Upbeat and Catchy?

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Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby Alec Taylor » Sat May 27, 2017 3:09 am

Asked this on Facebook, but I'm going to do it again here.

Let's brainstorm some PF tracks that are fairly upbeat and have a recognizable melody. Bonus if the track is a more "optimistic" or "positive" song. I've got a sort of experiment, almost like a "surprise", for the forums that I have in mind, but I need a little inspiration. Go!
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Re: Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby Artisan » Sat May 27, 2017 2:09 pm

Free Four is quite upbeat and catchy if you don't listen to the lyrics. I would argue Money as well.
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Re: Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby Alec Taylor » Sat May 27, 2017 3:05 pm

So between here and Facebook, I have:

Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
Free Four
Money
One Slip
Run Like Hell
Take It Back
The Gnome
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Re: Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby Artisan » Sat May 27, 2017 4:24 pm

Lucifer Sam? Or is that too dark? You can't have a non-upbeat surf groove... catchiness is subjective but few riffs come close to that one for me.

Nile Song and Ibiza Bar? Summer 68? One of These Days maybe?

Definitely The Gold It's In The... doesn't get much more upbeat than that.

There's not a lot upbeat after OBC, really.
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Re: Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby Dyolf » Sat May 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Learning to Fly, Not Now John, Young Lust
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Re: Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby quicksilver » Wed May 31, 2017 8:22 pm

San Tropez !!
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Re: Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby Artisan » Wed May 31, 2017 9:29 pm

! How did I forget that!? Thank you!
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Re: Upbeat and Catchy?

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:44 am

Alright, more complete list so far:

Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
Free Four
Ibiza Bar
Learning to Fly
Lucifer Sam
Money
Not Now John
One Slip
Run Like Hell
San Tropez
Summer '68
Take It Back
The Gold It's In The...
The Gnome
The Nile Song
Young Lust


A few of these are really ringing bells for me, let's see what else can be done here.
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