Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another Grey Day

We have had so many grey days in Providence that we've almost forgotten what the blue sky looks like. I have decided that my children are going to look in the crayon box for sky grey instead of sky blue. It's been pretty dreary. So, I have a proposal. Leave a comment telling me your favorite "get happy" song. I will gift the first 10 plus the winner's choice from itunes to one lucky person who's name is drawn. You have to post your song to be entered.

I'll start with my favorite, "New Soul" by Yeal Naim.

Others I like are "Everyone's Rooting for You" by Sondre Lerche and, of course, "Hey Julie" by Fountains of Wayne.

I will draw the winner on Monday morning. It will be fun to see the songs everyone likes!

34 comments:

suezi said...

OH I so love this ideas.
Here are my songs
Shiny Happy People by REM and Kate Pierson
The Happy song not sure of the artist, there are many. It is a worship song.
Bennie and the Jets-Elton John

alisonc said...

My current favorite get happy song is Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Beddingfield. The name alone says it all!

Alison C.

Rosy said...

Anything from They Might Be Giants--Flood. Particle Man if I have to choose.

AmyR said...

I am LOVING the New Soul song right now (tho it always makes me want to rush out and buy a mac.......LOL!) as well as Pocket Full of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield, oooohhh and I LOVE the song With You by Chris Brown - that one always perks me up!! *grin*

Karen said...

This is old school:
Lean On Me - the Club Nouveau version :)

Fred said...

How about "I Can See Clearly Now" by Jimmy Cliff...I love upbeat reggae songs.

pollie said...

I have to say I like Stevie Wonder's...."You are the sunshine of my life...and I will always be around you..." Can it get any happier?

Andrea Cloutier said...

I just LOVE the new John Meyer song, "Say", especially after seeing Dancing with the Stars dance to it last week!

ScrapAloha said...

Seattle is grey most of the time. We have to be really creative in our happy making! This is an old one: Celebrate... as in Celebrate good times come on!
(don't need to be in your contest) just wanted to participate ;)

Julie said...

Thanks Scrapaloha, I love that song too!

tamic said...

Hey Hey Sweet baby! "Head to Toes" by the mystical master Elvis Costello always puts bounce in my step (or seat) and a smile on my face ;-) I also love the Sondre Lerche song, in fact the whole CD (a suggestion from the other EC ;-)

Thanks for the invite and the inspiration

Laura Stewart said...

I like Dixie Chicks Sin Wagon

Julie said...

tamic,

I didn't realize who you were at first and I thought.... OH NO!!!! Not and Elvis Costello fan!!

Amanda said...

I don't know why but this song always gives me a boost especially when I need inspiration. it is standing outside the fire by garth brooks. I know what you mean about the weather I live in Logan and it seems like we have had all three seasons (summer, spring and winter) all in one week. I am so ready for it to just be warm (not hot) for a while.
amanda b
ajzbutt@yahoo.com

AngelBear said...

I love to listen to Tim McGraws Last Dollar song (1 2 3)...Always makes me smile!

scandi said...

Bummer! I just missed the 10 :(

Well, here are songs that make me feel good:
Chris Isaak- I Believe
Bob Marley- Three Little Birds
Norah Jones- Sunrise
Mason Jennings- Living in the Moment
Michael Buble- Everything
Van Morrison- Into the Mystic

But the best:
Blind Melon- No Rain
BAM!

lfalduto said...

I'm Walkin'on Sunshine, wooah! (Katrina and the Waves)

Monica Jo said...

Oh Happy Songs...hmm, I have a few but they've escaped me right now.

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Born To Boogie - Hank Williams Jr

Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson

Unwell - Matchbox 20

Just a few off the top of my head.

Julie said...

If you missed the 10, don't feel bad. You can still win the songs if you're name is drawn. And, I might amend the rules to just be 11 songs of your choice. It occurs to me that you may already have ones listed, or just not prefer some of them. I think it's just been fun to see what everyone likes, and I've been reminded of some great songs that I haven't listened to for too long!

***Marilyn*** said...

ooh we Luurve the Oooold songs here. My Girls 3.4.& 6 yr old. Luurve belting Abba's Super Tooper and Mamma Mia. And Manamanah Muppet version. It lifts our spirit all the tush's start a-wagg-a-ling. just wholesome Fun.

amybeth said...

I love Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson. It always puts a smile on my face. His new CD sound pretty awesome also. ;o)

:Jayne said...

So many great songs out there!
Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes by Jimmy Buffet
I've got Friends (in low places) Garth Brooks
Saturday in the Park- Chicago
School's Out - Alice Cooper
This Kiss - Faith Hill
and of course Walkin' on Sunshine!

Lori said...

just remember Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles, it always makes me happy.

Carol Z said...

I especially love oldies remixed into newbies...

Mercy by Duffy and
All Summer Long by Kid Rock

are great tunes right now... very different but fun to sing along to in the car with the windows down and the radio blaring!!

Carol Z said...

I especially love oldies remixed into newbies... current favorites include:

Mercy, by Duffy
All Summer Long, by Kid Rock

These are great on a sunny day in the car with the windows down and your 7 yr old daughter in the back seat saying "Turn it up, mom!!"

Davinie said...

I don't even have an Ipod. I got an MP3 player for Christmas and I am having a heck of a time figuring out how to dowload songs to it so don't enter me in the drawing. Just wanted to send a little bit of sunshine your way and let you know I've been playing with your blackboard gears. I made flowers for a girlie layout and they are quite fun. My daughter went to town with one of the robot shapes and his little face and she thinks it's the best thing since sliced bread. So yes. That one can be the best Cosmo line. For now anyway.....

Susan said...

Nothing turns around my day like Bubbly by Colbie Caillat~it's perfect for humming along while scrapping or anything else!

Maggie said...

wow I didn't realized you were in Providence. I went to Johnson &Wales in Providence :)
Maggie

Sara said...

I guess I'm too late but I absolutely love this song and just thinking about it makes me smile ... Love by Matt White. My first choice was New Soul but you beat me to it! What a fun little post! I was reminded of good songs too!

Mom said...

My son is really into the "Happy Monster Band" right now... my husband and I find ourselves singing along to their cheery songs constantly.

In the land of adults... my happy song has always been "Love you madly" by Cake... just makes me want to get up and dance.

jj said...

I love any thing by Dave Koz and his sax

Julie said...

Maggie,

I am in Providence, Utah. It is a tiny little town in the very northern part of Utah.

Libby said...

Everything is Gonna Be Alright by Bob Marley and Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg! Two great ones :)

Stacey said...

ok here is my get happy song--I Will Survive by Donna Summers
You can't listen to that song and not start dancing!!!