Blog Music Party Week: Smiley Songs

This week I'm excited to announce Blog Music Party Week! I and the lovely ladies behind Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle and You Are My Fave will post our picks from a theme each day this week!

The breakdown: In case you want to join in!

Monday: Happy-Go-Lucky songs-Songs that put a smile on your face
Tuesday: Songs that remind you of jr. high and/or high school
Wednesday: Favorite songs from/used in movies
Thursday: Guilty Pleasure songs-those you are embarrassed to admit you like
Friday: Best karaoke songs

Hmm, my Thursday and Friday are kind of overlapping, but I'll try to keep some order! Oh, and at the end of the week we'll be doing a little giveaway, so you can refrain from downloading every song until we're done!

I'll also be doing my regular posting, so be sure to keep your eyes open for that.

Let's get started! Here are three Happy Songs that put a smile on my face!

1. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here by She & Him (aka Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward). Zooey is totally adorable in this video, and the perky, happy music can immediately make me happy.

2. 1234 by Feist. So happy, so fun and bouncy. We saw her maybe two years ago in Seattle, which was awesome except that the girl sitting next to me was insane. She seemed totally normal when she sat down with her boyfriend, but as soon as the lights went down she screamed through the WHOLE thing. "I LOVE YOU FEIIIIIIIIIIIIIST! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" is kind of the gist of it. And even though we were all sitting (my personal favorite way to enjoy a concert), it didn't stop her from dancing around in her seat, angering the hipster lesbians that sat right in front of us. I was hoping they would come back and kick her ass, but no such luck. Anyway, Feist was amazing. I totally wish I could rock the guitar like her.

3. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa by Vampire Weekend. Ryan and I went to the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last year (it was his birthday present) and saw them live. So much fun. And they are totally adorable. Then maybe two weeks later back in Seattle, they were at the Capital Hill Block Party. And I had Ryan take a picture with my cell phone because I couldn't get up high enough to see them. On a rainy, gloomy day when I'm driving to work, this song (and album) can perk me right up!

Hope you enjoy my picks. Be sure to see Jackie's and Melanie's!