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Songs that make you FEEEEL

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Here's an interesting one. Pick the best example you can think of for a song which makes you feel each of the following:

Happy: (Songs where you just think WAYHEYYYYYY! LIFE, EH?)

Sad (Bonus points if you've cried while listening to it):

Angry (to listen to whilst angry, not a song that makes you angry, or maybe that as well):

Sleepy (or rather...to help you sleep):

Not looking for definitive answers here, as there arent any. Music can make you sad/happy based on lyrical content, musical arrangement or just a memory/situation it reminds you of. Obviously, with the subjective nature of music, some 'happy' songs may appear 'sad' to others. I will start off this potential "only emo kids cry over songs" abuse tirade with:

Happy: You! Me! Dancing by Los Campesinos

Sad: Valentine by Christie Front Drive

Angry: I Wish You the Best by Ed Gein

Sleepy: Post-War by M. Ward

(bonus cool points for name dropping bands nobody has heard of/gives a fuck about!!!)

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Happy Jamaica Jerk-Off by Elton John

Sad Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl by Broken Social Scene

Angry Anchor by Misery Signals

Sleepy Generally I don't like to fall asleep to music: if I like a song it won't make me sleepy. I'll go with Clair De Lune by Debussy if pushed, though.

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I done too many songs. But I don't care.

Happy: "Heatwave" - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Just pure pleasure from start to finish.


"Higher And Higher" - Jackie Wilson

Hounds Of Love - The Futureheads

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

Sad: "The Biggest Lie" - Elliott Smith. I was kinda late to the party with Elliott, apart from a few songs here and there it's only really been in the past 4 years or so that I really discovered him, but I think his songs have genuinely affected me, and they've helped me through some stuff.


"Lover, You Should've Come Over" - Jeff Buckley

"The Lonely Shepherd" - Gheorghe Zamfir (from Kill Bill)

"Broken" - JJ72

Angry: "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" by Faith No More. Basically whenever I have a shit day I get in my car and put on Faith No More as loud as the stereo will go and scream my lungs out on the drive home. I usually feel a lot better by the time I arrive!


"Kill Before You're Killed" - Deadloss MF Superstar

Sleepy: Anything by Nightmares On Wax or Zero 7. They're my sleepy albums.

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Happy - Four Year Strong - Men Are From Mars...

Sad - City And Colour - Sleeping Sickness

Angry - A Day To Remember - 2nd Sucks

Sleepy - I fall asleep on the bus to and from work. I've slept to everything on my ipod. Including the likes of Slipknot, iwrestledabearonce, Skrillex and Borgore.

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Wale - The MC

Minutemen - Shit From An Old Notebook

Sky Larkin - Fossil, I

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno


Perfume Genius - Mr Peterson (or that whole LP, 'Learning')

Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles


Any Locust, really.

Tyler, the Creator - Seven


SLEEP ? OVER - Outer Limits

Geotic's 'Mend' LP

Grouper's 'Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill' LP

There are lots more but these spring to mind.

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So many!! How's about two for each:

Happy: Paper Thin Walls by Modest Mouse or Waitin' on a Sunny Day by The Boss.

Sad: Twilight by Elliott Smith or Upper Deck San Diego by Joie de Vivre (or anything by these two...lol no wut im sayin' lol)

Angry: Dog Faced Gods by Testament or something by Fugazi... let's say Public Witness Program for now

Sleepy: Disposition by Tool or The Man in Me by Bob Dylan.

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