It’s not too far from the weekend, so I thought why not do a post on songs that are always guaranteed to put a smile on my face. Is there a piece of music that can lighten you mood? A tune that’s impossible to stand still to even when you couldn’t feel less like dancing?
Let’s be honest. It’s probably the first song we all thought of.
The title says it all.
For a short time this song was everywhere. Even now, it’s take on a crush is still super adorable from the most perky person in pop.
Even without picturing Carlton dancing, this Tom Jones classic has such an upbeat vibe and wonderful vocal it’s surely impossible to stay mad at anything.
This song may be hugely dominated by its chorus, but when the melody is this kind of lively wonderful, it’s allowed to break any traditions.
Love can be pretty tough at times, but this song captures that magic when it’s all going perfectly.
As catchy as this song is, the video always makes me smile most. So many things to laugh at. My personal favourite is the slob who finds a plug in his spaghetti.
Straight from the off, this gem from Katrina and the Waves grabs you and won’t let you go until you’re whistling and tapping away to the beat.
great list! I had my phone on shuffle the other day in the car and became surprisingly energetic when Call Me Maybe came on…
It’s so infectious. All of her latest stuff follows in the same vein really, but I don’t see that as a bad thing.
I really liked her new songs actually… might give the whole album a go!
I like the singles she’s released too, especially her latest one.
Love this! Call me maybe is such a classic 😛 My jam is Bailando by Enrique Iglesias (Spanish version) – SO CATCHY!
I think he’s still with Kournikova. How is your Spanish? Did you like his duet with Whitney Houston?
I think he is! I’m Chilean haha – my Spanish is pretty good 😛 It’s not my favourite, but I did quite like it! What did you think?
It is funkier then most of his stuff. All those times I’ve read your blog and I’ve never wondered where you were from. There are some great Spanish singing bands. Look out for a future post including Moenia, Heroes del Silencio, Zoe y Belanova.
Awesome playlist, Alex. 🙂
I’m glad you like it 🙂
Few on my fav are here
Thanks. It’s nice you liked the choices.
As I listened to your songs, all the while I hoped you had included Katrina and the Waves. 🙂
Thanks, I’m happy. 🙂
That’s really made me smile 🙂 Not with this song, but they actually won the Eurovision song contest for the UK. Something we’ve not come close to doing since.
When I read this at first the signal to my phone was patchy so the videos didn’t load at first – just black rectangles – so while waiting my mind went to two of my guilty pleasures – Taylor Swift and especially Katrina and the Waves – and how I hummed ‘Happy’ for days on end after watching Pharrel at Isle of Wight Festival this year. When the videos finally loaded I was part surprise and part unnerved to see all three! Uncanny! The one that wasn’t there but always puts a smile on my face is the Waterboys ‘Whole Of The Moon!’
You might like this then 🙂 https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/lines-of-the-day-thewholeofthemoon/
How nice we have such similar tastes 🙂 Uncanny is such a great word btw.
Thanks for these Alex
When I thought of the Taylor Swift song, the rest came quite quickly. I’m glad you liked them. The ABC video is so funny. I always see it a reminder that you can’t take life too seriously. Have a wonderful weekend.
Great list of songs, Alex 🙂 Good music is certainly medicine for bad mood/days.
I had some disappointing news today so I actually listened to some of these earlier than I intended. Have a great weekend Akylina.
I hope everything works out for you Alex 🙂 Thank you, and I hope you have a lovely weekend as well.
Thanks. I hope even more thriller writers go to visit Greece 🙂
love shake it!!
This was the one that gave me the whole idea for the post. It even comes up in The Big Bang Theory when the ever critical Sheldon says you can’t stay mad when the song is on.
These are all great songs! My favourites are Shake It Off, Call Me Maybe and It’s Not Unusual 😀
Can anyone not like Shake it Off? So bubbly and upbeat with such a positive message. You might like this.
A man goes to his doctor. “Every day I wake up and keep thinking I can sing like Tom Jones. Is that bad?
“Well…It’s not Unusual”
I know someone who doesn’t like it 😦 They don’t like Taylor Swift either *gasp*
Hahahaha that’s a great joke!
I know I’ve probably been watching too much Buffy, but maybe they are a robot?
I’ll keep a close eye on them… If I suddenly disappear send Buffy my way haha
I’ll make sure I send the whole Scoobie gang too.
i love your playlist!!! 😀
Thanks. I’ve been listening to some of them tonight.
Hey Ya is a fun one 🙂
Can you listen to it without whistling? It’s like eating a doughnut without licking your lips.
Lol. I probably do whistle along to it. I do that quite a bit. Since I can’t sing…. 😉
You and me both haha. This is my favourite whistling track https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/lines-of-the-day-jealousguy/
That’s a good one too. 🙂 You know, I do have a “Top Ten Whistling Songs” in the works! With about 100 other top tens. lol 🙂
Something tells me you won’t be running out anytime soon. If you take requests, how about Best Movie Alexs?
Funny you mention that – I do have a couple “name” ones just like that. Lol. I’ll have to add “Alex” to the list! 😉
Did I hear “top of the list” haha 😉
Hmm. Maybe somewhere in the middle. Lol 😉
You’ve inspired me to do a film quiz on Alexs 🙂
I love Call Me Maybe even though it’s so bad. I would also add We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift, Low by Flo Rida and I’m Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO.
Some very upbeat tunes for sure. I didn’t see We are Never Getting Back Together as lightening the mood, but it certainly is empowering and catchy.
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