Friday, July 29, 2011

Songs That Make Me Feel Better

Yeah this blog still exists. Could not post for many, many reasons. Work, work, work. Home renovations that resulted in my UPS and monitor going bust. And yeah, I am still one of the dinosaurs who still uses a PC. And my monitor is 24" wide. Yes. Take that you bleddy tablet users. You will never know the satisfaction of not having to scroll and scroll till kingdom come to type one effin' sentence.
Anyhow, the home renovations are done. I am satisfied because I have 2 nice enough bathrooms (I still dont have a tub at home, but that will happen in 5 years time, maybe sooner, whenever I feel brave enough to push myself out of my comfort zone once again), lovely floors, a silver ceiling, and an empty bank balance. I am relieved to be home after living out of a suitcase for more than a month. Which is ironical, since I will be travelling frequently again for the next part of the year, BUT the home renovations are done, my PC is up and running, my printer and fax machines are working and I will return to a home with nice bathrooms!
This post is most certainly NOT about home renovations. This is about Songs That Make Me Feel Better. While I was away, I missed everything. Most of all, I missed my shoes and the bad music that is my equivalent of comfort food. These are the songs that always cheer me up. Mostly because of the positive associations I have with them. Some remind me of the times when life was less complicated. Some of the times when I could love better. Some of innocence. Some of lost loves. Some of being with friends who are no longer friends because of various reasons. Some of making out - earlier one didnt need to think of the whys and wherefores and the consequences and now one mourns the loss. Some of my family. Some of just happy random memories that are buried deep inside my brain that I cannot remember anymore. Some are just happy cheerful songs.
1. What's Going On - 4 Non Blondes
2. Dont Talk Just Kiss - Right Said Fred
3. Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
4. Kung-fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
5. Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
6. Living Next Door To Alice - Smokie
7. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
8. Never On A Sunday - The Chordettes (Though I grew up hearing the Nana Mouskouri version)
9. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
10. Barbie Girl - Aqua (yeah yeah I know)
11. The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup
12. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
13. I have a dream - Abba
14. Brown Girl in the Ring - Boney M
15. When we were young - Take That
16. Never Forget - Take That (Oh how I loved this song at a point in my life. In my mind this was the best boy band ever after New Kids On The Block)
17. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
18. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
19. Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
20. I will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
21. Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
22. Money for nothing - Dire Straits
23. You Gotta Be - Des'ree
24. Sweetest Thing - U2
25. I would do anything for love - Meatloaf
26. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
27. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty (I know this isnt a happy song but it makes me feel happy)
28. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
29. Funky Town - I dont remember who sang this but happy, happy feel
30. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
31. YMCA - The Village People
32. Jambalaya - Creedence Clearwater Revival
33. Speedy Gonsales - Dont remember the singer
34. Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim (LOVE LOVE LOVE it)
35. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
36. Light My Fire - Doors
37. Hotel California - Eagles (Just how many bad versions can a person suffer and still feel happy with the eagles' version - gadzillion - I am living proof)
38. We will Rock You - Queen
39. Killer Queen - Queen
40. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed (kisses V)
41. California Dreamin'- The Mamas and the Papas
42. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
43. I'm too sexy - Right Said Fred
44. Macarena
45. American Pie - Don McLean
46. The Animal Song - Savage Garden
47. Kokomo - The Beach Boys (I never said this was a umm.. indicator of good taste list, did I?)
48. Wild Wild West (yeah, yeah go and laugh now)
49. Mambo # 5 - Lou Bega (Someone once told me this was an indicator I was nuts - could me, but damn does this make me want to dance)
50. Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednecks (Are you guys hald dead with laughter by now?)
51. Wannabe - Spice Girls

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