A song to make you smile? (in Off-topic)
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....
/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 :)
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
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...
September 22 2005 11:20 AM EDT
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over.
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! ;)
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 ...
Minimum Wage -- They Might Be Giants
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...
September 22 2005 11:57 AM EDT
Michael Buble - Home
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 =)
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 !
i too have many that make me smile, one that will always work though is:
the b-52's ~ dance this mess around
September 22 2005 12:56 PM EDT
Frank Zappa - Dancin' Fool, always makes me smile
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."
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....
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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
Chappy: I've seen the japanese version of AC, you will not be disappointed :)
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.
SLAYER Do you know if it's out yet in US? That good, huh?
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
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...
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?
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!
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.
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 :)
September 24 2005 6:08 PM EDT
The Great White Dope right after that is eve better IMHO.
September 24 2005 6:11 PM EDT
but that one doesn't makes me smile, the ballad of chasey lane however does
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"
how can a song involving captain crunch not make you smile, not to mention the meaning in the song
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
September 24 2005 10:28 PM EDT
Oh were is my hair brush
September 24 2005 10:56 PM EDT
Rise Against - Six Ways 'Til Sunday
Spitvalves - That's About All
Operation Ivy - Unity
September 24 2005 10:57 PM EDT
stupid no spell check tags messin up my format
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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