Thursday, April 04, 2013

Feel Good Songs List.

Hello everyone! Now, some time last year I came up with an Emo Songs List . Because you know, I used to be this really happy and cheerful ...

Hello everyone!

Now, some time last year I came up with an Emo Songs List. Because you know, I used to be this really happy and cheerful person who used to eat glitter for breakfast, fairy dust for lunch and sprinkles of magic for dinner; lived with my pet unicorn on the cloud of rainbow dreams in my castle made of sunshine and stardust.

Yes, this is me eating sprinkles of magic for dinner. As I had descended from my Château de soleil et Stardust (because everything sounds better in French), my sprinkles of magic had to be disguised in the form of a Gardenia raisin bun. This also explains why I look so much more happy than a normal food consuming person. Like Zixing here.
(Of course, his expression may be constrained because the prawns have yet to be cooked. But you know, I do not have many pictures of people eating, so give and take okay!)

ANYWAY! I have been not so cheerful of late because of all these huge projects that I'm dealing with now. You know, like preventing the next economic meltdown, finding a permanent cure to cancer and AIDS, putting an end to famine, trying to convince girls that dogs are meant to be walked and not worn...

The list is endless. But you know, as Uncle Ben so cleverly put it,

So yes, I have come to accept that the high-powered life that I lead has caused me to become extremely prone to mental breakdowns. Because here I am trying to resolve high-level crises which have been plaguing the world for centuries while some people can't even spell I.Q. (true story). So, I occasionally have to listen to songs which perk me up and ensure that I don't suffer an anxiety attack which would not only bring myself, but also the global economy to its knees. And here's a list of songs I recommend that you listen to when you need that extra spring in your step!

(Disclaimer: Songs that give me a spring in my step may not necessarily give you a spring in your step. If you are against songs on alcohol/the use of expletives/black rappers then please find another list or refer to this list only when you want to fill yourself with angst.)

10. The Lonely Island - I Just Had Sex

I ain't one to argue with a good thing, she could be my wife.
That good?
The best thirty seconds of my life!
THIS SONG. It's so funny! The lyrics are hilarious! And even if you don't know all of the lyrics, it's really easy to pick up certain phrases. Like, "I JUST HAD SEX". And you know who's in the music video? Jessica Alba. And Blake Lively. I love them both very much. But you know, this song is at number ten because it's not really a good song to sing out loud in public. Or in your office. Or at a family reunion dinner. Or if you're a sex addict on a rehabilitation programme. Actually, the only time you can sing this song out loud is when you're alone at home, or if you are having a karaoke session with your equally mad friends. Otherwise, you'd just have to listen to it with earphones and smile stupidly at your computer/phone screen to prevent your colleagues/people in the train from judging you.

9. Far East Movement Feat. The Cataracs and DEV - Like A G6


Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard.
When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard.
Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6,
Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6.
Honestly speaking, I have no clue what this song is about. Yes, I did my research and I know that "G6" refers to the Gulfstream G650, a twin-engine jet airplane manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace. *pats self on the back*. But really, it's too much effort to decipher every single line in the song.

However, you can't deny that this song is really catchy and OMG, you just can't help but sing along. And you might be like me and spend the next few minutes wondering what the song really means. Which is good you know, as it means that the song had successfully distracted you from that global catastrophe that you're trying to divert. KUDOS!

8. Ludacris Feat. Usher - Rest Of My Life

They say what don't kill me, can make me stronger.
So two drinks a night should help me live longer.
Come on, this is such an inspirational song. The lyrics are very meaningful. Even if you don't support the alcoholic bits, I'm sure you can relate to other lines like,
If you live for something, you're not alone, my friend.
So fill up your cup and, lift your lighter, and toast to life
A very versatile feel-good song which can cater to a large audience. And you know when Ludacris goes on to rap about WOMEN, WEED AND ALCOHOL, you can put your hands on your ears and go "LALALALALA" until it's safe for you to sing about "what the hell is a life worth living if it's not on the edge".

But I understand how inconvenient that can be. So this song is placed at number 8.

7. A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)


Jai ho! Jai ho! Jai ho! Jai ho!
Baila, baila! Baila, baila! Baila, baila! Baila, baila!
Baila, baila! Baila, baila! Baila, baila! Baila, baila!
Everyone needs songs which are easy to sing when you want to be cheered up! And look at this song! It's so easy to follow and makes you feel like you've accomplished something just by shouting along! You don't want to be listening to a song which is loaded with multisyllabic words. It's really why songs like Savage Garden's Affirmation, though feel good in nature, didn't make the list of feel good songs. Because it was filled with words like "Monogamy". "Evangelists". "Negates". Ugh.

Anyway, this music video has PCD in it. Anything with PCD is good.

6. Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

I'm walking on sunshine, wooah!
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah!
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah!
and don't it feel good!!
I think no one can deny that this song has the ability to put a smile on your face, convince you that your problems have melted away into a pool of cookies and cream ice cream and all you have to deal with are the showers of jubilance that are cascading down your oh-so-perfect hair. Because everyone needs perfect hair to have a perfect and worry-free day.

But you know, this song used to be the theme song for a never ending M1 ad in the 1990s (Damn, I'm OLD!). And I don't really like M1 because they weren't as generous as Singtel and Starhub as to let me use internet SMS to text my friends for free (and they still don't). Also their coverage kept dying and Marilyn used to be under M1. So I was constantly troubled because my life was plagued by their technical faults and limitations. And this is why this song is stuck below the glass ceiling that is the Top 5.

5. David Guetta Feat. Taio Cruz And Ludacris - Little Bad Girl


Look at her go on the dancefloor
She's amazing on the dancefloor
When she moves, girl I want more
Keep it going girl, like I got an encore
Firstly, the beat! It's so good and uplifting. Makes you want to head bang, tap your feet, snap your fingers, or in the words of Taio Cruz, "move like a movie on flight".

And the repetitive "GO LITTLE BAD GIRL" makes it so good to sing along with. Makes you feel incredibly competent at singing. And if you're up for the challenge and want to prove yourself to the world, you can always rap along with Ludacris and his "pocket full of hundred dollars bills". Which would make you feel both talented and rich you know, you being able to rap, and rapping not about your worries, but about this great wad of cash in your pocket.

4. Britney Spears - Piece of Me


And with a kid on my arm, I'm still an exceptional earner.
You want a piece of me?
PLEASE. This song, as all feel good songs should be, is catchy. And it was also Britney's way of telling the media to stop prying into her personal life, fuck off mind their own business, and to let her live her life without their judgement. COME ON, haven't we all felt that way at least once*?

So you know, you can feel strong and empowered as you sing it. Like a fighter striking back at the people who are trying to put you down. WHOO!

*I mean wanting people to fuck off part, not the media prying into your personal life part.

3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe


Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?
Because really, what's there not to like about this song?!

2. Flo Rida - Good Feeling

The mountain top, walk on water,
I got power, feel so royal.
One second, I’ma strike oil.
Diamond, platinum, no more for you.
I love Flo Rida. Or "Tramar", as I call him when we are alone together. He is very wonderful at rapping and writing songs which just fill your soul with an overwhelming sense of ecstasy and mirth. Mirth okay. You know that the song must really be good if I'm using words like "mirth".

Anyway this is a very upbeat song which is an instant mood booster. And I know we're not all born rappers, so if you can't rap along with Tramar when he "(TALKS) LIKE A WINNER" about how he "GOT A NEW SPIRIT" and how he "WOKE UP ON THE SIDE OF THE BED LIKE (HE) WON". But because Tramar is so very considerate, he has incorporated this very easy-to-sing, laid back portion into his song. Just sing along and imagine you are sipping a Piña Colada on the beach.
"Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah.
I get a feeling that I never never, never had before, no no, I get a good feeling, yeah."

Ahhhhh.....Now, wasn't that therapeutic?

1. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

I get knocked, down but I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked, down but I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
YES. Tubthumping. By Chumbawamba. Firstly, how good is this band name "CHUMBAWAMBA". It's like a combination of all sorts of exotic stuff. Like Chawamushi, Bali, Waterfalls and Barcelona. How funky is that?!

I don't actually know what this song is about. I just know that it's catchy and it tells you to get up again when you're down. Which is good advice that even people with bad judgement can't refute. Also something about whiskey, vodka and lager. That's really all I know about that song. So it's quintessentially legit because the key takeaways which I got from my countless times of listening to it is:
1. Dust yourself off and move on
2. Drink alcohol
And seriously, when it comes to cheering yourself up, what else is there that you need to know?!

Before I end off, I'd like to make an honourable mention to a song which almost made the list.

The Wanted - Glad You Came



Please, I wanted to put this song onto the list because the beat and tune is good and the lyrics are filled with alliteration and repetition which makes it so memorable and easy to sing. And these boys are so good and handsome in the video. Which was filmed in IBIZA. But my only concern was that maybe you are sad because someone didn't come and listening to this song would just make you sadder. So too bad, because I would have really liked to put it on the list.

Also, I have realised that many people listed "Good Time" by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen as their feel good song. But it's not really a song that I'd put on my list. I mean it's a song about being happy and all. But they sound like they are living in the 70s - you know, flower power, love ins, being constantly high on drugs life. So, no.

So I hope that this list can help to cheer you up on your darkest of days/put a bounce in your step, a smile on your face and hope in your life. And you know, if you're still in a funk after listening to all these songs, then maybe it's time to accept that you will be emo forever and listen to this list instead.

❤ Jac.

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1 comments

  1. glad you came didn't make it to the list? realy? you came! still not feel good? NO WAY!

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