A song to make you smile? (in Off-topic)

QBJohnnywas September 22 2005 10:52 AM EDT

Ok, what's the song that is guaranteed to make you feel good, put a smile on your face or lift you up when you're down? Honest answers preferred - if it's the theme song from a favourite programme when you're a child for instance rather than what you think is cool thats what I'm wanting to know...

Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book. Loved it when I was tiny and whenever I hear it now it makes me grin from ear to ear! The Clash, The Strokes, Razorlight, Libertines and any number of bands get me over excited but if you want to make me happy put on an old Disney soundtrack....

chappy [Soup Ream] September 22 2005 11:01 AM EDT

/me is an RPG-er .. whenever I hear the battle music from FFVII I just get into a zone and nothing can bring me down lol ... Those were the days :)

gooey muppet September 22 2005 11:05 AM EDT

The Ramones~~The KKK took my baby away

Which i realize is not a very pc song name, but hey thats what they named it. They can do that cause like its their song

QBBarzooMonkey September 22 2005 11:18 AM EDT

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

And it can't be anyone else's cheesy version either - it has to be that growly, rumbling, mighty Satchmo voice...

BrandonLP September 22 2005 11:20 AM EDT

Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 22 2005 11:24 AM EDT

OMG Chappy! Have you seen the FF series? They use the same music when they fight a 'boss'. :)

I've got a few. Hedonism/Brazen/Weak by Skunk Anansi, Jessie by someone I can't remember (it's a fav of my sis's), Just about anything of the Early Prince songs. Um, recently I've got hooked on the sondtracks of (UK versions) Shaman King, One Piece and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. :)

'm sure there are loads of others! ;)

chappy [Soup Ream] September 22 2005 11:26 AM EDT

I've seen a couple of the episodes, but I couldn't get into them ... now I can't wait for the FFVII: Advent Children movie to be released ... that looks amazing ... speaking of which it souldn't be too much longer ...

Caedmon [Revenge of the Forgers] September 22 2005 11:34 AM EDT

Minimum Wage -- They Might Be Giants

AdminG Beee September 22 2005 11:56 AM EDT

Wild Thing - Jimmi Hendrix.
Takes me back to my school rugby days in the early 80's. Oh, the smashed noses, black eyes and cauliflower ears...those were the days.

Paint it Black - Rolling Stones.
Those guys in the helicopters with the machine guns looked so cool when I was a younger...

Special J September 22 2005 11:57 AM EDT

Michael Buble - Home

v3n0m September 22 2005 12:13 PM EDT

Rider's on the Storm - The Doors (even though I don't like the rest of their music)

that song is playing in the background to pat duffy's skateboard part in the plan b video Questionable video.

makes me want to go out and skate =)

QBJohnnywas September 22 2005 12:29 PM EDT

The Rezillos with their tune Top Of The Pops just came on the radio and so I jumped around the house with a very silly grin on my face. Classic Scottish punk pop from the late seventies !

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 22 2005 12:53 PM EDT

i too have many that make me smile, one that will always work though is:

the b-52's ~ dance this mess around

Hal September 22 2005 12:56 PM EDT

Frank Zappa - Dancin' Fool, always makes me smile

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] September 22 2005 2:44 PM EDT

Drift Away -- Dobie Gray
Better Days -- Bruce Springsteen
Dock of the Bay -- Otis Redding
Shout Bama Lama -- The Detroit Cobras (I love the chicken, baby!)
Back In The Saddle -- Matraca Berg

Midnight Train To Georgia -- Gladys Knight And The Pips only without Gladys! Hands-down funniest SNL musical interlude of all time. I can't hear the song without the mental image of the guys doing their Pipthing, through all those back-up vocals (choo choo), with no lead.

"In the Closet" -- R. Kelly Admittedly, that's a whole different kind of laugh. I just can't get past the earnestness with which he does In! The! Claawwwzeht!.
He looks at the closet (closet)
He walks up to the closet (closet)
He's close up to the closet (closet)
Now he's at the closet (closet)
Now he's opening the closet (closet, closet, closet)

It's just as good with "I. Like. The. Green. Kool! Aid." or "But. I. Had. No. Pants! On."

QBJohnnywas September 22 2005 4:40 PM EDT

I sang Dock of The Bay in karaoke recently - one of my all time fave tunes.

And once I sang backing vocals for a drag queen doing Midnight Train at a New Years Party. And yes, did the woo-woo's....

BrandonLP September 22 2005 4:45 PM EDT

Bast, I must demand that you go to the following site since you're one of the few that actually finds that "song/urban opera" to be incredibly lame:


I die with laughter when he says vibrate. I haven't seen any of the original videos, aside from Chapter 1, but the link above is all five videos done by a Sims 2 player and it just adds to the hilarity.

BrandonLP September 22 2005 4:52 PM EDT

The ads on that page could potentially be considered non-PG, so if an admin needs to fine me and remove the link, that's fine.

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] September 22 2005 5:23 PM EDT

Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead

Always brings a smile no matter the situation. Sure there are lots of songs like that for me, but this one in particular never fails.

wldflr September 22 2005 6:08 PM EDT

When Sefton and I were dating.. we lived states apart. Every night, on the phone before we hung up.. he would sing "Dream a Little Dream" by Louis Armstrong. Whenever I hear that song now.. I smile and thank God I don't have to spend hours on the phone anymore :)

Dragon Slayer September 22 2005 6:41 PM EDT

Rancid - Journey to the End
i heard the song originally about 9 years ago, thought it was awesome then and it still is now

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] September 22 2005 6:48 PM EDT

Chappy: I've seen the japanese version of AC, you will not be disappointed :)

maulaxe September 22 2005 7:40 PM EDT

AC - woot!
a friend of mine downloaded the subtitled version -- you won't be disappointed!

back on topic - i smile whenever i hear "Popcorn", by Hot Butter.

chappy [Soup Ream] September 22 2005 7:43 PM EDT

SLAYER Do you know if it's out yet in US? That good, huh?

Jerk September 22 2005 11:45 PM EDT

Country Boy Can Survive---Hank Williams Jr.

Gauranteed to get me all wound up and start cranking thru some BA

Mem September 23 2005 1:33 AM EDT

I'd have to say that Europe's The Final Countdown puts a big ole grin on my face every time I hear it. That and anything by the Polyphonic Spree. I am a sucker for some old Disney music though...

Undertow September 23 2005 4:28 AM EDT

The Final Count down is a good one.

But my ALL TIME smile maker is Saturday Nights (All Right For Fighting). Now, the Elton John original will definetly still accomplish the smile making procedure. However, I'm talking Nickleback's cover. ESPECIALLY on a Saturday night. There is nothing like getting done with work on a Saturday, having that come on the radio, and peeling out of the parking lot.

Just about anything by Eminem. I just think he's so friggin funny.

Alot of the DDR music that I have in MP3 format.

Peter Pumpkin Head, but any of the bands that have covered it.

Bittersweet Symphony! by The Verve.

Really, if music doesn't make you smile, why the hell are you listening to it?

QBJohnnywas September 23 2005 4:42 AM EDT

'Really, if music doesn't make you smile, why the hell are you listening to it?'

Nicely said Undertow! My better half always knows when I'm liking a new song because I start grinning ear to ear. I've always preferred music that lifts me up - if I'm feeling low I don't need that feeling reinforced!

Good choice there with Bitter Sweet Symphony - great tune!

Aco September 24 2005 5:49 PM EDT

'Really, if music doesn't make you smile, why the hell are you listening to it?'
where else can I get my kicks from?

anyway: Admin Edit: 25k fine for non-pg acronym.

Aco September 24 2005 6:04 PM EDT

meh :P another song then:
The Bloodhound Gang - I Hope You Die
It's actually a rather happy song :)

Undertow September 24 2005 6:08 PM EDT

The Great White Dope right after that is eve better IMHO.

Aco September 24 2005 6:11 PM EDT

but that one doesn't makes me smile, the ballad of chasey lane however does

Thraklight Resonance September 24 2005 7:53 PM EDT

D-Day "Too Young to Date"
Nails "88 Lines About 44 Women"
Flamin' Groovies "Shake Some Action"
Too Much Joy "King of Beers"
Poi Dog Pondering "Living with the Dreaming Body"
Mission of Burma "That's When I Reach for My Revolver"
Modest Mouse "Dark Side of the Universe"

Victimizer September 24 2005 10:17 PM EDT


how can a song involving captain crunch not make you smile, not to mention the meaning in the song

Undertow September 24 2005 10:26 PM EDT

Modest Mouse - Where is my mind?
That song in Kill Bill when they're fighting the Crazy 88. It was just in a commercial too.

Alabama 3 - Woke up this mornin

Mistress Reyna September 24 2005 10:28 PM EDT

Oh were is my hair brush

Dragon Slayer September 24 2005 10:56 PM EDT

Rise Against - Six Ways 'Til Sunday Spitvalves - That's About All Operation Ivy - Unity

Dragon Slayer September 24 2005 10:57 PM EDT

stupid no spell check tags messin up my format

TheEverblacksky September 25 2005 8:49 PM EDT

Senses Fail (the band) - Bloody Romance...... ok long story....... my friend showed me this music video and the end is just awesome cause the band just starts destroying all the things in the house. But on my first date w/ my girlfriend she was wearing the bands t-shirt and now everytime i listen to this song it just reminds me of her..... i always have to start off listening to it and ending listening it before i finish.

fatty the loner September 25 2005 10:14 PM EDT

All the small things-blink182
the oscar meyer wiener song
they do it every time
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