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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Feel-Good Music

These are songs that make you feel good. They are the antithesis of infertility or loss. Use them to create the ultimate throw open the windows and drive around feeling good mix CD. The songs you play to feel empowered before an appointment or when you're waiting for news. The songs you play to distract yourself or get yourself out of a sad place. This is music that gets you in a good mood. The ones that make your heart burst a little as you're singing along. And it's a pretty eclectic mix... This list has been compiled by bloggers in the IF/pg loss blogosphere. Feel free to add to the list via the comments section. In time, I will move comments onto the list.

Get the Party Started (Pink)
St. Elmo's Fire (John Parr)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
Break My Stride (Matthew Wilder)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
Bubbly (Colbie Caillat)
I Can't Hold Back (Survivor)
The Chauffer (Duran Duran)
Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
Walk this Way (Aerosmith)
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Paul Simon)
Cecila (Simon and Garfunkel)
Thanks G-d I'm a Country Boy (John Denver)
Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
Them (JEM)
Into The Groove (Madonna)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Barbie Girl (Aqua)
End of the Line (The Travelling Wilburys)
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
You're the One That I Want (Grease soundtrack)
The Other End of the Telescope (Til Tuesday)
Fill it Up Again (Indigo Girls)
Don't Bring Me Down (Electric Light Orchestra)
L'Ombelico Del Mundo (Jovanotti)
Let the Day Begin (The Call)
Been There, Done That (Eno & Cale)
You Lift Me Up (Jeff Lynn)
Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
Ants Marching (The Dave Matthews Band)
Crash (The Dave Matthews Band)
Tubthumping (Chumbawumba)
These Are Days (10,000 Maniacs)
Life is a Highway (either Rascal Flatts or Tom Cochrane)
Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
What I've got (Sublime)
About a Girl (Nirvana)
Minor Threat (Minor Threat)
Prayer to G-d (Shellac)
Going down to Tiujuana (Andre Williams)
Roam (B 52's)
Intergalactic (Beastie Boys)
Party Up In Here (DMX)
Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers)
Would I Lie to You (Eurythmics)
Freeze Frame (The J. Geils Band)
Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty (KC & The Sunshine Band)
Walk in Jerusalem (Mahalia Jackson)
Stupid Girls (Pink)
Together Forever (Rick Astley)
My Baby Takes the Morning Train (Sheena E)
I'm Gonna Soak Up the Sun (Sheryl Crow)
Smile (Lyle Lovett)
Smile Smile Smile (Dan Zanes)
Thrift Shop (Dan Zanes)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Shower the People (James Taylor)
Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (Nancy Sinatra)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Five O'Clock Somewhere (Alan Jackson)
California Girls (David Lee Roth)
Redneck woman (Gretechen Wilson)
Here for the party (Gretechen Wilson)
Freedom (George Michael)
Lady Marmalade (from the Moulin Rouge Soundtrack)
Don’t Let Me Get Me (Pink)
100 Years (Five for Fighting)
Suddenly I See (KT Tunstall)
Breathe Me (Sia)
Everlong (The Foo Fighters)
Why Can’t I (Liz Phair)
If You Were Here (Thompson Twins)
This is the Day (The The)
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
Ray of Light (Madonna)
Barrel of a Gun (Guster)
On My Own (Peach Union)
Let Go (Frou Frou)
Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard)
Rock Lobster (B52s)
Hotel Yorba (White Stripes)
Satellite (Guster)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Elevation (U2)
Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now (Starship)
The River (Garth Brooks)
Legend of a Cowgirl (Imani Coppola)
We Built This City (Starship)
Don't Dream It's Over (Crowded House)
Time After Time (Cindy Lauper)
Sailing (Christopher Cross)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Na Na Na Na Naa (Kaiser Chiefs)
Extraordinary Machine (Fiona Apple)
Blister In the Sun (The Violent Femmes)
Feel Good Inc. (The Gorillaz)
Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince)
Survivor (Destiny's Child)
Hallelujah (kd lang)
Helpless (kd land)
Going back to Harlan (Emmy Lou Harris)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw)
Renegade (Styx)
Given to Fly (Pearl Jam)
Makes Me Wonder (Maroon 5)
Glory Days (Bruce)
Streetcorner Symphony (Rob Thomas)
Me & My Gang (Rascal Flatts)
Paradise By the Dashboard Light (Meatloaf)
Testify (Rage Against the Machine)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benetar)
Vacation (The Go-Go's)
Pop (Nsync)
Virtual Insanity (Jamiroquai)
Birdhouse in Your Soul (They Might Be Giants)
32 Flavors (Ani DiFranco)
God is a DJ (Pink)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Cruel Summer (Bananarama)
Sitting by the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Take your Hat Off (Joe Cocker)
I Can See Clearly Now (Holly Cole)
Twist & Shout (Beatles)
I'm A Believer (Smash Mouth)
Bad Reputation (Joan Jett)
I Can See Clearly Now (Jimmy Cliff)
Wild World (Jimmy Cliff)
It's a Wonderful World (Louie Armstrong)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (Fleetwood Mac)
All Right Now (Free)
Let the River Run (Carly Simon)
Scary Monsters (David Bowie)
King and Queen of America (Eurythmics)
Nashville Rash (Dale Watson)
I Want Everything (Luna)
What do All the People Know (The Monroes)
Ice (Daniel Lanois)
You Gotta Be (Desiree)
Anna Begins (Counting Crows)
Celebrate Me Home (Kenny Loggins)
All Jacked Up (Gretchen Wilson)
Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Back to Me (Kathleen Edwards)
Cindy (Tammany Hall)
Such Great Heights (Postal Service)
Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Stevie Wonder)
Let My Love Open the Door (Pete Townshend)
Song 2 (Blur)
Song for the Dumped (Ben Folds Five)
Life is Short (Butterfly Boucher)
War on Sound (Moonbabies)
Break Your Mama's Back (Slow Runner)
Open Your Eyes (Snow Patrol)
Not Big (Lily Allen)
See You on the Flip Side (Click Five)
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues (Eels)
Peace and Love (Fountains of Wayne)
Today is the Day (Apollo Sunshine)
Still Standing (Billy Joel)
Colorshow (The Avett Brothers )
Loveshack (B52s)
She Loves You (Beatles)
I Love Rock & Roll (Joan Jett)
No Rain (Blind Melon)


Kristen said...

Awesome list! I know I'm now going to be spending a ridiculous amount of money on iTunes.

I didn't see Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. That song came on the radio this morning and I was totally rockin' out!

LJ said...

Oh man, I totally forgot to do this, which is criminal, considering how much I love and think about music...
My contributions - a little more obscure, but worth it:
Back to Me - Kathleen Edwards
Cindy - Tammany Hall
Such Great Heights - Postal Service
Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend
Song 2 - Blur
Song for the Dumped - Ben Folds Five
Life is Short - Butterfly Boucher
War on Sound - Moonbabies
Break Your Mama's Back - Slow Runner
Open Your Eyes - Snow Patrol
Not Big - Lily Allen

I could go on. Like, hours worth. I will stop now. :)

katarinajellybeana said...

Mr. E's Beautiful Blues -- Eels
Peace and Love -- Fountains of Wayne
Today is the Day -- Apollo Sunshine
Still Standing -- Billy Joel
Colorshow -- The Avett Brothers

Joy said...

How about "See You on the Flip Side" by Click Five. The perfect pop song.

BethH6703 said...

Late, I know, but I couldn't resist:

Loveshack (B52s)
She Loves You (Beatles)
I Love Rock & Roll (Joan Jett)
No Rain (Blind Melon)