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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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Sweet And Dandy:  Toots & The Maytals     (Can't say I understand all the lyrics, but I think it's a happy song, reggae at its best).

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What is life, George Harrison

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Rock This House - B.B. King version

 

Originally written by Memphis Slim and released as Rockin' The House.  One of those irresistably peppy toe-tappers.  Alan Freed may have added the Roll, but folks were already Rockin'.

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C’mon Marianne, Four Seasons

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Raindrops keep falling on my head 

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Dancing in the moonlight, King Harvest

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Mickey - Toni Basil

 

Yes...It's a little embarrassing...But It's just so darned peppy.

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Some Girls Do - Sawyer Brown

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Book Of Days - Enya

 

Not only is the music uplifting the song is about writing the story of one's own life journey.

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Sister golden hair, America

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Heatwave, Martha&the Vandellas

Also love Linda Ronstadts version 🎼💜

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Yes.   I liked Linda's version a little bit better though Martha and the Vandellas were great.   I really liked "Quicksand" by Martha & The Vandellas.  That really cheers me up.

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If You Wanna Be Happy:  Jimmy Soul

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Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)-Barry Mann

 

Silly lyrics always bring a smile.

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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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