Best disgustingly happy songs

horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
edited October 2012 in History of Rock
There are some songs that are just too goshdarn happy to not enjoy while listening. I made a Spotify playlist of some super happy songs (, but I feel there's just not enough happy in this playlist. What are some great happy songs I've forgotten?


  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited September 2012
    Blue's a happy song? :D Anyway, here's some good ones I didn't see on your list:

    Melanie - "Brand New Key"
    The Human League - "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"
    The Cure - "The Perfect Girl"
    The Cure - "High"
    Joey Ramone - "What A Wonderful World"
    M - "Pop Muzik"
    Devendra Banhart - "This Is The Way"
    T. Rex - "Mambo Sun"
    The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
    Echo & The Bunnymen - "New Direction"
    Lady Sovereign - "Hoodie"
    Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"
    Chic - "Everybody Dance"
    Collective Soul - "Better Now"
  • GandWuserGandWuser Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    PONPONPON. It's practically the definition of Disgustingly Happy.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    Maybe copypaste the list here? Not all countries are allowed to sign up for Spotify.

    "Light and Day" by The Polyphonic Spree immediately sprung to mind, though I have no idea if it's already on your list.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited September 2012
    Oh yeah, forgot that Spotify is so selective with countries. In that case:

    19-2000 (Soulchild remix)-Gorillaz
    Blue (Da Ba Dee)-Eiffel 62
    Bust A Move-Young MC
    Cat Flushing A Toilet-Parry Gripp
    Cliffs Of Dover-Eric Johnson
    F*ck You-Cee Lo Green
    Fun Zone-"Weird Al" Yankovic
    Get Off Your Ass And Jam-Funkadelic
    Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine Pt. 1-James Brown
    Ghostbusters-Ray Parker Jr.
    Good Day-Jukebox the Ghost
    Let's Get ******ed-Black Eyed Peas
    Like A Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
    Limon Y Sal (en vivo)-Julieta Venegas
    Love Today-MIKA
    Mr. Blue Sky-Electric Light Orchestra
    Suddenly I See-KT Tunstall
    Sunday Morning-Maroon 5
    Take Your Mama-Scissor Sisters
    The Gambler-fun.
    The Popular Thing-Jukebox the Ghost
    Two Princes-Spin Doctors
    We're Going To Be Friends-The White Stripes
    You Make My Dreams Come True-Hall & Oates
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012

    The censored song titles make me think you need to add Jonathan Coulton - First of May.
  • AhieliaAhielia Unsigned
    edited October 2012
  • Backbeat60-62Backbeat60-62 Rising Star
    edited October 2012
    Gangnam style is condescending, not happy. Truly disgustingly happy songs would have nary a shred of negativity of any kind.
  • GandWuserGandWuser Road Warrior
    edited October 2012
    Backbeat60-62;4903358 said:
    Gangnam style is condescending, not happy. Truly disgustingly happy songs would have nary a shred of negativity of any kind.
    Although if you want some disgustingly happy songs from Asia, there's always PONPONPON as I posted earlier.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited October 2012
    GandWuser;4903363 said:

    Wait, how did I miss that? PONPONPON is amazing! It's impossible to not feel the icky weird joy of that song.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited October 2012
    But yes, we need more non-English songs in this list. So far the only ones are Limon y Sal (Spanish), PONPONPON (Japanese), and Cliffs of Dover and Fun Zone are instrumental (I'm not counting Gangnam Style. That is not disgustingly happy)
  • Ohhh I can help you with this one:


    "Bidi bidi bom bom"-Selena
    "Mi primer millon"-Bacilos

    "Balada (Tchê Tchê Rere)"-Gusttavo Lima
    "Já Sei Namorar"-Tribalistas

    "Pocketful of Sunshine"-Natasha Bedingfield

    ...Just to name a few. And in all honesty, I actually like these songs.
  • ULS_980ULS_980 Rising Star
    Going with Race for the Prize by The Flaming Lips.
    That song is happiness distilled down to it's most pure form.
  • That song is a good shout! I haven't listened to it in long time.
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited April 24
    I don't know that I would call these "disgustingly" happy, but I suppose these are among my favorite songs intended to make people smile, while the more cynical might instead be tempted to cut their heart out with a spoon:

    Katrina and the Waves - "Walking on Sunshine"
    James Taylor - "Your Smiling Face"
    The Carpenters - "Close to You"
    Peter, Paul and Mary - "The Marvelous Toy"
    Kool and the Gang - "Celebration"
    Bobby Bloom - "Montego Bay"
    Lionel Richie - "All Night Long"
    The Archies - "Sugar"
    Olivia Newton-John with John Travolta - "You're the One That I Want"
    The New Seekers - "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" (the Coca-Cola song)
    The Beach Boys - "Kokomo"
    Amii Stewart - "Knock on Wood"
    Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
    The Manhattan Transfer - "The Boy from New York City"
    Wang Chung - "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
    Billy Joel - "The Longest Time"
    Orleans - "Still the One"
    Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World"
    Neil Diamond - "Song Sung Blue"
    The Temptations - "My Girl"
    Johnny Nash - "I Can See Clearly Now"
    B.J. Thomas - "Hooked on a Feeling" (even more "disgustingly" happy is the cover by Blue Suede)
    Rick Astley - "Never Gonna Give You Up"

    ...and finally...

    Pinkie Pie and the Ponies - "Smile, Smile, Smile"

    Oh, and for the non-English crowd, pretty much the entire Schnuffel catalog, but especially "Kuschel Song" (aka "Snuggle Song"), "Haschenparty" (aka "Bunny Party") and "Ich hab' Dich lieb".
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