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For my last post for this assignment, I wanted to post about songs that make me happy or that make me feel good. I have mentioned the power of music multiple times before, and I talked once about how music gives me comfort when I am sad. Today, I wanted to talk about the opposite side of that emotion, happiness.
I believe that there is music for every kind of emotion, and these songs below are some of my favorite to listen to when I’m feeling really happy. All these songs just heighten my happiness even more, and it puts me in an even better mood.
- I’m Good – The Mowgli’s
- Different Colors- WALK THE MOON
- Up&Up- Coldplay
- EASE- Troye Sivan ft. Broods
- All You Need Is Love-The Beatles
What are some of your happy songs?
Ray LaMontagne is singer-songwriter, and he has been making music for almost 20 years. He recently released two new songs from his new album, Ouroboros, which will be his sixth studio album.
“Hey, No Pressure” was so amazing. It had almost this psychedelic vibe, and the rasp in voice was absolutely beautiful. I always have admired his voice because it’s so soothing and unique, and it really makes for a great singer-songwriter. I cannot wait to hear more from this album.
I love listening to older music because there is just something so pure and honest about the music of 70s, 80s, and 90s. Pop music nowadays is my guilty pleasure, but I still will never be able to stop listening these older artists. All these artists were just purely talented and they didn’t need any fancy beats or crazy theatrics. It really showed how powerful the music back then really was.
These are some of my favorite songs that I will never stop listening to. It was really hard for me to narrow down to just a few, but these are some great ones. What are some of your favorite songs of the past?
Pitbull is just one artist I could never get into. I love pop music a lot, but his music just always annoyed me. I don’t think there has ever been one song I liked. The lyrics of his songs never make any sense, and it seems like kind of a joke to me at times.
The newest song he released of his new album, Climate Change, is titled “Bad Man”. It features Robin Thicke, Joe Perry, and Travis Barker. The song actually isn’t that bad. I love the beat, but the only part I didn’t like was when Pitbull started to rap. The lyrics and style just was not something I was in to, but I guess it could be a good song for someone to dance to.
Check out the song below and see if you like it.
Garrett Borns is another up and coming artist that has easily become one of my favorites. He goes by the stage name, Børns, and he just has this certain finesse about him. He has an impeccable sense of style as well.
Dopamine, his debut album, was released in 2015 on the 16th of October. Børns has been touring so much over the past few months, and since his album release he has gained a much larger following.
I have to say this was one of my favorite albums from 2015. Every song amazed me, and it made want to listen to it over and over again. His music kinda takes you to another world almost. It is really refreshing. I highly recommend this album to everyone. You won’t be disappointed.
Check out his song “10,000 Emerald Pools” below. It’s one of my favorites from the album.
Catfish and the Bottlemen is an indie rock band from Great Britain, and I actually just discovered them. The band is so amazing, and I love their style. It fits with a lot of the music I already listen to.
The newest single the band has released is “Soundcheck”, and I’m really excited to hear more from them because this song was good. The band has such a unique style, and it really makes me want to listen to more.
Check out “Soundcheck” below and see if you like it as well.