Okay, so recently we talked about songs that make us sad ... for the luv of all that's good, talk to me about the ones that make you happy!
Music really is a magic bullet for me. I remember when I was in college, having a stressful time. For some reason, I thought of the song Pop Musik. If I could just hear that song, I thought wistfully, everything would be better.
This was before iTunes, guys. Before the Internet, and right as CDs were becoming prominent. Like most of my schoolmates, I carted several plastic boxes of cassettes to college.
I rummaged through them. There! There it was! A homemade mix tape, from a junior high boyfriend, no less. And Pop Musik, taped from the radio.
I eagerly jammed it into my dual-tape boombox and impatiently fast forwarded. Not there, not there ... THERE!
I played it. And instantly, instantly felt better. Things were going to be okay. And they were.
So ... what about you? What are the songs that put a foolish grin on your face? Show me yours, I'll show you mine.
Ravel's Bolero ... because my usually private and prudish parents intimated that it was "dangerous" for Mom to hear. Tee-hee.
Jackson, done by June Carter and Johnny Cash. Don't they sound like they're having fun?
Jesus Loves Me (But He Can't Stand You) by the Austin Lounge Lizards. It's not sacrilegious. It's making fun of those who think they, and they only, have the hotline to God. I'm raising my kids in a righteous way. So don't be sending your kids over to my house to play. Yours'll grow up stoned, left-leaning, and gay ...
Institutionalized, Suicidal Tendencies: All I wanted was a Pepsi!!!! Bwahahahaha!
Happy Together. Done by the Turtles, or a punk version, doesn't matter. I love it in every permutation.