Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Most Depressing, and The Happiest Songs

The following is a list of the Most Depressing Songs, and the Happiest Songs, as voted by people in Canberra, Australia.

The Most Depressing Songs

· Not Pretty Enough by Kasey Chambers
· No Aphrodisiac by the Whitlams
· Most songs by the Smiths and Morrissey
· I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues by Elton John
· Forever Autumn from the War of the Worlds
· Famous blue raincoat by Leonard Cohen
· Beloved Wife by Natalie Merchant
· Dishes by Pulp
· Maree by Townes van Zandt
· Leader of the Pack
· Old Shep
· Annie's Song by John Denver
· Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis
· Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris
· Abide With Me
· The Wild Rose by Nick Cave
· Honey by Bobby Goldsborough
· Rusty It's Goodbye by Slim Dusty
· Leader of the Pack by the Shangri-Las
· Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor
And the song voted the most depressing?
· Ben by Michael Jackson, otherwise known as "that rat song". (With a special mention to Leonard Cohen for being the most-mentioned artist.)

The Happiest Songs

· Volare by Dean Martin
· Where's the Party by Madonna
· Zippedy Do Dah
· The Laughing Policeman
· Always Look on the Sunny Side of Life
· Feel Like a Woman
· Sunshine, Lollopops and Rainbows
· Sing by the Carpenters
· Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
· Crocodile Rock by Elton John
· Listen to the Music by the Doobie Brothers
· Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
· Happy Happy Talk
· Midnight at the Oasis
· Happy Feet by Kermit the Frog
· Happy Go Lucky Me by Paul Evans
· Shoop Shoop Diddy-Wop Comma Comma Wang Dang

Interesting list …. What do you think ???



Connie and Rob said...

A song that just really makes me happy is "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra. I am already humming it and feeling good. Thanks for starting my morning off good!


just sayin' said...

Moondance by Van Morrison always puts me in the best mood.

jay are said...

I don't know about those happy songs but there are some really good ones on the sad list. It must be true that painful experiences produce the best "art".

Badoozie said...

what do i think? you're only 3 years older than me, and i don't know hardly any of these songs. i have been living under a rock. just call me patrick.

Meow said...

Connie, yep, that's a wonderful song. Have a great day.

Morgan, Moondance is also a great song. Welcome to my blog. Thanks for visiting.

Jay Are, I think the people in Canberra are pretty weird ... don't know that I would've picked all those songs. Can think of plenty others for the happy list.

Susie, I don't know all of those songs either, probably around 75% of them. The people in Canberra are mostly politicians and public servants ... what does that tell you ??? Maybe they listen to different music than we do !!

Have a great day all.

Take care,

Michelle said...

I think it's a big crock of s$#@ LOL.
I wouldn't trust anyone in Canberra! You only have to look at the list, i mean cmon...Zippedy Doo have to be kidding!
Must be one of little johnny's favs i reckon!
Bronwyn Bishop...feel like a woman!

Although i do agree with Honey, man i wanna slit my wrists everytime i hear that!

Justine said...

This is going to make someone laugh, but honestly I used to cry every time I heard "Ground control to major Tom".
Its the bit where it goes, "Tell my wife I love her so-oo-oh... She's know - oh-oo-ohs!"

Happy song? "Cows with guns" and "The homecoming queen's got a gun". What a funny coincidence, weapons make me laugh??!

Meow said...

Michelle, I thought when I posted that list that it would make for some interesting comments !!!! Don't know who they surveyed, but there are truly some weird songs on that list.

Justine, you are a dag !!!

Hey, fellow Aussies, isn't it weird being in a different time zone to most of the others who we blog with !?!? We can chat during the day, whereas they are chatting whilst we are asleep. I find that so strange .... :-)

Have a great Friday,

Justine said...

I treated this as a meme, Meow. Except I forgot to mention the gun songs! There are so many happy songs out there...

Meow said...

Justine, There are heaps of happy songs out there ... guess I should've done my own list ... maybe I will !! Off to do some thinking :-)