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30 Day Song Challenge – Day 9 – A Song That Makes You Happy

Day 9 of the song challenge invites us to share a song that makes us happy.ย  This is another prompt where there are literally hundreds of songs I could choose from – I used to have a playlist in iTunes entirely comprised of pick-me-up songs, that I could turn to when I needed that energy.

For today, though, one of the most reliable songs from that list.ย  here’s The Vince Guaraldi Trio, with “Linus and Lucy”

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30 Comments

  1. David Weingart

    I literally bought the soundtrack CD just to get this song.

    https://youtu.be/uhW-Sk8O1u4

  2. Juanita Coulson

    Does it have to have lyrics? Some of my happiest musical moments are of scores without lyrics. But for happy…lyrics I don’t understand because they’re in a language I never learned: “Karibe Taki”, sung by Yma Sumac. Glorious.

  3. T J Burnside Clapp

    Can’t hear this one without singing along! ๐Ÿ™‚
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5wHtyE9Sok

  4. Dell Christy

    Ok, I figured out this link thing. This is a silly joke between me & Catie Santiago -- https://youtu.be/SsmVgoXDq2w

  5. Lauren Cox

    One of my favorite songs of all time. Reminds me of driving along curvy backroads on a sunny fall day with the windows down and leaves scattering out on the road behind me. https://youtu.be/DtAITPpMzWI

  6. Jim Poltrone

    I should get the sheet music to “Linus and Lucy”, and try to play it. It’s tricky because the two hands are working quite independently.

    When I’m feeling down, I usually reach for the music of Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp. But it’s more comforting than happy.

    If I want a song that gives me happy feet, there’s this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUmE-tne5U

  7. Jim Poltrone

    And this one. I love the chord changes in the chorus.
    https://youtu.be/ZbZSe6N_BXs

  8. Jim Poltrone

    And this one. I’ve seen a video of him performing this live with a detached-keyboard Minimoog (my favorite synth axe).
    https://youtu.be/z8OAkWksTKw

  9. Erin Nappe Bellavia

    I just consulted a youtube playlist I made called “BE IN A GOOD MOOD,” and while I *could* share that entire list, I’m going to go with this one: https://youtu.be/XVuHoQ4lDpc

    • Rob Wynne

      I love everything I’ve heard from Carbon Leaf. I need to take a deep dive into their catalog.

    • Erin Nappe Bellavia

      Rob Wynne I’ve seen them live a bunch of times. I love them. (if you don’t have any of their albums, I’d start with Indian Summer and Echo Echo. The live albums are a lot of fun, too.)

    • Rob Wynne

      I first discovered them via this Avengers fanvid, and then Brian Richardson recommended I look more into them, and I started to but got sidetracked, so I really should get back around to them. ๐Ÿ™‚

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDgHT-5SdAw

    • T J Burnside Clapp

      Oh man, that’s good! But WOW, what a tearjerker. Wanderin’ Around is definitely more upbeat. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rob Wynne

      Oh yes. I rewatched it after posting it just now, and it still gets me right here *taps heart*

      That vid is just…perfect, too. I mean, the scene selection, the editing, the paring of visual sequences with the lyrics…it’s a masterclass. I don’t know if it’s the best fanvid I’ve ever seen, but it’s a contender, for sure.

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