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DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

Can you help me find some positive, upbeat contemporary songs?

Asked by DarlingRhadamanthus (11273points) May 29th, 2011

I am trying to put together some music tracks of contemporary (as much as I like “Don’t Worry, Get Happy”, that’s not what I am looking for) music to give to a young high school girl going through a hard time. I was thinking of songs that are really positive (like Katy Perry’s “Firework”, for example) and upbeat. I was looking especially for songs that inspire.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Thanks, everyone!

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janbb's avatar

**Here Comes the Sun** by the Beatles.

Feelin’ Groovy (59th St Bridge Song) by Simon and Garfunkel

MilkyWay's avatar

Let the sun shine , Look for me , Remedy , Ambitions and Someone wake me up
That’s a really noble and lovely thing to do @DarlingRhadamanthus, hope it all goes okay.

Joker94's avatar

Young Pilgrims and Australia by The Shins
Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
You Are A Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie
Can’t Keep Johnny Down Dr. Worm and Experimental Film by They Might Be Giants

Hope all goes well! :)

Kardamom's avatar

You Raise Me Up by Celtic Women

Here’s to the Heroes by The Ten Tenors

I’m Alright by Jo Dee Messina

I Hope You Dance by Lee Anne Womack

Come on Get Happy by The Partridge Family

Bluebird by Paul McCartney and Wings

Into the Sun by Sean Lennon

You’ve Made Me So Very Happy by Blood Sweat and Tears

A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins

People by Barbra Streisand

Get The Party Started by Pink

Roam by the B52’s

What I Like About You The Romantics

Beautiful Day by U2

Hey Jude by The Beatles

In My Life by The Beatles

The Way You Look Tonight by Michael Buble

Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble

Hippy Hippy Shake by The Beatles

Day Dream Believer by The Monkees

As Long As You Love Me by Backstreet Boys

I’m Every Woman by Whitney Houston

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindy Lauper

marinelife's avatar

The Plain White Ts Rhythm of Love is a very fun and catchy tune.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield. It’s a shame that a shampoo company uses this one for its ads.
Golden by Jill Scott It’s a shame she’s not more famous.

lonelydragon's avatar

“Brand New Day”—Joshua Radin
“Me and You”—She & Him
“Hope Child”—Free Energy
“Pure Imagination”—Gene Wilder or the Maroon 5 cover (if you think she’d like something more modern)
“Silver Lining”—Danyew
“Our Lives”—The Calling

Also, if she likes “Glee”, they have lots of good uplifting songs, like their cover of “Don’t Stop Believin’”.

Kardamom's avatar

@lonelydragon OMG! I wish I could give you more GA’s for the Gene Wilder version of “Pure Imagination”! That is such a wonderful song. I’ve never heard the Maroon 5 version, but I’ll be checking out i-tunes any minute to find it. : )

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

What can I say? You Jellies ROCK! Thank you sooooooo much for helping out on this!

Lurve on its way to all of you!

2046's avatar

Usually I go to and just tap in whatever mood I’m feeling! Great playlists they have there. :)

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