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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.

Johnbarr Mon 19-Nov-18 22:41:02

Bob Dylan never looked happier than when he was with The Travelling Wilburrys.

Lilypops Mon 19-Nov-18 23:02:47

Always rely on Mabon1 to make a snidy unpleasant comment on any thread eh Gillybob,!!

LynW Tue 20-Nov-18 10:55:42

Side Saddle - piano piece by Russ Conway. Never fails to raise my spirits. In fact I like it so much it’s the ring tone on my mobile.

Fennel Tue 20-Nov-18 12:15:56

I remember that one Lyn. For me it's the lively rhythms and beat that lift my spirits, as well as the words.

moggie57 Tue 20-Nov-18 13:28:17

louis armstrong .what a wonderful world..

Greyduster Tue 20-Nov-18 14:06:19

Can I admit to never having seen The Travelling Wilberys? 😳? But I certainly enjoyed that! Setting aside Tom Lehrer’s entire repertoire, one song that always makes me smile is Jake Thakrays “La-de-dah”.

Blue45Sapphire Tue 20-Nov-18 14:57:48

Morecambe and Wise singing 'Bring me Sunshine'. DD and DSil had it as they walked down the aisle after their wedding!

Day6 Tue 20-Nov-18 17:31:23

Quite by accident and when browsing my Prime music store I came across Billy Cotton and Kathy Cotton singing "Thanks For the Memory".

I have very eclectic musical tastes but this brought me right back to the 1950s and days as a child, sitting in a kitchen armchair next to the wireless, as Mum cooked. I can hear her singing along right now. Billy Cotton's Bandstand was the programme, maybe?

It made me well up and smile.

Day6 Tue 20-Nov-18 17:31:49

Doh! Kathy Kay

Fennel Tue 20-Nov-18 17:37:56

"louis armstrong .what a wonderful world.."
I was thinking of posting that. In fact anything by louis.
He had that facial expression. I cried when he died.

Fennel Tue 20-Nov-18 17:43:31

We used to listen to them on the wireless too, Day6.

BBbevan Tue 20-Nov-18 17:59:08

Nymphs and Shepherds, sung by the Luton girls choir always makes me smile.
1) because it reminds me of Children's Favourites on the radio
and 2) because I envisage all those buxom girls in their gym slips. Just as I was then.

Izabella Wed 21-Nov-18 10:41:37

For me it would have to be Pink Floyds Bike Song from the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Iv'e got a bike, you can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings
And things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could but I borrowed it.............

As the owner of a 'shopping' bike with basket and panniers my friends shout this out when I whizz past! One day on my other one, a MTB, I was doing a tricky downhill and a friend was playing Ride of the Valkyries on her iPhone which had us all in stitches.

Growing old disgracefully grin

Izabella Wed 21-Nov-18 10:54:07

Needless to say - the heavy metal version with Domane.

Izabella Wed 21-Nov-18 10:55:00

Domine Hit send too soon

Parsley3 Wed 21-Nov-18 13:06:19

Has anyone listened to The Sick Note by the Dubliners?
It is absolutely hilarious. 😂

GrannyGravy13 Wed 21-Nov-18 13:40:06

Hot Hot Hot by Buster Poindexter
Happy - Pharrel Williams
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams. These all make me smile.

Moon River - Andy Williams
I had a Dream - Abba
Slipping through my fingers - Abba These all make me cry.

Fennel Wed 21-Nov-18 18:36:25

You're obviously younger than me GrannyGravy but I can see why you like your first one. Just daft!
Another favourite of mine is Fats Waller, but before the time of most of you.
This one reminds me of when my younger sister was born
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADuKbK84nHI&t=86s

GrannyGravy13 Wed 21-Nov-18 18:57:01

Hot Hot Hot is very significant for Husband and I - we only had a “wedding breakfast” (actually a 5 hour lunch with immediate family and a few close friends) we went straight to the airport then flew to the Caribbean and it was our “first dance” 🤣🤣

We had children first and thought we should marry!!!

lemongrove Wed 21-Nov-18 19:06:17

Happy (Pharrel Williams) is definitely a feelgood song, also
Electric Avenue ( Eddie Grant)
Walking On Sunshine,
Blueberry Hill ( Fats Domino)
smile

Sophiesox Wed 21-Nov-18 19:18:17

At the moment, Amy Macdonald, ‘Woman of The World’ gives me a lift. I love the Travelling Wilburys too!

Ruby41 Wed 21-Nov-18 19:38:18

Anything by Fascinating Aida, but particularly this one!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d13gX-1HJg4

Izabella Wed 21-Nov-18 19:45:02

I am with you there Sophiesox Amy Macdonald is wonderful.

tiredoldwoman Thu 22-Nov-18 06:31:10

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Come up and See Me ( make me smile)
Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing .