1. Dirty Water - The Standells
This song is played immediately following every Red Sox home win - that in and of itself is enough to make me happyv (I'm a huge Sox fan as well as a Red Sox Blogger). Add the fact I'm a Massachusetts native I just love singing out "Boston, you're my home!" *Note: It makes no difference to me that I no longer live in Boston and am actually closer to Providence, RI ;)
2. I'm Shipping Up to Boston - Dropkick Murphy's
I promise, not all songs on this list are going to have to do with Boston...or the Red Sox. This Irish-Punk Rock song has become a ballad for New England Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox as it is the entrance song for Red Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon. It came to be his song in 2007 when the Sox won the ALCS and Papelbon did a Irish Jig out on the field after the game....in his underwear. True story for you non-Sox fans. Previously his entrance song was "Wild Thing."
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I lived in Germany 1999-2000 and this song was a huge hit in the clubs while I was there. I didn't meet SH until March of 2005 and at some point shortly after meeting him I learned he was also a fan of this song. I had never heard it played in America and was shocked he knew it. SH and I RARELY agree on music, so every time I hear this song, I'm happy.
4. Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me - Keith Urban
As I mentioned above, SH and I rarely agree on music. That led to many years of us listening purely to country music when we were together. I couldn't stand his techno/pop and he couldn't stand my grunge/rock. Country, that was one genre we could agree on. It was hard to choose one song that makes me happy (I'll Take That as a Yes, Dust on the Bottle, Sold, etc) but it is definitely one of my favorites. It's one that makes me happy thinking about days driving around in the convertible Corvette with my SH.
5. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Really how can this song NOT make you happy?
See the original post on the 30 Day Song Challenge
Challenge 1: Your Favorite Song(s)
Challenge 2: Your Least Favorite Song(s)