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.
5. (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay
This 1968 classic is for those with a contemplative soul. Happiness may be nothing more than wasting time from a spot with a view.
4. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
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.
3. Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle, don’t grumble, give a whistle.
2. Don’t Worry Be Happy
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?”
1. Danse Caribe
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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