If you are a child of the 60’s
If you know what I mean when I say….”I give it an 84 because it has a good beat and it’s easy to dance to..”
And….. if music helps you cope
then this blog is for you.
Recently, a good blogger friend posted about anger and how one copes with anger. http://barefootbaroness.org/2012/09/20/unspent-anger/
My Lady Baroness sings the anger away…. it’s her way of getting through it. (read her blogs …she is pretty amazing)
Music, for me, helps me cope with Life in general. When I am alone, it becomes a good friend, when I am down or sad it perks me up. When I want to get pumped up about a project, music helps me make it happen.
I actually DO have a playlist called My Happy List. ( I also have a playlist titled Songs To Make Me Cry. but that’s food for another post)
Right here, I want to share My Happy List with you. (drum roll)
Here Comes My Baby The Tremeloes
Fun, Fun, Fun The Beach Boys
Elenore The Turtles
Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat Herman’s Hermits
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Hooked On A Feeling B.J. Thomas
It’s Cold Outside The Choir
Joy To The World Three Dog Night
Gimme Some Lovin ‘ The Spencer Davis Group
Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter Herman’s Hermits
Oh How Happy Shades of Blue
She’d Rather Be With Me The Turtles
Up On the Roof James Taylor
Walking On Sunshine Katrina
Game Of Love Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
Wild Thing The Troggs
Little Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
Cecilia Simon & Garfunkel
Yellow Submarine The Beatles
Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynrd
Downtown Petula Clark
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
Happy Together The Turtles
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
Good Morning Good Morning The Beatles
The Work Song (Snow White) Heigh Ho!!
Each one of these songs make me feel happy because I associate them with happy events in my life.
Go ahead….start your own list now. You might be surprised how often it comes in handy. Works for me!
P.S. Tell me your favorite “happy song”….. I might want to add it to my list!
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Mhm, mhm, tap, tap. I know and love many of those songs. I suspect that you associate them with happy times because you were young and carefree then (I suspect it because that’s how I feel). It’s like a little time machine. Put a record on the turntable and close your eyes and you’re there.
Yes Marymtf… you hit the nail on the head! It does take you back….hope your trip back in time was pleasant!
Love, love, love your list! Of course, I know *all* of your happy songs. 🙂 My mp3 player currently has upbeat music on it – mostly today’s top 40, but I’ve included a couple of country songs, and Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Probems always makes me happy. It makes me feel I’m at the beach rather than in rural Ohio.
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I totally ignored “country music” mainly because I don’t have a lot of them on my playlists. but there are so many country songs that make me feel happy too! May have to diversify a little with my list.
What a list of Happy Songs…I see we were from the same generation for sure…because I actually remember the titles and singers…ha, ha!
Gosh Ruth, iIwas so excited by the aspect of sharing tunes I forgot to thank you for your lovely and words about my blog and myself. And the pingback
Thank you kindred music sister. Its awesome to share ~
Now go my friend and sing that special heart out!
You are welcome!
Great post Ruth! Love your music share.
“A Girl Like You” ~ by The Young Rascals. It sends me spinning back – filled with the joy of a young love. I am can sing this like a lady in love. It is part of a special play list for me too.
Here is a great version:
I would love to hear YOU sing! Are you recorded?
Yes! also loved the Young Rascals… I am afraid a true Happy playlist from our era would be a NEVERENDING playlist… that would be a GOOD thing.
A Place in the Choir by Celtic Thunder. Lots of the songs from Queens first greatest hits album
Celtic Thunder is great! Not sure why I don’t have any Queen songs in my list because I have all those, too!