Pop! Positivity – 3 songs that make me happy.

 

I was tagged to take part in this challenge by Melanie B Cee of the blog sparks from a combustible mind. Click on the link below:

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/10/24/pop-positively/

 

“What is “Pop!” – Pop of Positivity?”

“Pop of Positivity”   It’s based on one simple thing.  “Life doesn’t have to suck all the time.”  Let’s face it… There’s a Helluva lot of negativity in the real world, and it’s pretty hard to escape it.  I thought of this as a means to brighten up everyone’s day.  Taking time away from thinking about the negative and switch gears and think of the positive.  Perhaps,  we can all share some smiles along the way too.


#5 Theme: Post an Affirmation That Lifts You Up and a Song That Makes Brightens and Perks Up Your Mood.

Rules: 

  1. Each Thursday, I’ll pick a Theme (Naturally, of something positive).
  2. Tag 3 Bloggers to continue the themed positive message along. 
  3. You, the recipient of the tag can select anyway fit on how you want to share this positivity.  (Example: Post an Affirmation that lifts you up as well as a song that brightens and perks up your mood).
  4. You will create a Pingback to the original post, as well as notifying your tagged blogger that you have selected them.

 

So here we go:

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and my song:

This always makes me happy, singing along to this silly song in the car.

 

If you are reading this post and you fancy having a go, then consider yourself nominated 🙂

 

Pop Of Positivity – 3 Songs that want to make me dance.

 

I’ve been tagged in the Pop of Positivity challenge by Sadje of the blog Keep it Alive:

Pop of Positivity #4 -Theme: Pick 3 Songs That You Want to Dance to and Make You Smile!

The Challenge was created by Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess:

“POP!” Pop of Positivity Share #4 Theme: Pick 3 Songs You Want To Dance To and Make You Smile

Here are the rules.

Rules:

  1. Each Thursday, I’ll pick a Theme (Naturally, of something positive).
  2. I will, therefore, Tag Four Bloggers to continue the themed positive message along. 
  3. You, the recipient of the tag can select anyway fit on how you want to share this positivity.  (Example: Any 3 songs that make you want to tap your feet, make you sing, and shake your thang!  Any era you like!  Just have fun with this one!! ).
  4. You will create a Pingback to the original post, as well as notifying your tagged blogger that you have selected them.

 

So here are three songs that always make me want to dance:

  1. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

 

2) Jive Bunny – Swing the Mood

 

3) Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine.

 

Now, if they don’t get you up dancing, then nothing will!

 

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So, who shall I nominate to take part?

 

How about Kristian of Life Lessons from around the Dinner Table?

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/boisterous-laughter/

 

A Music Challenge – How does my taste in music compare to yours?

I have been tagged by Laura Venturini, see her post here:

Weekly Song Challenge-3/11/19

The challenge is to post three song videos:

  1. A song by a band you think is underrated.
  2. A Song that gets on your nerves.
  3. A song by a Solo Artist who’s first name begins with a K.

1) I admit I struggled because I could think of a lots of bands who I think are overrated, but not many who are Underrated. All the bands I like seemed to have achieved the fame they deserved.

This is a Band that I saw live at the Hammersmith Apollo and are from Portland, Oregon. They are pretty amazing. The audience ranged from teenagers right through to senior citizens. This band has a broad appeal and while they are known, I think they deserve even greater fame.

Pink Martini –

 

2) Here you go, a song that is really irritating and it sticks in your head, torturing you for years.

Funky Town by Lipps Inc.

 

3) A song by an Artist who’s name begins with K. Well it had to be Kylie, and I mean Minogue, not JENNER!

 

Now, who shall I tag to have a go?

How about,

Kristian, from Life Lessons around the Dinner Table

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/march-music-videos-day-10/

Mel from Crushed Caramel

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/calling-all-bakers-promos/

and

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke.

It’s A Brand New Day!

 

 

More tunes from my Happy Playlist

I have been posting, the last couple of days, about songs from my Happy List.

These are songs that usually help to pull me out of a sad place. Sometimes when you haven’t slept well or things get to you more than usual, these songs help me cope.

There are some more modern songs on my Happy list but a lot of the music I like, which tends to have a proper melody, are from the sixties and seventies.

Here is a song that helps to change my mood.

Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys. I think it helps because it starts in a soft melodic almost melancholic tone which taps in to the mood, then it builds up into an upbeat and happy melody with brilliant harmonies. A great mood changer from a great group.

And another Beach Boys song that is on my Happy list is ‘Wouldn’t it be Nice’.

 

 

Of course, the Beach Boys had lots of great hits, like Surfing Safari and Kokomo, but these are the only ones that feature on my particular Happy list.

And one last song for today, from a completely different and less well-known band.

Edison Lighthouse had a huge hit in the UK with this Song in January 1970 and it epitomises the Pop scene for that era on the cusp of the sixties and seventies.

It always improves my mood, although I am not sure why.

I hope you liked my Happy songs for today.

What do you listen to when you’re feeling low?

My favourites from the 80’s

My Pal, A Guy Called Bloke, has posted about his love of the 1980’s (see post below)

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So I decided to put together my own favourite films/movies and some music from the 80’s you may have heard of them, you may not, have a look and see what you think.

You may detect a slightly childish edge to the films, that is because I was a child in the 80’s, so no surprise there.

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