Song of the Day #3,075: ‘The Happiest Song I Know’ – Laurie Berkner

laurie_berknerThis Laurie Berkner duet with Tom Chapin is indeed a happy song, but I wouldn’t call it the happiest song I know.

For starters, I would submit that Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ is a happier song than this. R.E.M.’s ‘Shiny Happy People’ is, too. And those are just songs with “happy” in the title.

Way back in ’09, I did a week of happy songs that included the R.E.M. tune as well as Simon & Garfunkel’s ’59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)’ among others.

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Song of the Day #2,073: ‘My Energy’ – Laurie Berkner

laurie_berknerThis is my 221st Random Weekend post and only the second kids’ song to show up during that span. The first was by Raffi.

When I launched Random Weekends, I feared I’d wind up with a lot of Laura Berkner and Raffi and the like, not because they dominate my music collection but because it’s inevitable that when you want the process to deliver something cool like Miles Davis or Talking Heads, it will instead serve up The Wiggles.

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