- Sorry, this is the version I wanted to post.
- "Meeting Mr Miandad" is the sunniest song I know.
- You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby, the Kirsty MacColl version.
(Pretty much any Kirsty song will do it.)
- The Puzzle Song by Shirley Ellis (more famous for The name Game and The Clapping Song).
It's impossible to hear this song and remain in a blue mood.
- Lazy Days - Spanky and Our Gang
- Rape Me by Nirvana.
- Je t'aime... moi non plus
- Freeway of Love aretha
- Walking in Rhythm - The Blackbyrds
- "Toledo Surprise" from The Drowsy Chaperone cast album. It doesn't matter how foul a mood I'm in. This song always does the trick.
- Closer I am to fine by the indigo girls - just makes me sing and forget the day
- "Gloomy Sunday"
- "Australia" - The Shins
- [quote]Je t'aime... moi non plus
The rare Donna Summer version is my favorite!
- All Pizzicato Five songs are joy-inducing, but many have specific powers. This one summons the feeling of walking barefoot through dew-covered grass on a warm May morning, while sipping a Fresca.
- San Francisco by Scott Mckenzie
- Boys of summer - Don henley
- Joy by Apollo 100 (and J.S.B.)
- Summer Days - The Partridge Family
- "Get Happy"
because I really hate dwarves.
- Give your love to me r20!
- Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran. It makes me so happy, I could just kill my children.
- Come along now and join the party!
Come along now and have some fun!
- When the bastards at You Tube pull the Casper theme off, I'll substitute with the Miss Marple theme.
- I bought a bunch of music finally with all the iTunes cards I got for Christmas (I'd rather have had amazon, but whatevs).
I randomly played "What Is Life" by George Harrison and "Handle With Care" by the Traveling Wilburys and it made me feel happy.
- my parents loved The Impressions when I was growing up and they'd play Curtis mayfield on Saturdays while we all helped clean the house. We had fun. I know it sounds crazy but we did.
So the song I always associate with happy, is Say It's Alright, which is truly an oldie.
BYT I don't consider myself an "eldergay" but I am 41.
- Is it okay if it is cathartic and emotional, but not upbeat? Sometimes songs like that make me feel better when I am down:
- "My Ever Changing Moods" by The Style Council
- love it
- I know it may be a cliche but I just don't care
- and this
- This is a very depressing thread.
- This one does it for me....every time!
- "Fantasy" by Earth, Wind, and Fire
- This little childhood ditty always puts a smile on my face:
- "Always look on the bright side of life"
- High above all time and space R22 !
- In The Morning - Mary Mary
- Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles live "Living for the City"
One of the best performance videos I've ever watched
- Miriam Makeba Pata Pata
- "There Must Be An Angel" by Eurythmics. I sing this a lot, but I have to go into falsetto because I'm a guy.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=video of firework&mid=6E03E7AAC0E46BEC53926E03E7AAC0E46BEC5392&view=detail&FORM=VIRE2
- D:Ream "Things can only get better"
- Where the streets have no name.
"Mister Blue Sky"---ELO
How can this song not make ANYONE feel better?
- I was a busboy at The Roxy when Frankie Knuckles first broke this one out. It always reminds me of high energy good times and hundreds of drug addled queens dancing like it was their last night on earth.
- "Blessed" by Elton, sung to my inner child.
- turn me on Nikki Minaj....
- I know this is insanely goofy, but I keep "Sunshine Day" by the Brady Bunch on my iPod because it just cheers me up.
Puts an extra spring in my step.
- Astrud Gilberto's "Tristeza" makes me want to apply black liquid eyeliner and do the Frug.
- "Don't Worry, Be Happy."
- OP, Cathy Dennis's first album has that same effect on me! Your post put a smile on my face.
- For those who are sad because DL is broken today.
Hopefully this will pep you up!
- Cake, "Manah Manah."
- Would I Lie to You? - I sing this one loud along with Annie and it makes me feel better.
- "Turkey Lurkey Time'!
- "Fresh" by Kool and the Gang. I love that damn song.
- "Be Kind" by Devendra Banhart. Never fails to lift my mood a little.
- You Tube isn't working right now, but here are a few songs that make me feel better after a crappy day.
Just the Way You Are – Glee
Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder
Alone Again, Naturally – Gilbert O’Sullivan; no matter how bad things are, my life is better than his.
The Way You Look Tonight – any version.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – The Four Seasons
- Heart - Under the Sky
"...It's all right, let it go; shake the world off your shoulders!"
- Anything by Eartha Kitt. 60s pop with lots of harmonies - Beach Boys, Mamas & The Papas, The Association, etc. And "I Gotta Be Me" by Mr. Sammy Davis Jr.
- If I ever lose my faith in you by sting. Not a fan of the lyrics but the sound of the song is very festive. Also Elton john's duet with little Richard "the power".
- Since youtube is fucked up today, chez moi, here's a cover of "Ho Hey," which always makes me feel better. This is by Sofie Zamchick.
- Boys of Summer actually makes me SAD, not happy.
- "Bullshit" by Grace Jones
- Cake - I Will Survive
(PS: YouTube is working fine for me; maybe refresh your browser?)
- My late friend David's theme song:
- Ten Songs That Always Put A Smile On My Face, Get Me Singing Along & Make Me Feel Better:
1. The Cowboy Song by Thin Lizzy (1976)
2. It's A Long Way To The Top by AC/DC (1975)
3. Under My Wheels by Alice Cooper (1971)
4. Cold Ethyl by Alice Cooper (1975)
5. Shoot To Thrill by AC/DC (1980)
6. Rockaway Beach by The Ramones (1977)
7. Living After Midnight by Judas Priest (1980)
8. You've Got Another Thing Comin' by Judas Priest (1982)
9. Wild One by Thin Lizzy (1975)
10. Mexican Blackbird by ZZ Top (1975)
Those songs always make me feel good, no matter what life throws at me. I'm a rocker, sue me. LOL.
- "Jet Boy" by The New York Dolls.
- More Than A Feeling - Boston
- Anything by the '70s-era Bee Gees. Especially Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing, Night Fever, Jive Talkin', Nights On Broadway, Edge Of The Universe, Wind Of Change, Tragedy, Love You Inside Out.
Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Panama by Van Halen
Thunderstruck by Ac/Dc
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive
Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
Y.M.C.A. by Village People
Can't Stop Rockin' by Z.Z. Top
Holiday & Into the Groove by Madonna
Destroyer by the Kinks
Anything by the Rolling Stones. Brown Sugar, Shattered, She's So Cold, Bitch, Gimme Shelter,
and tons more.
- Love this by the Queen
- Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Rock Lobster - The B-52's
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Call Me - Blondie
Baby Let's Play House - Elvis Presley
Whip It - Devo
My Sharona - The Knack
Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin
Dance This Mess Around - The B-52's
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
A Big Hunk O' Love - Elvis Presley
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Rock And Roll All Nite (Live) - Kiss
Crawfish - Elvis Presley
Space Lord - Monster Magnet
- Cheesy, but "Xanadu" by ONJ & ELO cheers me up. Every single time.
- R77 Good call on Elvis' "Burning Love" - that song not only makes me very happy (either the '72 studio version or the '73 Aloha From Hawaii live version), but it also makes me VERY, VERY horny. Elvis was the hottest man on Earth and to hear him sing those scorching sexual lyrics puts a smile on my face and a rock hard boner in my jeans.
- One fresh out of the oven: Bruno's "Treasure"
- I go to iTunes, enter "Ronstadt" in the search box, then select "Shuffle" under "Controls." Nothing makes me happier.
Or I just listen to Schubert piano or chamber music; Beethoven; Mozart Piano Concertos. Or "Mahler Bernstein."
- Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band
(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real - Sylvester
Le Freak - Chic
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Miss You - Rolling Stones
Night Fever - Bee Gees
You Should Be Dancin' - Bee Gees
He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
That's the Way I Like It - KC & the Sunshine Band
I Need A Man - Grace Jones
I Was Made for Lovin' You - KISS
Shake Your Booty - KC & the Sunshine Band
Dancing Queen - Abba
Don't Bring Me Down - E.L.O.
Knock on Wood - Amii Stewart
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Kisses of Fire - Abba
- Early Cheap Trick always does the "trick" for me. Especially -
I Want You To Want Me (from Budokan)
Gonna Raise Hell
Way of the World
- For me it's not just a song, but an entire album that gets me giddy and makes me feel like a million bucks. I was a 15 year-old blossoming gay boy in the summer of 1980 when AC/DC released their "Back in Black" album. Each individual song makes me happy, but the entire album taken as a whole, makes me fucking ecstatic.
So, for the record:
Hells Bells, Shoot to Thrill, What Do You Do For Money Honey, Given the Dog a Bone, Let Me Put My Love Into You, Back in Black, You Shook Me All Night Long, Have a Drink on Me, Shake a Leg, Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution by AC/DC.
- Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Sheena Easton - Morning Train
Dionne Warwick - I Say a Little Prayer
Madonna - Express Yourself
Cher - It's in His Kiss
Manhattan Transfer - Boy from New York City
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Gogo
Pink - Get The Party Started
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Nicki French - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Toni Basil - Hey Mickey
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking
- "Rainbow In The Dark" - Dio
- "Just the Way You Are," from Finn to Kurt.
- Sonny J - Can't Stop Moving.
- Almost anything from 1983. I was a sad little boy living in a poisonous household in Cleveland, OH.(alcoholic father, fighting parents, drug addict older sister, bully older brother). I discovered comfort through music and my escapes were MTV and the radio.
These are a few from the '83 era,
Hungry Like The Wolf-Duran Duran
Gimme All Your Lovin' & Sharp Dressed Man-ZZ Top
Rock Of Ages-Def Leppard
New Years Day-U2
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph)-Flock of Seagulls
A World Of Fantasy-Triumph
Twilight Zone-Golden Earring
Flight of Icarus-Iron Maiden
Cum On Feel The Noize-Quiet Riot
Rock And Roll Is King-E.L.O.
Love My Way-Psychedelic Furs
Those songs, among others, brought me so much comfort in my tortured young life. My life since I left Ohio and that family has been very rewarding and happy. Those songs still bring me comfort.
- Wake Me Up - Avicii w/Aloe Blacc.
- Sly and the Family Stone's Hot Fun In The Summertime.
- La isla Bonita
- Love Is in Control- Donna Summer
- Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
You Belong To Me by Taylor Swift
Work Bitch by Britney Spears
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
My Humps by Blackeyed Peas
Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake
Party In The U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
- "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)" by AC/DC.
That song never fails to get my blood pumping and my endorphins rising.
- Blurred Bynes
Whitney, Britney, Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Russel Brand all insist shes a man. Wait, she was in shes the man?
- These songs were all big when I hit the Dallas gay club scene in 1985 and they still make me feel electrified.
Shake the Disease - Depeche Mode
People Are People - Depeche Mode
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
Blue Monday - New Order
Perfect Kiss - New Order
Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat
Into The Groove - Madonna
Raspberry Beret - Prince & The Revolution
Strip - Adam Ant
Everyday Is Halloween - Ministry
To Live And Die In L.A. - Wang Chung
You Spin Me 'Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive
Obsession - Animotion
Invincible - Pat Benatar
- Holy shit, R97. That list is a flashback for me. LOL. I was 20 that year and I lived in clubs. Every one of those songs was pounding out of the speakers in every club in the U.S. - love 'em. Music was so upbeat, positive and happy back then. Infectiously uplifting.
- R97 "Smalltown Boy" brings me great joy too. Also a little sadness. It is a bittersweet song for me. I grew up in a small Kansas town and was beaten and tormented by homophobes and an abusive religious father. It hits really close to home for me. The song brings me happiness because, like the protagonist of the song, I made it out and I am stronger for having experienced it.
- "I Want To Break Free" by Queen. A song which greatly helped me through my coming out process, circa 1984.
- What, What (in the Butt) by Samwell. Very funny.
- I don't know why, but 'Car Wash'. Oh, and also 'Yank My Doodle, It's a Dandy!'
- "Achilles Last Stand" - Led Zeppelin
"Don't Look Back" - Boston
"Barracuda" - Heart
"I Feel Love" - Donna Summer
"Touch Too Much" - AC/DC
"Hold On Tight" - Electric Light Orchestra
"Big City Nights" - Scorpions
"Addicted To Love" - Robert Palmer
"Enter Sandman" - Metallica
"Bad Romance" - Lady Ga-Ga
- Black Velvet by Alannah Myles.
- Grand Funk Railroad's 1974 cover of "The Loco-Motion" just hits my 'happy switch' every time. I CANNOT be in a morose mood when that song is playing. I feel like I am dancing on a cloud whenever I hear it.
- 'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge reminds me of some of the happiest times of my life. I came out in 1979 and that song was everywhere by the Summer of that year. Great memories before the plague hit in the early '8o's and took many of my sweet, funny, crazy and dear friends. I can still close my eyes and picture a group of us out on the dance floor just tearing it up and laughing and celebrating with unbridled abandon. I would love to go back, if only for one day.
- So many songs by The '70s group Sweet. I love Ballroom Blitz, Little Willy, Fox On The Run, Teenage Rampage, Wig Wam Bam, Hellraiser, Blockbuster. All feel good songs.
Bowie also gives me great happiness, especially Rebel Rebel and Ziggy Stardust.
- The Village People's "Y-M-C-A" came out 15 years before I was born but that song makes me so happy. The song is just so joyous, say gay-positive and makes gay life of the era it came out seem like a celebration. I just love that song.
- R108 I always loved the music video for Y.M.C.A. - it WAS just a celebration of gay life in the late 1970s. You see a group of men, mostly Gay and Bisexual, White, Black, Native American, Italian, Butch, Femme, etc. just happy and dancing in the street. That's the way life should be. Happiness and dancing in the streets. LOL.
- The Village People. Ha-Ha. When I was 13, I fantasized about a threesome with the cowboy and the construction worker. LOL. I gotta go with YMCA too. It makes me smile everytime.
- LOL, I just watched the Y.M.C.A. video on YouTube. It was the first time I had seen it since I was a kid. I'm assuming that "The Ram Rod" that they are dancing in front of at the end of the video was a gay bar. Just guessing, but it HAD to HAVE been. LOL. Great name for a bar. Village People were cool. Their music was very infectious.
- Yes, R111. The Ramrod was a gay bar in the late 1970s. It was not for the faint of heart, lol. It was a little "too leather" for my taste. I was a disco boy back then - Village People, Bee Gees, Donna Summer, etc. I would love to revisit that time.
My favorite feel good songs:
1. Staying Alive - Bee Gees
2. Dancing Queen - Abba
3. Y.M.C.A. - Village People
4. Get Down Tonight - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
5. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
6. Goodnight Tonight - Paul McCartney & Wings
7. Macho Man - Village People
8. In The Navy - Village People
9. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
10. Good Times - Chic
- I know there was recently a thread about it, but Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is my own little slice of aural nirvana. It really builds me up and makes me feel all warm inside.
- "Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson (1978/79).
- I used to go to afterhours at the only gay bar in town with my friends as a teen. This song was played every night and became our anthem. It still makes me smile.
Pat & Mick - Use It Up, Wear It Out (I know Odyssey did it first, but this was the only version I knew for years)
- "Masterplan" - Wendy Williams
- "It's A Sin" - Pet Shop Boys (1987)
"La Isla Bonita" - Madonna (1986)
"One Hit To The Body" - Rolling Stones (1986)
"I Can't Wait" - Nu Shooz (1986)
"Who Made Who" - AC/DC (1986)
"Brand New Lover" - Dead or Alive (1987)
"To Be A Lover" - Billy Idol (1986)
"Behind the Wheel" - Depeche Mode (1987)
"So In Love With You" - O.M.D. (1985)
"Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses (1987)
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard (1987)
- WANNABE = SPICE GIRLS
MMMBOP = HANSON
BAD TOUCH = BLOOD HOUND GANG
SEXY M.F. = PRINCE
RAY OF LIGHT = MADONNA
BABY ONE MORE TIME = BRITNEY
BELIEVE = CHER
- This is mine. Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
- I get Seasonal affective disorder. I live in scandinavia and during winter we have like 4 hours of light during the day. It causes depression. Classical music makes it worse for me. What helps then? Pop music! Little one hit wonders like Keep on moving by Fiv5, or early Madonna. Simple as that.
- Erasure - I Love To Hate You
But *this* performance
- Beyonce - Single Ladies
especially when hot little gay boys remake the vid
- Single Ladies remake vid
by Sasha the FIERCE, honey!
- Fall of 1978, South Beach, Florida. At 18, I had only been out of the closet a short time but one song really connected with me.
The song was "Love Is In The Air" by John Paul Young. It was played in every club and I still remember sitting on the sand with long-gone friends, partying and taking in that beautiful song.
- I always want to smile when I hear this one.
- Gotta be IZ :)
- This makes me think of that man in Roger & Me, he got laid off and "Wouldn't it be nice" by The Beach Boys came on the radio on the way home and he had a nervous breakdown.
- 'Keep On Smilin' by Wet Willie.
- EVERYBODY WANTS YOU by Billy Squier
- '80s rock music was fantastic and still makes me feel good. A few of my happy favorites:
Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
Joan Crawford by Blue Oyster Cult
Dancing In The Street by Van Halen
Too Much Time On My Hands by Styx
Heaven's On Fire by Kiss
Stages by ZZ Top
Wild Side by Motley Crue
Welcome To The Jungle by Guns & Roses
She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult
Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails
Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
Love Shack by The B52s
- Pump Up The Jams - Technotronic
- Nasty by Janet Jackson
- When I have had a shitty day at the office (which is pretty much every day at that shithole), I have to jam out in traffic to get my sanity back. While I am sitting in traffic, I crank up something aggressive, like Metallica's "Master of Puppets" or Judas Priest's "Painkiller" in the car. In no time, my troubles are gone and I am ready to take on the world.
- "We Got The Beat" by The Go-Go's
- I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
Do You Wanna Dance? - The Ramones
Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones
Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth - Devo
Girl U Want - Devo
Whip It - Devo
That's Good - Devo
Rock The Casbah - The Clash
Goody Two-Shoes - Adam Ant
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Party Out Of Bounds - B-52's
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
The Politics of Dancing - Reflex
- "My Humps" by Black-Eyed Peas
- "Hello Hooray" - ALICE COOPER (1973)
- Believe by Cher
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves by Cher
I Paralyze by Cher
Dark Lady by Cher
Take Me Home by Cher
Bang! Bang! My Baby Shot Me Down by Cher
- The Carpenters, covered by Shonen Knife.
- Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones does it for me.
- "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" by T-Rex
- Closer by Nine Inch Nails
- I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony.
- "Close to You," by The Carpenters.
- Got to Be Real.
- "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley
"My Babe/Mystery Train/Tiger Man" (Live 1969) by Elvis Presley
"2112 Overture" by Rush
"Band On The Run" by McCartney & Wings
"What Is Life" by George Harrison
"Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley
- Neighbors is still there, OP. Sucky but in existence.
- Lay All Your Love On Me by ABBA
- "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead
- Without a doubt, "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin. Pure joy.
- Queen's Tie Your Mother Down
- Fascinated, Company B
Two Of Hearts, Stacy Q
- The final track off of Cyndi Lauper's awesome debut album - "Yeah Yeah." Every track on this album is a gem, though.
- "U Send Me Swingin'" Mint Condition
- "Groove is the Heart" Dee-Lite
- Mess Around - Ray Charles
Sing a Sing - Earth, Wind & Fire
Ready To Go - Republica
Tush - ZZ Top
Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr
Free To Be You And Me - The New Seekers
- Magic Power - Triumph
Fight The Good Fight - Triumph
Tubesnake Boogie - ZZ Top
Pearl Necklace - ZZ Top
I Got The Six (Gimme Your Nine) - ZZ Top
Woke Up With Wood - ZZ Top
La Grange - ZZ Top
Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
Snortin' Whiskey (Drinkin' Cocaine) - Pat Travers
- As a native Texan, I love seeing all the shout outs for ZZ Top (my favorite band), truly a feel-good band that has done Texas proud. I'll give a shout out for another great Texas band, Pantera, and their feel-good songs.
"Cowboys from Hell" - Pantera
"This Love" - Pantera
- Flamethrower by J. Geils Band
Rage In The Cage by J. Geils Band
Piss On The Wall by J. Geils Band
- something seasonal as the days grow shorter
- Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones
The KKK Took My Baby Away - The Ramones
- IF I CAN DREAM - ELVIS PRESLEY (1968). A great song of hope and racial unity. Inspiring and beautiful.
- "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult
- Soavecito by Malo
Give it a listen if you're not familiar with it.
Sorry about the ad.
- "Turn Up The Radio" by Autograph, circa 1984.
Anything from Boston's self-titled 1976 debut album. Especially "More Than A Feeling", "Long Time" and "Peace Of Mind"
"Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, released as a single in 1982.
"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister, circa 1984. Undeniably stupid and undeniably fun. I love it.
"What Do You Do For Money Honey" by AC/DC, circa 1980.
For years I was a D.J. in a titty-bar and these songs always got me worked up and made me feel good. Yes, believe it or not, this gay boy was a DJ in a titty-bar.
- Every queen in 1987 had a copy of Debbie Gibson's gloriously fabulous 'Shake Your Love' - the best song evah, gurls!
- LOL, R187. Bubblegum shit like Debbie Gibson is what sent this fag running for Guns N' Roses "Appetite for Destruction" and The Cult's "Electric", and Depeche Mode's "Music For The Masses" CDs in 1987. LOL.
- Isn't She Lovely
- Diana Ross "I'm Coming Out"
Sylvester "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"
Patrick Cowley "Menergy"
Donna Summers "I Feel Love"
- Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, The Police
I Touch Myself, The Divinyls
All I Want is You, Carly Simon
Corner of The Sky, Cast of Pippin
Cherish, The Association
Daydream Believer, The Monkees
I've Got You Under My Skin, Frank Sinatra, Live Version
- '(I Don't Want No) Short Dick Man' by 20 Fingers ft. Gillette. My philosophy of life.
- "I Sit On Acid" by Lords Of Acid, 1988 original
"Du Hast" by Rammstein, 1997
"Closer" by Nine Inch Nails, 1994
"That's The Way I Wanna Rock & Roll" by AC/DC, 1988
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC, 1990
"Stigmata" by Ministry, 1988
- Smells Like Teen Spirit - NIRVANA
Give It Away - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Epic - FAITH NO MORE
Roam - THE B-52S
- Frankie Knuckles "The Whistle Song"
- M.D.C.'s first album
Dreaming by Blondie
- Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S - 1987
- Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" from 1968 in all it's 17+ minute glory.
- Epiphany from Sweeney Todd, seriously.
- R180 Fuckin'-A right! I love that song. I remember one night in 1972, the only time I ever did acid, sitting between the stereo speakers at a party (I was wasted on cheap beer, tons of pot and my first and only hit of acid) and the host cranked up In A Gadda Da Vida and hearing it in that state was the most euphoric experience of my then 17-year old life. An other worldly experience. To this day I consider it my life's ultimate experience (the drum solo...OMG!). I don't have the balls to try to relive it, especially at the age of 58. LoL.
- Do Ya Think I'm Sexy and Passion by Rod Stewart
- Definitely Y.M.C.A. by the Village People.
- 1979's "Come To Me" by France Joli.
- R185 That's my favorite song of all time. I'm glad another queen appreciates it. Damn. That song WAS MY YOUTH. I miss the Disco era. It must make a comeback.
- Another one from the disco era. "The Chase" by Giorgio Moroder. Oddly enough, it was from a very depressing movie (Midnight Express). That song just kicks ass.
- Disco Inferno by The Trammps from 1977
- R188 - That entire "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack was a killer. All those great Bee Gees songs (Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love, More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing, Jive Talkin'), plus The Trammps (Disco Inferno), KC & The Sunshine Band (Boogie Shoes), Yvonne Elliman (If I Can't Have You), Tavares (More Than A Woman, version 2), and many others. A TOTAL FEEL GOOD ALBUM. I was 22 in 1977 when it was released and it ruled my world. Such a great LP.
- Wow. Great minds think alike. I was just about to mention "Night Fever" by Bee Gees and someone just did a few minutes ago. Cool. "Night Fever" is the ultimate feel good song. I love the Bee Gees.
- R190, I'll see your "Night Fever" and raise you one "You Should Be Dancing". "YSBD" is my favorite song of the '70s. I remember when it came out in the Summer of 1976 (on the "Children of the World" album) and it was the rage of every disco from Tijuana to Timbuktu. Anything by the fucking Bee Gees is feel good stuff.
- Anything by Janet Jackson. Nasty, Control, Miss U Much. She is God.
- Oddly enough... "Fade to Black" by Metallica is the song that gets me motivated and charges my emotional batteries. Oddly, because the lyrics deal with the topic of suicide and death. For some reason the song makes me a happy motherfucker. I don't get it, but I just go with the feeling. LOL. It makes me smile. It has been my mood elevator since the first time I heard it in late 1984.
Similarly, "Down In A Hole" by Alice In Chains from 1992 (a song about depression, despair and death) makes me feel like a king on high. I couldn't be happier when I hear it.
- "Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder. Last year I lost my partner Robert in a car accident. We had been together since Nov. of 1983. Our song, in Dec. of '83, when we went on our first date was "Break My Stride" - we danced to it at our favorite club and it was our song for the next 29 years. It was always remind me of him and our terrific 29 years together. I love you Rob.
- R194 "Break My Stride" is such a great song. That's my choice for "happiest song" too.
- Anything by my favorite group of all time, AC/DC. I have loved them since my early teens in the late 1970s.
A few that stand out...
Back in Black, Hells Bells, You Shook Me All Night Long, Highway To Hell, Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be, Shot Down In Flames, Sin City, Whole Lotta Rosie, Live Wire, It's A Long Way To The Top, Guns For Hire, For Those About To Rock, Let's Get It Up...
I just love AC/DC.
- Another vote for "Boys of Summer."
- There was a great Canadian rock band in the late '70s and early '80s called April Wine. They had a bunch of songs that I loved but my favorite was their first U.S. Top 40 single from early 1979. It was called "Roller." I LOVE THAT SONG!!!! It was my favorite song in the 8th grade and it still works its charms on me to this day. Rock and Roll!!!!!
- Surely one of you bitches thought of "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. It's our fucking Gay National Anthem, people! That's the one that makes me happy.
- Put On Your Sunday Clothes- from "Hello Dolly!"
Anything from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack!
- "Burn" by Deep Purple
- Danzig's "Mother" from '88.
- Borderline - Madonna
Holiday - Madonna
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Into The Groove - Madonna
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Vogue - Madonna
Erotica - Madonna
Ray Of Light - Madonna
- Hot For Teacher by Van Halen
- True Faith by New Order. The original 1987 mix.
- "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees
- "Rock And Roll All Nite" (Live version from 1975's "Alive!" album) by KISS. It energizes me like nothing else. I hate Gene Simmons with a passion, but I love this song.
- Sia's Chandelier makes me want to find a chandelier to swing from it just to say "Fuck it all!". Love it.
- this old chestnut
- Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones.
- "Look for the Silver Lining", by Chet Baker.
Love the Russ Freeman piano accompaniment.
- Let's All Chant by Michael Zager Band (1978)
I Sit On Acid by Lords of Acid (1988)
Anything ever recorded by The Beatles!!!!!!!!!!!