The "Don't Worry, Be Happy" playlist

Published July 1, 2012

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?

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