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Adlan
12-09-2005, 06:38
To compete with the miserable songs, I would like a collection of all the songs that just plaster a big grin over your face. And if there is a reason for it that to.

Mine go.
Look at Me Now by The Volcanoes, because I played at edinburgh and it is generally very happy.
Seven Nation Army, by the white stripes, because it was the song my and my gf first listend to together.
Pink Floyed, another brick in the wall. Just tickles my funny bone that they have a school choir singing it.

New Cult King
12-09-2005, 08:50
"Dr Worm" by They Might Be Giants.

That song never fails to crack me up :D

Luke
12-09-2005, 08:50
Daft punk - Digital love
They might be giants - experimental film
Len - steal my sunshine
The who - baba o riley
Air supply - afternoon delight
Presidents of the united states - peaches
Traveling willberies - handle with care


to name but a few.

Vaya
12-09-2005, 08:52
Basically everything by Less Than Jake or by Reel Big Fish. And 'Always look on the bright side of life' of course.

Lord Lucifer
12-09-2005, 11:05
Cheerful songs?
Some probably little-known cheerful songs from the south pacific:

Fingerpops, by Garageland.
Aint It The Truth, I Don't See Anyone, and I Really Want, by the Dead Flowers
You Gotta Know, Scorpio Girls, and Can't Get Enough by Supergroove... especially Can't Get Enough
Bliss, by Th'Dudes. Awesome drinking song.
Counting the Beat by The Swingers. Classic slice of kiwiana it is.
White Trash, Walkie Talkie Man, and Go by Steriogram (It's saturday night and you know what that means, It's time for lights, yes that's right, start to rev those machines, Well you may think we're crazy driving round and round, But you would be this proud if your sounds were this loud, And now I've got my Holden and I'm ready for rollin', No this car ain't stolen I've been saving my dole, man, And you may think we're stupid and our paint is thrashed but you're only saying that 'cause you ain't true white trash). Seriously, any music video with mullets THAT bad, and synchronised White Trash dancers, has to be a good thing.

Uhhhh... Buck It Up, Slippy, and Sophie by Goodshirt are irresistably cheerful.

DEJA VOODOO!
Beers! is the greatest song ever!

Right now! Yeah!
I'm a great lyricist
I can write words like this
I would give you one of my beers, but I've only got 6
I would but I don't like to share, and I've only got 6!

I like songs that always rhyme
That's why I make this one rhyme
I would give you one of my beers, but I've only got 6
I would but I don't like to share, and I've only got 6!

I've only got five!
I've only got four...
THREE TWO ONE!

Words this good don't write themselves
That's why I wrote them myself!
I would give you one of my beers, but I've only got 6
I would but I don't like to share, and I've only got 6!
I would give you one of my beers, but I've only got 6
I would but I don't like to share, but I've only got 6!
Only got 6! Only got 6! Only got 6!

That'll do for now :)

ironduke
12-09-2005, 11:11
Hey Jude by the Beatles. Gotta love this one, you can't help singing along by the end of it (the three minutes of nah nah nah nah nah)

Kohhna
12-09-2005, 11:15
Ace of Spades (original or Hayseed Dixie cover)
Cockney Rebel - Come up and see me
Frank Zappa - Broken hearts are for ******** and nearly everything else on Sheik Yerbouti, Teenage Prostitute, Titties and Beer, Camarillo Brillo, Hungry Freaks daddy, Electric Aunt Jemima, The Air, Mr Green Genes, Uncle Meat Theme, All of the Filmore East album, Any Way the Wind Blows, Stink foot, Stevie's Spanking, Token Of My Extreme, Take Your Clothes off When You Dance, Lets Make The Water Turn Black, Whats The Ugliest Part Of Your Body, Absolutely Free...so many more, too many to list.
The Detroit Cobras cover of Last Night
Got The Time - Anthrax
Don't Leave me this Way - Jimmy Sommervile
Eurasure - Blue Savanah Song
Queen - don't stop me now

ironduke
12-09-2005, 11:30
Queen - don't stop me now


I second this one (plus i love it in Sean of the Dead)

Ass Goblin
12-09-2005, 11:31
B52's - Rock Lobster.
Queen - don't stop me now
Finntroll - Trollhamarren

He Who Laughs
12-09-2005, 11:45
Most things by Jamiroquai, and Gorillaz - normally gets me a'funkin :D

I Love Work and F.I.G. J.A.M. by Butterfingers are classic -
"just had a joint with your mumma and ya Auntie, they're coming back this'arv for the bukkake party..." - pure gold.

Oh, and "Life" by Desiree - only because me and a mate, arms around shoulders, always manage to sing it at the top of our lungs when we're pissed.

sparks
12-09-2005, 12:02
anything by DJ Format(the MC and the lyrics are v entertaining), i'll also put my vote in for LEN, ooh wee by mark ronson, that'll do for now. oh, and concrete schoolyard by Jurassic 5 (not necessarily amazingly upbeat, just enjoy it every time i hear it)

BorisGT
12-09-2005, 12:41
Basically everything by Less Than Jake or by Reel Big Fish. And 'Always look on the bright side of life' of course.



Took the words right out of my mouth.

Most notable for LTJ:

How's My Driving Doug Hastings?
Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts
Mr. Chevy Celebrity

As for Reel Big Fish, you can't go wrong with:

Take On Me (It's a cover, but a damn good one)
I want Your Girlfriend



Ska makes Boris feel happy.

Vaya
12-09-2005, 13:06
Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys always cheer me up too.

vforvenator
12-09-2005, 14:04
Laid - James.
Walking on the Sun - Smashmouth.
The Primitive's crash one, I can't remember it's name.
Love Your Money - Daisy Chainsaw.
Blue Savannah Song - Erasure.
The Sweetest Thing - U2 (for purposes of nostalgia, that's my excuse).
The Frog Princess - the Divine Comedy (as above).
All Suede tracks (as above).
Ebenezer Good - The Shamen (as above).

Inquisitor Mikarovic
12-09-2005, 14:24
Hasn't anybody mentioned "Shinny Happy People" by REM and the B52's? What about "Happy happy, Joy Joy"? :p
There's also:

"Underground" - Ben Folds Five
The song isn't serious in the slightest.

"Detachable Penis" - King Missile
A man and his penis part, only to be reunited after much hardship. It's the feel-good hit of the summer.

"Float On" - Modest Mouse
'Cos even if things end up a bit too heavy, we'll all float on alright. ;)

"All for swinging you around' - New Pornographers
Very groovy.

"Everybody's gonna be happy" - Queens of the Stoneage
That such a dire CD as Songs for the Deaf is capped off by such a happy song is delightfully odd.

"Let love be your energy" - Robbie Williams
OK, so it's Robbie Williams, but it's a good message.

Wiseman
12-09-2005, 15:36
anything by reel big fish or audio adrenaline. Ive just seen a face by the beetles, and Palisades park by the ramones

Lostanddamned
12-09-2005, 16:42
Richard Cheese or Tom Green - gives me a teenage idiot grin

Kaiser Cheifs - I predict a riot - rmeinds me of surfing in newquay

marv335
12-09-2005, 16:53
flogging molly; raise whats left of the flag.
hayseed dixie; highway to hell
foamy the squirrel; lord and master

librerian_samae
12-09-2005, 17:19
Wonderful world by louis armstrong :D

Tormentor of Slaanesh
12-09-2005, 17:22
surfing usa!!

Xhalax
12-09-2005, 17:26
Cheesy 90's pop always makes me happy coz it makes me dance...and I'm always happy when i dance.

Piku
12-09-2005, 17:32
...Doesn't help that I think people actually look like their avatars...
Lots of things by Chemical Brothers give me the happies, I've been known to get down in the privacy of my place.

Let forever be or Hey boy hey girl.

Gnarlydude
12-09-2005, 18:45
I find that Dreaming Of You by The Coral, and Heaven Is A Halfpipe by OPM tend to make me smile, as does In Too Deep by Sum 41 if it's accompanied the video.

Why Does It Always Rain On Me makes me laugh normally, but only because I've seen my mate sing it so badly before. To be honest, that applies to a lot of Queen as well.

Inflammable
12-09-2005, 23:13
Basically everything by Less Than Jake or by Reel Big Fish. And 'Always look on the bright side of life' of course.What he said


Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys always cheer me up too.That too.


Anything by Toy dolls above all else :D

Yodhrin
12-09-2005, 23:31
New Radicals - (You Only) Get What You Give.
Presidents of the USA - Peaches.

Both of those played constantly at GW Edinburgh when I was younger. Good times.

A lot of Jamiroquai's stuff is nice when you want to relax.

OPM - El Capitan. Reminds me of the summer I spent almost entirely at an old friend's house completely mindless thanks to his large supply of weed.

Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right(To Party). A classic.

EDIT: I cant believe I forgot to mention Travis. Some nice tracks from them too, especially for summer.

Son of Morkai
13-09-2005, 00:10
I can't remember the name of the group or the name of the song, but it involved 3rd world countries being promoted to 1st or 2nd world, and I remember part of the lyrics...

"are their juveniles delinquent enough?"

New Cult King
13-09-2005, 01:15
Just about anything by the Bloodhound Gang. Stupidly funny stuff, and Jimmy Pop is a machine :D

redemptionist15
13-09-2005, 01:48
Hey Dude by Beatallica is pure happiness in a can :D

Anything by The Beach Boys is normally good, as is Andrew Wk :D

New Cult King
13-09-2005, 02:26
Red? Recommending the Beach Boys? *faints*

Satan Dingo 420
13-09-2005, 02:54
"George Lucas raped our childhood" by Hot Waffles
"This love I'm searching for" by the Rentals
"Boys N the Hood" by Dynamite Hack
"Smoke two joints" by Sublime
and the ultimate cheerful song:

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley

Johnny Bravo
13-09-2005, 02:55
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer

Yes, disco. :D

Wiseman
13-09-2005, 03:17
ramones-journey to the center of the mind. most of their stuff is fairly cheerful

:0)
13-09-2005, 03:53
Simon and Garfunkel - "Homeward Bound"
Frank Sinatra - "The Best Is Yet To Come"
Frank Sinatra - "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"
Brave Saint Saturn - "The Sun Also Rises"
Meat Loaf - "Bat Out of Hell"
Nirvana - "Lithium"
The Beatles - "Hey Jude"
John Mayer - "No Such Thing"

starlight
13-09-2005, 04:11
500 miles.

Vaya
13-09-2005, 07:30
And of course almost everything by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Great musical skill combined with senseless humor always works for me. :D

vforvenator
13-09-2005, 11:03
Cheesy 90's pop always makes me happy coz it makes me dance...and I'm always happy when i dance.Aye - Betty Boo, the same. But no dancing involved, from what I can remember. Frenzied, feverish memories, feverish.

Yodhrin
13-09-2005, 11:22
Aye - Betty Boo, the same. But no dancing involved, from what I can remember. Frenzied, feverish memories, feverish.

Meh, oldskool Happy Hardcore is better for dancing than cheesy pop. Q-Tex, QFX, some Scott Brown stuff(Elysium, Heaven's Gate and Angels Eyes in particular). Even a few Scooter tracks merit a mention.

I hate "modern" Hardcore House Drum Beat Base or watever the hell they call it, it's just a thumping base designed for coked-up chavs. And why do music "critics" feel the need to try and make up a new genre every time a new album is released? Humbug.

Kaaijer
13-09-2005, 11:58
Chris Ledoux - Life is a highway
Stereophonics - Have a Nice Day
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Brid

strv
13-09-2005, 13:26
Hanoi Rocks - Love

redemptionist15
13-09-2005, 13:49
Red? Recommending the Beach Boys? *faints*

What What? :D Theres nothing wrong with The Beach Boys, they even do sad songs if that makes up for it :P (god only knows is a sad one).

A lot of Lou Reed stuff can be pretty jolly too, and Tenacious D is always good for a laugh

Adlan
13-09-2005, 16:25
Does anyone remember the monstermash?
It was a graveyard smash.

Whish i knew who it was by.

Vaya
13-09-2005, 17:26
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett.

Google is your friend.