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Song of the day: Swing Out Sister- You On My Mind


A song which makes me happy! On the edge of the eighties, in 1989, this song was released. It was the lead single of the second album by Swing Out Sister, Kaleidoscope World. The band has existed since 1985 and they already had had success with the song Breakout. For the second album, Martin Jackson left the band, who later worked for Frank Zappa. Swing Out Sister then had two members, namely Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell. Enjoy

Swing Out Sister- You On My Mind

Song of the day: Tim Deluxe- It Just Won’t Do

tim deluxe it just won't do

Today, we’ve got a song from 2002. It was made by a British house producer, Tim Deluxe. Somewhere in my memories I know the melody of the song, though I have not heard it after finding it via via on the internet. Probably a song that was played a lot when I was six… but it surely makes me happy! Enjoy

Tim Deluxe- It Just Won’t Do

Song of the day: Lou Reed- Walk On The Wild Side

lou reed- walk on the wild side

As I read the paper today, I came across a column about the song Happy, which was in the news because of some people in Iran dancing to the song. The writer of the piece made a reference to several songs which were “happy” or describing the feeling of happiness. One of them was Perfect Day by Lou Reed, which was sung in such a mood that you would like to hang yourself, as the writer stated. The great thing about the song is that it is the B-side of his other big hit, Walk On The Wild Side. And that is an interesting song. David Bowie produced the song and it actually was about all sorts of taboos. Why would I choose this song as song of the day? Because it has a great saxophone solo in the end of the song, which I would have preferred in the middle, but okay. Enjoy

Lou Reed- Walk On The Wild Side

Song of the day: Simon Webbe- No Worries


Another song which makes you happy! On Wikipedia (yes, we can trust that! :)) it says he was in the popular boyband Blue. Never heard of that one… What does it matter anyway? He went solo in 2005 and had an enormous hit with this song in 2005. Get happy and enjoy

Simon Webbe- No Worries

Song of the day: Narada Michael Walden- Gimme Gimme Gimme


Another eighties song today, from 1985 to be complete. The singer had more success, however, as a writer or producer than as a singer. A few examples of songs where he was involved are I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael and Aretha Franklin, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship and I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) from Whitney Houston. As a singer, he had a few hit songs, and one of the songs is a happy song of the day:

Narada Michael Walden & Patti Austin- Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Song of the day: Tim Finn- Fraction Too Much Friction


Yes, this is an oldfashioned and typical eighties song. And I must say, it makes me very happy if I hear it. Thereby, I can sing it along, word after word. That is not always to the liking of my family, but who cares? It’s a sign that I’m happy, and who would like me to be unhappy? Exactly, nobody! And that’s why I’m putting this song on again, singing out loud and enjoying every moment:

Tim Finn- Fraction Too Much Friction

Song of the day: Soulsister- The Way To Your Heart


A Belgian band today. They played a mix of soul and pop, and had one big hit in their career in the Netherlands and Germany. They did not come further than these countries, and the rest of their songs were only hits in Belgium. Now, I know what you’re thinking: they’re Belgians, can they make anything good? Oh yes, they can. This song was a big hit, and with a reason: it is a great and happy song, and the music is good. Enjoy

Soulsister- The Way To Your Heart

Song of the day: Belle Stars- Sign Of The Times


I must say that I’ve doubted a long time about putting this record forward as song of the day, but then I thought: Who cares? Tomorrow there’s another song, and if they like it, it’s good that I’ve put forward this song. They were British, and they had just one big hit. It’s happy, so enjoy

The Belle Stars- Sign Of The Times

Song of the day: Redbox- For America


Well, this eighties song just makes me happy and makes you want to sing along. You know what I mean if you hear it. Yodeehihihee or something like that. And then curililileeeeeUSA! A nice record for a nice day. Enjoy

Redbox- In America


Song of the day: Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne- You’re A Friend Of Mine


Yeah, a saxophone song! I LOVE saxophone songs. But you know that, don’t you? And you can clearly hear that voice, a black voice versus a white voice. Happy and it makes you want to dance. I know that I’ve said it a lot of times, but everything is right about this song. Enjoy

Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne- You’re A Friend Of Mine