What songs perk you up?

Whee! I am feeling extra perky after an hour of ‘shutting down’ (i.e. in solitude, one heart and one soul just listening to my heart) plus another two hours singing Christmas songs. Yes, Christmas is in the air since last week because the choir of The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit has been practicing twice a week since last week.

So, tell me what are the songs that you will shout out when you feel good? Here are mine:

1) We are the champion – Queen

2) I will survive – Donna Summer and Aretha Franklin

3) It’s raining men – The weather girls (the original and not that other muscular Spice girl version)

4) YMCA – Village People

5) We will rock you – Queen

6) I say a little prayer – Dionne Warwick (do you all remember My Best Friend’s wedding?)

(all the above tks to P2P, psst)

I know some of you kids (kekekeh) don’t have the faintest idea who they are. But my kids who play GTA and other PS2 games do know some of these 80s songs.

In fact, when we were in Redang, the hotel has this open air disco by the beach and boy, can my kids dance. Including my toddler. From disco to rap to breakdance.

I hope the mention of It’s raining men did not give you any funny ideas, ok?

Added : Got one more, Another one bites the dust – Queen again. (I know they are gays but that Freddie Mercury moustache USED to be very turn on leh.)

Added again : SONG OF THE DAY – This one you MUST download. It is available on Dr. Liew’s post but I shall put the link for downloading here. But remember to go wish Dr. Liew something appropriate. LOL!

17 thoughts on “What songs perk you up?

  1. I love:

    Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
    Bryan Adams – Heaven
    3 Doors Down – Be Like That
    Hoobastank – The Reason
    Lifehouse – Hanging By A Moment
    Lenny Kravitz – Again
    Nickelback – Someday
    Story Of The Year – Razorblade
    The Wallflowers – Closer To You
    U2 – Beautiful Day
    Van Halen – Dreams


  2. ah.. šŸ™‚ here are some of my favourites:

    Matthew Wilde’s “Break My Stride”
    Danny Wilson’s “Mary’s Prayer”
    Cranberries’s “Dreams”
    Switchfoot’s “This Is Your Life”
    Dean Martin’s “Swinging On A Star”
    Howie Day’s “Collide”

    Cheers! šŸ˜€

  3. i heard of all those songs before except for number two.heh


    good charlotte : hold on
    green day : wake me up when sept ends,american idiot
    jason marz : worldplay
    lifehouse : everything
    bon jovi : have a nice day
    louis armstrong : what a wonderful world
    matchbox 20 : push
    the cranberries : dreams

  4. I’m telling you, these are among the best songs to be played when driving.

    Story Of The Year – Razorblades
    My Chemical Romance – Helena
    Trapt – These Walls
    The Early November – Sunday Drive
    Forty Foot Echo – Brand New Day
    Butterfingers – Royal Jelly
    Bon Jovi – Have A Nice Day
    Theme From Matrix Reloaded : Mona Lisa Overdrive
    Blink 182 – Adam’s Song
    Kelly Clarkson – Behind These Hazel Eyes
    Super Eurobeat – Forever Young , Revolution (yes, from Initial D : Project D)

    *revs engine, in top gear, high speed run along the Pasir Gudang Highway*

  5. anything but heavy metal / stainless stell.
    Love oldies… Linda ronstadt – blue bayou

    *slwoly raising my hands and whisper i support P2P too šŸ˜›

  6. Oi, Simon – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to your and Mrs. Simon! I was hoping you wud put up a pic of your wedding on your blog today. With your kari-pok hairstyle , sideburns, hala-hala pants (bell bottoms) and platform shoes. *light bulb* Quick go blog – Top Ten Things of the 80s/90s marriages must-haves or something like that. Ribbons car, cockerel, thamthoong with red dates, chicken egg sweet tea, s’ng kek mm (that tai kham poh).

    As for your question – I don’t know what is ghey when I was 20 yrs old leh.

    JoeC – Flavour of the week kinda thing la?

    Kampungkai – Fuwah, you sure you listen to Linda Ronstadt? I, 40 yrs old found her old liao, you not yet even born leh.

    Lynnee – Music were so loud then. Now, I have to endure my kids’ song.

    8555- I know Forever Young. But it was originally by Alphaville

  7. Great choices Lilian. When I saw your no. 1 song, I had a big chuckle as I heard it just now when Alonso sang it after Renault won the F1 race in Shanghai.

  8. 1.I will survive – Donna Summer and Aretha Franklin
    2.Blue moon – Dean Martin
    3.How deep is your love – Air Supply
    4.AhLong frpm Bukit Beruntung – AHA
    5.Every Breath you take – Police
    6.Angel – Sarah Mclachlan
    7.What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
    8.Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
    9.Run to me – Beegees
    10.Moon River – Frank Sinatra
    11.Hotal California – The Eagle
    12.Forever Young – Paul Young
    13.Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
    14.American Pie – Maddona
    15. More than words – Extreme
    16. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

    and many many maaannnyyy moreeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  9. Wah… so many Queen’s songs.

    My favourites are still “Vincent” by Don McLean and “Morning has broken” by Cat Stevens.

  10. In my daughter’s eyes – Martina Mcbride
    Simple Gifts – Yoyo Ma
    Ye lai Xiang – David Tao
    Hopelessly Devoted to You – Grease SoundTrack
    Time to Say Goodbye – Sarah Brightman & Andrea Boccelli

  11. BICYCLE! BICYCLE! I want to ride my bicycle i want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle i want to ride it where i like!

    So forget all your duties. =) Queen for Prime Minister.

  12. burning love / a lil less conversation / rubber necking ELVIS
    dont stop til you get enuf / blood is on th dancefloor/ they dont care bout us MJ
    sweet child of mine , WE WILL ROCK YOU, come as you are – nirvana
    sexual healing – shaggy n marvin gaye
    i will survive / respect – arethra franklin
    absolutely everybody , tubthumpin , D.I.S.C.O, Faith – george michael

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