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Songs That You Just Cant Help Feeling Good and Grooving Along To

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Steamtronic, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. You know the ones - the make you feel good no matter what kind of rubbish day you've had. They capture the essence of "happy" and make the world seem a better place. You can't help but grooving along to them and don't really care if other people see you doing so, even in public among a bunch of strangers.

    They make you want to pick up your bass / guitar/ congas / keyboard / trumpet / tambourine / castanets / <instert favourite instrument> and jam along and make you think "Man, I gotta get my band to play this"

    My first one (probably of many):

    Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
  2. Any early PiL or Abba
  3. The Weezer Blue album is my happy album. It doesn't make me want to pick up a bass, per se... Just makes me happy when I listen to it.
  4. can_v


    Feb 2, 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow - israel kamakawiwo'ole
  5. justinellison3


    Nov 9, 2012
  6. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    Funk #49, for me. I always get excited when I hear the bass, and I forget about everything else. Also, Closer to the Heart by Rush.
  7. Jungle Love - Steve Miller

    Its physically impossible for me to keep my hips and shoulders still when I listen to this song.

    Not that there's any point in trying to :).
  8. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Walkin' In Rhythm- The Blackbyrds
  9. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Anything by James Brown.
  10. jphovercraft


    Oct 21, 2012
    For me, it's one written and recorded w/ friends ...

  11. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    The list is just too, too long and I don't think I can pick just one song. But, since you mentioned Paul Simon and another TBer mentioned a Joe Walsh/James Gang song and another James Brown.................

    Kodachrome Paul Simon
    The Bomber (long, long version) James Gang
    Cold Sweat James Brown.


    Ramble Tamble CCR !!!!!!!!!!!!!! mega awesome song!

    Just too many to mention............... ok, one more.

    Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
  12. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Lovely thread :D

    I'll go for 2 songs, actually :

    The first one is ''The Stringless Violin'' by Adagio

    Both songs have 2 long keyboard intro's, but as soon as the drum, guitars and bass kick in, I'm all pumped up! :D :hyper:
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    That's a good one.
    Back in the day, "Mornin'" (Al Jarreau) was always on the radio. Hearing that on the morning drive was always welcome.

    Hearing the occasional Oldie for me brings back memories of a simpler time.
    "Up, Up & Away"- The Fifth Dimension
    "Grazing In The Grass"- The Friends Of Distinction
  14. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Combination- Aerosmith!
  15. Backbone by Gojira is doing that to me right now :D
  16. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Currently, this one.

    Bruno Mars - Runaway Baby
  17. theretheyare

    theretheyare Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    It depends on the season - Andrew Bird/Noble Beast really worked for me as a summer record. (when locked up in an office on a weekday, to be more specific)
  18. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Was listening to Andrew Bird when I opened this thread....funny coincidence.

    For me the list would include songs like:

    "Groove me"-King Floyd
    "Papas got a brand new aug"-James Brown
    "Everyday people"-Sly and the Family Stone
    "Where it's at"-Beck
    "Send Me OnMy Way"-Rusted Root
    "Cecilia"-Paul Simon
    The list goes on....
  19. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Steely Dan's "Peg" and Hall and Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True."
  20. Pink Floyd - Time
    I know it's theme can be a little depressing but it really makes me appreciate the current moment in time. Plus, it's got a great bass line and one of my favorite Gilmour solos.

    RHCP - Charlie
    Just makes me wanna run around