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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.

Arto1s Mon 19-Nov-18 15:38:23

Gee! The OP asked what songs made us smile, not to criticise others’ choices. For myself, there are too many to name, but I must mention Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls - love it!

MissAdventure Mon 19-Nov-18 15:47:12

youtu.be/bJj3JeZVirw

TellNo1Ok Mon 19-Nov-18 16:46:46

Oh thank you for that
I just love Bob Dylan but haven’t caught this number before

Orelse Mon 19-Nov-18 16:50:49

Anything from Charlie and the chocolate factory makes me smile and lifts the clouds off your shoulders 😁😂

Purplepoppies Mon 19-Nov-18 16:54:33

youtu.be/xZ_Wbjz8JTc
The laughing gnome always puts a smile on my face. Especially good right now 😁

MiniMoon Mon 19-Nov-18 17:11:29

Here's Old Tyme Dancing performed by Joyce Grenfell.
youtu.be/clOdyzP9fcw

MiniMoon Mon 19-Nov-18 17:14:30

The Sick Note always makes me laugh out loud. The song about why Paddy's not at work today.
youtu.be/T_Vfxuk8x_A

Willow10 Mon 19-Nov-18 17:33:55

Love that Minimoon! Great post Fennel, you made (most) people smile today. Just what we need.

Magicmaggie Mon 19-Nov-18 17:38:42

Fennel
Thanks so much for posting the link to Allan Sherman
singing “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadder”
I loved hearing it again, and although had’nt heard it
since 1963, remembered all the words!!,

Spangles1963 Mon 19-Nov-18 17:42:10

If I hear 'In the mood' by the Glen Miller band,it always makes me smile. Apart from that,anything by Thin Lizzy is guaranteed to bring a smile to my face,as I hero worshipped them as a teenager. -I'm just an ageing rocker

1974cookie Mon 19-Nov-18 17:50:30

Oh so many to choose from...
National Express by The Divine comedy.
Christine by Miss X ( remember Christine Keeler ? )
Shut up by Madness with one of the best lines " I'm as honest as the day is long,the longer the daylight the less I do wrong".
Happy by Pharell is well up on the list. As soon as the song starts, I am smiling away to myself.
What a lovely thread. Thank You Fennel.

BBbevan Mon 19-Nov-18 18:23:39

Luckygirl ! I come from a Welsh speaking family, and I would find that song funny. Some people are very quick to take offence when none was intended. A Jewish character singing in Welsh. !

Fennel Mon 19-Nov-18 19:23:56

I couldn't find the link in Welsh.
(Not offended).

BBbevan Mon 19-Nov-18 19:53:57

I know this is going to sound strange but I like Leonard Cohen . I always feel a lot better after listening to him .

EllanVannin Mon 19-Nov-18 20:18:51

The mother in Dinner Ladies. Fabulous actress Julie Walters.

Jillyblom59 Mon 19-Nov-18 20:24:56

White Trash Wedding, by The Dixie Chicks. Love it ❤️

merlotgran Mon 19-Nov-18 21:06:28

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p8cIjqBFls

We used to love Jake Thackray's Sister Josephine.

Fennel Mon 19-Nov-18 21:10:30

If you need to pick up your feet and get going, I forgot about this one:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1UC-vCUZY
But not until tomorrow.

Fennel Mon 19-Nov-18 21:13:55

ps BBevan - I've tried to like his songs, but find them very sad.

starbird Mon 19-Nov-18 21:47:32

Love Glenn Miller too, just put ‘In the mood’ on now - used to do a line dance to it - happy days.

Heard ‘My boy Lollipop’ on desert Island discs recently - that made me smile.

starbird Mon 19-Nov-18 21:48:48

Also love ‘Dancing in the Street’ - Mick Jagger and David Bowie

MissAdventure Mon 19-Nov-18 21:56:15

3 Little Birds by Bob Marley. smile

Gaggi3 Mon 19-Nov-18 22:18:03

annifrance, I love Tom Lehrer, too, all his songs anarchic and funny.

Jane10 Mon 19-Nov-18 22:26:23

Some great ones here. Tom Lehrer of course!
I love Cab Calloway, trad jazz, reggae, Strauss waltzes, Bix Beiderbeck, so much and so varied but all make me smile.

MissAdventure Mon 19-Nov-18 22:27:17

I'm not really one for 'happy' songs. A lot of them almost make me gag.
This one though..
youtu.be/YYOKMUTTDdA