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"Pick me up" songs

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by reasonbass, Jul 15, 2004.


  1. What songs do you guys or gals listen to when your life is in a funk? You know the occasional heartbreak, stagnant life, heavy heart, hollow stomach type of feelings.

    Im open to anything. I'm sorry if this has been done before. Maybe this could be an updated version of it.

    thanks
     
  2. Joey3313

    Joey3313

    Nov 28, 2003
    Sorry man, I've only got the "make you even more depressed and now slightly suicidal" type of songs.
     
  3. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I like "no shelter" by RATM.

    That ALWAYS makes me feel good.

    and, completely different, im liking me vs maradonna vs elvis by brand new, for my emo moments about girls. sorts me out proppa 'bo
     
  4. I'll take some of those songs too, maybe i can relate to them and feel a bit better.
     
  5. Thanks Toasted.
    Keep e'm coming
     
  6. I usually listen to Sisters Of Mercy when im feeling down. No exactly "pick you up" music...but i like hearing it when im down.
     
  7. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    RHCP - Uplift Mofo Party Plan - whole disc
    I dare you to be depressed while listening to that album!
     
  8. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Bootsy Collins - The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away

    is another album you just can't feel bad while listening to.
     
  9. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    If nothing makes you feel better, it's time to let Slayer turn that depression into anger. :bassist: :mad: :bassist: :mad: :bassist: :mad: :bassist: Reign in Blood is a good one for that. Don't get caught up in the emo wallowing in pity trap.
     
  10. Joey3313

    Joey3313

    Nov 28, 2003
    Deja Entendu is an awesome CD. That song, I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Lights, Okay I Believe You But My Tommy Guy Don't, Jaws Theme Swimming, Guernica, and Sic Transit Gloria are all awesome songs.

    Just listen to as much emo as possible for some depressing/funny as hell stuff.
     
  11. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    If you're really in need of a pick-me-up, maybe listen to some good old Wham. Who could be sad while listening to Wake Me Up Before You Go Go?

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    Jitterbug [4X]

    You put the boom-boom into my heart
    You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts
    Jitterbug into my brain
    Goes a bang-bang-bang 'til my feet do the same
    But something's bugging you
    Something ain't right
    My best friend told me what you did last night
    Left me sleepin' in my bed
    I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead.

    Wake me up before you go-go
    Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
    Wake me up before you go-go
    'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    Take me dancing tonight
    I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah)

    You take the grey skies out of my way
    You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
    Turned a bright spark into a flame
    My beats per minute never been the same

    'Cause you're my lady, I'm your fool
    It makes me crazy when you act so cruel
    Come on, baby, let's not fight
    We'll go dancing, everything will be all right

    Wake me up before you go-go
    Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
    Wake me up before you go-go
    'Cause I'm not plannin'' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    Take me dancing tonight
    I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah, baby)

    (Jitterbug)
    (Jitterbug)

    Cuddle up, baby, move in tight
    We'll go dancing tomorrow night
    It's cold out there, but it's warm in bed
    They can dance, we'll stay home instead

    (Jitterbug)

    Wake me up before you go-go
    Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
    Wake me up before you go-go
    'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    Take me dancing tonight
    Wake me up before you go-go, don't you dare to leave me hanging on like a
    yo-yo
    Take me dancing

    (Boom-boom-boom)
     
  12. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    The Ren and Stimpy Soundtrack is a great pick me up, and it jams.

    If I need to wallow a little it's "Like the Weather" by 10,000 Maniacs
     
  13. Almost any Rush song will do that for me. Especially.

    The Spirit Of The Radio
    Tom Sawyer
    YYZ
    Limelight
    Free Will
    Natural Science
    Dreamline
    Red Sector A
    Leave That Thing Alone

    Yeah, a lot more, but can't remember enough.
     
  14. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Mrs. Blaileen by Primus, not uplifting but very dark.

    Get the Los Lonely Boys cd and try to be sad; it is impossible.
     
  15. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Five Iron Frenzy.

    This thread is now over.
     
  16. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    "There's a Metal Head in the Parking Lot"
    "Sick of This Place"
    "Colorado"
    "Good Times Gone"
    "She Doesn't Love Me"
    "The Geek"
    "Not Tonight"
    "The Punks"
    "Broken Down"
    "My Only Friend"

    All by Slapstick, best ska/punk band ever. Good for getting your pent up energy out to as well.

    Plus, I'm always in the mood for London Calling by the Clash.
     
  17. Stinkoman20xx

    Stinkoman20xx

    Oct 19, 2003
    I listen to hatebreed to make me feel better. Not everybodys cup of tea though.Very postive band.
     
  18. Dave Matthews Band - Best Of What's Around - Audio Clip : http://stores.musictoday.com/store/bands/1/assets/tracks/dmcd03/TheBestofWhatsAround.asx

    Hey my friend
    It seems your eyes are troubled
    Care to share your times with me
    Would you say you're feeling low and so
    A good idea would be to get it off your mind

    See, you and me
    Have a better time than most can dream
    Have it better than the best
    And so can pull on through
    Whatever tears at us
    Whatever holds us down
    And if nothing can be done
    We'll make the best of what's around

    Turns out not where but who you're with
    That really matters
    And hurts not much when you're around

    If you hold on tight
    To what you think is your thing
    You may find you're missing all the rest
    She run up into the light surprised
    Her arms are open
    Her mind's eye is

    Seeing things from a
    Clearer side than most can dream
    On a better road I feel
    So you could say she's safe
    Whatever tears at her
    Whatever holds her down
    And if nothing can be done
    She'll make the best of what's around

    Turns out not where but what you think
    That really matters
    And hurts not much when you're around
     
  19. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Bush - Glycerine
    Dave Matthews Band - Where Are You Going
    Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
    Metallica - Fade To Black
    Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

    That's what I listen to when I'm feeling down. :)

    Peace,
    Graeme :bassist:

    EDIT: Also, 'Don't Forget Me' by Red Hot Chili Peppers. :)