Friday, October 1, 2010

My Happy Song

Everyone has a happy song that may or may not reflect who they are.  Sometimes the song is predictable and consistent with a person's favorite artist.  Sometimes it's nostalgic, maybe a song you used to listen to with a close family member.  Sometimes it's an inside joke between you and your best friend.  Sometimes, it's that one song that perfectly expresses exactly how you feel about that special someone.  Sometimes it's all of that. 

And sometimes, it's none of that.  Sometimes, it doesn't make sense.  Sometimes, our happy songs creep up on us and we don't realize that it's our happy song until we find ourselves dancing and smiling and reveling in the fact that the song doesn't make sense, was never released on the radio because it was made strictly for a movie that wasn't very popular, and is by an actor who's on House now but wasn't that big back then.

My happy song since the beginning of my sophomore year of high school is "Sheets of Egyptian Cotton" by Jesse Spencer, and it was made for the movie Uptown Girls with Brittany Murphy.  I haven't listened to it in a while, but as I was composing a tracklist for my birthday, I realized that this song just HAD to be played.  How could it not?  This was my HAPPY SONG.

Sure, there are other songs that represent me and that I love and that make me feel nearly the same way as this song.  There are songs by better known artists, songs that make sense, songs that are more popular, but I don't care.  This is my happy song.  I get the same feeling every time I hear it and that's it.  I start dancing, I close my eyes, and I get this ridiculous smile on my face.  The feeling I get from it is pure and utter happiness.

And that's what makes it my happy song.  Because no other song on the planet can evoke such pure happiness from me.

I'd love to hear what YOUR happy song is.

And luckily for us, happy songs can be played over and over and over again and still give us those good vibrations.

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