Songs That Make You Smile

Here’s one from the Delays:

Thanks to Robin for this idea. Please tell me about the songs that make you smile.


18 Responses

  1. When he sings “hooray hooray” etc it sounds a lot like New Order’s “Love Vigilantes:”

    Song that makes me smile:

    “Well this should cheer you up for sure. See, I found your old ID and you’re all dressed up like the Cure.”

  2. Awesome Susan.

  3. That was a cute one. The video makes me smile. The best one video ever might be the treadmills…. I don’t remember who did it now. You gotta post that one. I think the song that makes me smile the most now is “Shooting Star” by Air Traffic, just because Chris Wall sung it to me last Saturday right before he threw me his guitar pick. Ok, he didn’t really give me his guitar pick. I got it from the stage grip… but he did sing to me. I saw him look right at me while he was singing “Don’t you know who you are? You’re my shooting star.” Really, he did.

  4. Yeah, too bad the girl in the green sweatshirt got to him first, because he was really checkin’ you out at the merch table, Mrs. Robinson.

    You can see Ok Go dancing on their treadmills here:

  5. I am so old that many of the songs that make me smile weren’t made into music videos when they were released – and so old that I know about YouTube through my kids but never think to check for a video of a favorite song.

    The soft rock songs of my adolescence:

    Air Supply (I know), Chicago, Styx, Bread, Billy Joel’s early stuff, Lionel Richie (before his baptism – *grin*), etc.

    Lots of the “New Country” – the genre that essentially has replaced the soft rock of my adolescence:

    Colin Raye, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Raskal Flatts, The Dixie Chicks, etc.

    Lots of jazz and classical instrumentation.

  6. If this song makes us happy what makes us sad?
    How about this video, it breaks my heart right now.

  7. Or how about this?

  8. Okay, this ends my video blast on a happy poppy note!!

  9. Ray: The funny thing is that just yesterday I was trying to explain Styx to my 14 yr old son (he didn’t get it, but I ended up buying their greatest hits album: awesome).

    Most of the stuff you named is actually on you tube now. Give it a search and you’ll see. Then send me the link to the video that makes you the happiest.

    Except, no country. Ok, maybe a little Rascal Flatts. Or Martina. But nothing else.

  10. r, thanks for hooking us up. Love the guillemots. BTW, the guy in that first video is Sir Ian McKellen (of Gandalf fame). Cool.

    That second video that you linked to is incredible. The music is The Cinematic Orchestra’s “To Build A Home” featuring Patrick Watson. It’s been featured on Grey’s Anatomy. “To Build A Home” is found on The Cinematic Orchestra’s most recent album Ma Fleur.

  11. This is one of my favorites. You said no country, but I love this video.

  12. Ray, we’ll let you get away with that just this once.

  13. Thank you, oh great one.

  14. This makes me smile!!!

  15. Good one Abby! That song is impossible to listen to and be in a bad mood.

  16. Thanks! Glad you smiled today.

  17. My son just asked me to check out “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds. It definitely made me smile, and I immediately thought of this post. Here is the YouTube link:

  18. Very cool. Thanks Ray!

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