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Happy/Uplifting Music

KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
edited May 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey guys, lately I been in a funk that I just can't shake. I can push it to the back of my mind when excercising or with friends, but it creeps up when I'm alone or even at work. So I think I need some happy/uplifting music that will raise my spirits. No genre is offlimits.

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular

  • SublimusSublimus AustinRegistered User regular
    This song is one of my favorite up-beats.



    Spoon's gagaga album is good too. I especially like these two songs off of it.



  • saint2esaint2e Registered User regular
    These are my pick-me-up songs as of late:





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  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    For alternative rock, I'm a huge fan of Cake and Presidents of the United States of America because they are both so upbeat. Both bands sound like they are having a ridiculous amount of fun in the studio, especially Presidents.

    For something a little more raucous, you can't go wrong with Led Zeppelin's happy songs: Misty Mountain Hop, Ramble On, The Ocean, Immigrant Song, Traveling Riverside Blues, etc.

    Also, Beatles and Stones.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    Not exactly twee, but there are some bands that hit those happy notes quite well.

    Mates of State

    As obvious as it is by now, there's still no way to listen to Feist and not end up smiling. Because it's cool to love your family.

    Arcade Fire has made some very triumphant music, like Wake Up and We Used to Wait.

    Sometimes you want something louder? Try Japandroids.

    This song has always made me feel happy. In fact, this entire Rilo Kiley album is uplifting, even that part in the middle about being bipolar.

    Sigur Ros can run through both extremes, but their music almost always makes me feel better. Here are some examples.

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited May 2012


    This one and it's many covers and remakes always makes me feel better:


    Edit: This might be the happiest song I've ever heard:

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Also, let's go classic! One of my favorites ever!

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
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  • EsseeEssee The pinkest of hair. Victoria, BCRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Zenitram wrote: »
    For alternative rock, I'm a huge fan of Cake and Presidents of the United States of America because they are both so upbeat. Both bands sound like they are having a ridiculous amount of fun in the studio, especially Presidents.

    Totally agreed on both counts.

    If game music is on the board, basically every song in the original Spyro the Dragon trilogy (and probably Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly composed by the same guy, but I haven't heard it yet because I didn't like the game itself) is great, upbeat stuff. Incidentally, it was composed by Stewart Copeland, a guy probably best known for being the drummer in The Police.

    So here is a link to what looks to be the full soundtrack from the first four games, which are all Stewart Copeland's work, as well as a few tracks from later games. I can't promise anything about the later games since they're not by the same guy, but if you let the playlist run in order it'll go through all of the stuff I know is good. And seriously, it should really make you feel better (as well as being awesome music). It's all upbeat and catchy (save for a couple boss themes that are a bit dramatic), and it's not not SUPER HAPPY PERKY which sometimes doesn't help very much when I'm in a funk, but it is sometimes a bit silly (after the first game there are some tracks that have some funny instruments or a bit of nonsensical vocal stuff-- no lyrics though).

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    I'm From Barcelona pretty much exists just to make people happy.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012




    I highly recommend their DVD of their Austin City Limits performance.

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  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    I am shocked that no one has suggested Mr. Blue Sky yet.

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  • Mad JazzMad Jazz Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    It doesn't bear listening to as part of a playlist or anything, but I can't hear the song or watch the video without breaking out into an enormous grin.



    Also, second just about everything by Polyphonic Spree and The Go! Team.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular


    I was feeling absolutely abominable a few months ago. I'd been in a depressive slump for quite some time and was driving out to my parents house in the hope that a visit to the folks and some fresh country air would clear my head and fix me up. I nearly didn't make it out there, though. I was so low I was just sobbing uncontrollably whilst trying to drive, so I had to pull over and stop. I couldn't see through all the tears!

    I was pulled over sitting in the car just doing nothing when I decided I may as well listen to some tunes, shit couldn't get any worse. This album was in the CD player, and by the time these three songs had finished, I had a big smile on my face and was happily cruising down the road like normal.

    I've liked the Chems since I was a teenager, but I never knew just how much their music affected me.

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