I don't know if I can put my finger on it, but I've been cranky all dang day. And for no real reason, either. I feel fine, although maybe a little tired.  I have my bills paid.  My house is somewhat clean (okay that might be a fib).  I've got a fridge full of food.  And, an adequate supply of toilet paper.  What's the deal?

I guess sometimes you just get cranky.  Maybe its the weather.  Maybe it's just a mood. I don't know.  But I do know that I almost always turn to music when I'm in a foul mood to attempt to bring me back to normal.  And hey, some of you guys might also be in a cranky mood, so you might need to get cheered up, too.  Maybe not today, but maybe another day you'll need a few videos to turn that frown upside down.  So, in no particular order, here are five music videos to cheer you up a little.  I hope it helps.

1.  Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know.

This is a catchy song, but I picked for this one because of the video itself.  It's pretty funny and has a silly "pretending to be serious" vibe.  I particularly like the cowboy hat scene and the ending with Vince Vaughn.

2.  Raiden X CHANYEOL (Feat. LeeHi, CHANGMO  - Yours.

You're rolling your eyes at me right now, I can feel it.  But this is a really catchy, fun little song.  The music video is also bright and pleasant.   Basically I think all you need to know is that Raiden is the dude playing the instruments, and Chanyeol (he's in a popular group called EXO) is the guy in the suit.  Raiden, from what I can gather, is a music producer over there. So like here, sometimes a producer or DJ is popular and just adds other popular singers to their songs (Moby, DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, etc).  Same thing. The other two people featured aren't even in the music video.  It's pretty much just Chanyeol, and I have no complaints about that.  Oh, and yes, some of it is in English.  If you want to know what they're saying, turn on the closed captions.

3.  Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.

It seems like a cliche, but... it works.  And if nothing else, me getting annoyed at the protagonist in this song is enough to concentrate my crankiness somewhere else.  I MEAN, SERIOUSLY.  He's the worst boyfriend ever! So his girlfriend goes out every night after he falls asleep at like, 8:00 p.m.  She's not even cheating or doing anything wrong, she's just going out to dance.  So he spends the whole song saying, "take me with you, I wanna go, too" and then right at the end of the song tells her they're staying in?! What was the whole point of the song if you're not going to actually GO GO. Why did you spend three minutes trying to convince your lady in song?!  No, dude.  You're revealing your hidden agenda here.  You don't want to go out.  That's why you haven't gone out.  You wanna convince her to stay home and pretend you wanna go out just to placate her.

Or I might be overthinking it.

Well, come to think of it, it's not like George Michael didn't have other issues with dancing.  After all, he was "never gonna dance again" because his "guilty feet ain't got no rhythm"!!

4.  Toploader - Dancing In the Moonlight.

I might have shared this one before.  It's a very 2000's cover of a King Harvest song from the 70's.  I actually didn't find this one myself, a listener called in to request it one time.  It was fun because he called me back after I played it and was like, "See? I told you it was good!"  Of course, laws are tightened up now, so we can't just play requests willy nilly like we could back in the day.  Copyright issues, publishing issues, etc.  Anyway.

5.  GOT7 - Not By The Moon.

HEAR ME OUT.  It's a catchy tune, you guys.  And I'm a person who doesn't care what language it's in, as long as I like it. After all, did everyone understand "The Macarena"?! No, you didn't need to.  "La Bamba"? No.  "99 Luft Balloons"? You get my point.  People just tend to.... dismiss this because they dance, I think.  And a lot of it can seem  manufactured (some of it is, granted) but there's a lot of talent there.  I didn't even like this particular group until this song.  I had heard a few and they didn't catch me, but this one did.  I mean, I'd heard some solo stuff I liked, but not 100% were up  my alley. And no, I have no idea why they are suddenly in an 1800's wagon at the end.   There must be some reason, but it's not obvious to me.

Anyway, here's hoping you're no longer cranky.  Or, maybe cranky at George Michael. What are some of your "get me uncranky" or "cheer me up" songs?

Uncrankily yours,

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