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Optimistic Songs
June 6, 2008
Blog
Column
Writer: Maddy Costa

A List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

Move On Up

Curtis Mayfield

Loztralia

2

You Can Get It If You Really Want

Desmond Dekker

HazBeen

3

One Fine Day

The Chiffons

lonniej

4

Dignified And Old

The Modern Lovers

sourpus

5

We're Going To Make It

Little Milton

JonathanCR

6

I Could Be Happy

Altered Images

iliketrains

7

Promised Land

Joe Smooth

HazBeen

8

The Creator Has a Master Plan

Thomas, Leon & Pharaoh Sanders

nilpferd/mototom

9

So Happy I'll Be

Flatt And Scruggs

steenbeck

10

Looking On The Bright Side

Bowlly, Al

sourpus

Note: The column mentions a collaboration between Leon Thomas and Pharaoh Sanders for The Creator Has a Master Plan though the list after the column mentions just Thomas. I have included both with credit to both nilpferd and mototom for recommending it.

B List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

Three Little Birds

Bob Marley

steenbeck

2

If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley

gordonimmel

3

I'm Getting Better All the Time

Barbara Pitman

lonniej

4

Touch of Grey

The Grateful Dead

Chris7572

5

It's Getting Better

Mama Cass

MrDNA

6

No Children

The Mountain Goats

Shoegazer

7

Reset

Big Boi

steenbeck

8

I Believe I'm Gonna Make It

Joe Tex

WKB1

9

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

B.J. Thomas

morgainex

10

You Set the Scene

Love

ShivSidecar

 

 

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