It's been a hectic week--and even the weekend has already been so busy I've hardly had time to sit down and do something frivolous like this--but of course, at such times a little frivolity is most needed. I've been meaning to do this for a long time--ever since I was looking for lists of songs that make other people happy and came across this fun video (it was my introduction to Scatman John!).
So anyway, here are 10 songs that make me happy. Hope anyone who reads this has had a happy Saturday--and that your Sunday will be happy, too. Wishing you much happiness ...
10. El Poeta, Chino y Nacho
"Muy feliz, feliz, feliz, feliz ..."
9. Te Amo Tanto Tanto (Version 2011), Grupo Extra
Drippingly sweet--but it's in Spanish, so that's okay. (-:
8. Arrasando, Thalia
English translation here--"arrasando" could also be translated "triumphing" or (my favorite) "sweeping to victory." Seems esp. fitting since the chorus reminds me of the theme for the star power up in Mario Bros. Great words in the chorus, too.
7. Ai, Se Eu Te Pego, Michel Telo
You can really hear in the recording the happiness and excitement of all those people at the concert. I also thought it was fun to read the words in Spanish and listen to the Portuguese. Fascinating ...
6. Firework, Katy Perry
Kind of cheesy, I know, but ... I like it.
5. Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield
4. Variations 1-4, Andrew Lloyd Webber/Julian Lloyd Webber/Paganini
A friend from Mexico told me about this lovely song, having remembered hearing it on the radio many times in her childhood.
2. Nutbod (Houseboats of Kashmir Remix), from Baz Luhrmann's album, Something For Everybody
1. Time of Your Song, Matisyahu
I can't even tell you how much I love this song or how it makes me feel. Beautiful.
[These aren't actually my top ten--I'm saving some good ones for future lists of 10 ... (-: ]