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Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby cptmac » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:36 pm

I'm updating my I-Pod and always give myself an extra treat on my birthday, which is the day I was dx'd with Stage IV.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Here are my suggestions for others who may be looking.

Best Days by Graham Colton
Cry Holy by Sonic Flood
Jack's Mannequin - pretty much the whole CD.

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby justsing » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:54 pm

Well, there's always "Don't worry, be happy!"

Jimmy Buffet always makes me smile.

Check out Yo-Yo Ma's "Obrigado Brazil" CD. It's just amazing. I had it playing when the surgeons rolled in for my surgery this week and they asked me to keep it playing.

"School Together" by Brad Yoder (www.bradyoder.com)
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby AugustWest » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:49 pm

the one good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain

here's a few suggestions, i'd imagine some rolled eyes will occur, but open minds all ~
the power of music should never be underestimated and should always be over-utilized!!

forever young - bob dylan (not rod stewart's song) preferably from "the last waltz"
i remember you - dylan
i believe in you - dylan
lively up yourself, jammin', stir it up, redemption song - bob marley
mother & child reunion - paul simon
graceland (the entire cd) - paul simon
sugar magnolia - grateful dead (from the cd "europe '72")
revival - allman brothers band
Bayou Boogie (the entire cd) - Beausoleil; an awesome band from Louisiana.
I think it is physically impossible to not get happy while listening to this.

all avail for mp3 download from amazon

i would really love to hear suggestions from anyone else.
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Gaelen » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:33 pm

For something a little more meditative--
- 'Lunamuse' and several of the other cuts on Ocean Moon, by Kay Gardner.
Gardner was a flutist; the music has haunted me since I first heard it playing in the darkroom in college 30 years ago. You might have to buy the CD to get it; Ocean Moon was remastered and combined her first LP Moon Circles with some of her later stuff.
- Pretty much anything you can find by Tim Janis...hear his music one day on TV and after 5 minutes, had to find it and buy it. Orchestral, with a lot of celtic and inspirational roots
- Moya Brennan, her 'Two Horizons' album

For just general feeling good--
- The Changer and the Changed, by Cris Williamson (pretty much the whole album). This is a very strength in unity set of music
- No Secrets by Carly Simon
- Melissa Etheridge's album, The Road Less Travelled, with 'I Run for Life' -- again, pretty much the whole album.
- Alison Krauss and Union Station, Gravity from Lonely Runs Both Ways
- Taking the Long Way (the whole album) by the Dixie Chicks
- Road Tested by Bonnie Raitt (all of it)
- Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell
- Eye to the Telescope, KT Tunstall (Suddenly I See...)

I'll go check out my favorite playlists--I have one when I want to meditate and one when I want to be revved up, and they both stay on my iPod all the time.
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Molly » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:03 pm

Walking on Sunshine...Katrina & the Waves! :)

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby PammySue_51 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:59 pm

cptmac, I am reallly into Christian music. I had never heard of Sonic Flood, so I checked out a couple of their songs on Youtube. I like them a lot. I like Casting Crowns, as well. And I like my sister's praise and worship band. Josh Groban "You Raise Me Up" is a personal favorite, as well. Thanks for the tip on Sonic Flood.
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Gaelen » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:25 am

from my feel-better, shout it out playlist:

Fighter by Christina Aguilera
Smooth by Santana
Hit me with your best shot by Pat Benatar
Tracy Chapman, her debut self-titled album
Crossroads by Tracy Chapman, her entire second album...but especially Born to Fight, Freedom Now and All that you have is your soul.
Face Value, by Phil Collins--pretty much the whole album, but especially In the Air Tonight and Thunder and Lightning
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby CRguy » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:05 am

I am a music fiend so a list would be hard to do...would contain my whole collection !!!!

BUT... whenever I hear the lead in chords of Jimi Hendrix "All Along The Watchtower" I stop and listen. It is never background music for me. I am caught in that moment and let everything else go for a while (3 minutes and fifty seven seconds to be exact !). Lots of other songs as well, but that one....always.

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Annaleisa » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:27 am

Won't Back Down Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Makes me want to stand up even taller :lol:
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby AugustWest » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:57 am

ohhh this is good :D
great choices!

"All that you have is your soul" - awesome song

i just knew CRguy was going to contribute (and contribute well!) to this thread 8)
great choice. ever heard Michael Hedges version?

"Won't Back Down" - another excellent choice.

a few more;

Jonathan Richman - That Summer Feeling
B52's - Roam
John Prince - Lake Marie
Paul Simon - Kodachrome, Bridge over Trouble Water; from Concert in the Park (central park)
Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
Poi Dog Pondering - Thanksgiving
Somewhere over the Rainbow > What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
nice video of it here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A2Jt4WOxN8
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby gofisch » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:51 am

OOOHH!!! Running to i-Tunes!!!!

How about "Grateful" by Art Garfunkel (not by him, but sung by him)

"The Tide is High" by Blondie

"Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba

"Come On Eileen" by Dexi's Midnight Runners

Yihyeh Tov (David Broza)

"The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes" (Elvis Costello)

"I'm Lucky" Joan Armatrading

"Send Me On My Way" Rusted Root

"And She Was" Talking Heads

I'll second almost anything by Jimmy Buffet

The Squirrel Nut Zippers--anything by them
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Gaelen » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:57 pm

Since some of my favorite music isn't exactly breaking the top 10 or showing up on MTV's JumpStart, and since it might not be in iTunes, I thought links might help. I was actually surprised to find nearly all of Cris Williamson's catalog, including her groundbreaker Changer and the Changed in Amazon.com's mp3 download section. You used to have to get her stuff from her website, or alternative music stores. But this way you can check out clips from the album:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_dmusi ... ed&x=0&y=0

And here is a link to some of my all-time favorite Kay Gardner pieces. Lunamuse, InnerMood I and II, and Moonflow are hypnotic:

http://www.ladyslipper.org/rel/v2_viewu ... 2323400852

Enjoy!
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby NWgirl » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:25 am

You're My Best Friend Queen
Right Now Van Halen
I will Remember You Sara McLachlan
All This Time Sting
Pop Goes the World Men without Hats
In My Daughters Eyes Martina McBride
Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Fall Into Me Emerson Drive

This is a list I've been compiling to use as background music for our families 2008 Holiday DVD with photos. We do this every year. Cancer has played such a role in our lives this year that I wanted some songs that touched me in some way. "Pop Goes the World" was just for fun - no cancer association there! :-)
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby CRguy » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:29 am

AugustWest wrote: ever heard Michael Hedges version?


checked it out on youtube. Actually a number of creditable offerings including the original (Dylan) and Clapton and Kravitz !

Jimi still rules.

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby CRguy » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:26 am

Gaelen wrote:And here is a link to some of my all-time favorite Kay Gardner pieces. Lunamuse, InnerMood I and II, and Moonflow are hypnotic:


speaking of hypnotic : Deuter's "Garden of the Gods", the melodic drama of Tibetan Buddhist chanting and surpisingly, for me, Gregorian chants...many versions !

Cheers
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