I tried and tried to narrow it down to just one, but couldn't. Just couldn't do it. Hell, it's a miracle I got it down to two. All music makes me happy, in a sense, because music is my best friend. There is always a song that says what I need to hear, sometimes whether I want to or not.
I'm not a happy camper in general. Being super smiley just ain't my thing. I have to say that some of my best happy moments come from a song long ago and far away. Break out the platform shoes, kids, and start swingin' those hips... do the Hustle! Nothing gets the glitter in my mind to spinning like a disco ball, reflecting memories all around the dance floor. So, the first is my one that gets everyone out in the crowd, swaying, singing and having a great time. Donna Summer, the Queen of Dance.
The second, I had to include, because it is the last song I can remember my mom loving. She passed away in 1986. I can still see her fingernails tapping along, and she'd just sing out loud - loud as she could, without a care in the world, despite the weight of that world on her shoulders. And every time I hear that song, that's how I remember her. It's a rare moment in a tumultuous time, now as much as it was then.