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24 February 2003 @ 09:44 pm
I won't sleep, I can't breathe - until you're resting here with me  
Today was a very disjointed but decent day. The weather turned suddenly cold and snowy again, resulting in ridiculous traffic that made me half an hour late to work - and I had a meeting at exactly that time. Thank everything my boss is understanding. We're going to be supporting a new software product, so yay for more training. It looks like I may actually put some of what I learned in that grad school-level finance course to use. Of course, that will mean that I'll have to remember it...

In much happier news, one of my best friends had her baby!! If you would like to look upon his cuteness, please :
His name is Zain, and he was 7 lbs and 20 inches long. >:D<



And now, I have a request of you. I want to know what your favorite happy songs are. I need some happy songs. Tell me what song always makes you smile, that you love to sing along to, that just makes you want to bounce around the room. I look forward to your comments. >:D
 
 
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Tarataradiane on February 24th, 2003 08:10 pm (UTC)
Wow....there's so many.

The Smiths Ask and Morrissey's The Last of the Famous International Playboys
U2 I Will Follow
Depeche Mode Nothing
Pretty much anything by DuranDuran - but especially New Moon on Monday
Cat Stevens If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out


I could go on for several more pages here...
Uvula of Mass Destruction: SQUEEresmiranda on February 24th, 2003 08:15 pm (UTC)
Happy songs...
1) "If I Had A Million Dollars" by The Barenaked Ladies
2) "Be My Yoko Ono" by The Barenaked Ladies
3) "Let Down" by Strung Out on OK Computer: the String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead
Uvula of Mass Destructionresmiranda on February 24th, 2003 08:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy songs...
*shakes fist at taradiane* I forgot!

"Oh Very Young" by Cat Stevens
"Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens
Eldridlokechild on February 24th, 2003 08:31 pm (UTC)
'All The Things She Said' by Tatu
'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gainer (?)
'Everything I Do (I Do For You)' by Bryan Adams
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service with a smileservwithasmile on February 24th, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)
I think the song that gives me a happy (XD) right now is Smokey Robinson's Cruisin'. I also dig Marvin Gaye, the Commodores and Stevie Wonder.

Other happy songs? I admit it; I do like that new J. Lo song.
Latter-day Jezebelnmalfoy on February 24th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
"Daydream Believer" by the Monkees.

Don't look at me like that.
queerasjohn on February 24th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
There are so many. "Reach" by S Club 7 is my favorite happy song, though. *beams* S Club fan and proud. :D
That's what she said.: ...altricial on February 25th, 2003 12:38 am (UTC)
*seconds that*

And "Catch a falling star" from the Never Been Kissed Soundtrack.
That klepto girl who sleeps all the time...buffymaraschina on February 24th, 2003 09:40 pm (UTC)
I'm Gonna Be by The Proclaimers and I'm On My Way by The Proclaimers
putting 'costumed vigilante' as my occupationtartanshell on February 24th, 2003 09:44 pm (UTC)
"As Cool As I Am" by Dar Williams
"Wannabe" by the Spice Girls
"Brick House" by the Commodores
"Soak Up the Sun" (? I think that's the title) by Sheryl Crow
"32 Flavors" by Ani Difranco

And...lots of others, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment.

It was nice to "meet" you on AIM earlier-- but sorry I was such a spaz. I get shy for no reason sometimes. And then my silly computer kicked me off and wouldn't let me sign back on... :-/
Vicki: Happy Happy!hermorrine on February 25th, 2003 09:06 am (UTC)
It was nice to "meet" you on AIM earlier-- but sorry I was such a spaz. I get shy for no reason sometimes. And then my silly computer kicked me off and wouldn't let me sign back on... :-/

Thanks for the ideas, and don't worry about it! I'm usually on AIM at work, but I don't always have time to talk much. Finding me on weekends is typically easier.
Pervy Hoodie Fancierdancingrain on February 24th, 2003 11:54 pm (UTC)
"When I'm up I can't get down..."
"When I'm Up" by Great Big Sea.
Gregpetulans on February 25th, 2003 12:22 am (UTC)
I'm far too tired and too far from my CD collection to actually work out any songs from my rather curious set that might fit the bill. I'm not generally into bounce-around-the-room type music, if I'm feeling happy and want to put on something that reflects that mood (which I actually don't really do all that often - perhaps I should give it a go) then I tend towards something that I either think is stunningly beautiful in some way ("Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" by Dylan and large sections of "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd spring to mind, but that's probably because I've had them on fiarly recently, but they do fit the description).

About the only thing that I own which fits the bill is probably by Madness. I think that pretty much any song of theirs you pick would probably conform to the 'bouncy' specifications!

Ps. Zain looks very sweet, if a little wibbly!
Vickihermorrine on February 25th, 2003 09:07 am (UTC)
Ps. Zain looks very sweet, if a little wibbly!

Wouldn't you be a bit wibbly if you had just been born? Silly Greg. :)
Improbable Girl: cuillerestarcrossedgirl on February 25th, 2003 02:19 am (UTC)
The "Amélie" soundtrack. It is so absolutely my No.1 feel-good music. Though that might be because I am in love with the film, and it always reminds me of it...
furious george: stripesweatherby on February 25th, 2003 02:56 am (UTC)
Guided by Voices - I Am a Tree. I'm not sure if this is a happy song or if it is just that it reminds me of my friend Kerri, who has this vibe that makes everyone happy. But the opening chords of it alone put me in a good mood.

Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al. It is just a fun song, and I do not see how anyone can not have fun with it.

Queen - You're My Best Friend. (or is this called You're Making Me Live? Either way, I am sure you know the song.)

The Vapors - Turning Japanese.

The Cure - Mint Car.

Switchblade Kittens - Ode to Harry Potter.

Ben Folds Five - Kate.
wankersore on February 25th, 2003 03:20 am (UTC)
"when i get you alone" and "lazy bones" by thicke. "mmmbop" and "where's the love" by hanson. "sugar sugar" by the archies. "who put the bomp (in the bomp, bomp, bomp" cover by me first & the gimmie gimmies (it just makes me giggle). and others, but i am sure they have a more personal meaning. :)
Zoraczorac on February 25th, 2003 04:47 am (UTC)
I won't leave, I can't hide, I cannot be, until you're resting here with me.
A few additions to the ones already mentioned:

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Buck Rodgers - Feeder
All Star - Smash Mouth
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Vickihermorrine on February 25th, 2003 11:05 am (UTC)
*puts "Here with Me" on repeat*
Hmm, I know and like 3 of the 4 you mentioned. Wonder what that means? :)
Zorac: reunionzorac on February 25th, 2003 11:36 am (UTC)
It Must Be Love - Madness
Vickihermorrine on February 25th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC)
Re:
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Muddle-headed Kay: luxmhw on February 25th, 2003 04:50 am (UTC)
Anything by the Penguin Café Orchestra.

If you don't know their work, do go and have a listen to the samples. I simply can not stay miserable when I listen to their music.

--Kay, listening to "Telephone and Rubber Band" right now and grinning.
Teesside Snog Monster: southparkjiggery_pokery on February 25th, 2003 05:37 am (UTC)
That's the only one of theirs that anybody knows, due to the Vodafone commercial. I did - and do - like it, though I can't help but think of the rather worse followup ad they did where they had a big group of kids clapping along with the time, which was rather more irritating.

The sample is frustratingly short. Please would you be so kind as to bring the CD with the full piece with you to Mac200bage?

/me is off to listen to the samples of the other tracks...
Muddle-headed Kaymhw on February 25th, 2003 11:01 am (UTC)
Oh, absolutely, though what with one thing and another it's going to have to be Mac300bage :( *sigh*

Vickihermorrine on February 25th, 2003 11:52 am (UTC)
Re:
waaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiii *clings to Kay* I understand but I am bummed.
Teesside Snog Monster: t00bjiggery_pokery on February 25th, 2003 05:08 pm (UTC)
If you don't mind me asking, is it more the cost-of-travel problems or the time problems that might rule Mac200bage out? If you just can't afford to spend a whole weekend partying rather than working on the book then, I fear, there is little that we can do about it other than to wish and hope you make such excellent progress on it that time becomes less of a problem.

Not sure if people have worked out how they're going to get to Mac200bage yet, but Coventry is pretty directly between Oxford and St. Andrews and it would seem to be a shame for overseas people not to get to see Coventry people, at least for a little while, while they were in really quite close proximity.

These are your lives, people, not mine. But hint hint bloody hint. ;-)
Teesside Snog Monster: cuboctahedronjiggery_pokery on February 25th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC)

"John Kettley Is A Weatherman", A Tribe of Toffs
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", The New Christy Minstrels
"Ma na ma na", The Muppets
"Sing", The Carpenters (ideally the Patrick Kielty edited remix)

I am now very curious to hear the 90% of songs listed in this thread that I don't know. What we need to do is set up some sort of repository so we can share these all. (This might be incentive enough to get me onto one of those file-sharing, music-swapping not-Napster do-das at last.) Alternatively we could somehow all upload them all to, say, a live365 station and all listen to Morri's Friends' Happy Songs FM...
Vicki: Happy Happy!hermorrine on February 25th, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
I recommend Kazaa, as long as you can get it without the spyware it comes with. I think I still have the link on where to download that version if you want it.
(Anonymous) on February 25th, 2003 06:37 am (UTC)
And now for an anonymous comment made by someone you don't know:
Anything by Cheb Mami. I pretend it's Daniel (from SG-1) singing, which makes me a total utter freak, albeit a happy one.

Yay. :)
Vicki: Happy Happy!hermorrine on February 25th, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
Re: And now for an anonymous comment made by someone you don't know:
Hello, someone I don't know! Are you anonymous because I am scary or because you don't have an LJ? And thank you for your thoughts!
and still, the lobster held on: mirror. fairest of them all. scrying.pirouette on February 25th, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)
aw!! he's so cute!!!
let's see how many exclamation points i can use!!!!!!!!!! (this winter has lasted TOO LONG. please excuse my brain mush)


Happy Songs
1. Walking On the Moon-Strangefolk & Percy Hill (this song reminds me of making love stoned--dreamy and whimsical)
2. Maggie's Farm - get the Grateful Dead cover, it's awesome
3. Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival (it's the kind of song that makes you just wanna dance!)
4. Rather Go Fishing - Strangefolk (when you're stuck at work and you know you'd just rather be...fishing)
5. Venus - Bananarama, The Bangles, Roxette (nothing like 80's music!)
6. Poisoning Pigeons in the Park & The Masochism Tango - Tom Lehrer (I hate pigeons! and the other one is so amusing!)
7. A Month Dead - Stephen Lynch (okay, so it doesn't make me happy, but it's funny, it's about a dude who's in love with a dead girl)

leiabelle: dancing calvinleiabelle on February 25th, 2003 08:29 pm (UTC)
how's this for random musical taste?
"Best Years of Our Lives" - Baha Men
"Head Over Feet" - Alanis Morisette
"You're Only Human (Second Wind)" - Billy Joel
most of the songs from Disney's "Hercules"... actually, most of the perky songs from Disney animated musical movies in general. :D
"Sparkling Diamonds" - Moulin Rouge soundtrack
"Out Tonight" and "La Vie Boheme" - Rent soundtrack
"Happily Ever After" and "Shy" - Once Upon A Mattress soundrack
"Cecilia" - Simon and Garfunkel
"End of the Line" and "Wilbury Twist" - The Travelling Wilburys
"Do You Right" - 311
"Three is the Magic Number" - from Schoolhouse Rock, covered by Blind Melon
"Secret Agent Man" - Johnny Rivers
"I'm Too Sexy" - Right Said Fred
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - The Tokens (c'mon, who can resist "a-wheeeeeeeeeeeeee, a-whee um bumbumaway"?)
"Walk Like an Egyptian" - The Bangles
and just about anything happy by the Beatles :D