Monday, August 20, 2012

Feel Good Music List


Lots of favorites here!

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/yiw30/rmusic_what_is_your_most_feelgood_song/

Song of the Day: Otis Reading, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay



Lyrics

Songwriters: CROPPER, STEVE / REDDING, OTIS

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time
I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco bay
'Cos I've had nothing to live for
And look like nothing's gonna come my way
So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, listen

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen
2000 miles I've roamed
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just gonna sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh wee, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

Song of the Day: Hues Corporation - Rock the Boat



Lyrics

Songwriters: GARRETT, STEPHEN ELLIS/STEWART, RAPTURE/SEATS, ERIC

So I'd like to know where, you got the notion
Said I'd like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat-t-t-t-t

Ever since our voyage of love began
Your touch has thrilled me like the rush of the wind
And your arms have held me safe from a rolling sea
There's always been a quiet place to harbor you and me
Our love is like a ship on the ocean
We've been sailing with a cargo full of, love and devotion

So I'd like to know where, you got the notion
Said I'd like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat-t-t-t-t

Up to now we sailed through every storm
And I've always had your tender lips to keep me warm
Oh I need to have the strength that flows from you
Don't let me drift away my dear, when love can see me through

Our love is like a ship ...

Song of the Day: Earth Wind and Fire - Lets Groove Tonight



It's hard to be sad when this one's playing !!

Lyrics

Let this groove get you to move
It's alright, alright
Let this groove set in your shoes
Stand up, alright

Gonna tell you what you can do
With my love, alright
Let you know, girl, you're looking good
You're out of sight and alright

Move yourself and glide like a 747
Lose yourself in the sky
Among the clouds in the heavens
Let this groove light up your fuse, alright

Let this groove set in your shoes
Stand up, alright
Let me tell you what you can do
With my love, alright
Gotta let you know, girl, you're looking good
You're out of sight, you're alright
Tell the DJ to play your favorite tune
Then you know it's okay
What you found is happiness, now

Let this groove, get you to move, alright
Let this groove set in your shoes
Stand up, alright

You will find peace of mind on the floor
Take a little time, come and see, you and me
Make a little sign, I'll be there after a while
If you want my love

We can boogie on down
Down, down, down

Let's groove tonight
Share the spice of life
Baby, slice it right
We're gonna groove tonight

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Song of the Day: Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue



Songwriters: GRANT, EDDY


Lyrics


Boy...
Boy...
Now in the street there is violence
And - and a lots of work to be done
No place to hang out our washing
And - and I can't blame all on the sun
Ref:
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock it down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Workin' so hard like a soldier
Can't afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart I am a warrior
Can't get food for them kid
Ref:
Good God we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Interlude:
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
Ref:
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Who is to blame in one country
Never can get to the one
Dealin' in multiplication
And they still can't feed everyone
Ref:
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
2nd Interlude:
Out in the street
Out in the street
Out in the day time
Out in the night
Ref:
Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
3rd Interlude:
Out in the street
Out in the street
Out in the playground
In the dark side of town
Ref:
Oh, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Hey, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Ohh yeah, higher
(Rock it in the daytime,
Rock it in the night - repeat until fade


Electric Avenue is a street in Brixton, London, England:

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=electric+avenue+london+england&aq=&sll=39.766555,-86.441277&sspn=7.302731,16.907959&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Electric+Ave,+London+Borough+of+Lambeth,+London+SW9,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.462089,-0.114101&spn=0.002891,0.008256&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A




Song of the Day: The Clash - Complete Control



Songwriters: STRUMMER, JOE / JONES, MICK / SIMONON, PAUL / HEADON, TOPPER


Lyrics


They said release 'Remote Control' but we didn't want it on the label
They said, "Fly to Amsterdam", the people laughed but the press went mad
Someone's really smart
Complete control, that's a laugh
On the last tour my mates couldn't get in
I'd open up the back door but they'd get run out again
And at every hotel we was met by the law, come for the party, come to make sure
Have we done something wrong?
Complete control, even over this song

You’re my guitar hero
They said we'd be artistically free when we signed that bit of paper
They meant let's make a lotsa money
and worry about it later
I'll never understand
Complete control, lemme see your other hand
I don’t trust you, so why should you trust me?
All over the news spread fast
They’re dirty, they're filthy, they ain't gonna last
This is Joe Public (Control) speaking
I'm controlled in the body (We always hate control), controlled in the mind
This is the top rockers (Control)
With your zone in the price you whore, comes to me (C, O, N, control)
Total, see you all in control
Total (Parent, control), see you all in control

We’ve got the rock ‘n’ roll ?????????? (C, O, N, control)
That means you
I kick it, I fight it, I gotta get up at it (C, O, N, control)
I gotta kick it

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Song of the Day: Morrissey - Everyday is Like Sunday



You don't like this town, do you Morrissey?


Lyrics

Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon - come armageddon!
Come, armageddon! come!

Everyday is like sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/morrissey/everyday_is_like_sunday.html ]
Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard :
"how I dearly wish I was not here"
In the seaside town
...that they forgot to bomb
Come, come, come - nuclear bomb


Everyday is like sunday
Everyday is silent and grey


Trudging back over pebbles and sand
And a strange dust lands on your hands
(and on your face...)
(on your face ...)
(on your face ...)
(on your face ...)


Everyday is like sunday
"win yourself a cheap tray"
Share some greased tea with me
Everyday is silent and grey

Turn youtube into a jukebox

tuberadio.fm

For example, I searched for Morrissey and here's what it came up with...

http://player.tuberadio.fm/tuberadio.asp?m=d&s=morrissey

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Song of the Day: Rain

Well, not really a song, just the sound of rain, playing continuously.

I think this would come in handy in office environments where there's a lot of background noise and you can't think properly.

Just click on the links for the soothing sound of rain...


http://raining.fm/

http://www.rainymood.com/










Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Song of the Day: Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive




Featured in the movie Saturday Night Fever (1970)

Lyrics

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.
Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around
Since I was born.
And now it's all right. It's ok.
And you may look the other way.
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Well now, I get low and I get high,
And if I can't get either, I really try.
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes.
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose.
You know it's all right. It's ok.
I'll live to see another day.
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah.
Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah. Stayin' alive.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.
Music loud and women warm,
I've been kicked around since I was born.
And now it's all right. It's ok.
And you may look the other way.
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah.
Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me, yeah.
I'm stayin' alive.

Song of the Day: E.L.O. - Mr. Blue Sky



Lyrics

Sun is shinin' in the sky
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped rainin' everybody's in a play
And don't you know
It's a beautiful new day hey,hey

Runnin' down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mister blue sky is living here today hey, hey

Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?

Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration, mister blue sky's up there waitin'
And today is the day we've waited for

Hey there mister blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Mister blue sky, mister blue sky
Mister blue sky

Mister blue, you did it right
But soon comes mister night creepin' over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind I'll remember you this
I'll remember you this way

Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there mister blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Song of the Day: Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line



Lyrics

You know I need your love
You've got that hold over me
Long as I've got your love
You know that I'll never leave
When I wanted you to share my life
I had no doubt in my mind
And it's been you woman
Right down the line

I know how much I lean on you
Only you can see
The changes that I've been through
Have left a mark on me
You've been as constant as a Northern Star
The brightest light that shines
It's been you, woman, right down the line

I just want to say this is my way
Of tellin' you everything
I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
That every day I'm lovin' you so much more
'Cause you believed in me through my darkest night
Put somethin' better inside of me
You brought me into the light
Threw away all those crazy dreams
I put them all behind
And it was you woman
Right down the line

I just want to say this is my way of tellin' you everything
I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
Everything I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
That every day I'm lovin' you so much more

If I should doubt myself, if I'm losing ground
I won't turn to someone else
They'd only let me down
When I wanted you to share my life
I had no doubt in my mind
And it's been you woman
Right down the line

Song of the Day: Queen - Somebody to Love



Lyrics

Can anybody find me somebody to love?
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord what you're doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
But I just can't get no relief, Lord!
Somebody, somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

I work hard every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end I take home my hard earned pay all on my own -
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes
Lord - somebody - somebody
Can anybody find me - somebody to love?

(He works hard)

Everyday - I try and I try and I try -
But everybody wants to put me down
They say I'm goin' crazy
They say I got a lot of water in my brain
Got no common sense
I got nobody left to believe
Yeah - yeah yeah yeah

Oh Lord
Somebody - somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat
I'm ok, I'm alright
Ain't gonna face no defeat
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Someday I'm gonna be free, Lord!

Find me somebody to love
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Song of the Day: Bach - Cello Suite No.1




Song of the Day: Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata




Song of the Day: Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D Major



also know as... "The Hovis Song" :)

Or... also known as... "That song they always play at weddings" or "That song that sends shivers down your spine" :)

Song of the Day: Vivaldi - Four Seasons



My favorite part is around 18:00 - Summer

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Song of the Day: Earl Scruggs and Friends - Foggy Mountain Breakdown



Lyrics

There ain't no lyrics!  Song still kicks ass though :)

And the name "Earl Scruggs" - best. name. ever.

Song of the Day: Mozart - Requiem in D Minor



Lyrics

Er, sorry, no lyrics this time :) enjoy!!

Song of the Day: Johnny Cash - Hurt

Johnny Cash - Hurt

An amazing cover of an original song by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

If it starts getting too heavy for you - there's a funny version of this song by Kermit the Frog out there if you search for it :)



 Lyrics

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

[Chorus:]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

[Chorus:]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Song of the Day: The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail




Lyrics

Sing, Michael, sing, on the route of the 19 Bus

Hear them sayin', how you get a rude and a reckless?
Don't you be so crude and a feckless
You been drinking brew for breakfast, Rudie can't fail, no, no
We reply, I know that my life make you nervous
But I tell you that I can't live in service
Like the doctor who was born for a purpose, Rudie can't fail

(Ok) I went to the market to realise my soul
'Cause what I need I just don't have (Don't have)
First they curse, then they press me 'till I hurt
We say, "Rudie can't fail"
First you must cure your temper
Then you find a job in the paper
You need someone for a saviour, Rudie can't fail
We reply, now we get a rude and a reckless
We been seen lookin' cool and a speckless
We been drinking brew for breakfast, Rudie can't fail, oh no
I went to the market to realise my soul
'Cause what I need I just don't have (Don't have)
First they curse, then they press me 'till I hurt
Rudie can't fail
Ok, ok
So where you wanna go today?
Hey boss man
So you're looking pretty smart (Chicken skin suit) in your chicken skin suit
You think you're pretty hot (Pork pie hat) in your pork pie hat (?)
? Sy choose to get bob a room?
Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail (? Bubble bath, worth a bob?), Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail
Rudie can't fail, Rudie can't fail (? secret tooth, only?)

Song of the day: UB40 - Many Rivers To Cross



(Original song by Jimmy Cliff, see below lyrics for original)

Lyrics

Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of dover

Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years
And I merely survive because of my pride
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jimmy_cliff/many_rivers_to_cross.html ]
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be on your own
My woman left me and she didn't say why
Well, I guess I'll have to cry

Many rivers to cross
But just where to begin I'm playing for time
There have been times I find myself
Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
And I merely survive because of my will..

Original Version

Song of the Day: UB40, Please don't make me cry



Lyrics

You say you are going to leave me
I'm begging you to stay
My baby I can't get through any way
No I can't
And when I wake up in the morning
You are gone
Little pretty thing
You know I'll be all alone

(chorus)

You'll hear me crying (mmmmmmm)
Please don't make me cry (mmm mmmm)
'cos I can't say good-bye (mmmmm)
Please don't make me cry
Because I know
There will be nothing left for me
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/u/ub40/please_dont_make_me_cry.html ]
All them good good times
We spent together
You said it was me and no other (yeah)
And now you want to make me pain inside
Darlin' I know you are going to make me cry

(chorus)

You'll hear me... etc

All this pain I can't stand it
You're going to leave
You're going to leave this poor man on his own
Yes you are (mmmmm)

(chorus)

You'll hear me... etc

All this pain I can't stand it
You're going to leave
You're going to leave this poor man on his own
Yes you are
Please don't make me cry
Baby I'm pleading

Song of the Day: UB40 Cherry Oh Baby (1984)






This song has such a good melody that I have never been interested in knowing the lyrics :)

Lyrics


Oh oh ee oh oh ee oh,
Oh oh ee oh ee oh ee oh.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yah.
Oh, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Cherry, oh, cherry, oh, baby,
Don`t you know i`m in love with you?
If you don`t believe I do,
Then why don`t you try me?
I`m never gonna let you down,
Never make you wear no frown.
If you say you love me madly,
Then I will receive you gladly.

(chorus)

Cherry, oh, cherry, oh, baby,
Don`t you know i`m in love with you?
If you don`t believe I do,
Then why don`t you try me?
I`m never gonna let you down,
Never make you wear no frown.
If you say you love me madly,
Then why do you treat me badly.

(chorus)