Sunday, February 3, 2008

A Contest!

My friend Julie is going through a break-up right now, and is in search of a Theme Song to cheer her up. I'm not really up on my music -- nothing in the Andrews Sisters' catalog seems quite right -- so I'm asking for an assist here. Any ideas for my friend? Now this has to be a kick-ass song to get her through the rest of the winter and, you know, that holiday that comes up later in the month...

So let's make it a contest! Whoever finds a song for our friend will win ... the cutest pair of socks in the world! Seriously, no matter how rainy it is this spring, how could you not be happy in these rainbow striped knee socks? They're from Alex Kabbaz of Alex is a friend-of-a-friend, and sells the most delicious socks in the world. He sells men's socks, too, and could probably ship them to you in time for that Mid-February Holiday. If you choose the winning song, you can pick black or white, ankle- or knee-length socks.

Anyway, contest rules:
1. Song cannot be about love OR about breaking up (e.g. "I Will Survive").
2. Post your entries in the comments, with a YouTube link if possible.
3. Winner to be determined by my friend Julie (who will get her own pair of cheerful socks, naturally).
4. Contest ends on February 10.

On your mark, get set, GO!


  1. She has already rejected the entire Who catalog.

  2. I have always found great solace in You Can't Bring Me Down

    But speed metal might not be her thing... Its not my thing either normally, but I make exceptions for Suicidal Tendencies. I mean, lyrics like
    Who the hell you calling crazy
    You wouldn't know what crazy
    was if Charles Manson was eating
    fruit loops on your front porch

    are just just too darn poetic to pass up...

  3. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba (Tubthumper 1997)
    It never fails to cheer me up.

  4. Alison Limerick's Make it on my own

  5. I am also getting over a break-up. And happy up beat songs make me feel so much better - so how about Happy by Natasha Bedingfield.

  6. I dare anyone to listen to MGMT's Electric Feel and not want to tear up the dance floor. It's got everything a happy song needs.

    But I especially like how the lyrics are about a special girl who's vivacious and spirited. While I know you're friend is feeling far from spirited, she needs to be uplifted and given a little confidence to hold her head back up. I can't think of any girl who wouldn't want to be thought of as "electric."

  7. Well, I'm partial to Gold Digger. Hang on--don't let that be my official entry (unless it's the winning one). I'm gonna think on this more.

  8. Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) by Fleetwood Mac. Julie can have my socks!

  9. I can't listen to Weezer's Beverly Hills without having my mood improved.

  10. omg, I LOVE Beverly Hills. I thought I was the only one. :)
    I just heard "Paradise City" by GnR and it made my day. That's my entry (unless she likes Gold Digger). Totally unoriginal, but you know. It's good stuff.

  11. here is what I listened to when my husband and I separated. It always got me pumped up:

  12. I can't resist smiling, and even dancing, to Sam Cooke's Twistin The Night Away. (Not the best video, sorry)

    Or Love Shack. I know it says the word love about a 200 times, but for reals, who thinks about love when they hear the song? All I can think about is dancing!

  13. Destination Unknown by Alex Guadino featuring Crystal Waters

    Here's a link to YouTube

    It's my current favorite!!


  14. An entry from Grams, Mamacita's mama:

    "I don’t know how to respond on your blog, but you know I couldn’t resist trying to win a pair of new socks. So, here’s my official contest entry … I AM WOMAN – Helen Reddy"

  15. This may sound odd and it does feel odd as I just barely found this blog but check out I Don't Feel Like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters.

    I'm not vouching for the weirdness levels of the video but I can't hear this song and not smile.

  16. Letitia suggested Dancing with Myself, which I really like, but isn't posted here. If it isn't posted and can win anyway I pick that one, but if it must be posted to win then it is a toss up between tubthumping, and gold digger. I think I choose tubthumping, as it does put me in an incredibly good mood. Uncle Miles and Letitia are the big winners for me, and maybe should both get the socks, I renounce my socks, and say give them both a pair.