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Songs that always cheer you up!

What songs always put a smile on your face when you are feeling down 

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And You and I Cord of Life Eclipse The Preacher the Teacher The Apocalypse - Yes

 

Nearly 10 minutes long, but invigorating. Maybe it's that last refrain:

And you and I climb, crossing the shapes of the morning
And you and I reach over the sun for the river
And you and I climb, clearer towards the movement
And you and I called over valleys of endless seas

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Yes has been my favorite band of all time since I first heard the Fragile album. Their music can take me through a broad range of feelings, sometimes in just one song. My favorite changes depending on what I am listening that day. Today it's either the Gates of Delirium or the Man You've Always Wanted Me to Be. Both of them have some beautiful guitar work by my favorite guitarist Steve Howe.

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Come and get your love, Redbone

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The Weight - The Band

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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My favorite by The Band is Chest Fever! It was later covered by Three Dog Night.

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...Speaking of Joe Walsh

 

Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh

 

Irrepressible dry wit...never fails to prompt a smile.

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Funk#49, James Gang

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Loved the James Gang. My favorite song of theirs is Tend My Garden. That being said, there probably isn't anything of theirs that I don't like.

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Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca

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It’s in the way that you use it, Eric Clapton 

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Rock n Roll Is Bitchin' - Reel Big Fish

 

Good old fashioned Rock Anthem from a younger generation.

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Girls just wanna have fun.  I ask them to play it at the dentist.

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Jack In The Green - Jethro Tull

 

The lyrics say "It's no fun being Jack-in- the-Green"

 

But the music is so lively and Jack's job, done well, inspires such gratitude.

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I love most of Jethro Tull's music. One of my favorites is Thick as a Brick, especially the section that starts with "I see you shuffle in the courtroom, with your rings upon your fingers." The flute and acoustic guitar section right before those lyrics start brings me great joy and takes me back to the time when that album first came out.

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Yes     Jethro Tull has been one of my favorites since I first heard their Bouree in 72  Have you heard The Zealot Gene? It captures the spirit of Tull I think 

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You do or you don’t, Lindsey Buckingham

One of my fav songs from him 🎼💜

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Love Runs Deeper - Lindsey Buckingham

https://youtu.be/6U1iUnok410

 

Upbeat groove, catchy hook, dance and move song.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) - (Bob Dylan) My favorite cover was by 1910 Fruitgum Company.

Covered so many times that a cover version by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was still being released in 2022.  It has even been covered by international artists.

...Anyway...Never fails to lift my spirits!

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I think you forgot Manfred Mann.

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Nope...Just didn't mention by name.

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Sunshine Superman, Donovan

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Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts (And a few more)

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Train in vain (Stand by me) The Clash

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Squeeze Box - The Who

 

I realize the line

"Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night"

 

Reeks of innuendo, but it always conjures visions of Mama playing Zydeco and Daddy dancing his heart out all night.

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Bad Is Bad - Huey Lewis and The News

 

...Guess it's some kinda reverse psychology thing.

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Going mobile, The Who

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Steppin' Out - Memphis Slim (John Chatman)

...Another one where the music's got pep and the title doeasn't hurt.

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Sally sayin’ somethin’, Billy Harner

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Constipated Duck - Jeff Beck (The music is the real pick-me-up, but the title doesn't hurt)

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