FEATURE: The Feelgood Mix



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The Feegood Mix


IT seems, rather predictably, the summer is over and is being…

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replaced by something much more ‘British’. With the declining weather and cool breeze: a lot of people I know are unhappy or unwell; going through some tough times and battling to get back to their best. In response to that; I have been looking through some of the songs that put a smile on my face – those tunes that get me uplifted and dig deep. Mixing 1990s club anthems with some classic cuts: a compendium of serotonin-building jams that should banish the pre-winter blues and bring some sunshine back.



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MadonnaMaterial Girl


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSUOFgj97M&w=560&h=315]


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Deacon Blue Twist & Shout


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc6v7OWq5Bk&w=560&h=315]


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M83 (ft. Mai Lan)Go!


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3YZTYXftzg&w=560&h=315]


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Deee-Lite Groove Is in the Heart


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etviGf1uWlg&w=560&h=315]


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CeCe PenistonFinally


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk8mm1Qmt-Y&w=560&h=315]


Beats InternationalDub Be Good to Me


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MnELifX3sQ&w=560&h=315]


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Snow - Informer


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StlMdNcvCJo&w=560&h=315]


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Shaggy - Oh Carolina


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtLqmWt2h2g&w=560&h=315]


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ATB 9PM (Till I Come)



[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A9OIIapSko&w=560&h=315]


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Daft Punk (ft. Niles Rodgers and Pharrell Williams)Get Lucky


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NV6Rdv1a3I&w=560&h=315]


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Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)Uptown Funk


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0&w=560&h=315]


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Stevie Wonder Part Time Lover


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0&w=560&h=315]


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Kool & the Gang Celebration


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M&w=560&h=315]


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Black Box- Ride on Time


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0quXl_od3g&w=560&h=315]



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Snap! Rhythm is a Dancer


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPM1q_Uyxc&w=560&h=315]


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Salt-N-Pepa (ft. En Vogue) – Whatta Man


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-WFNbMohTQ&w=560&h=315]


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Hanson- MMMBop


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE&w=560&h=315]


Image result for sophie ellis bextor Spiller (ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor) – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOdgbRx4ihQ&w=560&h=315]


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Urban Cookie CollectiveThe Key, The Secret


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j-Tji1DueU&w=560&h=315]


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OasisStand By Me


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maTP315XZCQ&w=560&h=315]


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Michael JacksonWanna Be Startin’ Somethin’


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uj3zitETs4&w=560&h=315]


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Charles & EddieWould I Lie to You?


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_UXvcr22rM&w=560&h=315]


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Jackie Wilson Reet Petite


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CTs8a7dVa0&w=560&h=315]


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Fatboy Slim- Gangster Trippin'


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k1comdW1Ig&w=560&h=315]


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Bob Marley Could You Be Loved?


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm7muPjevik&w=560&h=315]


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Electric Light OrchestraMr. Blue Sky


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjPqsDU0j2I&w=560&h=315]


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Beach BoysI Get Around


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wREBD2og5iY&w=560&h=315]


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The BeatlesOb-la-di Ob-la-da


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiLadvl-VQo&w=560&h=315]


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Basement JaxxBingo Bango


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU-vdq7QxvY&w=560&h=315]


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Bobbie McFerrinDon’t Worry, Be Happy


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU&w=560&h=315]


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I hope the list – or sub-sections of it – have helped reduce the fatigue, sadness and depression – if only for a little while. Music has that transformative power: in a time where there is still too much introspective and insular music – we need to celebrate the songs and artists that go the extra mile to create a smile. Play the list and suggest your own choices: it would be great to add some more to the above.