Life: The Musical – Act 13: Positive Emotions

The Story
Life: The Musical is an original aFa production is a journey featuring songs of about life. Each act features an aspect of life as a theme with music supplied around that theme.

Program (Past Posts)
LifeTheMusicalAct 1: Life
Act 2: Born
Act 3: Names
Act 4: Young
Act 5: Dream
Act 6: Teens
Act 7: School
Act 8: Adulthood
Act 9: Work
Act 10: Play
Act 11: Hope
Act 12: Love

Act 12
Life … the time for the living to live. One’s life starts when one is born. Shortly thereafter, we are given something that stays with us no matter where we go – a name. Immediately, we are nourished, so we grow physically, mentally, and emotionally from babies into young children … and that’s when we start to dream about our future life. Growth never stops, so from children we move on as teens .. but school is still much of life at this point.

Eventually, we move into adulthood as women and men with many things going on in our life. Whether its work, play, or family, life can be complicated, so many times we hope for the best. Maybe above all else, people desire love, and go through many ups and downs in that quest.

No matter the situation, human encounters also provide a wide-range of emotions – so Act 13 features songs with a positive emotion in the title … but because it was the Act 12 feature, love is not acceptable, and using tears will be scrutinized.

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Back in the early 1960s, they were part of the British Invasion and one of my favorite bands. Ladies and gentleman, a big aFa welcome to the Dave Clark Five with Glad All Over.

73 thoughts on “Life: The Musical – Act 13: Positive Emotions

  1. Now you’ve done it, hurled me back to that dreamy innocence when I thought surely life was bound to get better–romance would cure, secure everything. While everyone else was crazy for the Beatles, my heart belonged to Dave and the Five–voices, songs, looks–they had it “glad all over” the other Brits. Thanks for this fabulous song. (I recently saw a documentary–PBS–that had me singing along to every hit. And grieving the deaths of some group members.)


  2. First one that popped to mind was the bright side of life [already taken] and then I remembered one song which was inescapably heard in every speaker everywhere [in London] back in ’87-’88 but still as fresh and pleasant to listen to: ‘Wonderful Life’ by Black [ and of course I couldn’t leave out …’Can you Feel it’ by Jackson5 …how uplifting can a song get!
    A joyful Tuesday to you, Frank! 🙂


    • Fasab,
      An excellent choice, as well as one that one would have immediately came to mind for me. On the lighter side, I recall Josh Grobin singing this line on David Letterman to this tune … You knocked me up like Arnold Schwarzenegger.


  3. Hope I’m not too late, Frank…but here’s one that makes me smile: the Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight” , They wrote “Country Road” that John Denver recorded and often were his opening act when he travelled. My all time favourite, as you know, is the Trogg’s WILD THING…but you and I have yet to perfect our dance to it so I’m reluctant to throw it out there again…..until we’ve had a bit more practice. You smiling, Sweet-Tea???
    Happy Thanksgiving!!


    • Raye,
      Love the fact that you used an unused descriptor. Well done! Of course the song title leads my mind into the gutter. In terms of their link with John Denver, I saw a video of them on the Merv Griffen Show with JD essentially introducing them.

      In terms of dancing to Wild Thing … although I know the song (and recall the Troggs making it a hit), I listened for a sense of a dance. Whew … as a ballroom guy, this one will be a challenge … but I can innovate. 🙂 … Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.


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    • Dale,
      I was surprised that I Gotta Feeling wasn’t used … so thanks for Fergie! I’ve seen numerous parody videos to this song, this my be the first time I’ve seen the original video. Love the NBC Today show cast doing a video.

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