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The Happy Sampler

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The Happy Sampler

Postby wowie » 21 Jan 2017, 11:17

Im just workin on a sampler of happy and motivating and danceable songs. Would like to hear your recommendations!!!

Justin Timberlake - Cant stop the feeling ... is this the the most uplifting Timberlake song?
Adele - Rollin in the Deep ... is this the the most uplifting Adele song?

4 Non Blondes - Whats Up
ABC - The Look Of Love
Adrianao Celentano - Azzurro
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Bangles - Walk like an Egyptian
Beastie Boys - Fight for your right
Bee Gees – Stayin Alive
Bella Ciao (Thomas Fersen)
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
Blur - Song 2
Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
Bobby McFerrin - Dont worry be happy
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
Cat Stevens - Peace Train
Cheryl Lynn - Got to be real
Chesney Hawks - I am the one and only
Chic - Good Times
Chubby Checker - Lets Twist Again
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
Corinne Bailey Rae – Tell Me
Cyndi Lauper - Girls just wanna have fun
Daft Punk - Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
David Bowie - let's dance
David Bowie - Queen *****
DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night
DeEtta Little & Nelson Pigford – Gonny Fly now (Rocky)
Depeche Mode - Just cant get enough
Earth Wind Fire - Getaway
Earth Wind Fire - Lets Groove
Eddy Cochran - Cmon Everybody
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Frank Sinatra - Cheek to Cheek
Frank Zappa – Village of the Sun
Funkadelic - Can You get to That
Gene Kelly - Singing in the Rain
Genesis - Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Glen Frey - The Heat is on
Gloria Estefan – Get on your feet
Goldfrapp - Number 1
Green Day - Basket Case
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child O Mine
House of Pain - Jump Around
Inner Circle - Sweat (A La La Long)
Irene Cara – What a feeling
James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
Journey - any way you want it
Journey - dont stop believin
Katrina and the Waves _ Walking on Sunshine
KC and The Sunshine Band - Thats The Way I like It
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Kiss - God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
Kool and The Gang - Celebration
Kool and the Gang - Fresh
L. v. Beethoven - Pastorale 6th 1st movement
Labelle – Lady Marmelade
Lauryn Hill - Everything is Everything
Lionel Richie – All night long
Lou Reed - Walk on the wild side
Louis Prima - Just A Gigolo-I Ain't Got Nobody
Michael Jackosn - Dont stop til you get enough
Michael Jackson - Man in the MIrror
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder - just good friends
Monty Python - Always look on the bright side
Monty Python - Every Sperm is sacred
Mungo Jerry – Summertime
Oh Happy Day
Outkast - Hey Ya
Paole Conte - Via con me
Patrick Watson - Blackwind
Peter Paul & Mary - Early in the Morning
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Philip Bailey, Phil Collins - Easy Lover
Pointer Sisters - Jump (for my love)
Pointer Sisters (Le Tigre) - I'm So Excited
Prince - Kiss
Queen – Another one Bites the Dust
Queen – Dont stop me now
Queen - Under Pressure
Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
Redbone – Come and get your love
Right Said Fred – Im too sexy
Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie
Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out
Rosemary Clooney - Sway
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Aint nobody
Run DMC - its Tricky
Run-D.M.C - Walk This Way
Safety Dance - Men without Hats
Salt n Pepa - Push it
Sam & Dave - Gimme Some Lovin'
Sam Cooke - Twistin the night away
Sister Act – Salve Regina
Soulsister – The way to your heart
Starship – We built this city
Starship – Nothing gonna stop us now
Tag Team - Whoomp! there it is
tears for fears - head over heels
Technotronic - Pump up the Jam
TFK - You dont know what youve got
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash - Rudie cant fail
The Cure - Friday im in love
The Proclaimers – Im gonna be
The Knack - My Sharona
Tina Turner - Simply the Best
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
Tony Basil - Mickey
TV On The Radio - Dancing Choose
Van Halen – Jump
Vance Joy - Mess is mine
Violent Femmes - Blisters in the Sun
Wanda Jackson - Lets have a party
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
White Lies - Death
Wild Cherry - Play that funky music


some songs are difficult because its about love & death and such things, but i think they all have something positive at the same time.
Thee are also love songs which are quite happy and danceable, but the lyrics are kind of ... sad ... wont list these
There is of course a long B list ...
Folk, Soul, Funk, Punk, RnB and Pop music are very motivating genres ;)
Last edited by wowie on 28 Jan 2017, 13:11, edited 56 times in total.
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Re: The Happy Sampler

Postby wowie » 22 Jan 2017, 09:59

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Re: The Happy Sampler

Postby wowie » 24 Jan 2017, 16:55


nahnahnahnah hahahahah oooooooohhhhhhhhh

cmon guys? Heat up your little brain engines .... nothing?
Is it me or the list or ... cmon!!! :P
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Re: The Happy Sampler

Postby projeKct » 25 Jan 2017, 00:30

Well, if you insist... ;)

Here is a selection from the playlist of ... my wedding party! :)

Yes, I was my own DJ !!!

Hope you enjoy...

ABBA - Dancing Queen (3:47)
Afro Celt Sound System - Colossus (6:41)
Air - Don't Be Light - Malibu Remix (5:17)
Ashley MacIsaac - Sleepy Maggie (5:25)
Beck - Mixed Bizness (3:43)
Beck - Sexx Laws (3:34)
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (3:23)
Bob Marley - One Love - People Get Ready (2:50)
Bran Van 3000 - Astounded (5:56)
Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in L A (3:55)
Commodores - Brick House (3:39)
Feist - One Evening (VV Mix) (3:54)
Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (3:52)
James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good) (2:45)
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat (5:30)
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl (3:44)
Jamiroquai - Planet Home (4:40)
Jamiroquai - Supersonic (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Ace Club Mix) (6:56)
Jay-Jay Johanson - Because Of You (4:16)
Jay-Jay Johanson - Teachers (4:15)
Kym Mazelle - Young Hearts Run Free (Ballroom version) (feat. Harold Perrineau, Paul Sorvino) (3:16)
La Bottine Souriante - Le Reel des Soucoupes Volantes (2:31)
Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll (3:39)
Madonna - Get Together (5:30)
Madonna - Jump (3:46)
Madonna - Music (3:44)
Madonna - Sorry (4:27)
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (4:51)
Natacha Atlas - Mon Amie La Rose (4:23)
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer (4:49)
Peter Gabriel - Steam (radio edit) (5:59)
Phil Collins - Something Happened on the Way to Heaven (4:47)
Phil Collins - Wear My Hat (4:35)
Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love (2:50)
Rachel Portman - Minor Swing (2:12)
Santana - Oye Como Va (4:15)
Serge Fiori - Viens danser (6:00)
Styx - Mr. Roboto (5:21)
The Beatles - All My Loving (2:05)
The Beatles - She Loves You (2:18)
The Corrs - Toss The Feathers (2:48)
The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (4:04)
Thomas Fersen - Bella ciao (1:50)
Tiësto - Adagio for Strings (5:51)
Van Halen - (Oh) Pretty Woman (2:52)
Van Halen - You Really Got Me (2:35)


(hehehe... Genesis and James Brown... in common with you!)
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Re: The Happy Sampler

Postby wowie » 25 Jan 2017, 12:18

hahaha ... well this is a very good overlap, isnt it ;)

but all of the following are very close too ... already tried too bring em in (have some of them on the list already) but ...
ABBA
Air
Bee Gees
Bob Marley
Feist
Jamiroquai
Led Zeppelin
Michael Jackson
Peter Gabriel
Phil Collins
Santana
The Beatles
Van Halen

i will relisten to them and i will check out your other stuff at the weekend, thanks a lot!!!
Need to check around 100 songs at the weekend .... list getting bigger and bigger :D

Keep dancing ;)
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Re: The Happy Sampler

Postby Max Power » 19 Mar 2017, 19:15

A few songs I picked on my GF's last birthday party;

The-Dream – Yamaha
D.J.I.G. & Alex Kresovich – Now’s My Time
Abba – Dancing Queen
Leftfield – Afro Left
Laurent Garnier – The Sound of the Big Babou
Moby – Go
The Prodigy – Your Love
The Prodigy – One Love
Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke
Dr Dre – Nuthin’ But A G’Thang
Wu-Tang Clan – Gravel Pit
Moby – Feeling So Real
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
The Rolling Stones – Rocks Off
The Rolling Stones – Happy
Benny Benassi- Beautiful People
Vitalic – La Rock 01
Kanye West – Flashing Lights
Justice – We Are Your Friends/ Waters of Nazareth (A Cross The Universe live versions)
Grimes – California
Netsky – We Can Only Live Today
Daan – Housewife
Daft Punk – Around The World/Harder Better Faster Stronger (Alive version)
Rudimental – Feel The Love
Charli XCX – Sucker
Charli XCX – Doing it
Grimes – Pin
Daft Punk – Burnin’/ Too Long (Alive version)
Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat
Uriah Heep – Easy Livin’
TC Matic – O La La La
Goose – Synrise
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
M83 – Midnight City
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Re: The Happy Sampler

Postby Symfoon » 21 Mar 2017, 11:23

wowie wrote:cmon guys? Heat up your little brain engines .... nothing?
Is it me or the list or ... cmon!!! :P


Sorry mate, i actually never work with or use playlist but then again i also never make use of 'modern things' like downloads, streaming, iPods etc..
i just listen to (complete) records. So in this case you'll just have to bear with me ;)

I do have a mobilephone though with a bunch of complete records on it and i do use the 'random' function on that one which does make me happy sometimes
because i will get to hear totally unpredictable play/setlist via my headphones when on my way to work/home... but this 'pleasure' will be over soon, as spring
is coming :mrgreen: and i will change from using metro/tube to bike... :mrgreen:
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