Music has a capability to bear us up, cheer us up, make us laugh, make us yearn, make us a bit nostalgic for the past. So, a quickie, video-less top 10 list of the "Uppers", in no particular order. Smile :) I'm trying to choose darkhorses, songs that may not be checked out otherwise, more's the pity.
10) Cornershop- the original, not the Fat-Boy Slim version of Brimful of Asha. You may recognize this is as a ditty that repeated, throughout, about 17 times, "Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow". True enough, and you don't always necessarily need to be thinking of literal "bosoms" (which I'm informed only large maiden aunts have.)
9)The Pogues- If I Should Fall From Grace With God- sure, it's made to be a drinking song---loud, with whooping...and maybe some rather dark lyrics to a feisty tune
8)Taco- Puttin' On The Ritz - (Or the version from Young Frankenstein.) Trivia: Numerous Berlin songs are referenced in the song & video, including White Christmas. Yup. If you're blue and you don't know where to go to... this is precisely what you need. It's beautifully, fantastically, weird!
7)Gaelic Storm- Raised On Black And Tans (Sharp observers may recognize Gaelic Storm as the steerage band in Titanic)
6)Cracker/ Adam Duritz (from the Counting Crows) - Darling One
Not found so easily on Youtube, but audio files are plentiful. Very sweet and calming
5)Ben Lee- Song For the Divine Mother of the Universe . Nothing fancy, done in a simple repeat form. Peaceful.
4)Tennis- Marathon- very bright, almost a 1950's cooing quality
3) The Five Stairsteps- Oooh Child. Yes, baby, it gets better. I swear.
2)Thurston Joseph Moore (You may know him from Sonic Youth.)- Benediction
Musically, it's the equivalent of tea and a fuzzy blanket. You can't help but smile no matter how weary you are.
1) The Scissor Sisters- Fire With Fire
-Big, bright, light hearted. A weary fighter's song--- but with no signs of tiredness.