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music that makes you smile

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Fennel Sun 18-Nov-18 18:35:46

If you need cheering up in these wintry Brexit days here's one that always makes me smile:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq5yHdVKSQs
Even Bob Dylan smiles at times.

gulligranny Mon 19-Nov-18 12:28:28

Joyce Grenfell -" Stately as a Galleon", I just love that one.

Rosebank16 Mon 19-Nov-18 12:29:24

Without doubt for me is Pharel Williams "Happy"
I went to see Stevie Wonder in Hyde Park with my youngest son & Pharel Williams was a supporting act. I hear this I am transported to that lovely, summers day in London

Daddima Mon 19-Nov-18 12:32:04

willow10 , it was Frank Kelly ( Father Jack in Father Ted)

youtu.be/NQkF7fpw-wI

Fennel Mon 19-Nov-18 12:33:48

Willow - Was it Allan Sherman?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjiWS__Mp0&list=PLTro4fyHt6N42WKLXDyN4-lexHziYad1A

Fennel Mon 19-Nov-18 12:35:29

And another very old one from me - I think the little man looks like John Bercow:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=li0qPwn4U8Y

joannapiano Mon 19-Nov-18 12:51:33

I love Pharell Williams “Happy”, too. Lovely to dance round the kitchen and sing along!

Jane10 Mon 19-Nov-18 12:53:42

Anything by Glenn Miller instantly has me smiling!

Fennel Mon 19-Nov-18 12:56:14

Jane10 me too smile.
Especially
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2aqHGaSxRI

Cherrytree59 Mon 19-Nov-18 13:25:30

Fennel thank you
I'm smiling at the memory of my Grandpa standing in front of a little black and white TV dancing (his version) to Andy Stewart's
Donald where's yer troosers? 💃

Nanos Mon 19-Nov-18 13:33:04

Flower of Scotland sung at rugby internationals.
Love it!

Kim19 Mon 19-Nov-18 13:49:38

Was wondering if we could use our mature savvy and ignore anyone who makes a snide comment? Witty and accurate though many of the retorts are, I feel that's just what the sad people are looking for. My Mother used to say 'ignore them and they'll go away'. Lovely and nostalgically fun contributions in the main for which I thank you all GNs.

BRedhead59 Mon 19-Nov-18 13:50:21

Brilliant - They are still playing "The White Cliffs of Dover" in most care homes. Won't it be great when they are playing classics like this?

GabriellaG Mon 19-Nov-18 13:58:38

That OP 'song' is sooo boring, tuneless...and daft.

sarahellenwhitney Mon 19-Nov-18 14:07:32

What a boring place the world would be without such a variety of languages.

Minerva Mon 19-Nov-18 14:08:53

gillybob, two now I think 🤔

Camelotclub Mon 19-Nov-18 14:14:27

I think Jeff Lynne is one of the most talented performers going. ELO are great, fantastic songs.

I have lots of songs that make me smile but coming home from M&S today I had one on that made me weep buckets: the theme to Out of Africa. I don't know why it makes me so sad, I've never been to Africa or had any connection!

grannyqueenie Mon 19-Nov-18 14:14:33

“Just another manic Monday ....” springs to mind.....perhaps with more of grimace than a smile after reading a few comments here!!

gillybob Mon 19-Nov-18 14:21:45

I've posted a link to The Last Resort by The Eagles (under the title Paradise). It has always been one of my favourite Eagles songs but given recent events in California, the words are much more meaningful and very sad.

Luckygirl Mon 19-Nov-18 14:33:14

Who was that deadpan man who wrote slightly rude but very funny songs? - Jake Thackery - it has just come back to me! I liked him.

Willow10 Mon 19-Nov-18 14:35:50

Daddima - it was Frank Kelly, thank you! Just listened to your link and it was still just as funny!

oldbatty Mon 19-Nov-18 14:56:58

Hey you with the pretty face/Welcome to the human race

allsortsofbags Mon 19-Nov-18 15:17:20

gullygranny My GD gets me to do my version of Joyce Grenfell's "Stately as a Galleon" it has always made me smile.

So many songs here make me smile and I can always manage a little jig to Eddie Grants "Walking on Sunshine".

Thanks for a lovely thread. I've smiled at many of the suggestions, not a bad thing on a cold and rainy Monday afternoon.

annifrance Mon 19-Nov-18 15:19:43

Always Tom Lehrer, especially Vatican Rag. Harry Belafonte and someone There's A Hole In My Bucket. Someone doing Hole In The Ground.

Nanny41 Mon 19-Nov-18 15:26:50

I love Morecombe and Wise "Give me sunshine" its a nice catchy song, always makes me happy.

Nanny41 Mon 19-Nov-18 15:29:39

I hope the"grumpy grannies" have settled down and are enjoying their day.