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



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Deacon Blue Twist & Shout



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M83 (ft. Mai Lan)Go!



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Deee-Lite Groove Is in the Heart



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CeCe PenistonFinally



Beats InternationalDub Be Good to Me



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Shaggy – Oh Carolina



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ATB 9PM (Till I Come)




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



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Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)Uptown Funk



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Stevie Wonder Part Time Lover



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Kool & the Gang Celebration



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Black Box Ride on Time




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Snap! Rhythm is a Dancer



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



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Hanson MMMBop



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Spiller (ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor) – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)



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Urban Cookie CollectiveThe Key, The Secret



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OasisStand By Me



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Michael JacksonWanna Be Startin’ Somethin’



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Charles & EddieWould I Lie to You?



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Jackie Wilson Reet Petite



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Fatboy Slim- Gangster Trippin’



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Bob Marley Could You Be Loved?



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Electric Light OrchestraMr. Blue Sky



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Beach BoysI Get Around



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The BeatlesOb-la-di Ob-la-da



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Basement JaxxBingo Bango



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Bobbie McFerrinDon’t Worry, Be Happy



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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.


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