Big Happy Music
August 31, 2014 7:34 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for music to fit into my "Big Happy" playlist. It's kind of a specific sound, at least it is to me... I like really big, synth-y, pop music that has big bursts of noise. Some examples that work for me...

The Naked and the Famous: Young Blood

Foster the People: Houdidni

I'm from Barcelona: Always Spring (Not so synth-filled, but kind of big and happy.)

Note: Lyrics don't matter as much as the sound.
posted by xingcat to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
These are more on the synthy side than the pop side, but Russ Chimes' She's Got the Heat
Russ Chimes remix of Marina and the Diamonds' Mowgli's Road
Ronald Jenkees' Disorganized Fun (honestly, pretty much _all_ Ronald Jenkees is right in this wheelhouse).
posted by bfranklin at 7:46 AM on August 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

Porter Robinson feat. Amy Millan - Divinity

++++1 to Sleepyhead
posted by tatiana wishbone at 8:48 AM on August 31, 2014

There is no bigger happy than the great Andrew WK.


The Killers might fit the bill, and Japandroids are really big and happy, although there's no synth, and it's a bit more on the rock side of things. How about Animanaguchi, for some video game big happy?
posted by DGStieber at 9:11 AM on August 31, 2014

Anything by La Roux. For example Bulletproof
posted by ladybird at 9:25 AM on August 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

Sleigh Bells Rill Rill, LCD Soundsystem Home, Dance Yrself Clean, Chromeo Tenderoni, Lemon Jelly A Tune for Jack, The Staunton Lick, Tame Impala Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, I Don't Really Mind, Youth Lagoon Cannons, Vulfpeck It Gets Funkier II
posted by stinkfoot at 10:24 AM on August 31, 2014

Loney dear: Hard Days
posted by aesop at 10:37 AM on August 31, 2014

Kate Earl: Everlasting (On my playlist "My pop Shame")
posted by aesop at 10:40 AM on August 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Somebody by Jukebox The Ghost.
posted by Rufus T. Firefly at 11:29 AM on August 31, 2014

Robyn, Indestructible, U Should Know Better (lyrics are NSFW) and many other songs

Shiny Toy Guns, You Are the One

The Gummy Bear song

Going out on a limb here, but Hyperactive by Thomas Dolby

Ultravox, Love's Great Adventure

I'm dating myself aren't I?
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 11:41 AM on August 31, 2014

Out of Mind, Out of Sight by The Models. Synths and big sax bursts.
posted by goo at 11:44 AM on August 31, 2014

Katrina and the Waves, Walking on Sunshine.
Cyndi Lauper,. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
I'm dating myself, too, but I don't care! These are great songs that always make me feel happy.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 11:57 AM on August 31, 2014

Best answer: Happy by C2C does it for me!
posted by telegraph at 5:13 PM on August 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

Andre McMahon's new single Cecilia and the Satelite hits those buttons for me.
posted by bluloo at 9:52 PM on August 31, 2014

Los Campesinos! - By Your Hand
posted by beijingbrown at 5:35 AM on September 1, 2014

How about "The Life Pursuit"-era Belle and Sebastian? For the Price of a Cup of Tea, maybe?
posted by underthehat at 8:59 AM on September 1, 2014

A classic:

Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances
posted by ageispolis at 1:47 PM on September 1, 2014

What about Erasure? Both "Blue Savannah" (that video is weird) and "A Little Respect" are loud and fun and fast.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:24 AM on September 5, 2014

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