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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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  1. David Weingart

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

  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™‚

  4. Dell Christy

    Ok, I figured out this link thing. This is a silly joke between me & Catie Santiago --

  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.

  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:

  7. Jim Poltrone

    And this one. I love the chord changes in the chorus.

  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).

  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:

    • 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™‚

    • 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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