To continue Happy Month in October, the Guitar Train is stopping at songs that make Quirky T happy. No matter how I am feeling, as soon as I hear these songs, I am happy.
1. “Gimme Some Lovin’” – The Spencer Davis Group
2. “Walking On Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves http://youtu.be/iPUmE-tne5U
3. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” – Wham! http://youtu.be/pIgZ7gMze7A
4. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – The Proclaimers http://youtu.be/tbNlMtqrYS0
Steve Winwood ticket stub
Steve Winwood wrote the very energetic “Gimme Some Lovin’”. It was one of the four songs I hoped he would play at his concert in New Jersey on February 13, 2010 which I attended. Being one of his best songs, he did perform it and it was great to hear it live.
I first heard “Walking On Sunshine” in the 1989 John Travolta and Kirstie Alley movie “Look Who’s Talking”. It’s such a fun, upbeat song that it makes me want to dance (although I can’t dance as well as John Travolta).
Wham! Make It Big
I still have Wham!’s 1984 cassette tape, “Make It Big”, which contains “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”. In the 80’s, I practically wore out the tape playing this song, my favorite of theirs. My friends and I even made up our own dance to go with the song.
Benny and Joon CD
In my May 30, 2013 post, “The Guitar Train Looks at the 20th Anniversary of “Benny and Joon”,
I wrote about The Proclaimers and this song from one of my favorite movies, “Benny and Joon”. It took me awhile to understand what The Proclaimers are singing. Even after I learned what the words are; I didn’t know what one of them, “haver”, meant. This song is just a good, fun, happy song. I wouldn’t mind a cute guy wanting to do all the things for and with me (although I might draw the line at havering).
Guitar Train passengers, what songs make you happy every time you hear them?