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#1 Hattie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Hi all,
I am about to start 6 months of chemo and would like to add some new songs to my ipod to help pass the time. I'd love to hear your suggestions - anything happy, upbeat, romantic, fun would be great. Obviously want to avoid anything sad as the aim is to lift my spirits!


Edited by Hattie, 10 November 2012 - 12:01 AM.

#2 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

Maybe a bit corny but how about "Feelin' Groovy" and Kermit's version of "The Rainbow Connection" - these two always make me happy.

#3 fancie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

This is one of my all time favourite cheering up songs.


Best wishes to you.

#4 Hattie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Love all those suggestions, thanks!

#5 PurpleNess

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Jamiroquai - Canned Heat - it's all about dancing & not letting crap get you down.

Wishing you all the best with your treatment x

#6 Rosepickles

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Gotye - Learnalittlegivinandlovin. I think thats the spelling. Very upbeatI second Jamiroquai, i love You Give me Something
I will try and think of more and come back.
What are somebof your favourite songs or artists OP?

Wishing you all the best with your treatment

#7 Hattie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

Rosepickles - the problem is that all my favourite artists and songs tend to be on the sad/melancholy/deep and meaningful side. Eg I love Powderfinger, Florence and the Machine, Bruce Springsteen. I have lots of music already loaded on my iPhone, but none of it is particularly fun or uplifting. Thanks for your suggestions, looking forward to seeing some more.


#8 FlamingoG

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Crazy old Kate Bush would be distracting - Babooshka always makes me happy, if perplexed!

Best of luck, Hattie.

#9 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

Musicals are the answer.

Anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd/anything else by Sondheim
Avenue Q
Moulin Rouge
All the Gilbert & sullivan Classics.
A Chorus Line

#10 Beltie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Super cheesy but fairly uplifting.

This Year from the Serendipity soundtrack This Year

#11 purplekitty

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE (fancie @ 10/11/2012, 12:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is one of my all time favourite cheering up songs.


Best wishes to you.
I love that.

Walking on Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves
Isn't she lovely-Stevie Wonder
I can see clearly now- Johnny Nash.
Fireflies-Owl City (I don't know why)
C'mon Eileen-Dexies Midnight runners
ETA: Love Shack- B52s
        Girls just want to have fun-Cyndi Lauper

Edited by purplekitty, 10 November 2012 - 03:37 PM.

#12 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

Take a trawl through the best of British of the 60s and 70s (and even the disco-jiving 80s).

DD and I just love to sing along to "Wild thing, you make my heart sing, you make everything groovy, babe". A dash of platforms and Kiss? What about the collected works of ABBA? That just makes you want to retro-party.

#13 purplekitty

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (*Spikey* @ 10/11/2012, 03:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DD and I just love to sing along to "Wild thing, you make my heart sing, you make everything groovy, babe".
That would be another choice. biggrin.gif

#14 mumto3princesses

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

Everyone has good suggestions.

Songs (if you can call them that) that make me laugh are the Fitzy and Wippa parodies.
Never ever get accurate weather
Cookie jar
Last friday night
Aussie Battler Style
What makes us really cool

Wishing you all the best OP.

eta: I wouldn't want them on my playlist of real music but they are funny to listen to sometimes.

Edited by mumto3princesses, 10 November 2012 - 05:38 PM.

#15 belinda1976

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

Ellie Goulding's new CD Halcyon is pretty good.

She's got a lovely voice!

#16 Chelli

Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

There's a Tasmanian guitarist called Carey Lewincamp who I have playing every school morning and I attribute that to my DD's anxiety levels dramatically decreasing and my stress levels instantly recede when I play it. It's not up tempo, just relaxing for me. All the very best for your treatment.

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