Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Music that Makes Me…Happy

 

We have a lot of things to stress out about right now. To initiate the new topic Clifford Brown has for June Group Writing, I thought it might be good to start with things that make me happy. We can set aside our cares for a few minutes and listen to bouncy, silly, or inane music. So, here’s to you, Ricochet. Does it make you smile?

If my choices have not made you smile, what music does?

 

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  1. Judge Mental Member

    If you’re driving down the freeway and this comes on, you can’t not feel good.

     

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    • June 1, 2020, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    If you’re driving down the freeway and this comes on, you can’t not feel good.

    But can you keep to a reasonable speed limit?

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    • June 1, 2020, at 8:36 AM PDT
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  3. Judge Mental Member

    Pretty much anything by these guys. Happy music.

     

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    • June 1, 2020, at 8:38 AM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    Pretty much anything by these guys. Happy music.

    Definitely some dance music there.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 8:51 AM PDT
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  5. James Hageman Moderator

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    If you’re driving down the freeway and this comes on, you can’t not feel good.

     

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    If you’re driving down the freeway and this comes on, you can’t not feel good.

    Jessica is the ultimate in happy music.

     

     

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    • June 1, 2020, at 9:49 AM PDT
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  6. Clavius Thatcher

     

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    • June 1, 2020, at 10:10 AM PDT
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  7. James Hageman Moderator

    This makes me happy: https://youtu.be/JUQDzj6R3p4

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    • June 1, 2020, at 10:15 AM PDT
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  8. MeandurΦ Member
    MeandurΦ Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I really like this one.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 10:19 AM PDT
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  9. MeandurΦ Member
    MeandurΦ Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    James Hageman (View Comment):

    This makes me happy: https://youtu.be/JUQDzj6R3p4

    It’s not available in my country?

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    • June 1, 2020, at 10:20 AM PDT
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  10. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce Caward Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Never forget Harry!

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    • June 1, 2020, at 10:36 AM PDT
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  11. Bruce Caward Thatcher
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    James Hageman (View Comment):

    This makes me happy: https://youtu.be/JUQDzj6R3p4

    One of my favorite poems! I didn’t know “Bob” set Bob to music – awesome.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 10:41 AM PDT
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  12. KirkianWanderer Coolidge

    Happy music for me (and probably for everyone) depends big time on my mood before listening, but:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bGLby6mZ0M

    Moral Kodex does a lot of excellent Russian language rock, and I think this is their best song to sing and dance along to.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPe2EwzGK48

    Comparatively less dirty than other Leningrad songs, and great fun to let loose to (I use it a ton to shadow box, because it keeps me motivated and is perfectly timed to a round).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyGth4JpL4s&list=PL17PwC0sqWgYQIE-W0SCV2-vrPMJIsuPt&index=3&t=0s

    عبد القيوم الشريف is an immensely talented and cheerful artist, and his interpretations of Sudanese Arabic songs and poems are great fun to listen to (he also has a song about corona that is incredibly catchy, that you can find on MEMRI’s YouTube channel with English subtitles).

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    • June 1, 2020, at 12:20 PM PDT
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  13. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    MeandurΦ (View Comment):

    James Hageman (View Comment):

    This makes me happy: https://youtu.be/JUQDzj6R3p4

    It’s not available in my country?

    It is in mine. Weird Al’s Bob.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 1:03 PM PDT
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  14. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):
    Moral Kodex does a lot of excellent Russian language rock, and I think this is their best song to sing and dance along to.

    I never knew that Russians could sound so happy. 😉

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    • June 1, 2020, at 1:09 PM PDT
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  15. KirkianWanderer Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):
    Moral Kodex does a lot of excellent Russian language rock, and I think this is their best song to sing and dance along to.

    I never knew that Russians could sound so happy. 😉

    Haha, the lyrics aren’t particularly happy, but they manage to disguise that. There’s also a whole genre of what basically boils down to Russian gangster rap, which is probably more amusing than it should be.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BK0762d9A

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  16. kelsurprise, drama queen Member
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  17. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):
    There’s also a whole genre of what basically boils down to Russian gangster rap, which is probably more amusing than it should be.

    Okay, yes, that is fun to watch.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 2:29 PM PDT
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  18. KirkianWanderer Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    KirkianWanderer (View Comment):
    There’s also a whole genre of what basically boils down to Russian gangster rap, which is probably more amusing than it should be.

    Okay, yes, that is fun to watch.

    I just love that someone, somewhere in Russia saw American gangster rap and said “You know what this needs? Gopniks! And shirtless elderly men playing chess.”

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  19. OldDanRhody's speakeasy Member

    This one reminds me of @garymcvey for some reason:

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    • June 1, 2020, at 4:11 PM PDT
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  20. Randy Webster Member

    Tim Curry: I Do the Rock:

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    • June 1, 2020, at 4:26 PM PDT
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  21. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    OldDanRhody's speakeasy (View Comment):
    This one reminds me of @garymcvey for some reason:

    Gary is the guy that gets mobbed at the end?

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    • June 1, 2020, at 4:31 PM PDT
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  22. namlliT noD Member
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    Camper Van Beethoven, Life is Grand

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    • June 1, 2020, at 4:49 PM PDT
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  23. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    namlliT noD (View Comment):
    Camper Van Beethoven, Life is Grand

    I have no idea why, but that brought this to mind:

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    • June 1, 2020, at 4:54 PM PDT
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  24. Bruce Caward Thatcher
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Tim Curry: I Do the Rock:

    “I could never whack a ball with such vee-lah-ci-tee! I do thee Rock!”

    LOVE that song.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 5:01 PM PDT
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  25. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The Monkees?

    I like it. I don’t care.

    Shut up.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 5:22 PM PDT
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  26. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Percival (View Comment):

    I don’t care.

    Shut up.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 5:27 PM PDT
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  27. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    This one, right now.

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    • June 1, 2020, at 5:34 PM PDT
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  28. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    August 10, 1982. Navy Pier in Chicago. The last song of a 12 song set was this one. Of course.

    Good thing he did it, or we would have torn the pier down.

    That was the only time I saw him live.

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  29. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Double post.

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  30. Gary McVey Contributor
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    OldDanRhody’s speakeasy (View Comment):
    This one reminds me of @garymcvey for some reason:

    Gary is the guy that gets mobbed at the end?

    It’s true that I’m a stout, elderly man who lives in the southwest, spending my days dancing with a grinning bevy of short-skirted girls who are forty years younger. So that part is pretty accurate. 

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    • June 1, 2020, at 6:16 PM PDT
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