Sunday, March 1, 2015

18 songs that lift my mood

Songbook by Davide Restivo

Not all of these are happy, but in one way or another they lift my mood. I've listed them with the preferred performer for each song.

Autumn in New York - Billie Holiday

Black Rat Swing - Precious Bryant

Brave - Sara Bareilles

Dance Me to the End of Love - Madeleine Peyroux

Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

Feeling Good - Nina Simone

Goodnight, New York - Vienna Teng

Impossible Dream - Andy Williams

Jumpin' Jack - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant

A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley

My Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald

Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz

Non, je ne regrette rien - Edith Piaf

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Ella Fitzgerald

The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel

Tightrope - Janelle MonĂ¡e

Upside Down - Paloma Faith

Image credit and license: Wikimedia Commons


Relyn Lawson said...

I love a lot of the songs on your list, and found a few new performers to love. I didn't know Vienna Teng. I loved her voice and followed her around YouTube. I really love "Gravity". Thanks.

HKatz said...

I'm glad you like Vienna Teng :) I only came across her music recently, and I love her voice and musical talents too.

Brian Joseph said...

Sometimes not so happy songs brighten my outlook also. I find this to be true with other forms of art also.

It is hard to imagine Big Bad Voodoo Daddy by Jumpin' Jack not brightening anybody's mood :)

HKatz said...

"I find this to be true with other forms of art also."

I agree.

And yes, Jumpin' Jack is awesome :)

bibliophilica said...

You have some great ones here. I remember first hearing "The Impossible Dream" on an old Gomer Pyle re-run when I was a kid and Jim Nabors was belting it out. Pretty inspirational even to a young mind like mine back then... :-)

HKatz said...

I'll check out the Jim Nabors version too, thanks. It's an inspiring song, isn't it? :)