Happy Music!

Some things – like a warm sunny morning in early spring,

the feeling of hot sand between your toes,

an unexpected present,

or being passenger in a car with the roof down, dog on the back seat and good music playing

just makes me feel great – toe tapping, unresonably smiling.

A couple of years ago I was introduced to the music of Jools Holland and his big band.                                                                                                                Jools has to be the king of ‘happy music’. Thanks J for sharing your music.  Feeling FineI’m In a Dancing Mood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BCNtnw4QXA and Be My Guest must be amongst the most smiley, forget your troubles tunes… Here are some more suggestions – what are yours?

Louis Armstrong and all his starsAin’t misbehavin – another chaotic jazz great, although this isn’t the best quality track – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzmc0wbL8mQ

Aretha Franklin Respect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0XAI-PFQcA

Eliza Dolittle Pack Up – this isn’t a good recording, but I defy you to listen to this and stay still… turn the volume up, and the challenge is on!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzY0-I4Gq5w

My Chemical Romance Teenagers because it reminds me of Jassi – she caused a stir in her last year at primary school when she chose this track for her class assembly – incidental lesson for the day – you can get away with anything if your smile is big enough and warm enough – and you’re good at editing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6EQAOmJrbw

Soft Cell Tainted Love – great jogging music… feels good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEh5pWjcWCg

Eurythmics Here comes the rain again A bit slower, but confident and strong, with a flowing beat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFnYcIqj6I

Ok, so this one’s a bit embarassing, but it has to be admitted that it gets you in the mood… Abba Dancing Queen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REElUors1pQ

For a complete contrast, Barry White My First, My Last, My Everything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REElUors1pQ

Reminds me of a particular time, so a personal smile – great song, greater video! Queen I Want to Break Free  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRdo7WXTVoM

Robbie Williams – groovy and good looking – How lucky can one guy be?  Ain’t that a kick in the head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9KDB8XYENQ Beyond the Sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrxgqhrNnXg

Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA

Here’s something to remember Bob Marley  Don’t worry bout a thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo8HFVq3Wn8

Tina Turner Simply the Best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra12L1Bl0Z4

Do share your happy songs 🙂