The “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” playlist

Yesterday’s Goodwood debacle caused an emotional rollercoaster, and as I was speeding home – enjoying being out of first gear for the first time in hours – I listened to only songs that would cheer me up. Some were just infectiously happy, others were rousing in an angry kind of way, and all helped just a little bit.

In the interests of rescuing future moods, here’s my playlist of 20 songs that made the difference.

  1. Miami – Will Smith
  2. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham
  3. We Can Work it Out – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
  4. Reach – S Club 7
  5. Alright – Supergrass
  6. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  7. Love To Hate You – Erasure
  8. You Can’t Stop the Beat – Cast of Hairspray
  9. Down Under – Men at Work
  10. Hey Mama – Black Eyed Peas
  11. Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
  12. Pencil Full of Lead – Paulo Nutini
  13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Elvis Presley
  14. The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
  15. Rockin’ All Over the World – Status Quo
  16. Take Me to the Clouds Above – LMC vs. U2
  17. Allez ola olé – Jessy Matador
  18. Found a Way – Drake Bell
  19. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman Turner Overdrive
  20. Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

I also took the opportunity to make my first YouTube Playlist – fun to do, but I tried to embed it and it comes up with an error so who knows if it will work or not!

What songs cheer you up?