Friday, January 30, 2009

Music that Makes Me Happy

I was just dancing around my office like the 80s girl that I am when it occurred to me to share my happiness with you. A word of caution though: I am old-school 80s. If that's not your thing, then this may not be your bliss. But it sure is mine. Have a go, and see if it doesn't make you get up and dance too!

Madame Butterfly by Malcolm McLaren
Ok, the video here is tremendously boring and a bit bizarre. Just ignore it and dance! This is definitely one of my top 10 favorite dance songs ever. I simply cannot not dance to this.

The Magician by Secession
Honestly, I think this is one of best unknown dance songs ever. Also in my top 10. No video here either.

Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing) by Romeo Void
Bad 80s video, great song!

Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys
This came on the radio the other day and I just really loved it. Hadn't thought about it in years, but I guess it's been revived since Mandy Moore did a cover for Wall-E. There's no accompanying video here, but the music's the thing.

Missing from the list of links is How Beautiful You Are by The Cure and She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult, because I coudn't find good quality recordings on YouTube.

And while we're at it, a couple others that may not fall into the above genre, but definitely make me happy whenever I hear them:

Cuts You Up by Peter Murphy
My all time favorite song. Makes me want to dance and cry at the same time (in a good way). I just think the sound is so beautiful.

Me Julie by Ali G and Shaggy
Ok, first of all, how could I not like a song called Me Julie! That aside though, this is hilarious and it has a great sound. If you don't know who Ali G is, have a look here. This just cracks me up. Sort of a novelty song.

I hope one of these songs makes you smile, if for no other reason than that you're amused by my taste in music! Enjoy!

And, just for the record, my 3-year-old daughter prefers this!

1 comment:

Anna said...

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