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Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Tinman42 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:12 pm UTC

I didnt find this topic on here, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

What song/s do you listen to that just make you happy. That no matter what, when you listen to that song your day brightens, even if only for a few minutes.

The 2 I can think of off the top of my head are

"are you in" - incubus

"float on" - modest mouse

I cant help but smile while sining these songs at the tops of my lungs while driving in my car.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Woland » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:10 pm UTC

If You Find Yourself Caught in Love by Belle & Sebastian. I know it's written by a christian, but the way it casually pokes fun at its subjects really does make me smile. Apart from the whole "say a prayer to the man above" business, there are a few amusing anti-military lines, things like "killing people's not my scene". It really does cheer me up, the same with a lot of B&S songs.

Carey by Joni Mitchell. Just listen to this. If you don't smile, well, you're the worst :P

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Midnight » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:44 pm UTC

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Dream » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:19 pm UTC

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:56 am UTC

Spike Jones always makes me smile, especially when I listen to his renditions of Holiday for Strings and Liebestraum.
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Re: Because we all like to SMILE

Postby Bassoon » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:49 pm UTC

Hall and Oates' "You Make My Dreams Come True" does this for me, but I won't link it, because it's dangerously catchy.

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Tinman42 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:13 pm UTC

I need a dangerously catchy song. Ive had some acoustic version of "Jumper" stuck in my head for about a week. I keep walking around yelling "your a flash of LIGHT on the burial shroud"
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Cloud Walker » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:59 pm UTC

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby poxic » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:15 am UTC

Cuttin' Butter, by the "What Me Worry? Jug Band". I can't find a Youtube-style format for this song, but here's where I got it from, and where you can get it too.

You'll need to download the mp3. Sorry. It's worth it, though. Totally.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Sandry » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:40 pm UTC

Not sure why, but The Killers - When You Were Young is for me pretty much insta-smile.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Tinman42 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:39 pm UTC

I wish I could actually download these, i will at least have the list for when i return to the states, but afghanistan internet makes it difficult to download anything.

also, I though of another song- roll to me by... del amitri, I think, lemme check.

Yup, Del Amitri, thats a good one.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby sje46 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:07 am UTC


Waterflame - Jumper
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Cloud Walker wrote:Here. Short and sweet.

Plump djs - Intermission

Label your songs.

Mine: Hello Goodbye - Beatles
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Midnight » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:43 am UTC

sje46 wrote:
Label your songs.

and I do it so they have to click from insatiable curiosity, much as you did.
and you smiled more because, hooray for clicking many random happy tunes.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Mumpy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:16 am UTC

Just for sje.

That last one has some seriously happy memories, and if anyone knows where to get it on vinyl, I'll be forever endebted.

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby sje46 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:39 am UTC

Wow, apparently people think it's unreasonable for someone to ask them to label their youtube links.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Tinman42 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:47 pm UTC

no need to be so down about it. this is a SMILE thread, just listening to these songs should make you happy enough to be ok with the lack of detail :)
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Cloud Walker » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:07 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:Wow, apparently people think it's unreasonable for someone to ask them to label their youtube links.


Really? It doesn't look like anyone thinks that.

On a somewhat related note, at least four people think it's unreasonable for someone to command them to label their YouTube links.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Mumpy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:30 pm UTC

I actually put that there because I find it impossible to judge how annoyed sje is through words. He always seems to be foaming at the mouth, but then says he's not pissed.

I thought I'd throw that at him, because I foolishly listened to midnight (Which is my new album name).

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby sje46 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:24 am UTC

Mumpy wrote:I actually put that there because I find it impossible to judge how annoyed sje is through words. He always seems to be foaming at the mouth, but then says he's not pissed.
Doesn't matter how often I "foam at the mouth". You should still label your links.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Cloud Walker » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:33 am UTC

Why?
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby poxic » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:04 am UTC

For sje's convenience.

(There's a Firefox add-on that will display the title of a Youtube video in a tooltip when you hover the mouse over the link.)
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:00 pm UTC

Cloud Walker wrote:Why?


According to the web security site McAfee, there has been a numerous outbreak of viruses spread on computers, due to people clicking on links promising to take them to a legit site, but instead they download viruses.

Just sayin'.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Cloud Walker » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:13 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:
Cloud Walker wrote:Why?


According to the web security site McAfee, there has been a numerous outbreak of viruses spread on computers, due to people clicking on links promising to take them to a legit site, but instead they download viruses.

Just sayin'.


That's a potential problem for all links that aren't their urls, video title or not. It's not even a real problem because, as far as I'm aware, all browsers display the url of a link when you hover over it.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Midnight » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:25 pm UTC

poxic wrote:(There's a Firefox add-on that will display the title of a Youtube video in a tooltip when you hover the mouse over the link.)

Imma need you to hit me up with that right now.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby poxic » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:15 pm UTC

http://code.google.com/p/youtubetooltip/

Very handy. Not always bug-free, but handy.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Ithinkabouttrees » Sun May 01, 2011 4:34 pm UTC

This used to be my High School's fight song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WytSXH-5KCc

Rob Zombie - Blitzkrieg Bop
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Mon May 02, 2011 2:23 am UTC

Ithinkabouttrees wrote:This used to be my High School's fight song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WytSXH-5KCc

Rob Zombie - Blitzkrieg Bop


Meh. I prefer The Ramones' version.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby sje46 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:27 am UTC

Cloud Walker wrote:Why?

So I don't have to click on a song just to see what it is. If it's Mr Blue Sky, I can just look at it and say "I agree, that is a nice song" without actually having to click through.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby ConMan » Wed May 04, 2011 3:52 am UTC

pollywog wrote:
Wikihow wrote:* Smile a lot! Give a gay girl a knowing "Hey, I'm a lesbian too!" smile.
I want to learn this smile, perfect it, and then go around smiling at lesbians and freaking them out.

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Postby Marbas » Wed May 04, 2011 4:39 am UTC

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Cloud Walker » Wed May 04, 2011 3:48 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:
Cloud Walker wrote:Why?

So I don't have to click on a song just to see what it is. If it's Mr Blue Sky, I can just look at it and say "I agree, that is a nice song" without actually having to click through.


I don't want to just let people know what a song is. I want them to listen to it. That's why I link to YouTube rather than just writing it down, and that's why I often don't put the song info in the link.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Tinman42 » Fri May 06, 2011 7:32 pm UTC

I took me all day, but I was finally able to watch most of these. The "Jumper" one made me smile the most I think. Also watching "fluffy pink unicorns jumping on rainbows" in my tent on full blast got some "What the F!@#"s out of people in other rooms.

I enjoyed pretty much all of these though.
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby PhillipC » Sat May 07, 2011 6:06 pm UTC

Bowling for Soup: Pictures He Drew
The Dollyrots: Because I'm Awesome
Jonathan Coulton: Mr. Fancy Pants

These three songs always me quite happy.

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby evilspoons » Mon May 09, 2011 8:53 pm UTC

Following up with PhillipC's suggestion, I'm going to just say most things by Jonathan Coulton.

"Code Monkey" and "Shop Vac" are my favorites. "Shop Vac" is actually really depressing, but it's fun to sing along to.

Pretty much everything on his "JoCo Looks Back" compilation, actually.

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Postby malec2b » Tue May 24, 2011 5:27 am UTC

"Laser Love" by T. Rex.

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby SirMustapha » Tue May 24, 2011 4:34 pm UTC

Cloud Walker wrote:I don't want to just let people know what a song is. I want them to listen to it.


If someone is willing to watch a video, he will watch it whether it's labelled or not.

Is someone is not willing to watch a video, he won't watch it if it's labelled and will get annoyed if it's not.

So no, there's no advantage in not labelling the videos. Besides, labelling is polite.

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Postby clockworkmonk » Tue May 24, 2011 5:29 pm UTC

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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Cloud Walker » Tue May 24, 2011 5:35 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:
Cloud Walker wrote:I don't want to just let people know what a song is. I want them to listen to it.


If someone is willing to watch a video, he will watch it whether it's labelled or not.

Is someone is not willing to watch a video, he won't watch it if it's labelled and will get annoyed if it's not.


What about the people who wouldn't click if they had an idea of what they were going to hear, but might give it a shot if they didn't know until it was already playing? There are more states of mind to be in than just two.

SirMustapha wrote:Besides, labelling is polite.


Based on what is this a true statement?
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Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

Postby Phill » Thu May 26, 2011 12:29 pm UTC

One song which always puts a smile on my face (I generally have to listen to it three or four times for that reason) is Mint Car by The Cure. Such a happy song :)

(Second time I've posted about the Cure in about five minutes, once in the sad songs thread and once in the happy songs thread. Just got them on the brain I guess!)


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