Songs to Chase Away the Blues
Music stirs the heart to every emotion - including lightness and joy. That’s the kind of music we need now. With international tensions running high, we’re also contending with a wobbly economy, far too many heart-wrenching crimes in our communities, and all the personal crises no headline writer knows or cares about.
Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that not long ago Pharrell Williams jubilant song “Happy” soared to number one on the charts and became a viral YouTube hit. It made everyone who heard it, well, happy. But there are many other songs - especially those in the oldie-but-goodie category, that lift spirits, put a spring in the step, and remind us it’s good to be alive. Here’s a look at 10 favorites.