Happy Songs! (1 song at a time; w/ link)

Good morning, Dopers!

Songs can be very uplifting. They can bring you joy, they can lift the spirit. What song makes you happy? There may be several, but only give 1 at a time. Include a link if one exists. But it’s not required for this game if one does not exist — e.g., “My 9 year old granddaughter’s first violin solo, she played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” counts as a play.

Hopefully we’ll build a long list of links to happy, uplifting songs.

I’ll start: Good Morning, Starshine — Oliver (1969). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAOTxAGJUug

Good morning, Dopers!

Go! And, enjoy!

Ode to Joy - Beethoven (Flashmob Version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbJcQYVtZMo

Sing it, Ernie!

Rubber Ducky — a classic! I have all verses memorized.
Let’s include the song title so that folks don’t have to click the link to find out.

The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeHiH19Ev8

One more, then I think I’m finished:

Mah Nà Mah Nà - Muppets version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ

Here’s some history.

Happy-Go-Lucky Me, by Paul Evans

This one goes “way back” for me. Can’t think of a better answer to the question!

Barbra Streisand "I'm All Smiles"

Walking on Sunshine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUmE-tne5U

And here’s another good version of Good Morning Starshine, the first song I thought of too when O saw this thread

Happy - Pharrell Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

That”s a nice version, never heard that one before. Thanks!

I’ll add Glen Campbell doing Classical Gas live, with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

‘Good Morning, Starshine’ is from the Broadway musical Hair.

This song always brings a smile to my face, and also makes me bellow out the lyrics.

Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

Here they are in 1968:


(Down At) Papa Joe’s - The Dixiebelles

A Mighty Wind

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while

Don McLean, American Pie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5ecvBaqHBk
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die*

Happy Happy Joy Joy - Stinkly Wizzleteats/The Ren & Stimpy Show

Birthday by The Beatles.
and dig this fun video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs5vUfddkT8

Don’t Stop Me Now, by Queen: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IFUjwj_RB5o
That one really gets me up!

When the Going Gets Tough by Billy Ocean

You can tell he’s happy when he sings it.

“Happy Talk” from South Pacific