View Full Version : Songs that make you happy

Night Monkey
2009-07-07, 07:57 PM
As much of a fan of sad music as I am, I feel there needs to be a foil for the sad songs thread. So, what songs can you rely on to bring you up and make you feel good?

2009-07-07, 08:05 PM
Discoveries Boom Dee Ya Da. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_f98qOGY0&feature=fvw)
And yes, it does make me want to break into song.

2009-07-07, 08:23 PM
Get Lighter.
Mates of State.

Seriously, thing's borderline transcendent.

2009-07-07, 09:01 PM
I feel fantastic!
And I've never felt as good as how I do right now
Except for maybe when I think of how I felt that day
When I felt the way
That I do right now! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zidiWe9yq88)

And pretty much everything else by Jonathan Coulton. Mr. Fancy Pants, Code Monkey, Re: Your Brains, Chiron Beta Prime, etc.

Bring Me To Life - Evanescence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXcdYBh3hgg)

Spanish Lady - Celtic Woman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHOyPLSVam4)

Centerfold - J Geils Band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzCUjtjA5ps)

Black Betty - Ram Jam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R044sleOW6I)

No Sleep Til Brooklyn - Beastie Boys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtztvaGN92A)

Shine Down - Godsmack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4BY-fiY7Zc)

Heroes From Our Past - Dropkick Murphys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GfllMPjyTE)

Sandstorm - Darude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSYxT9GM0fQ)

Caramelldansen - Caramell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXK9ShllebQ)

En Vie - Apocalyptica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHDCUxbnmBc)

The Night - Disturbed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfyV_zDUC_I)

I'm Not Alone - All That Remains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP-_MbzF3n4)

Breathe Life - Killswitch Engage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ci0g3f9A8)

Hope Is - Killswitch Engage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEQX71OVJYE)

When Two Are One - Atreyu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuV4lkO7fR8)

Amaranth - Nightwish (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdZn7k5rZLQ)

Anthem - Trivium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irj_jpXkNd8)

The Final Countdown - Europe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt_ro2aerQg)

A Bid Farewell - Killswitch Engage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_FZ6KXra9s)

There. If none of those puts a smile on your face, there is something wrong with you.

2009-07-08, 12:56 AM
Offspring. I think a lot of their songs have a definite sardonic twist to them which just pleases me immensely. A lot of their other songs have a dark message, but that pleases me too. Example of the former would be Hit That (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J5TPXUrj-0), and for the latter, Gotta Get Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrBAYD4kmPo). I also like You're Gonna Go Far, Kid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRxHHZEqwpw) even though I'm not sure how I'd classify it in my mind. Hell pretty much any Offspring song will get me wound up. Sure there's a lot of heavy social commentary, but they make it work for me.

Then there's Kid Rock's All Summer Long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhjvpGt4r44). The song is just very easy to relate to and fills me with nostalgia for the ol' high school days. Replace "northern Michigan" with "southern Alaska" and it pretty much describes summer after my junior and senior years of high school. A rare exception to my policy of disliking "happy" music.

Mystic Muse
2009-07-08, 01:08 AM
certain country songs.

Faint by linkin park. seventy times seven by Brand new and the time has come by jason arnold. they all pump me up.

2009-07-08, 01:40 AM
Old Crow Medicine Show <3
they never fail to put me in a good mood!

2009-07-08, 05:29 AM
Cuban Pete. More generally, all stuff from Mask.

2009-07-08, 05:43 AM
I feel fantastic!
And I've never felt as good as how I do right now
Except for maybe when I think of how I felt that day
When I felt the way
That I do right now! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zidiWe9yq88)

Yes! Thank you for the pick-me-up, Surly. And don't forget to add Mandelbrot Set to the list of JoCo songs. :smallwink::smallsmile:

2009-07-08, 05:46 AM
Songs that make me grin and dance:

Tequila (Mint Royale Shot) - Terrorvision (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLQCA2h8kA)
Tiger Feet - Mud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiuWRqApgZ0)

I love crazy, happy songs. Also! These are less in-your-face upbeat, but they still make me happy for some reason.

Actually It's Darkness - Idlewild (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N5wLZNEl_Q&feature=related)
Gasoline - Audioslave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqckRQGjzMU)
White Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OI9qcTwRN4)
Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwDN9UMMi3c)
Danger! Danger! High Voltage - Electric Six (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a4gyJsY0mc) - This one is the video and is probably definitely NSFW! I find it HI-larious. :smallbiggrin:

2009-07-08, 08:45 AM
Sunshine - Atmosphere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvY38j7JdCk)

I have never found a more accurate description of how beautiful a summer day can be. Song starts off sounding like it's going to be depressin but give it a minute :)

Others I can think of off the top of my head would be:

Simon & Garfunkel - The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Beastie Boys - Body Movin'
Fiona Apple - Waltz (Better Than Fine), Better Version of Me, Extraordinary Machine.
Sublime - What I Got
Goldfinger - Spokesman
Reel Big Fish - Pretty much everything. Very few songs by RBF are depressing (except maybe Where Have You Been?)
Busdriver - Pompous Posies! Your Party's No Fun!, Imaginary Places, Stylin' Under Pressure, Somethingness, Casting Agents & Cowgirls, and The Troglodyte Wins.
MC Frontalot - Final Boss
Counting Crows - St. Robinson In His Cadillac Dream
They Might Be Giants - so very many... Letterbox, Birdhouse in Your Soul, Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Particle Man, Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes, Rhythm Section Want Ad, The Famous Polka, Cowtown, Mr.Me, Pencil Rain, Shoehorn With Teeth, It's Not My Birthday, The Lady is a Tramp, Weep Day, Become a Robot... This list alone would take pages.

I'm sure there are more, but I really can't think of them right now.

2009-07-08, 09:33 AM
Just this. Nothing more needed for me... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3CMlvrkN0)

2009-07-08, 02:02 PM
My favorite song (Moskau, by Dschinghis Khan) always cheers me up, but when it comes to songs that are naturally "happy", Weird Al is good, and also faux-Indian artist Dr. Bombay (and his other alias, the faux-Scotsman Dr. MacDoo).

2009-07-08, 02:42 PM
Girls Girls Girls, by M Crue

H. Zee
2009-07-08, 02:56 PM
Girls & Boys, by Blur. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWnH-yb6-o)

Electric Feel, by MGMT. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUzL1rfzJD8)

And several more. Basically, songs which I have listened to with my girlfriend...

2009-07-08, 05:12 PM
A few...

(for the record, I haven't actually listened to these videos, so I don't know that they're the best versions of the songs)

Dela by Johnny Clegg & Savuka
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDNKrTsKv0)Land Down Under by Men at Work (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNT7uZf7lew)
Footloose by Kenny Loggins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwBbMXYDsXw)
Jump by Van Halen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9R9ouKeLPg)
Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMtuVP8Mj4o)
If I Had $1000000 by the Barenaked Ladies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjvapPF8wlg)

2009-07-08, 05:21 PM
Harold the Barrel, by Genesis, always puts a smile on my face. It may be a really depressing subject matter, but the completely inappropriate bouncy happy tune it's sung to just makes it all so amusing. :smallbiggrin:

Pretty much anything I can sing to makes me happy. And I can sing to many many many songs. :smalltongue:

2009-07-09, 07:12 AM
Everybody Jam. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VaJVDHRpvA)

I don't know what it is, but I feel better after listening to it.

2009-07-09, 07:42 AM
Tomes of Acrimony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ECv3IJx4Q)
Only found a live version, starts at 2:10. These guys put a smile on my face every time :smallsmile: (guess I am funny like that).

Lord of the Helms
2009-07-09, 07:58 AM
Just this. Nothing more needed for me... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3CMlvrkN0)


Other great examples:
Volbeat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=eclMypNggQQ)
Volbeat again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=VfWXo9gKYJ0)
Ark is also amazingly good at this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=djjZ1zWq44I)
As is Atheist, surprisingly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=MyEqpZlZek8)
Die Apokalyptischen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNW-l5Xt7t4)
Reiter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=QzfL_kkZvVI). Just (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ8MRmdejsI) Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRkXgIInJf4).

Well, enough from me for now. Ah, I feel good now. :smallsmile:

2009-07-09, 10:45 AM
Of course, this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_moia-oVI)delights me for so many, many reasons.

revolver kobold
2009-07-09, 10:48 AM
Its impossible to feel upset while this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ) is playing.

Twilight Jack
2009-07-09, 12:42 PM
Just (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F8EAv8jSWE&feature=PlayList&p=A2AA30629F386C34&index=0&playnext=1) about (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9saeLg_GQg) everything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BGdx5miu_U&feature=related) by (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE2vidProeY&feature=related) the (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBRpbr0TxIA&feature=related) Flaming (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP8snChgBKA) Lips. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYu2KxrJ_4M&feature=related)

2009-07-09, 04:32 PM

Amazing song to take a lazy bike ride to and just enjoy life.

2009-07-09, 06:06 PM
Search "Jonathon Coulton".
Be happy.
Especially if the song is Mandelbrot Set or Still Alive.

2009-07-09, 06:46 PM
Spanish flea,it can make anything feel happy and funny

Innis Cabal
2009-07-09, 06:58 PM

Leave that there...