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What Song Makes You Most Happy?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:55 pm
by garth cartwright
I was just listening to the bloke who plays Joe Meek in Telstar on R2 and he played Here Comes The Sun and was asked why and he said on a recent film set everyone was asked to nominate the song that made them most happy and HCTS is his choice.

Which got me to thinking: what song makes me most happy?

Not that easy to nominate. Maybe Good Vibrations or I Get Around by the Beach Boys or Be My Baby by The Ronnettes or Loose by The Stooges. Stuff I've listened to since childhood and still hits me right between the eyes every time I hear it. But maybe "most happy" could be something more subtle. I'll have to think on this.

Your nominations?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:33 pm
by Des
Smiths: 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'.

Only joking.

Orchestra Baobab never fail to cheer me up and sustain in me a feeling of happiness. I wish I could be more original but that's the deal guys.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:31 pm
by will vine
I've Got A Sure Thing............Ollie and The Nightingales.

I just looked it up on youtube but when I clicked on it I got something unrecognisable and ghastly. I know nothing about Ollie and The Nightingales but this great Stax record....a bit chauvanist in its outlook but very uplifting.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:23 pm
by NormanD
You won't believe this, Will. I didn't know that Ollie & The Nightingales song, so I dug it out. It starts playing and the phone rings, interrupting it: my cousin's phoning me up to tell me, in detail, about the cancerous departure of one of her in-laws.

I go back to the song. It might have made me happy, but not quite at this moment.

Fortunately, Deb's now playing, loudly and frequently, Prof Longhair's "Mardi Gras In New Orleans". Now that's a happy one.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:54 pm
by Rod B.
'Surfin' Bird' by the Trashmen (or the Ramones version) never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Re: What Song Makes You Most Happy?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:18 pm
by Chris P
Regis Gizavo eg Tsikaholy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa4qw3NTD2Y

may I use the oft abused term 'CLASSIC !' ?

Re: What Song Makes You Most Happy?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 pm
by andry
Regis Gizavo eg Tsikaholy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa4qw3NTD2Y

may I use the oft abused term 'CLASSIC !' ?


I permit :) (just kidding)

Mine is:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gjeh_zambey-zambey_music

I play it only when I'm really down.

(no easy listenning here Chris :) )

Re: What Song Makes You Most Happy?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:55 pm
by kas
Lately, it has always been African - either some classic Kongolese rhumba or old 60's South African stuff.
Or any of three Mafikizolo songs done in impeccable old style: "Kwela Kwela", "Marabi" or "Majika".

Impossible to sulk through.
Just try:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX7w9pzh ... re=related

Re: What Song Makes You Most Happy?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:17 pm
by AndyM
So many...... but on gut reaction to reading the question, 'The Book I Read' by Talking Heads.