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 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Bringing it back around to the band that inspired this thread...

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2012 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Waiting' Around to Die"- Townes Van Zandt

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2012 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2012 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Born in the U.S.A."- Bruce Springsteen



 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2012 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Sister Golden Hair"-America

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2012 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"You Keep Me Hanging On"- The Supremes



 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2012 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"I Am a Rock"- Simon & Garfunkel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Y1-ANjvTSj0#t=1573s

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2012 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

TIMOTHY - The Buoys.
About being trapped in a mine.



Great song! Never heard before now...one of the great "lost" gems of those hallowed early '70s. I also learned about the Hudson Brothers recently; one of 'em's even the papa of Kate Hudson, so even Goldie Hawn couldn't resist them.


I'm sorry, but this song is so frigging great!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2012 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

"Eleanor Rigby" is NOT an upbeat song, its tune is as serious as its lyrics.

How about, "Alone Again, Naturally"?

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2012 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

I am curious if these 2 fit category(not sure about downbeat lyrics)...anyway great upbeat songs with killer bass linessmile



 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"The Ballad of John and Yoko"- The Beatles

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Chris Isaak- "Go Walking Down There"

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Many Pet Shop Boys tracks qualify because most of their songs are upbeat enough for the dancefloor but are often married to melancholy Neil Tennant lyrics such as:

"Just for the sake of it make sure you're always frowning (Angst! Angst! Angst!)
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.
You know life is an impossible scheme and love an imperceptible dream."
(Miserablism)

"I'm always hoping you'll be faithful but you're not I suppose
We've both given up smoking 'cause it's fatal, so whose matches are those?"
(So Hard)

"DJ Culture. Dance with me. DJ Culture. Let's pretend.
Living in a satellite fantasy wondering who's your friend."
(DJ Culture)

Just a sampling of lyrics taken from one album at random. (Behaviour Further Listening)

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

John Lennon- "Crippled Inside"

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Siouxsie and the Banshees- "Peek-A-Boo"

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2013 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Pearl Jam-"Betterman" (well, halfway anyway)

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Dream World"- Midnight Oil

 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2014 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things."

~Tom Waits

 
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