I was listening to the radio the other day, flipping through channels when out of the blue the theme from Ghostbusters started to play. I felt an instant joy and was probably loud enough that the cars nearby could hear me singing along.
I thought about all the songs that make me groan and hit the change button, mostly teeny pop junk where the female singer is five pitches too high, but there are a few that bring at least a smile and sometimes a giddy happiness.
Here are my Happy Songs:
Under Pressure: why? Don’t know. I think it’s the riff at the beginning. I can’t even understand the lyrics, which is probably for the best. doo-doo-doo-dodo-dodo
Transiberian Orchestra Canon “On this Night, on this very Christmas night” No idea what the real title is, but I love it. I also love the song they play, all instrumental “Wizards of Winter” that a house decorating genius set his lights to.
Ghost Busters: As mentioned above.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow but only if Iz sings it.
The Muppet’s Movin’ Right Along and their own Christmas song. I’m not sure those have ever been played on the radio though.
Dancin’ With Myself and the Tarzan song round out the list. They’re second tier, but tend to put me in a good mood.