Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In every life we have some trouble, when you worry you make it double (Bobby McFerrin) # 284

Bobby McFerrin  Don't Worry Be Happy/ Simple Pleasures, Don't Worry Be Happy (Manhattan 12", 12MT 56, 1988)

Feel good songs, how we love them and Bobby has produced one of the smilingest happiest feel goodest songs of all time. Really.

It's the kind of jaunty infectious sing-a-long that they don't seem to do any more. More's the pity.

The video (watch it, it's cool) has a cameo by the wonderfully gifted Robin Williams, who took his own life a few weeks ago.

What a shame he didn't think to revisit the song and the video-which has an attempted suicide that is prevented by the song's message. Not that it would have helped. Depressed people don't suddenly feel good because of a song do they? Who knows - maybe they do.

Hidden gem: The B side contains another song created solely (souly) by Bobby-not as memorable as the hit A side though.

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