Happy Daze

A recent click-bait headline, “15 Songs That Brought People Out of Comas.”

Some of these I recognized.  The remaining ones wouldn’t do anything, if I were to be in an unconscious state.

Which led to the bigger issue–there were songs that could possibly induce a comatose state of mind.  I’m at least a generation removed from current pop music.  There have to be 15 current examples.

Toxic waste of the pop music world?  Pop music jive turkeys?  “Surfin’ Bird” by the Trashmen, immediately came to mind.

Getting back on topic–songs from the sixties, seventies, and earlier, guaranteed to not bring me out of a coma.  Not because these weren’t good or popular songs, but rather, because they weren’t upbeat.

Alone Again Naturally

One Is the Loneliest Number


In My Room

That’s Life, by Frank Sinatra–because of the lyrics, “…I’m going to crawl in a big hole and die–My My.”

Is That All There Is?

Last Kiss

Mr. Lonely

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down


Ten was enough to make a point.  If these were the best they could do–I’d just as soon remain comatose–thank you.  Songs with barely intelligible lyrics, due to the likelihood the bands were in a semi-comatose state, were not included.







Author: warturoadam77p

70 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

2 thoughts on “Happy Daze”

    1. hey were obviously younger, but there were examples from the Rolling Stones, Charlie Daniels, The Righteous Bros., Robin Gibb, and Bryan Adams. Another favorite, not mentioned in the post was, “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.”

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