Monday, September 09, 2019

Your Turn

From a reader.

Name a song (any era/any genre) that instantly elevates your mood.

102 comments:

Count Jerkula said...

Smack My Bitch Up

MyDogSmiles said...

Anything Kanye West

KnitWit said...

Rolling Stones, Happy

V said...

Backstreet's Back. I am not ashamed.

Brayson87 said...

Dammit Count! Too quick ­čśů

Jon said...

Walking on Sunshine

sandybrook said...

Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves

J said...

Hold On by the Radiants.

forthenightisdarkandfullofterrors said...

M5 by Sports Team

Humor Me said...

Parliament: "P funk"

Vita said...

Happy, Let's Spend the Night Together...Rolling Stones
Misty Mountain Hop...Led Zepplin
Lido Shuffle...Boz Skaggs

Brayson87 said...

"What a Wonderful World" covered by Ministry. Also the original by Louis Armstrong and Israel Kamakawiwo╩╗ole's version.

Tricia13 said...

So many....Bossanova Feeling-Minus8
A friend just recommended Better than I Used to by Illiterate Light and that does as well....
Ain’t Nobody,Chaka...

TommyWantsHisMommy said...

Foster The People -- "Sit Next to Me"

Tricia13 said...

Good one. One of my daughters favorites

Tricia13 said...

Oh and “Yesterday”-Yumi Zouma

Dani said...

Stevie Wonder - For Once in My Life

canroadrunner said...

Paradise by the Dashboard Light - "so now I'm praying for the end of time to hurry up and arrive"

Sunkist said...

"You've Got the Look" Prince

Ann said...

Travelin Band Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mooney said...

Tom Sawyer - Rush

pegd said...

Easy - Commodores
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

Skakie O'Shea said...

What I Like About You - The Romantics

gfbcpa said...

Little Red Corvette - Prince

Anything by The Beastie Boys or The Ramones

Gen-z99 said...

Damn this is a good question,ok so here it goes;

80s/90s feel

Teena Marie;lover girl,jammin',alibi and out of a limb

Richard Marx;Heaven only knows,I will be here waiting for you,Endless summer nighst,lonely heart and shouldn've known better.

Micheal Jackson;thriller,beat it and smooth criminal

Backstreet boys;I want it that way,Everybody, and larger than life.

Nsync;It's gonna be me,Tearin up my heart and bye bye bye

00s

I only liked avril layne;sker boi,Rocknroll, and girlfriend

2010s

One direction:what makes you beautifu,one thing,kiss me,rock me etc

Lady Gaga;just dance,bad monster and telephone

And all the other good songs from that era.

Gator said...

Latch by Disclosure

WickedBee said...

Raise Your Glass- P!nk

momo said...

Burnin for You!

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Let the Day Begin by The Call.

Trapped said...

Bridge over troubled water by Aretha Franklin

Ulf said...

Crazy,crazy nights by KISS. How can you not be in a good mood when that reaches your ears?

EyeSee said...

So many... But I'll mention two from different eras...
You're The Cream In My Coffee by Annette Henshaw circa 1928
Happy by Pharrell

Dane said...

Magic Power by Triumph

splatford said...

"i'm the one" Van Halen

Sd Auntie said...

stoneybridge terrace by Ian Pooley­čą░

Sd Auntie said...

and redbull and Hennessy by Jenny Lewis

Sook said...

Weezer / Hash Pipe

DarylsBigFan said...


Fooling Yourself - Styx
When It's Love - Van Halen

notthisagain said...

Everybody Dance Now by C+C Music Factory

That track could make even a funeral lit

Town Pump said...

Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers.

Em and 'im said...

Downtown sung by Petula Clark. I remember it being sung to me as a child and I still love it.

Freckles said...

She's a Brick House! Owww

Bob said...

Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now

Aquagirl said...

Build Me Up Buttercup

My oldest sister used to sing it to me. I immediately start dancing when I hear it (Although they are not happy lyrics!)

The Raving Badger said...

Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder
Least Complicated- Indigo Girls
Lovely Day- Bill Withers
Feel Like Making Love- Roberta Flack
I Get A Kick Out of You- Frank Sinatra
Lucius- Born Again Teen
Dixie Chicks- Goodbye Earl, WIde Open Spaces
Missy E- Work It
The Staple Singers- I'll Take You There
Chaka Khan- I Feel For You
Paul McCartney & Wings- Silly Love Songs
Ella Fitzgerald/Cole Porter- It's De-lovely
Dusty Springfield- The Look of Love
Louis Armstrong- What a Wonderful World

MountainMama said...

Melanie: Brand New Key. Makes me grin ear to ear every time I hear it.

Donna said...
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MDAnderson said...

So Emotional by Whitney & hungry eyes by Eric Carmen.

SarahElizabeth said...

Kodachrome - Paul Simon

shakey said...

Sick of Myself by Matthew Sweet
Paradise Skies by Max Webster
What I Like About You by The Romantics
My Sharonna & Good Girls Don't by The Knack

too many more to list.

Studio54 said...

Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Head over Heels = Tears for Fears

Gen-z99 said...

Damn ya'll are old!

Nadacdan said...

Rock of Ages

La Morena said...

Bad Romance, The Edge of Glory: GaGa
Misery: Maroon5
Shoot The Moon : Jump 5
Shine A Light , Bitch, The Last Time : Rolling Stones
Magic Power: Triumph
Suavamente: Elvis Crespo
Why: Bronski Beat
Signed Sealed Delivered : Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Him: Vikki Carr
Let’s Get Serious : Jermaine Jackson
In the Mood : Glenn Miller

gauloise said...

The Cure: Friday I'm in Love
Lightning Seeds: Pure
Cat Stevens: If you want to sing out sing out

hothotheat said...

Photograph - Def Leppard

Blue Haired Witch said...

Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Ponzi said...

Don't leave me this way.

Freebird said...

Saturday In The Park - Chicago

Into The Mystic - Van Morrison

Drift Away - Dobie Gray

Ponzi said...

We're GenX, baby!

Cindy said...

No Rain - Blind Melon
Hey Everybody - 5SOS
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

Unknown said...

Modest Mouse Float On

OKay said...

OMG too many to mention! Music in general just makes me happy.

Brayson87 said...

Damn there were a lot of great songs over the years. Nowadays it's mostly just pansy pop sh!t.

sam said...

Another vote for "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves.

Moose Anon said...

Mrs Major Tom - the cover version by Sheryl Crow. Sad song but somehow eases the pain.
One Come We - by Shinjuku Zulu, love peace and unity feeling, calm chillout meditative

rs said...

Mobb Deep- quiet storm

Madame_ovary said...

Sweet Talk by Saint Motel
Juicy Fruit by Mtume
You Are the Sunshine of my Life by Stevie Wonder

Melissa MM said...

Armageddon it
The lyrics, the rythm, even the music video makes me happy in seconds.

Marybel said...

Low
Walking on Sunshine
I'm Too Sexy

Robin said...

My Favorite Things, renditions by John Coltrane AND Andy Williams;

How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore, by Prince.

Vince said...

Mr. Blue Sky - ELO

Whip It - DEVO

missann said...

Too many to name but Walking On Sunshine makes me happy

Kim said...

Almost any Kenny Loggins movie song, but in particular, the theme to Footloose.

a beautiful virago named hope said...

Some great songs mentioned here!
Groove Is in the Heart.

Moose said...

Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Ooh Child - 5 Stairsteps
Another World - Joe Jackson
Frederick - Patti Smith Group

Cheryl said...

Linus And Lucy (Theme song for Charlie Brown)

Kimberlini said...
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Kimberlini said...

Happy, party music = The Violent Femmes

Ava said...

Livin la vida loca. Not sorry

Ava said...

Yasss Hungry Eyes!

Do Tell said...

ANYTHING by Little Richard, but especially Long Tall Sally.

And I assert that NOBODY can maintain a bad mood if steel drums are playing.

plainjane103 said...

Your love is lifting me higher by Rita Coolidge or anything by the Pointer Sisters!

DarylsBigFan said...


Santana-'Smooth'

Fuchsia said...

Dance or Die by Family Force 5. The music video is so cool.

rednoir said...

White Room- Cream

Unknown said...

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
Jean Leloup - Paradis City
Electric Light Orchestra - Turn to Stone
Vanessa Mae - Contradanza
├ëric Lapointe - Bob├ępine
Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind of Wonderful
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Spank
Robert Cray - Right Next Door (Because of Me)
Mana - Sabanas Frias

Goodau said...

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Dancing in the Street - Bowie and Jagger

John Gilchrist Lodge said...

Rush, Limelight

Cadmium77 said...

Do you feel like I feel?

Belinda Carlisle.

Fiendish Man said...

Knockin' At Your Back Door by Deep Purple

Happy Gazoo said...

Daydream Believer - The Monkeys

Sallysal said...

Say Hey - Michael Franti

https://youtu.be/A0fYKguHFcQ

Nolesgirl said...

You Get What You Give - New Radicals
Sureshot - Beastie Boys
Cities in Dust - Siouxsie
Love Spreads - Stone Roses
Human Behavior - Bjork

The Raving Badger said...

Mr. Blue Sky by ELO was a good call above. I would add Breakfast in America by Supertramp, too.

Prog Rock 4Evah!

Jwill said...

Come on, Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners.

emeraldcity said...

Don't Worry be Happy.

Little Miss Sunshine said...

Part time lover - Stevie Wonder
Ain't no mountain high enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammie Tarrel
Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndy Lauper
Don't stop till you get enough - Michael Jackson
Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake

Robin said...

"Someone to Call My Lover" - Janet Jackson

Dotty Settler said...

Anything Supertramp ?!!!

shakey said...

Unknown, anything by Jean Leloup makes me happy!

shakey said...

I will also add Miss You by The Rolling Stones.

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