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?