Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
A Song That Makes You Happy.
Here are the staff picks:
Tara Seetharam: “Born to Fly” – Sara Evans
Maybe it’s because it reminds me of my adolescence, or maybe it’s because it represents to me the last batch of great 90s-esque country music – but this song makes my heart smile.
Kevin Coyne: “Up!” – Shania Twain
Perhaps too obvious a choice, but its the best representation of Twain’s patented positivity. The book and reality show are great, but I really hope she gets back in the studio soon!
Leeann Ward: “Say Hey (I Love You)” – Michael Franti & Spearhead
This song simply makes me too happy to put it in the Guilty Pleasure category. It’s lightweight and corny, but it’s infectious and vibrant too.
Dan Milliken: “The Magic Position” – Patrick Wolf
It’s like if you could listen to a rainbow – one with a pot of gold. Big, romantic, and catchy, with hand claps and foot stomps and only a teeny smidgen of indie irony. (Not as dirty as the title might suggest, either.) Well worth YouTubing if you haven’t heard it.