Monday, August 8, 2011

C'mon Get Happy or Suggestions Please



So, as you can imagine, I love happy music, or even music that just makes me happy even when every little part of the lyric isn't necessarily cheerful.  For example: Sarah Vaughan singing It Was Just One of Those Things or Naked Eyes singing Always Something There to Remind Me or Blossom Dearie singing anything.  


But here is my problem: for a music-lover, I tend to dwell in the past, listening to jazz standards or songs from the 80s.  If it's more current, it's probably from a Disney or Pixar film. *


So, can you help at all?  What are some current artists (independent is even better!) that create music that makes you happy?


*This is a slight exaggeration, by the way.  I have listened to some Jason Mraz and some Pink Martini and some CéU and some Emily Loizeau and some Rupa and the April Fishes and such, but I do feel like my music player could use some new life breathed into it!

8 comments:

  1. Do you like Colbie Caillat? I like her new songs "I Do" and "Brighter than the Sun".

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  2. I love the Puppini Sisters, although maybe they don't exactly count as more current. They are a current group, but they sing in a 40s close harmony style like the Andrews Sisters. They do covers of actual 40s songs, covers of current songs, and original songs all in that style.

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  3. music blogs are a superfun way to stay current and sample different genres. my best friend's blog is a music reviewy blog, and she lists links to other music reviewy blogs there, too. so you might try that:
    http://haveyoumetheather.blogspot.com/

    i also share music i like on my blog on mondays and saturdays, although my picks are specifically reflective of my blog aesthetic (girly/fun/romantic/quirky.):
    http://puppylovepreschool.blogspot.com/

    music is fun!

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  4. Matt Kearney-Hey Mama is the song currently making me smile

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  5. Okay it sounds a little cheesy but I really love Mandy Moore's newer stuff. Her last two cd's are kinda 60's pop with some folk mixed in. Some songs are a little sad but the second CD "Amanda Leigh" has some really good happy ones. There are a few that you really might like!

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  6. Missy Higgins is really amazing if you haven't checked her out yet! Also Madeleine Peyroux, Ben Kweller, The Pipettes, and ditto for The Puppini Sisters!!

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  7. The Secret Sisters put a smile on my face with every listen :)

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