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A song that makes you feel better when you've had a crappy day.

For me, Cathy Dennis. Touch me. Remembrances of Seattle in the early 90's, dancing our brains out at Neighbors (erf) with all my friends. Now those were good times. We're all scattered now, but still close.

by Shirly Hugoreply 21208/04/2014

Sorry, this is the version I wanted to post.

by Shirly Hugoreply 103/15/2012

"Meeting Mr Miandad" is the sunniest song I know.

by Shirly Hugoreply 203/15/2012

You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby, the Kirsty MacColl version.

(Pretty much any Kirsty song will do it.)

by Shirly Hugoreply 303/15/2012

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 403/15/2012

Lazy Days - Spanky and Our Gang

by Shirly Hugoreply 503/15/2012

Rape Me by Nirvana.

by Shirly Hugoreply 603/15/2012

"Fire"

by Shirly Hugoreply 703/15/2012

Je t'aime... moi non plus

by Shirly Hugoreply 803/15/2012

Freeway of Love aretha

by Shirly Hugoreply 903/16/2012

Walking in Rhythm - The Blackbyrds

by Shirly Hugoreply 1003/16/2012

"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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 1103/16/2012

Closer I am to fine by the indigo girls - just makes me sing and forget the day

by Shirly Hugoreply 1203/16/2012

"Gloomy Sunday"

Billie Holiday

by Shirly Hugoreply 1303/16/2012

"Australia" - The Shins

by Shirly Hugoreply 1403/16/2012

[quote]Je t'aime... moi non plus

The rare Donna Summer version is my favorite!

by Shirly Hugoreply 1503/16/2012

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 1603/16/2012

San Francisco by Scott Mckenzie

by Shirly Hugoreply 1703/16/2012

Boys of summer - Don henley

by Shirly Hugoreply 1803/17/2012

Joy by Apollo 100 (and J.S.B.)

by Shirly Hugoreply 1903/17/2012

Summer Days - The Partridge Family

by Shirly Hugoreply 2003/17/2012

"Get Happy"

because I really hate dwarves.

by Shirly Hugoreply 2103/17/2012

Give your love to me r20!

by Shirly Hugoreply 2203/17/2012

Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran. It makes me so happy, I could just kill my children.

by Shirly Hugoreply 2303/17/2012

Come along now and join the party!

Come along now and have some fun!

by Shirly Hugoreply 2403/17/2012

When the bastards at You Tube pull the Casper theme off, I'll substitute with the Miss Marple theme.

by Shirly Hugoreply 2503/17/2012

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 2603/17/2012

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 2703/17/2012

Is it okay if it is cathartic and emotional, but not upbeat? Sometimes songs like that make me feel better when I am down:

by Shirly Hugoreply 2803/17/2012

"My Ever Changing Moods" by The Style Council

by Shirly Hugoreply 2903/17/2012

love it

by Shirly Hugoreply 3003/18/2012

I know it may be a cliche but I just don't care

by Shirly Hugoreply 3103/18/2012

and this

by Shirly Hugoreply 3203/18/2012

This is a very depressing thread.

by Shirly Hugoreply 3303/18/2012

This one does it for me....every time!

by Shirly Hugoreply 3403/18/2012

"Fantasy" by Earth, Wind, and Fire

by Shirly Hugoreply 3503/18/2012

This little childhood ditty always puts a smile on my face:

by Shirly Hugoreply 3603/18/2012

"Always look on the bright side of life"

by Shirly Hugoreply 3703/18/2012

High above all time and space R22 !

by Shirly Hugoreply 3803/18/2012

In The Morning - Mary Mary

by Shirly Hugoreply 3903/18/2012

Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles live "Living for the City"

One of the best performance videos I've ever watched

by Shirly Hugoreply 4003/18/2012

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by Shirly Hugoreply 4104/10/2012

Miriam Makeba Pata Pata

by Shirly Hugoreply 4204/10/2012

"There Must Be An Angel" by Eurythmics. I sing this a lot, but I have to go into falsetto because I'm a guy.

by Shirly Hugoreply 4304/10/2012

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by Shirly Hugoreply 4404/13/2012

D:Ream "Things can only get better"

by Shirly Hugoreply 4504/13/2012

Where the streets have no name.

by Shirly Hugoreply 4604/13/2012

"Mister Blue Sky"---ELO

How can this song not make ANYONE feel better?

by Shirly Hugoreply 4704/13/2012

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 4804/13/2012

"Blessed" by Elton, sung to my inner child.

by Shirly Hugoreply 4904/13/2012

turn me on Nikki Minaj....

by Shirly Hugoreply 5004/13/2012

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 5104/13/2012

Astrud Gilberto's "Tristeza" makes me want to apply black liquid eyeliner and do the Frug.

by Shirly Hugoreply 5204/22/2012

"Don't Worry, Be Happy."

by Shirly Hugoreply 5304/22/2012

OP, Cathy Dennis's first album has that same effect on me! Your post put a smile on my face.

by Shirly Hugoreply 5404/22/2012

For those who are sad because DL is broken today.

Hopefully this will pep you up!

:-)

by Shirly Hugoreply 5510/18/2013

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by Shirly Hugoreply 5610/19/2013

Cake, "Manah Manah."

by Shirly Hugoreply 5710/19/2013

Would I Lie to You? - I sing this one loud along with Annie and it makes me feel better.

by Shirly Hugoreply 5810/19/2013

"Turkey Lurkey Time'!

by Shirly Hugoreply 5910/19/2013

"Fresh" by Kool and the Gang. I love that damn song.

by Shirly Hugoreply 6010/19/2013

"Be Kind" by Devendra Banhart. Never fails to lift my mood a little.

by Shirly Hugoreply 6110/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 6210/19/2013

Heart - Under the Sky

"...It's all right, let it go; shake the world off your shoulders!"

by Shirly Hugoreply 6310/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 6410/19/2013

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".

by Shirly Hugoreply 6510/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 6610/19/2013

Boys of Summer actually makes me SAD, not happy.

by Shirly Hugoreply 6710/19/2013

Starshine?

by Shirly Hugoreply 6810/19/2013

"Bullshit" by Grace Jones

by Shirly Hugoreply 6910/19/2013

Cake - I Will Survive

(PS: YouTube is working fine for me; maybe refresh your browser?)

by Shirly Hugoreply 7010/19/2013

My late friend David's theme song:

by Shirly Hugoreply 7110/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 7210/19/2013

"Jet Boy" by The New York Dolls.

by Shirly Hugoreply 7310/19/2013

More Than A Feeling - Boston

by Shirly Hugoreply 7410/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 7510/19/2013

Love this by the Queen

by Shirly Hugoreply 7610/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 7710/19/2013

Cheesy, but "Xanadu" by ONJ & ELO cheers me up. Every single time.

by Shirly Hugoreply 7810/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 7910/19/2013

One fresh out of the oven: Bruno's "Treasure"

by Shirly Hugoreply 8010/19/2013

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."

by Shirly Hugoreply 8110/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 8210/19/2013

Early Cheap Trick always does the "trick" for me. Especially -

I Want You To Want Me (from Budokan)

Auf Wiedersehen

Surrender

California Man

High Roller

Hello There

Big Eyes

Southern Girls

Dream Police

Gonna Raise Hell

Way of the World

by Shirly Hugoreply 8310/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 8410/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 8510/19/2013

"Rainbow In The Dark" - Dio

by Shirly Hugoreply 8610/19/2013

"Just the Way You Are," from Finn to Kurt.

by Shirly Hugoreply 8710/19/2013

Sonny J - Can't Stop Moving.

by Shirly Hugoreply 8810/19/2013

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

Photograph-Def Leppard

Rock Of Ages-Def Leppard

Faithfully-Journey

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.

Don't Change-INXS

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 8910/19/2013

Wake Me Up - Avicii w/Aloe Blacc.

by Shirly Hugoreply 9010/19/2013

Sly and the Family Stone's Hot Fun In The Summertime.

by Shirly Hugoreply 9110/19/2013

La isla Bonita

by Shirly Hugoreply 9210/19/2013

Love Is in Control- Donna Summer

by Shirly Hugoreply 9310/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 9410/19/2013

"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)" by AC/DC.

That song never fails to get my blood pumping and my endorphins rising.

by Shirly Hugoreply 9510/19/2013

Blurred Bynes

Whitney, Britney, Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Russel Brand all insist shes a man. Wait, she was in shes the man?

by Shirly Hugoreply 9610/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 9710/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 9810/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 9910/19/2013

"I Want To Break Free" by Queen. A song which greatly helped me through my coming out process, circa 1984.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10010/19/2013

What, What (in the Butt) by Samwell. Very funny.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10110/19/2013

I don't know why, but 'Car Wash'. Oh, and also 'Yank My Doodle, It's a Dandy!'

by Shirly Hugoreply 10210/19/2013

"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

by Shirly Hugoreply 10310/19/2013

Black Velvet by Alannah Myles.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10410/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10510/19/2013

'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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10610/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10710/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10810/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 10910/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 11010/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 11110/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 11210/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 11310/19/2013

"Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson (1978/79).

by Shirly Hugoreply 11410/19/2013

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)

by Shirly Hugoreply 11510/19/2013

"Masterplan" - Wendy Williams

by Shirly Hugoreply 11610/19/2013

"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)

by Shirly Hugoreply 11710/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 11810/19/2013

This is mine. Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?

by Shirly Hugoreply 11910/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 12010/19/2013

Erasure - I Love To Hate You

But *this* performance

by Shirly Hugoreply 12110/19/2013

Beyonce - Single Ladies

especially when hot little gay boys remake the vid

by Shirly Hugoreply 12210/19/2013

Single Ladies remake vid

by Sasha the FIERCE, honey!

by Shirly Hugoreply 12310/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 12410/19/2013

I always want to smile when I hear this one.

by Shirly Hugoreply 12510/19/2013

Gotta be IZ :)

by Shirly Hugoreply 12610/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 12710/19/2013

'Keep On Smilin' by Wet Willie.

by Shirly Hugoreply 12810/19/2013

EVERYBODY WANTS YOU by Billy Squier

by Shirly Hugoreply 12910/19/2013

'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

by Shirly Hugoreply 13010/19/2013

Pump Up The Jams - Technotronic

by Shirly Hugoreply 13110/19/2013

Nasty by Janet Jackson

by Shirly Hugoreply 13210/19/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 13310/19/2013

"We Got The Beat" by The Go-Go's

by Shirly Hugoreply 13410/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 13510/19/2013

"My Humps" by Black-Eyed Peas

by Shirly Hugoreply 13610/19/2013

"Hello Hooray" - ALICE COOPER (1973)

by Shirly Hugoreply 13710/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 13810/19/2013

The Carpenters, covered by Shonen Knife.

by Shirly Hugoreply 13910/19/2013

Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones does it for me.

by Shirly Hugoreply 14010/19/2013

"Bang A Gong (Get It On)" by T-Rex

by Shirly Hugoreply 14110/19/2013

Closer by Nine Inch Nails

by Shirly Hugoreply 14210/19/2013

I'd like to teach the world to sing

In perfect harmony.

by Shirly Hugoreply 14310/19/2013

"Close to You," by The Carpenters.

by Shirly Hugoreply 14410/19/2013

Got to Be Real.

by Shirly Hugoreply 14510/19/2013

"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

by Shirly Hugoreply 14610/19/2013

September.

by Shirly Hugoreply 14710/19/2013

Neighbors is still there, OP. Sucky but in existence.

by Shirly Hugoreply 14810/19/2013

Lay All Your Love On Me by ABBA

by Shirly Hugoreply 14910/19/2013

"Ace of Spades" by Motorhead

by Shirly Hugoreply 15010/19/2013

Without a doubt, "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin. Pure joy.

by Shirly Hugoreply 15110/19/2013

Queen's Tie Your Mother Down

by Shirly Hugoreply 15210/19/2013

Fascinated, Company B

Two Of Hearts, Stacy Q

by Shirly Hugoreply 15310/19/2013

The final track off of Cyndi Lauper's awesome debut album - "Yeah Yeah." Every track on this album is a gem, though.

by Shirly Hugoreply 15410/19/2013

"U Send Me Swingin'" Mint Condition

by Shirly Hugoreply 15510/19/2013

"Groove is the Heart" Dee-Lite

by Shirly Hugoreply 15610/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 15710/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 15810/19/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 15910/19/2013

Flamethrower by J. Geils Band

Rage In The Cage by J. Geils Band

Piss On The Wall by J. Geils Band

by Shirly Hugoreply 16010/19/2013

something seasonal as the days grow shorter

by Shirly Hugoreply 16110/19/2013

Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones

The KKK Took My Baby Away - The Ramones

by Shirly Hugoreply 16210/20/2013

IF I CAN DREAM - ELVIS PRESLEY (1968). A great song of hope and racial unity. Inspiring and beautiful.

by Shirly Hugoreply 16310/20/2013

"Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult

by Shirly Hugoreply 16410/20/2013

Soavecito by Malo

Give it a listen if you're not familiar with it.

Sorry about the ad.

by Shirly Hugoreply 16510/20/2013

"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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 16610/20/2013

Every queen in 1987 had a copy of Debbie Gibson's gloriously fabulous 'Shake Your Love' - the best song evah, gurls!

by Shirly Hugoreply 16710/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 16810/20/2013

Isn't She Lovely

by Shirly Hugoreply 16910/20/2013

Diana Ross "I'm Coming Out"

Sylvester "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"

Patrick Cowley "Menergy"

Donna Summers "I Feel Love"

by Shirly Hugoreply 17010/20/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 17110/20/2013

'(I Don't Want No) Short Dick Man' by 20 Fingers ft. Gillette. My philosophy of life.

by Shirly Hugoreply 17210/20/2013

"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

by Shirly Hugoreply 17310/20/2013

Smells Like Teen Spirit - NIRVANA

Give It Away - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Epic - FAITH NO MORE

Roam - THE B-52S

by Shirly Hugoreply 17410/20/2013

Frankie Knuckles "The Whistle Song"

by Shirly Hugoreply 17510/20/2013

M.D.C.'s first album

Dreaming by Blondie

by Shirly Hugoreply 17610/20/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Shirly Hugoreply 17710/20/2013

Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S - 1987

by Shirly Hugoreply 17810/20/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Shirly Hugoreply 17910/20/2013

Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" from 1968 in all it's 17+ minute glory.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18010/20/2013

Epiphany from Sweeney Todd, seriously.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18110/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18210/20/2013

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy and Passion by Rod Stewart

by Shirly Hugoreply 18310/20/2013

Definitely Y.M.C.A. by the Village People.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18410/20/2013

1979's "Come To Me" by France Joli.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18510/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18610/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18710/20/2013

Disco Inferno by The Trammps from 1977

by Shirly Hugoreply 18810/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 18910/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19010/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19110/20/2013

Anything by Janet Jackson. Nasty, Control, Miss U Much. She is God.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19210/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19310/20/2013

"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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19410/20/2013

R194 "Break My Stride" is such a great song. That's my choice for "happiest song" too.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19510/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19610/20/2013

Another vote for "Boys of Summer."

by Shirly Hugoreply 19710/20/2013

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!!!!!

by Shirly Hugoreply 19810/20/2013

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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 19910/20/2013

Put On Your Sunday Clothes- from "Hello Dolly!"

Anything from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack!

by Shirly Hugoreply 20010/20/2013

"Burn" by Deep Purple

by Shirly Hugoreply 20110/20/2013

Danzig's "Mother" from '88.

by Shirly Hugoreply 20210/20/2013

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

by Shirly Hugoreply 20310/20/2013

Hot For Teacher by Van Halen

by Shirly Hugoreply 20410/20/2013

True Faith by New Order. The original 1987 mix.

by Shirly Hugoreply 20510/20/2013

"You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees

by Shirly Hugoreply 20610/20/2013

"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.

by Shirly Hugoreply 20710/21/2013

Sia's Chandelier makes me want to find a chandelier to swing from it just to say "Fuck it all!". Love it.

by Shirly Hugoreply 20807/25/2014

this old chestnut

by Shirly Hugoreply 20907/25/2014

Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones.

by Shirly Hugoreply 21007/30/2014

"Look for the Silver Lining", by Chet Baker. Love the Russ Freeman piano accompaniment.

by Shirly Hugoreply 21107/30/2014

Let's All Chant by Michael Zager Band (1978)

I Sit On Acid by Lords of Acid (1988)

Anything ever recorded by The Beatles!!!!!!!!!!!

by Shirly Hugoreply 21208/04/2014
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