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« on: April 17, 2011, 03:43:02 PM »

I've noticed recently, that if I'm in a bad mood, or had an annoying day at work (It happens more frequently than it should, I'm afraid), one thing that always cheers me up while cooking or doing dishes or whatever, is listening to certain music. Specifically, Chess. I simply love that music - I start singing along much to the annoyance of my kids and GF and soon after that, I'm in a perfectly fine mood.

Perhaps it takes me back to my childhood (My father introduced me to the music) or perhaps its just that I enjoy good music, but it really does the trick every single time.

So - what music makes you cheer up?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 03:48:47 PM »

the weeping of my enemies after I have crushed them.


oh, you mean actual music  Tongue

well, lately I've been finding 80's music brightens up the day.  nothing like rocking out to Warrant, Huey Lewis, Def Lepard or any other cheesy 80's band to bring a smile to my face.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 04:21:59 PM »

I turn to some folk metal if I need a pick-me-up.  Stuff like Finntroll or Tuirisas always puts a smile on my face.   If I'm feeling a little more mellow, I find that David Bowie or TV on the Radio always does the trick.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 04:27:37 PM »

Do a little dance. Make a little love. Get down tonight.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 04:28:18 PM »

When I need a pickup, I usually find myself throwing on some Black Joe Lewis and very quickly my mood turns around.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 07:49:28 PM »

They Might Be Giants.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 07:57:31 PM »

I categorise my music collection thus: depressing or not depressing.  Therefore when I need cheering up just playing something from the latter category suffices.  If I need something particularly uplifting though, I tend to either listen to certain channels on Soma FM or play some europop.  A current favourite would be Swedish songstress Lykke Li who has just relased her second album which I am loving. smile
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 09:46:31 PM »

Phoenix does the trick for me lately.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 03:24:45 AM »

Zydeco does it for me. Don't know why, don't know how.

My favorite music to houseclean to as well.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 11:13:30 AM »

Punk/pop-punk is what best cheers me up... Offspring, Bowling for Soup, SR-71, A New Found Glory, etc.
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 01:23:30 AM »

Not sure if this counts or not, but I have the soundtrack to all of the rocky films and when I listen to them I can't help but get pumped up and motivated.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2011, 05:58:31 AM »

Eye of the Tiger can make anyone do anything!
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2011, 02:34:47 PM »

Listening to music that evokes happy memories for me, regardless of genre or artist.
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 04:55:27 PM »

80's pop and classic rock
90's dance
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 05:33:54 PM »

For me it depends on what I'm in the mood for hearing.  I think volume has something to do with cheering up as well.  When music I like is loud, it's just better.  I've been listening to more new bands lately than old favorites.

New cheerful bands.
The Futureheads
Bloc Party
Cut Copy
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 06:46:21 PM »

I can't really name bands or music that give me a lift like the theme tune to Cheers

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2011, 06:58:24 PM »

When I'm down, I find I can't listen to depressing music like a lot of people do when they're angry. Great Big Sea is one of my favourites for this reason. Always upbeat and cheerful.

In fact, 'When I'm Up, I can't get down' seems to be tailored for this topic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnsXi0zBzoc

Gets me everytime.

Also, I discovered a musician recently who I've mentioned a bit here in the past. His name is John Doe. I like his cover of "Stop The World and Let me Off."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zwD0tBNUkI
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2011, 01:41:35 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on April 19, 2011, 06:58:24 PM

When I'm down, I find I can't listen to depressing music like a lot of people do when they're angry. Great Big Sea is one of my favourites for this reason. Always upbeat and cheerful.

In fact, 'When I'm Up, I can't get down' seems to be tailored for this topic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnsXi0zBzoc

Gets me everytime.

I totally agree, however the one that always works for me is The Night Pat Murphy Died.
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2011, 01:45:50 PM »

I also listen to the Meters.
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2011, 02:50:42 PM »

Many of the Motown classics can get me to shift to a happier gear. And many tunes by REM too - I even have my upbeat REM compilation. slywink
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2011, 02:54:37 PM »

For some reason, the guitar solo in Another Brick In The Wall (Pt 2) always makes me feel good.
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2011, 03:09:16 PM »

It really is one of the greatest solo's I ever heard as well - love that!
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2011, 03:20:51 PM »

The Bells of St. Mary cheers me up too.
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