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  • The Wild Detectives’ top 5 whistling songs

    A selection of songs for those days when a perfect breeze alternates shadows and lights on your face from the trees and you walk 3 feet over the floor and absolutely nothing can touch you.

    Andrew Bird
    Andrew Bird the master of whistle

    A selection of songs for those days when a perfect breeze alternates shadows and lights on your face from the trees and you walk 3 feet over the floor and absolutely nothing can touch you.

    We all know the feeling, something seeded in your stomach that branches out trough your lungs and heart and make you feel like jumping, screaming or hugging strangers. Although you don’t because you think adults don’t do so. If that’s the case -and I bet it is- then whistling is for you, the most civilised way of channeling uncontainable happiness – and the less annoying. I guess. Sometimes.

    Here are 5 songs for walking on sunshine.

    https://youtu.be/rTVjnBo96Ug
    5. (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay
    Ottis Redding
    This 1968 classic is for those with a contemplative soul. Happiness may be nothing more than wasting time from a spot with a view.

    https://youtu.be/Z6VrKro8djw
    4. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
    Paul Simon
    And infinite school break in a Queens’ high school (the very same one where Paul Simon met Art Garfunkel) may be close to make you whistle for the rest of the day.

    https://youtu.be/WlBiLNN1NhQ
    3. Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life
    Monty Python
    When you’re chewing on life’s gristle, don’t grumble, give a whistle.

    https://youtu.be/d-diB65scQU
    2. Don’t Worry Be Happy
    Bobby McFerrin
    Laughing at the face of disgrace can also be very effective to lift your spirit. “Hey boss, did you ever see a more splendiferous crash?”

    https://youtu.be/F-5MjmqpROw
    1. Danse Caribe
    Andrew Bird
    But in the realm of whistle the bird is king. Mr Bird, I mean. Do wrap yourself in this song to turn the ordinary into something inexplicable.

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