It doesn’t get much better than feeling confident, triumphant and optimistic. Translating a really good feeling into music opens the door for lots of creativity. Here’s a peek at how musicians like Janelle Monae, Lil Nas X, Shania Twain, Jimmy Cliff, Gustav Holst and Nina Simone made incredible sounds about feeling great.
Stuff to think about after you’ve listened:
- What is a groove that you want to hear when you feel good?
- When we feel good, we often want to move and dance. What are songs that make you feel good and want to move or dance?
Ready to explore more music about feeling good? Check out this playlist on
Spotify or Apple Music:
This is one of eight Music Blocks episodes exploring how musicians express emotions through sound. You can listen in any order.
Find more discussion questions and playlists at MusicBlocksPodcast.org.
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Music Blocks is a production of Colorado Public Radio's Audio Innovations Studio.
Hosts and Producers: Luis Antonio Perez and Rebekah Romberg
Editors: Jo Erickson and Dennis Funk
Education Advisor: Carla Aguilar, Ph.D.
Executive Producer: Brad Turner
Thank you: Monika Vischer at CPR Classical, Bruce Trujillo and Willobee Carlan at Indie 102.3, Jodi Gersh, Kim Nguyen, Mia Rincón, Clara Shelton, Hart Van Denburg, and all the teachers and students who shared feedback and attended virtual focus groups as we developed this podcast.