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Upbeat Fun Music that Doesn't SucK?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt Till, Apr 30, 2004.


  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    When I'm at work, I get to listen to music. And when to fun upbeat music, it makes my day go faster. But here's the problem, I hate 80% of the upbeat fun music I've heard in my life. Pop punk, ska, etc. I own two albums I can think of that help me get through the work day. Oingo Boingo's Skeletons in the Closet and Devo's Greatest Hits. And I don't like all New Wave, some of it drives me nuts. Oingo Boingo is my favorite of this catagory. I think it's more an issue of polyphonic uptempo fun music... that isn't generic.

    So give a doomy, metal, hard rocker guy some dorky fun music to listen to. But try to limit the suck level. :confused: :meh:
     
  2. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    AC DC, pretty upbeat, doesn't suck...
     
  3. country_boy

    country_boy

    Apr 13, 2004
    Houghton, MI
    Soul Coughing is great, neo-jazzish, great bass and drum beat, interesting lyrics. Its not country, but still cool.
     
  4. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Here's a few upbeat ones, may take you some time to find them
    all, but it will be worth the search!


    The harder they come
    the harder they fall,
    one and all ....


    No woman no cry ...



    If good looks was a minute,
    you could have been an hour ...



    Dance with me,
    closer,
    closer and closer
    and maybe
    we'll be lovers
    when the music ends ...


    Ahhh, In love
    yes i was falling in love
    with your buttons and bows....


    C'mon be my baby
    C'mon be my baby
    I'l buy you a diamond
    I'll buy you a diamond ring
    If you don't want that honey,
    won't buy you a goddamm thing.

    That's a good upbeat start!
     
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002


    wow that's kind of weird, Oingo Boingo just came on in my library shuffle, I saw the thread title, and thought "I'll suggest oingo boingo!"

    weird.

    that said, I suggest ska, it's about as upbeat and fun as you can get.
     
  6. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Everything and anything by Oingo Boingo. I used to be a great fan of Madness also. Their music got a bit cheesy towards the end of things, but the early stuff. . . . :D Try Save Ferris. They have an interesting sound.
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Soul Coughing is one of the few groups I can actually say I truly HATE. Can't stand that stuff.

    Happy music that doesn't suck? Bob Marley, James Brown, anything on MoTown, the Cardigans (seriously), Fine Young Cannibals, Counting Crows (not exactly upbeat; it just sounds like it), Duke Ellington, Frank Zappa, Grand Funk Railroad, Allman Brothers, Huffamoose, John Frusciante (sounds happy; it's not), Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, Lynard Skynard, Junior Brown, Lyle Lovett, Michael Jackson, No Doubt, Nusfrat Ali Khan, Oingo Boingo, Orleans, the Police, REM, Seal, Sade, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, U2, Van Halen, and Slayer.
     
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Billy Joel all the way. I heard his greatest hits al the time at my old music store job!
     
  9. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Every-ones doing the fish....
     
  10. GooseYArd

    GooseYArd Guest

    May 15, 2003
    Cake, baby. Cake.
     
  11. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Daft Punk,

    Ratatat

    Ozomatli

    Zebda

    Asian Dub Foundation
     
  12. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
    m
    Only if it's ice cream cake! Carvel kicks @$$!



    "He's going the distance........"
    Cake always puts me in a good mood.
     
  13. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Black Eyed Peas
    Yeah I know they're over played on the radio, but I don't listin to those station so I like them.

    Weezer "Blue"
     
  14. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  15. Atom and His Package

    recommended songs:

    "anarchy means I litter"
    "tim allen is not very funny"
    "Undercover Funny"
     
  16. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Ever listen to The Eels? It's not all upbeat but the song "Fresh Feeling" off of the album Souljacker came to mind when you said that. Good album, pretty upbeat. I may just have a skewed version of 'upbeat'.

    brad cook
     
  17. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yes, most definitely! Love this guy. His music is soo funny, and cool. Very Imaginitive.
     
  18. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    a lot of joe walsh stuff is pretty awesome. If you like classic rock type stuff. Especially "Life's Been Good"
     
  19. Fu-Manchu, you can never go wrong with the 'chu. king of the road is their best, but to get a good picture of what they're all about (old and new) go for it...live is a good way to go
     
  20. country_boy

    country_boy

    Apr 13, 2004
    Houghton, MI
    Did you ever hear their cover of Ironman? Why oh why? seriously