some of the electronic kiddie stuff of not too recent years. Sonique's , "that's what takes me high" is exotic and wonderful. Most friends my age would look at me funny if I said that though.

Everybody join in and sing with Ottawa's The Bear radio station [roar? ha ha] -106.9 FM anthem ...

Low Riiii-der - War

"All my friends know the low rider
The low rider is a little higher
Low rider drives a little slower
Low rider is a real goer
Low rider knows every street yeah!
Low rider is the one to meet yeah!
Low rider don't use no gas now
Low rider don't drive to fast
Take a little trip
Take a little trip
Take a little trip and see
Take a little trip
Take a little trip
Take a little trip with me

Ok, I'm way over the top now. Somebody call the guys with the rubber truck.

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