10 Feel Good Songs
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Bored? Feeling blue? Here are 10 songs to cheer you up; this list of energizing, happy songs includes a variety of pop, folk, and rock songs that are sure to give you that little boost you're looking for. Enjoy.
1. "Good Morning Starshine" Artist: Serena Ryder
This cheerful re-make of the original has a comforting beat, rich layers of guitar and piano, quirky lyrics and Serena Ryder's voice is refreshingly earnest.
Album: Sunny Side Up
2. "Pencil Full of Lead" Artist: Paolo Nutini
This 21st century song has a special old-school feel that makes one think of all the simplest pleasures in life. Its quick paced beat and "nothing's gonna bring me down!" chorus makes you want to grab someone and start dancing.
Album: Out of the Blue
3. "Relax" Artist: Connie Kaldor
This song is the perfect light hearted reminder to take a deep breath and not take everything so seriously. The lilting voice of Connie Kaldor, great beat and clever lyrics make this the ideal song for lifting your spirits.
Album: Let the Truth Be Told
4. "Shine" Artist: Laura Izibor
Here's a sample from the song to get you warmed up: "Let the sun shine on your face, don't let your love go to waste". If you could use a little inspiration then let this song provide it for you. This is the kind of tune you'll be blasting on your mp3 player while you walk along city streets, looking for new ideas and adventures.
Album: The Ultimate Collection
5. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" Artist: The Four Tops
Sometimes you just need a taste of the familiar to make you feel alive again. This well-known favourite still has just as much smile-inducing and sing-along power today as it did in the past.
Album: Finally Woken
6."Just a Ride" Artist: Jem
The slightly ethereal tones of Jem's voice, in combination with the soothing beat and down to earth lyrics of this song will leave you calm, content and ready to face the world.
Album: Gossip In the Grain
7. "You are the Best Thing" Artist: Ray LaMontagne
You will know after the first five notes of this song that you are about to experience something joyful. Ray LaMontagne's whispery, rugged voice, along with his straightforward, happy lyrics makes for a great song; add a vigorous beat and you have this little masterpiece.
Album: Make it Big
8. "Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go" Artist: Wham!
This memorable classic is the kind of song that makes you imagine the following: The song starts to play and everyone nearby stops whatever they're doing to break out into a perfectly choreographed dance. The aftermath leaves everyone with a giant smile on their faces; giddy with energy.
Album: Eye to the Telescope
9. "Suddenly I See" Artist: KT Tunstall
The deep tones of this song in combination with the bubbly chorus and slightly husky nature of KT Tunstall's voice make it soul stirring. You are practically guaranteed to feel happier when you hear the changing beats and building energy within this song.
10. "Blow Away " Artist: A Fine Frenzy
The invigorating and forceful nature of this tune will help you find all that inner energy you've lost track of; you'll be up and at 'em before the first chorus as come around. Get ready to feel renewed and happy every time you hear this song.
Album: A Bomb in a Birdcage