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September 14, 2007

Get Happy!!!

I was driving the other day and musing that the radio didn't feature a lot of the infectious party-pop songs that I remembered from when I was younger. A lot of them were so dorky and unhip and unselfconscious in their eagerness to pander to that most derided of human impulses -- giddy joy -- they just didn't seem to make 'em like that anymore, as Greg Kinh might say.

You do hear these songs sometimes, but usually in commercials now, which are of course shameless in their desire to pander, or as the now-cliched trick in movies of running a pure pop song as an ironic counterpoint to onscreen violence.

Anyway, pretty much all of these songs just make me feel good, and I don't really care how absolutely childish or gay they are. Chances are pretty good you dig 'em too. For alog the pre-video age tracks, of course, I had to pick Yu-Gi-Oh fanboy type videos, but it's the song that matters anyhow.

I limited myself to one ABBA song, because face it, you could pretty much put ABBA's whole catalogue into this post. On the other hand, I've gone with three Elton Johns.

I've included a few of the more recent attempts at this sort of happy-pop, too.

Skip to 1:45 on this one:

Hmmm... long list. I just realized, I kind of associate horns with happiness, I guess.

One more dorky one:

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posted by Ace at 12:24 AM

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