Yesterday in the car, I was a little grumpy, and I thought to myself: "I have a choice here: I can either nurse this grumpy mood all evening, or I can play some music that'll cheer me up." So I poked through the music that was easily accessible on my iPhone (connected to the car stereo system) and listened to Talisman's rendition of "Baba Yetu" (the Civilization IV song) and by the time I got to Kam's I was grinning.
There are other songs that always improve my mood, too, such as Talisman's "Hombe," and Lui Collins's "Wildflower Song" and her rendition of "Red Red Robin."
So what music cheers you up or otherwise lifts your mood?
And, optional bonus question: what in particular about that music cheers you up?
(If you'd rather talk about books or movies or food or something else that cheers you up, that's fine too, but I'm particularly curious about music.)